Bieber, Carly Rae, Boy Bands and Solo Weirdos in the Teen Choice Award Nominations

Man, those Teen Choice Awards really have their finger on the pulse, huh? Justin Bieber's new songs "Die in Your Arms" and "All Around the World" are about a combined three weeks old between them, but both of them scored nominations for the upcoming FOX-televised awards, for "Choice Love Song" and "Choice Summer Song," respectively. Bieber scored three nominations total at the awards, the most of any pop artist—tied, of course, with Our Girl Carly Rae Jepsen, who'll be fighting her mentor in "Choice Love Song" with that song of hers that everyone loves, as well as his professional mentor, Usher.

Elsewhere, the nominations reflect two recent trends in Top 40—boy bands and weird dudes. The Wanted and One Direction also notch a couple nods each, including going up against one another in the Breakout Group category. In the analogue Breakout Artist category, the two artists behind most unlikely 21st-century chart-topper "Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye and Kimbra, are nominated, as is the artist behind the second-most unlikely #1, fun. All in all, it seems like a pretty accurate summary of the first six months of 2012 pop—though we don't really remember Breakout Group nominee Eli Young Band playing quite so huge a role.

Here's the complete list of pop-related nominees. Shoutout to Rosie and Sophia Grace!


Choice Summer Song

“All Around the World,” Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris

“Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen

“Give Your Heart a Break,” Demi Lovato

“Glad You Came,” The Wanted

“Scream,” Usher

Choice Love Song

“Die In Your Arms,” Justin Bieber

“Give Your Heart a Break,” Demi Lovato

“Home,” Phillip Phillips

“I Won’t Give Up,” Jason Mraz

“What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction

Choice Break-Up Song

“Climax,” Usher

“Payphone,” Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa

“Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra

“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson

“Wide Awake,” Katy Perry

Choice Summer Music Star: Female

Carly Rae Jepsen

Jennifer Lopez

Demi Lovato

Katy Perry


Choice Summer Music Star: Male

Justin Bieber

Flo Rida

David Guetta



Choice Summer Music Star: Group


Gym Class Heroes

Maroon 5

One Direction

The Wanted

Choice Music: Breakout Artist

Ellie Goulding


Carly Rae Jepsen


Phillip Phillips

Choice Music: Breakout Group

Eli Young Band



One Direction

The Wanted


Choice Web Star

Ryan Beatty


Elle and Blair Fowler

Sophia Grace and Rosie



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