Justin Bieber, the Weeknd, and Alessia Cara among Canadian Grammy nominees

Nov 28 2017, 4:10 pm

Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, and the Weeknd are among the Canadian artists nominated for this year’s Grammy Awards.

Stratford, Ontario native Bieber is nominated for his vocals on the summertime-hit “Despacito,” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. The track is up for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Group Performance, and Best Pop Duo.

Cara, 21, hailing from Brampton, Ontario, is nominated for Song of the Year for her vocals on “1-800-273-8255” by American rapper Logic.

She also has two other nominations for Best New Artist and Best Pop Duo and Group Performance for the song “Stay.”

R&B crooner The Weeknd got a nod for  “Starboy.” It is up for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Other Canadians nominated include:

  • Leonard Cohen – Best Rock Performance “You Want it Darker” and Best American Roots Performance “Steer Your Way”
  • Daniel Caesar – Best R&B Performance “Get You” and Best R&B Album “Freudian”
  • Arcade Fire – Best Alternative Album “Everything Now”
  • Michael Buble – Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album “Nobody But Me”
  • Sarah McLachlan – Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album “Wonderland”

The 60th Grammy Awards will be taking place in New York City on January 28, 2018.

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