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Drake, Shawn Mendes And The Weeknd Lead 2017 JUNO Awards Nominations

Celina

Tue, February, 7 by

Drake, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd will all duke it out at this year’s JUNO Awards, with each artist leading with five nominations apiece. Drake, Mendes and The Weeknd all overlap in Single of the Year, Album of the Year and JUNO Fan Choice category nominations, which were announced this morning from Toronto.

Last year, The Weeknd was the big winner, taking home four of his six nominations.

Trailing closely behind is Alessia Cara with four nominations for Single of the Year, Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year and JUNO Fan Choice. Last year, in addition to performing at the show, she took the hardware for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Cara will be returning to take the JUNO stage again at this year’s ceremony alongside electronic group A Tribe Called Red, Vine star Ruth B and alt-rockers The Strumbellas.

The late Leonard Cohen, who passed away last November, is also being honoured with four nominations for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

The Tragically Hip earned multiple nominations as well, with frontman Gord Downie receiving separate nominations for his solo project, Secret Path.

2016 Polaris Prize winner Kaytranada garnered three nominations for Electronic Album of the Year, Video of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

The 2017 JUNO Awards take place on Sunday, April 2 and will broadcast live on CTV and CTV GO from Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre.

See select nomination categories below, and find a full list here.

JUNO Fan Choice Award

Hedley
Justin Bieber
Drake
Shawn Mendes
Alessia Cara
Belly
Ruth B
The Weeknd
Tory Lanez
The Strumbellas

International Album of the Year

This is Acting, Sia
ANTI, Rihanna
Made in the A.M., One Direction
A Head Full of Dreams, Coldplay
Dangerous Woman, Ariana Grande

Album of the Year

Starboy, The Weeknd
Illuminate, Shawn Mendes
You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen
Views, Drake
Encore un Soir, Céline Dion

Artist of the Year

Shawn Mendes
Drake
Alessia Cara
Leonard Cohen
The Weeknd

Group of the Year

Billy Talent
The Tragically Hip
Arkells
Tegan and Sara
The Strumbellas

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

KAYTRANADA
Ruth B
Tory Lanez
Andy Shauf
Jazz Cartier

Breakthrough Group of the Year

Bleeker
Cold Creek County
Bob Moses
The Zolas
The Dirty Nil

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Good Advice, Basia Bulat
Secret Path, Gord Downie
The Great Detachment, Wintersleep
You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen
The Party, Andy Shauf

Alternative Album of the Year

Touch, July Talk
Art Angels, Grimes
IV, Black Mountain
Weaves, Weaves
Sore, Dilly Dally

Pop Album of the Year

Know-It-All, Alessia Cara
Summerland, Coleman Hell
Astoria, Marianas Trench
Illuminate, Shawn Mendes
Love You to Death, Tegan and Sara

Rock Album of the Year

Morning Report, Arkells
Afraid of Heights, Billy Talent
Sittin’ Heavy, Monster Truck
TerraForm, Sam Roberts Band
Man Machine Poem, The Tragically Hip

Rap Recording of the Year

Another Day in Paradise, Belly
Views, Drake
I Told You, Tory Lanez
Hotel Paranoia, Jazz Cartier
Die Every Day, Tasha the Amazon

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Starboy, The Weeknd
Sept. 5th, Dvsn
Pilgrim’s Paradise, Daniel Caesar
Soul Run, Tanika Charles
PARTYNEXTDOOR 3, PARTYNEXTDOOR

Video of the Year

“Kill v Maim” – GRIMES, Claire Boucher
“Lite Spots” – KAYTRANADA, Martin C. Pariseau
“R.E.D.” ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear – A Tribe Called Red, Yassin “Narcy” Alsalman
“Killa” – WIWEK/SKRILLEX, Jodeb
“The Stranger” – Gord Downie, Justin Stephenson

Electronic Album of the Year

99.9%, KAYTRANADA
Congrats, Holy Fuck
We Are the Halluci Nation, A Tribe Called Red
Days Gone By, Bob Moses
Checkpoint Titanium, Harrison