Nick Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: 7 Moments That Stuck Like Slime

We might be in the middle of a pandemic but a little thing like a global health crisis can’t stop the slime. On Saturday (May 2), the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards took place with Victoria Justice hosting a remote evening of blimps, winners and green goo.

From showers to SpongeBob, these were the top seven moments of Nick Kids’ Choice Awards: Celebrate Together.

Couples Goals

Shawn Mendes (winner of favorite male artist) showed up with Camila Cabello to accept the favorite music collaboration award for their duet “Señorita.” “I’ve literally watched the Kids’ Choice Awards for years and I wish I could get slimed!” Cabello said from quarantine with Mendes. “We’re gonna make organic slime right now and slime ourselves.” Share the recipe, CC. We’re ready.

Giving Back

Host Victoria Justice announced that Nickelodeon was donating a million dollars to No Kid Hungry to help in these difficult times. Which is awesome — and even better that she delivered the news holding a sweet lil pup. Respect.

Frozen in the Shower

Kristen Bell, decked out in costume Anna realness, appeared during the broadcast alongside dolls of various Frozen 2 characters. As did Josh Gad, who walked out of his bathroom in a pink shower cap to accept his blimp. As Olaf’s human voice put it, “This is the closest I’m gonna get to air transportation right now.”

NBA? N-B-Yay!

LeBron James, his beard in full effect, showed up to accept the award for favorite male sports star. “You guys are amazing, this has always been one of the best shows to be a part of. Stay safe and healthy,” he said.

Take a Bow

JoJo Siwa, who hopped into the pool after winning a blimp, held nothing back during the KCAs, not just dousing herself in slime but brushing her teeth with the iconic Nickelodeon slime. You think that’s nothing? Okay, do it yourself.

SpongeBob Social-Distancing Pants

The voices of SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star (Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke, respectively) appeared to accept the award for favorite animated series, and watching the real-life humans adopting their cartoon voices on camera was a total delight. “We’re in this together!” said Kenny in character, before adding, “But Squidward is in this alone.”

A Grande Entrance

Victoria Justice shouted out former Victorious castmate Ariana Grande, who won the favorite female music star award. “I’m very appreciative. Nickelodeon will always hold such a tremendous place in my heart not just for Victorious and Sam and Cat and the years I spent working with them. But also just for SpongeBob, you know? I’m always very honored.” Agreed. Truly, we are all lucky to exist in the same timeline as SpongeBob SquarePants.

Complete List of Winners for ‘Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together’

Shawn Mendes and NBA champ LeBron James each won two awards at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together. Mendes won favorite male artist and, with his girlfriend Camila Cabello, took the award for favorite music collaboration for “Señorita,” their No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

James won favorite male sports star and received a special award, Nickelodeon’s 2020 Generation Change Award, in honor of his commitment to education.

Avengers: Endgame, the top box-office hit of 2019, was named favorite movie. The Kids’ Choice program included a special appearance from cast members Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Music

Favorite female artist: Ariana Grande
Favorite male artist: Shawn Mendes
Favorite music group: BTS
Favorite song: Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy”
Favorite music collaboration:  Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, “Señorita”
Favorite breakout new artist: Lil Nas X
Favorite global music star: Taylor Swift (North America)

Film

Favorite movie: Avengers: Endgame
Favorite movie actress: Dove Cameron (Mal, Descendants 3)
Favorite movie actor: Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw; Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: The Next Level)
Favorite superhero: Tom Holland (Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home; Spider-Man, Avengers: Endgame)
Favorite animated movie: Frozen 2
Favorite female voice from an animated movie: Beyoncé (Nala, The Lion King)
Favorite male voice from an animated movie: Josh Gad (Olaf, Frozen 2)

Television

Favorite kids TV show: Henry Danger
Favorite family TV show: Stranger Things
Favorite reality show: America’s Got Talent
Favorite TV host: Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
Favorite animated series: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite female TV star: Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)
Favorite male TV star: Jace Norman (Henry Hart / Kid Danger, Henry Danger)

Other Categories

Favorite male social star: David Dobrik
Favorite female social star: Annie LeBlanc
Favorite gamer: SSSniperWolf
Favorite video game: Minecraft
Favorite social music star: JoJo Siwa
Favorite female sports star: Alex Morgan
Favorite male sports star: LeBron James

5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (May 2)

From career milestones to new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week:


Jhay Cortez enters YouTube’s Billion Views Club

At the beginning of the week, Jhay Cortez announced that his music video for “No Me Conoce (Remix)” in collaboration with J Balvin and Bad Bunny entered YouTube’s Billion Views Club. “One billion views is one billion views,” Cortez expressed on social media. “For me, that’s nothing because what’s the coolest thing of all is that even 10 months later people are still listening to it when many people said the song would only last two months. This is a classic now.” “No Me Conoce (Remix)” dropped May 17, 2019, and reached over one billion views in less than a year.

