Taylor Swift and Lizzo Dominate Girls’ Choice Awards Nominations

The Girls’ Choice Awards has announced the nominees for “Empowerment in Music” categories. Leading the pack was Taylor Swift with a total of six nominations. Lizzo follows right behind with five nominations, her hits “Tempo” and “Good As Hell” are competing against each other for the “Most Empowering Musical Collaboration of the Year”.

Ariana Grande snagged four nods, while Billie Eilish and Halsey are up for two; Cardi B and Dua Lipa will compete for one award each.

Set as the high point of Girls’ Choice year-round program, the show will take place February 28 and March 1, 2020 and is part of the Girls’ Choice initiative which focuses on today’s pressing issues while educating and empowering new generations.

This year’s show is produced by partner organizations, creators of the Teen Choice and Young Women’s Honors, and the Sand Sisters Los Angeles. The empowerment festival will feature performances, activations from partners and the awards.

Voting for the “Empowerment in Music” categories have already begun and ends February 15, 2020. Fans must be over 13 years of age and are allowed to vote as often as once per hour. Go to www.girlschoice.com to vote for your favorite artists.

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Full List of Girls’ Choice Awards Nominations by Category:

Most Empowering Music Artist of the Year

Alessia Cara

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Cardi B




Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

Most Empowering Breakout Artist of the Year

Bebe Rexha

Billie Eilish

Brittany Howard

Hayley Kiyoko

King Princess


Maggie Rogers


Summer Walker

Most Empowering Musical Collaboration of the Year

Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey, “Don’t Call Me Angel”

Ciara, “Melanin” (feat. Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls and Lala)

Idina Menzel & Evan Rachel Wood, “Show Yourself” (Disney’s “Frozen 2 Soundtrack”)

Kesha, “Raising Hell” (feat. Big Freedia)

Lizzo, “Good as Hell” (feat. Ariana Grande)

Lizzo, “Tempo” (feat. Missy Elliot)

Meghan Trainor “Workin’ on It” (feat. Lennon Stella, Sasha Sloan)

Taylor Swift, “Lover Remix” (feat. Shawn Mendes)

Taylor Swift, “ME!” (feat. Brendon Urie)

Most Empowering Song of the Year (Individual Artist)

Ariana Grande, “thank u, next”

Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”

Halsey, “Nightmare”

Kacey Musgraves, “Rainbow”

Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”

Maren Morris, “GIRL”

Miley Cyrus, “Mother’s Daughter”

Rosalía, “A Palé”

Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down”

Most Empowering Song of the Year (Group or Duo)

Christina Aguilera, “Fall in Line” (feat. Demi Lovato)

Dolly Parton and Galantis, “Faith” (feat. Mr. Probz)

HAIM, “Now I’m in It”

Haschak Sisters, “Girl Power”

Hayley Kiyoko, “What I Need” (feat. Kehlani)

Maddie & Tae, “Bathroom Floor”

P!nk, “Love Me Anyway” (feat. Chris Stapleton)

SHAED, “Thunder”

Summer Walker, “Come Thru” (feat. Usher)

Most Empowering Music Group of the Year


Chloe X Halle

Florence + the Machine


Haschak Sisters

Little Mix

Maddie & Tae

Runaway June

Tegan and Sara

Most Empowering Classic Girl Power Anthem (Individual Artist)

Aretha Franklin, “Respect”

Christina Aguilera, “Fighter”

Cyndi Lauper, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”

Diana Ross, “I’m Coming Out”

Donna Summer, “She Works Hard for the Money”

Gloria Gaynor, “I Will Survive”

Joan Jett, “Bad Reputation”

Shakira, “She Wolf”

Shania Twain, “Man! I Feel Like a Woman”

Most Empowering Classic Girl Power Anthem (Group or Duo)

Christina Aguilera, “Can’t Hold Us Down” (feat. Lil’ Kim)

Destiny’s Child, “Survivor”

Dixie Chicks, “Goodbye Earl”

En Vogue, “Free Your Mind”

Fifth Harmony, “That’s My Girl”

No Doubt, “Just a Girl”

Salt-N-Pepa, “Let’s Talk About Sex”

Spice Girls, “Wannabe”

TLC, “No Scrubs”

Most Empowering Girl Power Anthem of the Decade

Alicia Keys, “Girl on Fire”

Ariana Grande, “God Is a Woman”

Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”

Demi Lovato, “Sorry Not Sorry”

Katy Perry, “Roar”

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

Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”

P!nk, “Try”

Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”

Girls’ Choice Music Icon


Carole King

Céline Dion


Gloria Estefan

Janet Jackson

Jennifer Lopez

Lady Gaga


Mary J. Blige


Taylor Swift

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