Drake, Bieber and the Weeknd expected to dominate Juno nominations

TORONTO - After a blockbuster year of global hits, some of Canada's biggest artists are expected to be recognized back home when the Juno Award nominations are announced later today.

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International chart-toppers Drake, Justin Bieber and the Weeknd are likely to dominate the nominations, alongside a lineup of breakthrough newcomers. The nominees will be announced at 11 a.m. ET.

Last year was a record-breaker for Canadian performers as a handful of homegrown musicians traded spots in the upper echelons of the Billboard Hot 100.

Pop singers Alessia Cara of Brampton, Ont., and Shawn Mendes of Pickering, Ont., are two other likely contenders for the top Juno categories.

Carly Rae Jepsen has also gained widespread critical acclaim for her second album “E-mo-tion,” making her a potential contender too.

The Juno Awards will air live on CTV on April 3.



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