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Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd & bülow Lead 2019 JUNO Award Nominations

The nominees for the 48th Annual JUNO Awards have been by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). JUNO Week 2019, hosted in London, ON, will culminate with broadcasted awards and performances live on Sunday, March 17 on all CBC platforms and globally at www.cbcmusic.ca/junos.

Shawn Mendes leads this year with a total of six nominations including: JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year. The Weeknd received an impressive five nominations including JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year – an award he has won four times previously.

First-time nominees recognized with four nominations include bülow for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year; and London’s own Loud Luxury for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Group of the Year, and Dance Recording of the Year.

Artists with three nominations include Alessia Cara for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year and Artist of the Year; Bahamas for Songwriter of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year, and Video of the Year; Hubert Lenoir for Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, and Francophone Album of the Year; KILLY for JUNO Fan Choice, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and Rap Recording of the Year; Michael Bublé for Artist of the Year, Jack Richardson Producer of the Year with David Foster, and Adult Contemporary Album of the Year; Three Days Grace for Album of the Year, Group of the Year, and Rock Album of the Year; and Tory Lanez for JUNO Fan Choice, Artist of the Year, and Rap Recording of the Year.

Nominations reflect a diverse blend of established and emerging artists across the music industry. For a complete list of nominees, go to www.junoawards.ca/nominees.

[Photo: Alessia Cara winning a 2017 JUNO Award. Photo courtesy of CARAS/iPhoto]

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.