Justin Bieber "Forever Grateful" for Two Kids' Choice Awards Nods

USMagazine, Thursday, February 10, 2011, 10:04am (PST)

Justin Bieber's gunning for a Nickelodeon blimp trophy!

The singer has been nominated for two Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards awards -- Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Song for "Baby" -- the network has announced.

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"My life was changed by fans and by kids like me clicking on my videos and letting me chase a dream. Once again those same kids are there and I am forever grateful," Never Say Never's Bieber, 16, tells exclusively on the heels of Thursday's big reveal.

"I'm excited and honored to be nominated for two Kids' Choice Awards. I hope this encourages other kids to chase their dreams as well," the singer adds.

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Other notable nods for this year's show? Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy for their work in Shrek Forever After, and Nickelodeon's own Big Time Rush, which earned accolades in the Favorite TV Show and Favorite Music Group categories. See the other nominees here.

Viewers can cast their vote for the award show's 20 categories -- including Favorite TV Show and Favorite (Movie) Butt-Kicker -- starting March 7 on

VIDEO: Go behind the scenes with Justin Bieber!

Comedian Jack Black is set to host the annual awards fete, airing live April 2 at 8 p.m. (EST) on Nickelodeon.

By Allison Corneau for For more Channel Surfing, click here.

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