Shawn Mendes Voted Favourite Male Singer At Kids Choice Awards

Shawn Mendes beat fellow Canadian artists Drake, Justin Bieber and the Weeknd to be named Favourite Male Singer at the Kids Choice Awards on Saturday.

Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake were also nominated in the category.

Mendes, 18, wasn't on hand to pick up the award because he is getting ready for his Illuminate World Tour.

"Been rehearsing all week for tour," he tweeted Saturday, "working with the band to create awesome live moments with you guys. So ready to get out there."

Selena Gomez won Favourite Female Singer and Fifth Harmony was named Favourite Music Group. Their hit “Work From Home” with Ty Dolls $ign won Favourite Song.

The award for Favourite New Artist went to Twenty One Pilots — a band that has released four albums since 2009.

Calvin Harris was named Favourite EDM Artist.

Kids Choice Awards were also handed out in movie and TV categories. Canada’s Will Arnett lost  Favourite Movie Actor to Chris Hemsworth.