DJ Khaled to Host 2019 Kids' Choice Awards: Exclusive

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DJ Khaled is the one for Nickelodeon. The DJ, artist and record producer is set to host the 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards, which will broadcast live on Saturday, March 23.

Khaled -- who last year was nominated for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Song for “I’m the One” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne -- this year is up for three orange blimps and in store for loads of green slime.

While he’s no stranger to the KCAs, fatherhood no doubt helped motivate the artist to take on the hosting role. He references his son Asahd in his official announcement video, which you can peep below.

Nominations will be announced this afternoon (Feb. 26) by Double Dare host Liza Koshy via a first-time KCAs livestream across Nickelodeon’s YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter handles and channels. 

Billboard also got an early peek at several music categories including Favorite Breakout Artist, for which Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Juice WRLD, Kane Brown and Post Malone are in the running.

Favorite Music Group contenders are the Chainsmokers, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, Migos, Twenty One Pilots, while Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled, Drake, Justin Timberlake, Luke Bryan and Shawn Mendes are competing for Favorite Male Artist.

The Favorite Collaboration category comprises “Girls Like You” (Maroon 5, featuring Cardi B); “Happier” (Marshmello, featuring Bastille); “I Like It” (Cardi B, featuring Bad Bunny, J Balvin); “Meant to Be” (Bebe Rexha, featuring Florida Georgia Line); “No Brainer” (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo); and “Sicko Mode” (Travis Scott, featuring Drake).

Continuing a trend in recent years, the KCAs continue to expand fan-voted categories. New for 2019 are Favorite TV Host, Favorite TV Judges, Favorite Superhero and Favorite Gamer. Kids also will vote on how they want to better the world in the new category How Do You Want to Help?