J Balvin drops music video for “Rosa”

J Balvin released the music video for “Rosa” (Pink) off of his recent album Colores. Paying homage to the song’s title, Balvin teams up with his go-to director Colin Tilley for yet another monochromatic masterpiece. The pink-tinted clip, which dropped at noon on Friday (May 1), makes many references to the Japanese culture including scenes of Balvin surrounded by Cherry Blossom trees. “Rosa” follows the music videos for “Blanco,” “Morado,” “Rojo,” “Amarillo,” “Gris” and “Verde.” “Directing this #colores series for @jbalvin has been a serious highlight in my career and a very fulfilling challenge,” Tilley expressed on social media. “Hope you guys are enjoying the pieces. Cheers to the 7th release of the album.”

ASCAP launches Live from Home takeover series

ASCAP Latino kicked off its Live from Home takeover series May 1 with singer-songwriter Noel Schajris. The series will feature songwriters who will take over the ASCAP Latino Instagram account and post “real-time stories” throughout the day. The artists will also share “behind-the-scenes exclusive moments of their creative process and day-to-day experiences during quarantine,” according to a statement from ASCAP Latino. For his takeover, Schajris answered questions from fans and performed a few songs like Sin Bandera’s “Entra en mi Vida” and his forthcoming single “Hijo del Mar” inspired after the birth of his son Dylan.

Camilo & Evaluna make Billboard history

This week, Camilo and Evaluna took over Billboard’s Instagram to share an intimate look at their married life during the quarantine. The couple, which tied the knot on February 8, gives fans a tour around their home, showing the place where they make coffee, create music, exercise, play games, barbecue and even cuddle. Surpassing one million views in its first 11 hours, the IGTV takeover, which is the second episode in the Instagram partnership video series, became the most-viewed video on the platform, EVER.

Fonivisa Artists Celebrate “Día del Niño”

In honor of “Children’s Day,” or Día del Niño in Spanish, which is celebrated April 30 in Mexico, artists like Calibre 50, Chiquis and Banda El Recodo released new versions of their music videos using photos of when they were little kids. Calibre 50’s “El Infiernito” día del niño version includes photos of the band members from when they were babies to their early teens.

Drake Wants to Get Back in the Studio With Lil Wayne: ‘I’m Ready Any Time’

As fans continue to indulge in Drake’s surprise project Dark Lane Demo Tapes, on Friday (May 1), Drizzy kicked it with his mentor Lil Wayne on his Young Money Radio show and discussed future collaborations between the YM teammates. 

“The world want to know, Mack want to know, my mama want to know when is we going to give the people another joint, man? Me and you. Come on now,” said Wayne.” Drake replied by saying, “I’m ready any time.” 

Past records between Drake and Wayne include “Believe Me,” “Miss Me,” “Right Above It,” and “HYFR.” According to Weezy, because he and Drizzy are perfectionists, that staggered the release of new music. 

“Now, something about me and Drizzy songs that we do together, we are both perfectionists,” said Wayne. “So, it’s not like, you send me a joint, I’m going to throw a verse on there and…We got a standard we got to live up to, and we got a track record and a legacy we got to always protect. And then on top of that, it’s like we have this thing where it’s like, well, if I’m a send you a joint and I’m going to go first, first of all, I already know, it’s like, all right, I know this man’s about to go crazy on me.”

Drake doubled down on his stance and vowed to send Wayne “at least two joints” by next week.

“Well look, on that note, you have my word as a man and Mack, you can hold me to this when we get off the phone, I’m going to be in the studio,” he said. “What’s today? Friday? I’m going to be in the studio all weekend. By midweek or maybe Monday night, you will have at least two joints.”

Listen to the rest of the interview here, as Drake and Wayne also reflect on the time they hung out with Kobe Bryant, fatherhood, and more.