Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards are just around the corner!

E! News can exclusively reveal which stars are competing in the following four categories: Favorite Global Music Star, Favorite Song, Favorite Male Singer and Favorite Female Singer. John Cena will host the ceremony live from USC's Galen Center in L.A. on March 11 at 8 p.m.

"Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is the biggest party for kids, and I'm so excited and honored to host this year's show," Cena says. "I have a lot of big surprises in store so bring on the slime!"

John Cena, 2017 Kids' Choice Awards

Justin Stephens/Nickelodeon

The WWE Superstar previously hosted Australia's Kids' Choice Awards in 2008, and he was also slimed at the first U.K. Kids' Choice Awards. "John Cena's energy and larger-than-life personality will bring the most excitement, comedy and fun to this year's Kids' Choice Awards," Shelly Sumpter Gillyard, Senior Vice President, Talent and Events for Nickelodeon says. "He's a big kid at heart, and we can't wait to give kids around the world a front row seat to this year's show."

Here are the nominees in four musical categories:

Favorite Global Music Star

5 Seconds of Summer (Australia/New Zealand)


Bruno Mars (North America)

Little Mix (U.K.)

Shakira (South America)

Zara Larsson (Europe)

Favorite Song

"24K Magic" — Bruno Mars

"Can't Stop the Feeling!" — Justin Timberlake

"Heathens" — Twenty One Pilots

"Send My Love (To Your New Lover) — Adele

"Side to Side" — Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj

"Work From Home" — Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign

Favorite Male Singer


Justin Bieber

Bruno Mars

Shawn Mendes

Justin Timberlake

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Singer



Ariana Grande

Selena Gomez


Meghan Trainor

This is the first time Little Mix has been nominated. "We'll be representing Britain, which is amazing," Jade Thirlwall says in the video. "We're so excited, aren't we? We just got here, to America. We're going to be touring with Ariana Grande, so make sure you go and watch that."

"And make sure you guys vote for us!" Leigh-Anne Pinnock adds. "We can do this!"

Beginning Thursday, kids can cast their votes across 28 categories via Nickelodeon's digital platforms, including and the Nick app on iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and Android devices.

Kids will also be able to vote through Twitter and Facebook using special hashtags.

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