Taylor Swift has six Teen Choice Award nominations this year compared to just one for One Direction. That means Swift is in a position to overtake the British boy band as the most awarded individual or act of all time. So will it be a historic night for the country singer-turned-pop star?
Swift already has 25 Teen Choice Awards, so she only needs three more to tie One Direction and four to overtake them. This year she’s up for Choice Female Artist, Choice Song: Female Artist (“Look What You Made Me Do”), Choice Collaboration (“End Game” featuring Ed Sheeran and Future), Choice Pop Song (“Delicate”), Choice Summer Tour (“Reputation Stadium Tour”) and Choice Fandom for her cadre of Swifties.
The only nom for One Direction is Choice Fandom for their loyal Directioners, though that’s somewhat complicated by the fact that all of the individual members of One Direction could win this year since the band went on hiatus in 2016. Niall Horan (three nominations), Liam Payne (three nominations) Harry Styles (two nominations) and Louis Tomlinson (one nomination) are all in the running, so while One Direction as a single entity might be toast when it comes to the record books, its members can nevertheless add to their 28 wins as solo artists and keep some distance between them and Swift.
And it’s not just the Directioners Swift has to worry about. Our Gold Derby users are predicting the race for Choice Female Artist, and Swift is actually an underdog, which is unusual for her at a fan-voted event. Instead, our users think Ariana Grande is ahead with leading odds of 2/3. Cardi B is next with 11/2 odds, and then Camila Cabello with 10/1 odds. Swift is actually in fourth place with 14/1 odds.
Swift has won Choice Female Artist three times before, but it’s been a while. She took the prize in 2009, 2011 and 2012, which is ironic because those all came before she made her official switch from country singer-songwriter to pop phenom. She lost to Demi Lovato in 2013 and 2015, to Ariana Grande in 2014 and to Selena Gomez in 2016. So can she still make history this year, or will One Direction keep her at bay?
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