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Justin BieberOne DirectionNicki MinajKaty PerryCarly Rae Jepsen and seemingly every other artist currently signed to a recording contract are in the running for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards… though all of them trail Adam Levine, who leads the pack of musicians and actors nominated for the 39th annual show.

Yes, Levine scored six combined nods in the music and television categories — including Favourite Band (Maroon 5), Song (“One More Night”) and Album (Overexposed), not to mention Favourite Celebrity Judge and Competition TV Show for his work on NBC’s “The Voice” — one more than Bieber and two more than actor Channing Tatum. Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence also picked up three nominations apiece.

The 39th People’s Choice Awards will air live on Wednesday, January 9 at 9:00pm et on CBS. Voting in all categories — everything from Favourite Movie to Favourite Music Fan Following — is now open through the PCA’s official site.

In the ample music categories, Bieber dukes it out with Blake Shelton, Chris Brown, Jason Mraz and his mentor, Usher, for Favourite Male Artist, while Adele, Carrie Underwood, Perry, Pink and Taylor Swift face off for Favourite Female. Drake, Flo Rida, Jay-Z, Minaj and Pitbull square off for Favourite Hip Hop Artist, while Levine’s Maroon 5 go up against Green Day, Linkin Park, No Doubt and Train in the Favourite Band category.

One Direction are up for three awards, Favourite Breakout Artist (against Jepsen, Fun., Gotye and the Wanted) , Song and Album, and their fanbase — the Directioners — is in the running for Favourite Music Fan Following, an intriguing category that also features Perry’s Katy Cats, Demi Lovato’s Lovatics and both Bieber’s Beliebers and Selena Gomez’s Selenators (awkward!)

Several PCA-nominated artists, including Swift, One Direction, Pink and Fun. are also set to make appearances at Thursday night’s “Restore The Shore” telethon, a benefit to help victims of Hurricane Sandy and rebuild the town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, which airs at 11:30pm et/8:30pm pt on MTV.

Who are you voting for at the People’s Choice Awards? Leave your comment below!

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