RiRi up for People's Choice Award

CAROL MARTINDALE, carolmartindale@nationnews.com

Added 08 January 2013

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Will Barbadian superstar Rihanna win her first award for 2013 tomorrow? With 12 music categories in the People’s Choice Awards, RiRi is nominated in only one – Favourite R&B Artiste – along with Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Usher. Usher is back again against Blake Shelton, Chris Brown, Jason Mraz and Justin Bieber for Favourite Male Artiste and Favourite Female Artiste nominees are Adele, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Pink and Taylor Swift. Contenders for Favourite Album Of The Year are Believe by Justin Bieber, Blown Away by Carrie Underwood, Overexposed by Maroon 5, Some Nights by Fun, and Up All Night by One Direction.     Last year’s winners were Bruno Mars (Favourite Male Artiste), Katy Perry (Favourite Female Artiste) and Born This Way by Lady Gaga (Favourite Album).The Hollywood awards show season officially kicks off Wednesday night at 9 p.m. with the People’s Choice Awards, honouring fan favourites in TV, music and movies. Set to air on CBS, it is hosted by Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) and will feature performances by Alicia Keys, Jason Aldean and Christina Aguilera. (NS)

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