The Weeknd leads Juno Awards with six nods
R&B superstar The Weeknd is aiming to strike gold at the 2021 Juno Awards after landing six nominations.
The singer will be competing for Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, and Album of the Year honours, as well as Songwriter of the Year, Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year, and the Juno Fan Choice trophy.
Justin Bieber, Jessie Reyez, and JP Saxe each score five mentions, while Celine Dion extends her total Juno Awards nominations to 75 after earning recognition in three more categories, including Album of the Year for Courage.
Dion and The Weeknd will face off for the album prize with Bieber's Changes, Ali Gatie's YOU, and Thanks for the Dance from Leonard Cohen, while Dion, Gatie, Bieber, and Reyez will challenge The Weeknd for Artist of the Year.
The 2021 Juno Awards, organised by officials at the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, will be held virtually on 16 May .
The Weeknd's Juno Awards nominations haul is another black eye for the bosses of the upcoming Grammy Awards, who failed to give the Super Bowl-headlining Blinding Lights singer a single nod.
The main list of nominees is:
Single of the Year:
Album of the Year:
Artist of the Year:
Group of the Year:
Breakthrough Artist of the Year:
Breakthrough Group of the Year:
Songwriter of the Year:
French Language Album of the Year:
Rap Recording of the Year:
Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year:
Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year:
Producer of the Year:
Juno Fan Choice: