February 2, 2016 11:55 am
Updated: February 2, 2016 12:03 pm

2016 Juno Award nominees: The Weeknd, Drake and Justin Bieber lead the pack

Justin Bieber performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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It’s been an incredibly successful year for Canadian music.

The nominees for the 2016 Juno Awards were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) Tuesday at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, as Canada’s top artists get ready for a trip to Juno Week in Calgary, March 28 – April 3, 2016. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony on March 28 in Calgary.

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The Weeknd garnered six nominations, including 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.

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Close behind with five nods each were Drake and Justin Bieber, both running for Juno Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year. Drake also received a nomination for Rap Recording of the Year, while Justin Bieber was nominated for Pop Album of the Year.

Vying for four categories each, Alessia Cara was nominated for Juno Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year; while Shawn Mendes was nominated for Juno Fan Choice, Album of the Year, Artist for the Year and Pop Album of the Year.

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Artists with three nominations each include Buffy Sainte-Marie (Songwriter of the Year, Aboriginal Album of the Year, Contemporary Roots Album of the Year), City and Colour (Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Jack Richardson Producer of the Year), Tobias Jesso Jr. (Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year), and Walk Off the Earth (Juno Fan Choice, Group of the Year, Pop Album of the Year).

Tickets for the 2016 Juno Awards are on sale now. Tickets range from $39-$149 and are available through the Scotiabank Saddledome Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 and online.

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For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Junos site.

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