Nominees for the 39th Annual Juno Awards have been announced on March 3 at a media conference held at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, ON. Appearing on the list with multiple nods are jazz singer Michael Buble, rapper Drake and teen pop singing sensation Justin Bieber.
Michael receives six gongs, one which is for Fan Choice Award along with Ginette Reno, Johnny Reid, Maxime Landry and Nickelback. His name also pops up as one of the contenders for Single of the Year alongside Billy Talent, Classified, Drake and The Magical Hip.
The "Haven't Met You Yet" singer is, furthermore, vying for Album of the Year, facing off Diana Krall, Johnny Reid as well as Justin Bieber and once again competing against Billy Talent. He accepts his three other nods for Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Pop Album of the Year. In the latest category, he is competing against Justin Bieber again.
Drake gets four nominations. In addition to competing for Single of the Year with Michael, he also has chances to walk home with a statuette for New Artist of the Year, going head-to-head with Danny Fernandes, Shiloh and Carly Rae Jepsen as well as Justin Bieber who completes his three nods in this category. On top of that, the rapper accepts double nominations in Rap Recording of the Year, thanks to Big Page's "Still Fly" and his own record "So Far Gone".
Other nominees are Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Kings of Leon, Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift all of whom are up against each other for International Album of the Year.
In addition to landing multiple nods, Michael Buble, Drake and Justin Bieber are also booked to perform live at the upcoming awards show. The three performers will be joined by other musical guests include Billy Talent, Blue Rodeo, Johnny Reid and Metric.
This year, Juno Awards will take place at the Mile One Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday, April 18. One day prior, a gala dinner to announce the winners will be conducted at St. John's Convention Centre. Fan can vote for Fan Choice Award and obtain complete nominations list on Juno Awards official site.