By Remy Zerber
Did you know that the nominees for the People’s Choice Awards are chosen by the general public? This is good because it is kind of weird when other celebrities nominate each other for awards. The People’s Choice Awards is an award show that airs on CBS annually. There are many categories at this award show.
The People’s Choice Awards are on December 7th this year and feature many categories like the Male Artist of 2021, the Female Artist of 2021, the Group of 2021, and much more. For this article, I am going to explain all the artists that have been nominated for Female Artist of 2021, for anyone who might not know.
Adele is not a new artist in the music industry, but she has been taking a break since 2015. However, she has recently come back and is releasing an album on November 19th. It is called 30. The lead single “Easy On Me” has recently been released and fans love it.
Billie Eilish is a fairly new artist in the music industry. She is only 19 years old, but she has won several Grammys for her music. She got her start in 2015 when she recorded and posted the song “Ocean Eyes” on Soundcloud with her brother, Phineas. Since then, she has topped the charts multiple times with her songs. She has also become known for her style. Most of the time, she wears baggy clothes, but occasionally she will wear a dress to an event to surprise her fans.
Cardi B is a rapper in the music industry who was born and raised in New York City. Her real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, but she goes by Cardi B. She got her start in 2015 when she became famous on Instagram and Vine. She then signed up to be a cast member on the VH1 reality TV show, Love & Hip Hop: New York. She was on the show from 2015 to 2017 before signing with Atlantic Records in February of 2017. She recently released a song with Lizzo called “Rumors” in August. She is also married to her husband, Offset, and they have a daughter named Kulture together. Additionally, they announced that they are expecting their second child together in June on Instagram when Cardi shared a picture from a pregnancy photo shoot with fans.
Doja Cat is another rapper from Los Angeles. She started posting songs on Soundcloud as a teenager and eventually got noticed by RCA Records. She signed with them and released her debut studio album, Amala, in 2018. Unfortunately, it didn’t gain any attention. Luckily, she went viral when she made a meme with her song “Moo!” that same year. Her second studio album, Hot Pink, which was released in 2019, reached the top of the Billboard charts. It created hits like “Say So,” which went viral on TikTok. Her 2021 album, Planet Her, produced hits like “Kiss Me More”, “Need to Know” and “You Right”.
Halsey’s real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, but she goes by Halsey. Her debut studio album, Badlands, which was released in 2015, was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), along with her songs “Colors” and “Gasoline.” In 2016, she was featured on The Chainsmokers’ song “Closer”, which topped the charts in ten countries. Her second studio album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (2017), had two hits, “Bad at Love” and “Now or Never”, which reached the top 20 of the Billboard charts. Her third album, Manic (2020), became her most successful album yet, with its single “Without Me” becoming her most successful single. Her 2021 album, which is her fourth studio album, If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power (2021), was something she said she always wanted to make.
Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion is a rapper that grew up in Texas. She first gained attention when she started posting videos online of her freestyling. Since then, she has signed with 300 Entertainment. Her single "Savage Remix" featuring Beyoncé, and her feature on Cardi B's single "WAP" were her first and second number ones on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. “WAP” provided Megan with her first number one in several other countries and the Billboard Global 200.
Olivia Rodrigo became a huge star when she released her debut single, “Driver’s License”. Shortly after, she released her debut album, Sour and it became a big hit. She has also become friends with her idol, Taylor Swift. She was also on the Disney Channel show, Bizaardvark, as Paige Olivera and the Disney+ show, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, as Nini.
Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, better known as Saweetie, is a rapper who was born in Santa Clara, California but grew up in the Central Valley. She began writing songs when she was 13 years old and started posting covers on Instagram at 16. This earned her the attention of her future manager, Max Gousse. She signed with his record label, Artistry Worldwide.
Melanie Moyer '22,