Watch Blake Shelton Announce Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Nominees for Favorite Song & New Artist: Exclusive

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Blake Shelton during a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2016 photo shoot in Los Angeles, Calif. on Oct. 29, 2015.

Never mind the groundhog: The nominations for the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards are rolling in, so we know spring is on the way.

Voting opens Tuesday (Feb. 2) in 22 categories across music, film and television, and Billboard got the exclusive scoop on two of them. For favorite song of the year, the nominees are Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" (featuring Kendrick Lamar), The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face," Adele's "Hello," Drake's "Hotline Bling," Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" and Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?"

Blake Shelton to Host 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Alessia Cara, DNCE, OMI, Shawn Mendes, Silento and Walk the Moon are vying for the orange blimp in the favorite new artist category.

Check out this video featuring host Blake Shelton with an exclusive message for Billboard readers. The Kids' Choice Awards return to the Forum in L.A. on March 12 and will air on Nickelodeon.