The ‘In My Blood’ hitmaker and the ‘Pray For Me’ singer will battle it out in three categories, Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Single of the Year at the Canada’s version of the Grammy Awards.
Pop star Shawn Mendes will be the one to beat at the 2019 Juno Awards after scoring six top nominations.
The singer is shortlisted for prizes including Artist of the Year, Single of the Year for “In My Blood”, and Album of the Year for his self-titled release, but he will face some tough competition as The Weeknd, who picked up a total of five nods, is up for the same three honours.
They will face off with Alessia Cara, Michael Buble, and rapper Tory Lanez for the Artist of the Year title, while Single of the Year will be a fight between “In My Blood”, The Weeknd’s “Pray For Me” with Kendrick Lamar, from the “Black Panther” soundtrack, Alessia’s “Growing Pains”, Loud Luxury’s “Body”, and “Not A Love Song” by bulow.
Album of the Year contenders include The Weeknd’s “My Dear Melancholy”, and Jann Arden’s “These Are the Days”, while International Album of the Year nominees are Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy”, Post Malone’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys”, Travis Scott (II)’s “Astroworld”, Maroon 5’s “Red Pill Blues”, and “Camila” by Camila Cabello.
The Juno Awards, Canada’s version of the Grammy Awards, will be hosted by singer Sarah McLachlan in Ontario on March 17.
The main list of nominees is:
Artist of the Year:
Album of the Year:
Single of the Year:
Songwriter of the Year:
Group of the Year:
Breakthrough Artist of the Year:
Breakthrough Group of the Year:
Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
The Washboard Union
International Album of the Year:
Pop Album of the Year
bulow – “Damaged”
Chromeo – “Head Over Heels”
Hubert Lenoir – “Darlene”
Shawn Mendes – “Shawn Mendes”
Tyler Shaw – “Intuition”
Juno Fan Choice Award:
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