The Weeknd, Drake and Justin Bieber Lead 2016 Juno Nominees

The Weeknd, Drake and Justin Bieber Lead 2016 Juno Nominees
The Juno Awards are set to honour the finest in Canadian music once again this year, and now the 2016 nominees have been revealed.
 
The full list of nominations was announced at a press conference this morning in Toronto, as well as via Twitter

Leading the pack this year is Toronto-born R&B superstar the Weeknd, who picked up six nods in the categories of Juno 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.
 
Drake and Justin Bieber tied for the second best haul, garnering five nominations each. Both artists are up for Juno Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year and Artist of the Year, while Drake racked up a nod for Rap Recording of the Year and Bieber is up for Pop Album of the Year.
 
Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes are each up for four awards, while Buffy Sainte-Marie, City and Colour, Tobias Jesso Jr. and Walk Off the Earth each received three nominations.

Continuing on her trajectory towards world domination, UK singer Adele even managed to rack up a handful of nominations for her songwriting partnership with Tobias Jesso Jr. and her Canadian-directed music video for "Hello." Xavier Dolan's clip will be up against clips from Death From Above 1979, PUP, SonReal and Kalle Mattson on the Video of the Year ballot.

Other categories facing steep competition include Adult Alternative Album of the Year, which will see Daniel Romano, Joel Plaskett, Mo Kenney, Tobias Jesso Jr. and Whitehorse face off against each other, while Alternative Album of the Year finds Braids, Destroyer, Majical Cloudz, U.S. Girls and (name change apparently still pending) Viet Cong all nominated.

As for fans of heavier fare, they'll want to keep an eye on the Heavy Metal Album of the Year race, which pits Cancer Bats, Diemonds, Fuck the Facts, Kataklysm and KEN Mode against one another.
 
As previously reported, the ceremony will take place in Calgary on April 3, marking the award show's 45th year of handing out prestigious prizes. Shawn Mendes and the Weeknd have been confirmed to perform during the show. Leading up to the awards giveaway, the city of Calgary will be hosting Juno Week events from March 28 through April 3.
 
Find the full list of nominees below.
 
JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD:

Alessia Cara
Carly Rae Jepsen
Coeur de pirate
Dean Brody
Drake
Justin Bieber
Shawn Hook
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Walk Off The Earth
 
SINGLE OF THE YEAR:

Alessia Cara "Here"
Drake "Hotline Bling"
Justin Bieber "What Do You Mean?"
Ria Mae "Clothes Off"
The Weeknd "Can't Feel My Face"
 
INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Adele 25
Hozier Hozier
Meghan Trainor Title
One Direction Four
Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Jean Leloup À Paradis City
Justin Bieber Purpose
Shawn Mendes Handwritten
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness
 
ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

City and Colour
Drake
Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
 
GROUP OF THE YEAR:

Hedley
Marianas Trench
Metric
Three Days Grace
Walk Off The Earth
 
BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

Alessia Cara
Coleman Hell
Francesco Yates
Scott Helman
Tobias Jesso Jr.
 
BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR:

Dear Rouge
Half Moon Run
Milk & Bone
The Elwins
Young Empires
 
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR:

Abel Tesfaye "Can't Feel My Face" (co-songwriters Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami), "In The Night" (co-songwriters Ahmad Balshe, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami), "The Hills" (co-songwriters Ahmad Balshe, Emmanuel Nickerson, Carlo Mantagnese) from Beauty Behind the Madness
Béatrice Martin "Carry On", "Crier tout bas", "Oceans Brawl" from Roses
Buffy Sainte-Marie "Farm In The Middle Of Nowhere", "Ke Sakihitin Awasis (I Love You Baby)", "Love Charms (Mojo Bijoux)" from Power in the Blood
Dallas Green "Blood", "Lover Come Back", "Wasted Love" from If I Should Go Before You
Tobias Jesso Jr. "When We Were Young" (sung by Adele), "Alive" (sung by Sia),
"Without You" from Goon
 
COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Autumn Hill Anchor
Brett Kissel Pick Me Up
Dean Brody Gypsy Road
High Valley County Line
Paul Brandt Frontier
 
ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Daniel Romano If I've Only One Time Askin'
Joel Plaskett The Park Avenue Sobriety Test
Mo Kenney In My Dreams
Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon
Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
 
ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Braids Deep in the Iris
Destroyer Poison Season
Majical Cloudz Are You Alone?
U.S. Girls Half Free
Viet Cong Viet Cong
 
POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Hedley Hello
Justin Bieber Purpose
Scott Helman Augusta
Shawn Mendes Handwritten
Walk Off The Earth Sing It All Away
 
ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Bryan Adams Get Up
Death From Above 1979 The Physical World
Matthew Good Chaotic Neutral
Nickelback No Fixed Address
The Sheepdogs Future Nostalgia
 
VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Alex Pangman New
Dan Brubeck Quartet Blue Forest Live from the Cellar
Emilie-Claire Barlow Clear Day
Jaclyn Guillou This Bitter Earth
Tara Kannangara Some Version of the Truth
 
JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO:

Al Muirhead It's About Time
Curtis Nowosad Dialectics
Rich Brown Abeng
Robi Botos Movin' Forward
Tara Davidson Duets
 
JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP:

Allison Au Quartet Forest Grove
Brad Turner Quartet Over My Head
Jerry Granelli Trio What I Hear Now
Mark Kelso & The Jazz Exiles Stealing From My Youth
Peripheral Vision Sheer Tyranny of Will
 
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Afiara Quartet and Skratch Bastid Spin Cycle
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld Never Were The Way She Was 
Cris Derksen Orchestral Powwow 
Esmerine Lost Voices 
Jens Lindemann and Tommy Banks Legacy Live 
 
FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Ariane Moffatt 22h22
Galaxie Zulu
Jean Leloup À Paradis City
Louis-Jean Cormier Les grandes artères
Marie-Pierre Arthur Si l'aurore
 
CHILDREN'S ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Big Block Singsong Greatest Hits
Bobs & LoLo Dirty Feet
Ginalina Forest Friends' Nature Club Album
Splash'N Boots Songs from the Boot
The Swinging Belles More Sheep, Less Sleep
 
CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE:

Angela Hewitt Liszt: Piano Sonata & Sonnets
ARC Ensemble Chamber Works by Jerzy Fitelberg
Cecilia String Quartet Mendelssohn: Op. 44 nos. 1, 2
Elinor Frey Berlin Sonatas
James Ehnes Franck & Strauss: Violin Sonatas

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT:

James Ehnes with the Sydney Symphony Vivaldi: Four Seasons
Orchestre Métropolitain Mahler 10
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal with Olivier Latry and Jean-Willy Kunz Symphony and New Works for Organ and Orchestra
Paul Merkelo, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Tomasi, Desenclos, Jolivet: French Trumpet Concertos
Stewart Goodyear with the Czech National Symphony Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 3
 
CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE:

Claire de Sévigné, Maria Soulis, and Aradia Ensemble Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 4
Canadian Chamber Choir Sacred Reflections of Canada - A Canadian Mass
Jeff Reilly with Andrea Ludwig, Charles Daniels, John Potter, and Suzie Leblanc Peter-Anthony Togni: Responsio
L'Harmonie des Saisons Las Ciudades de Oro
Marie-Nicole Lemieux Chansons Perpétuelles
 
CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR:

Dinuk Wijeratne Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems
John Burge Piano Quartet
Jordan Pal The Afar
Michael Oesterle Centennials
Nicole Lizée Bookburners
 
RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR:

BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah Sour Soul
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Kardinal Offishall Kardi Gras Vol. 1: The Clash
k-os Can't Fly Without Gravity
SonReal For The Town
 
DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR:

A-Trak "We All Fall Down" ft. Jamie Lidell
Autoerotique & Max Styler "Badman (Torro Torro Remix)"
Kaytranada "At All"
Keys N Krates "Save Me" ft. Katy B
Sleepy Tom & Diplo "Be Right There"
 
R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR:

