Drake, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes lead 2017 Juno nominations
By: Krystal Mohan
The 2017 Juno nominations were unveiled Tuesday morning at Toronto’s Rebel Nightclub.
Canadian artists who are dominating the charts will be recognized on April 2, as well as newer artists making their breakthrough.
Drake, The Weeknd, and Shawn Mendes have five nominations each, and Alessia Cara and Leonard Cohen are up for four, according to the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Juno organizers announced that Cara will be performing, as well as A Tribe Called Red, The Strumbellas, Mendes, and Ruth B.
— The JUNO Awards (@TheJUNOAwards) February 7, 2017
Some of the nominees include:
Artist of the Year:
Album of the Year:
Céline Dion Encore Un Soir
Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker
Shawn Mendes’ Illuminate
The Weeknd’s Starboy
Single of the Year:
Alessia Cara “Wild Things”
Drake “One Dance ft. Wizkid & Kyla”
Shawn Mendes “Treat You Better”
The Strumbellas “Spirits”
The Weeknd “Starboy ft. Daft Punk”
Breakthrough Artist of the Year:
Breakthrough Group of the Year:
Cold Creek County
The Dirty Nil
Check out the full list of nominations here:
The Strumbellas were almost at a loss for words after hearing of their nomination.
We just nomberominated for Single Of The Year whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat #Junos
— The Strumbellas (@thestrumbellas) February 7, 2017
The Juno Fan Choice Award is open for voting, and includes Alessia Cara, Belly, Drake, Hedley, Justin Bieber, Ruth B, Shawn Mendes, The Strumbellas, The Weeknd, and Tory Lanez.
Fans can vote here or tweet using specific hashtags for their favourite artist.
Alessia Cara: #JFCAlessiaCara
Justin Bieber: #JFCJustinBieber
Ruth B: #JFCRuthB
Shawn Mendes: #JFCShawnMendes
The Weeknd: #JFCTheWeeknd
Tory Lanez: #JFCToryLanez
A tribute will be dedicated to Sarah McLachlan as she is being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame this year.
— Sarah McLachlan (@SarahMcLachlan) February 1, 2017
Michael Bublé is scheduled to host the show in Ottawa as part of Canada’s 150-year anniversary. The show will take place at the Canadian Tire Centre.