By: Staff –
The nominees for The 50th Annual JUNO Awards were announced today. This year’s 225 nominations are led by one of the most compelling and globally successful artists of the 21st century, The Weeknd, who has six nominations including: JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year. Artists who received five nominations this year include rising global star, Jessie Reyez, for Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year and has two nominations in Music Video of the Year; R&B-influenced pop performer JP Saxe, for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Pop Album of the Year; and Canadian superstar Justin Bieber, for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year.
Artists with three nominations include Ali Gatie for JUNO Fan Choice, Album of the Year and Artist of the Year; Céline Dion for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Adult Contemporary Album of the Year; Curtis Waters for JUNO Fan Choice, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Alternative Album of the Year; and Lennon Stella for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year and Pop Album of the Year.
The JUNO Awards will induct Jann Arden into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. This inductee award presentation is presented, for the first time, by TD Bank Group, and will be celebrated at this year’s JUNO Awards from her hometown at Calgary’s Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. This year’s Humanitarian Award will be presented to The Tragically Hip during The JUNO Awards Broadcast. Pegi Cecconi will be honoured with the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award for her role in the development and success of many artists, including Rush. This award, along with 37 additional JUNO statuettes, will be handed out at the JUNO Opening Night Awards on Friday, May 14, 2021.
The JUNO Awards will return to Toronto after a decade, marking the 26th time that the city will host.
For a complete list of nominees, check out: junoawards.ca.
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 CBCMusic.ca/junos.