Alessia Cara Four Pink Walls
August Rigo The Fall Out
Dru Déjà Vu
Patrick Lehman Butchy's Son
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR:

Dubmatix The French Sessions
Exco Levi Hello Mama
Kafinal Nah Complain ft. Daddy U Roy
Kreesha Turner Sexy Gal ft. T.O.K.
Lyndon John X Escape from the Mongoose Gang
 
ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Armond Duck Chief The One
Black Bear Come and Get Your Love: The Tribe Session
Buffy Sainte-Marie Power In The Blood
Derek Miller Rumble
Don Amero Refined
 
CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Alan Doyle So Let's Go
Buffy Sainte-Marie Power In The Blood
Fortunate Ones The Bliss
Frazey Ford Indian Ocean
Lee Harvey Osmond Beautiful Scars
 
TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

J.P. Cormier The Chance
Jayme Stone Jayme Stone's Lomax Project
Old Man Luedecke Domestic Eccentric
Pharis and Jason Romero A Wanderer I'll Stay
The Wainwright Sisters Songs In The Dark
 
BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Big Dave McLean Faded But Not Gone
Blackburn Brothers In This World
David Gogo Vicksburg Call
Harrison Kennedy This Is From Here
Michael Jerome Browne Sliding Delta
 
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Amanda Cook Brave New World
Dan Bremnes Where The Light Is
Matt Maher Saints & Sinners
The City Harmonic We Are
Tim Neufeld TREES - Chapter 2
 
WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Alex Cuba Healer
Boogat Neo-Reconquista
Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra Productions Revuelta Danza Party
Lemon Bucket Orkestra Moorka
The Souljazz Orchestra Resistance
 
JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:

Bob Ezrin "Honey Honey", "What Love Is All About" (from What Is Love All About by Johnny Reid)
Dallas Green (co-producer Karl Bareham) "Lover Come Back", "Wasted Love" (from If I Should Go Before You by City and Colour)
Henry "Cirkut" Walter "Locked Away ft. Adam Levine" (co-producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald) (What Dreams Are Made Of by R. City), "Sugar" (co-producer Joshua "Ammo" Coleman) (from V by Maroon 5)
Steve Webster & Emilie-Claire Barlow "La Llorona", "On a Clear Day" (from Clear Day by Emilie-Claire Barlow)
Thomas "Tawgs" Salter "Bungalow" (from Augusta by Scott Helman), "Rule The World" (co-producer Gianni Luminati) (from Sing It All Away by Walk Off The Earth)
 
RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR:

Gus Van Go "Downtown", "Sweet Disaster" (from Leave No Bridge Unburned by Whitehorse)
Liam O'Neil "Celebrate", "The Governess" (from Pagans in Vegas by Metric)
Noah "40" Shebib "Jungle", "Know Yourself" (from If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake)
Serban Ghenea "Can't Feel My Face", "In The Night" (from Beauty Behind the Madness by the Weeknd)
Shawn Everett "Don't Wanna Fight", "Gimme All Your Love" (from Sound and Color by Alabama Shakes)
 
RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR:

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith Club Meds
Lost Voices Esmerine
Elements Long Distance Runners
West Trainz West Trainz
Louis-Jean Cormier Les Grandes Arteres
 
VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

Death From Above 1979 "Virgins" (dir. Eva Michon)
PUP "Dark Days" (dir. Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Chandler Levack)
Sonreal "For the Town" (dir. Peter Huang)
Kalle Mattson "Avalanche" (dir. Philip Sportel)
Adele "Hello" (dir. Xavier Dolan)
 
ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

AM Static A Life Well Lived
Concubine Concubine
Discrete The Midas Touch
Humans Noontide
Pomo The Other Day
 
HEAVY METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Cancer Bats Searching for Zero
Diemonds Never Wanna Die
Fuck the Facts Desire Will Rot
Kataklysm Of Ghosts and Gods
KEN mode Success
 
ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Diana Krall Wallflower
Don Amero Refined
Jann Arden A Jann Arden Christmas
Johnny Reid What Love Is All About
The Tenors Under One Sky