It’s going to be a very delicious battle as Justin Bieber, Drake, the Weeknd and more Canadian chart toppers are up against one another at this years’s Juno Awards.

Beauty Behind the Madness singer the Weeknd leads the lot with six nominations. Justin Bieber and Drake both score five nods, nominated for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Juno Fan Choice but are pitted in their respective genres: Bieber for Pop Album of the Year while Drake for Rap Album of the Year.

The 45th Juno Awards will be broadcast live on CTV from the Scotiabank Saddledome arena, Calgary for two nights on April 2 and 3.

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See all nominees for the big four categories below.

Artist of the Year
  • City and Colour
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd
Album of the Year
  • Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  • Jean Leloup – À Paradis City
  • Justin Bieber – Purpose
  • Shawn Mendes – Handwritten
  • The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
Single of the Year
  • Alessia Cara – “Here”
  • Drake – “Hotline Bling”
  • Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean?”
  • Ria Mae – “Clothes Off”
  • The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
Juno Fan Choice Award
  • Alessia Cara
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Coeur de Pirate
  • Dean Brody
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Shawn Hook
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Walk Off the Earth

For a full list of categories and nominees, head to Juno Awards’ official site.

The Canadian equivalent of the Grammys is organised by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), whose goal is to improve the Canadian music industry and to fund for higher artistic and industry standards.

 

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