2021 Juno Awards nominees: The Weeknd leads the charge

The 2021 Juno Awards are almost here, but first come the nominations.

This year, there are 255 nominees, each nominated for their work in Canadian music. Toronto artist The Weeknd topped the list with six nominations. Jessie Reyez, JP Saxe and Justin Bieber all follow with five each.

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Of the total nominations, 95 individuals are first-time nominees.

READ MORE: 2020 Juno Awards winners list

Calgary-born Jann Arden will be inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, The Tragically Hip will be honoured with the Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada, and Pegi Cecconi will be presented with the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.

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Check out who else is nominated ahead of the May 14 ceremony.

Juno Fan Choice (Presented By Freedom Mobile)

Ali Gatie
Curtis Waters
JP Saxe
Justin Bieber
Lennon Stella
Les Cowboys Fringants
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 (Presented By Music Canada)

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

Artist of the Year (Presented By SiriusXM Canada)

Ali Gatie
Céline Dion
Jessie Reyez
Justin Bieber
The Weeknd

Group of the Year (Presented By SiriusXM Canada)

Half Moon Run
Loud Luxury
The Glorious Sons
The Reklaws

Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Presented by Factor, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters)

Curtis Waters
JP Saxe
Ryland James
Tate McRae

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Breakthrough Group of the Year (Presented by Factor, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters)

Crown Lands
Manila Grey
Peach Pit
Young Bombs

Songwriter of the Year (Presented by SOCAN)

Alanis Morissette
Alessia Cara
Jessie Reyez
JP Saxe
The Weeknd

Album Francophone de L’Annee

À tous les vents, 2Frères
Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs, Klô Pelgag
Les antipodes, Les Cowboys Fringants
Quand la nuit tombe, Louis-Jean Cormier
Pour déjouer l’ennui, Pierre Lapointe

Rap Recording of the Year

New Mania, 88GLAM
Baby Gravy 2, bbno$ & Yung Gravy Baby Gravy
Cold World, Eric Reprid
Good Intentions (Brown Boy 2 Deluxe Version), NAV

Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year (Presented By APTN)

Kîyânaw, Burnstick
Church House Blues, Crystal Shawanda
The Ridge, Julian Taylor
North Star Calling, Leela Gilday
Nunarjua Isulinginniani, Terry Uyarak

Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year

Before Love Came to Kill Us, Jessie Reyez
Where You Are, Savannah Ré
Solaris, Shay Lia
After Hours, The Weeknd
Holiday, TOBi

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GALLERY: Juno Fan Choice Nominees 2021

The 2021 Juno Awards will be broadcast nationwide Sunday, May 16  at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and globally on

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