March 10

5 Juno Nominations for Justin Bieber, Jessie Reyez and JP Saxe among Canadian artists. “The Weeknd”(6 Nominations)not shutout , a hint to the Grammy Committee.

The Weeknd’s After Hours album, with hit singles “Blinding Lights” and “Save Your Tears” riding high on the Billboard charts, propelled the Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer to the top spot as the most nominated artist at the 2021 Juno Awards.

During a virtual press conference on Tuesday, it was announced that The Weeknd received six nods, including best single, best album and best artist of the year. The Grammy-winning artist is also up for the Juno Fan Choice competition at Canada’s music awards, which will be held virtually in 2021 amid the pandemic.

Also leading the Junos field with five nominations each are Justin Bieber; Jessie Reyez, on the heels of her debut solo album, Before Love Came To Kill Us; and JP Saxe, with his breakout single “If The World Was Ending.” And Celine Dion scored three nominations, including album of the year with Courage, to bring her Juno nods to 75 over her career.

The album of the year competition includes Ali Gatie’s YOU, Justin Bieber’s Changes, Thanks for the Dance from Leonard Cohen and The Weeknd’s After Hours. Canadian music’s biggest night will be held this year as homegrown artists like Shawn Mendes, Drake, Alessia Cara and The Weeknd continue to dominate the global pop music charts.

The Junos, organized by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, will be held virtually and are set to air on the CBC network on May 16, 2021. A complete list of 2021 Juno nominees is available on the CARAS website.

Juno Fan Choice
Ali Gatie
Curtis Waters
JP Saxe
Justin Bieber
Lennon Stella
Les Cowboys Fringants
NAV
Shawn Mendes
Tate McRae
The Weeknd

Single of the Year
“Drink About Me” – Brett Kissel
‘If The World Was Ending’ (feat. Julia Michaels) JP Saxe
“Intentions” (feat. Quavo) Justin Bieber
“Kissing Other People” Lennon Stella
“Blinding Lights” The Weeknd

Album of the Year
YOU Ali Gatie
Courage Céline Dion
Changes Justin Bieber
Thanks for the Dance Leonard Cohen
After Hours The Weeknd

Artist of the Year
Ali Gatie
Celine Dion
Jessie Reyez
Justin Bieber
The Weeknd

Group of the Year
Arkells
Half Moon Run
Loud Luxury
The Glorious Sons
The Reklaws

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Curtis Waters
JP Saxe
Powfu
Ryland James
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Breakthrough Group of the Year
2Freres
Crown Lands
MANILA GREY
Peach Pit
Young Bombs

Songwriter of the Year
Alanis Morissette — “Ablaze”, “Reasons I Drink”, “Smiling”
Alessia Cara — “Hell and High Water
Jessie Reyez — “Coffin,” “Before Love Came to Kill Us,”
“Far Away,” “No One’s In the Room.”
JP Saxe — “A Little Bit Yours” “Golf On TV,” “If The World Was Ending.”
The Weeknd — “After Hours,” “Blinding Lights”, “Save Your Tears.”

French Language Album of the Year
A tous les vents — 2Freres
Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs — Klo Pelgag
Les antipodes — Les Cowboys Fringants
Quand la nuit tombe — Louis-Jean Cormier
Pour dejouer l’ennui — Pierre Lapointehttps://e4c63c94aa6e526231dbcf1bdcea7cec.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html?n=0

Rap Recording of the Year
New Mania — 88GLAM
Baby Gravy — 2 bbno$ & Yung Gravy Baby
Cold World — Eric Reprid
Good Intentions — NAV
ELEMENTS Vol. 1 — TOBi

Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year
Kîyânaw
The Ridge
North Star Calling
Nunarjua Isulinginniani

Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year
“Before Love Came to Kill Us” — Jessie Reyez
“Where You Are” — Savannah Ré
“After Hours” — The Weeknd
“Holiday” — TOBihttps://e4c63c94aa6e526231dbcf1bdcea7cec.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html?n=0

Producer of the Year
Akeel Henry
Jordon Manswell
KAYTRANADA
Murda Beatz
WondaGurl