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2016 JUNO Awards nominations announced

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DH Calgary Staff Feb 02, 2016 10:23 am

Tuesday morning, the list of the 2016 nominations were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference at the Poenic Concert Theaatre in Toronto.

The Weeknd leads the tally with a total of six nominations, including Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.

Close behind with five nods each were Drake and Justin Bieber, both running for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year. Drake also received a nomination for Rap Recording of the Year, while Justin Bieber was nominated for Pop Album of the Year.

Canada’s top recording artists are getting ready for their trip to Calgary for JUNO Week March 28 to April 3, 2016. 

Here are the nominations for the top categories; to see more categories/nominations visit junoawards.ca:

JUNO Fan Choice Award

  • Alessia Cara – Island Def Jam*Universal
  • Carly Rae Jepsen – 604*Universal
  • Coeur de pirate – Dare To Care*Universal
  • Dean Brody – Open Road*Universal
  • Drake – Cash Money*Universal
  • Justin Bieber – Island Def Jam*Universal
  • Shawn Hook – Kreative Soul*Universal
  • Shawn Mendes – Island Def Jam*Universal
  • The Weeknd – The Weeknd XO*Universal
  • Walk Off The Earth – Columbia*Sony

Single of the Year

  • Here – Alessia Cara Island Def Jam*Universal
  • Hotline Bling – Drake Cash Money*Universal
  • What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal
  • Clothes Off – Ria Mae Ria Mae Media*Sony
  • Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal

International Album of the Year

  • 25 – Adele XL*Select
  • Hozier – Hozier Columbia*Sony
  • Title – Meghan Trainor Epic*Sony
  • Four – One Direction Columbia*Sony
  • Dream Your Life Away – Vance Joy Atlantic*Warner

Album of the Year

  • If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake, Cash Money *Universal
  • À Paradis City – Jean Leloup, Dare to Care *Select
  • Purpose – Justin Bieber, Island Def Jam *Universal
  • Handwritten – Shawn Mendes, Island Def Jam *Universal
  • Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd, The Weeknd XO *Universal

Artist of the Year

  • City and Colour – Dine Alone*Universal
  • Drake – Cash Money*Universal
  • Justin Bieber – Island Def Jam*Universal
  • Shawn Mendes – Island Def Jam*Universal
  • The Weeknd – The Weeknd XO*Universal

Group of the Year

  • Hedley – Universal
  • Marianas – Trench 604*Universal
  • Metric – Metric Music International*Universal
  • Three Days Grace – RCA*Sony
  • Walk Off The Earth – Columbia*Sony

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