Drake and Justin Bieber Lead Nominations of 2011 Juno Awards


Drake and Justin Bieber Lead Nominations of 2011 Juno Awards


Drizzy dominates the pack with six nominations with three of them, including Artist of the Year, has him battling Justin Bieber.

Juno Awards has just announced its nominees, revealing that this year's host Drake gets the most nods. The rapper appears in six categories including Juno Fan Choice, Album of the Year and Artist of the Year, which has him facing off fellow Canadian artist Justin Bieber.

In Fan Choice, they are competing against Hedley, Johnny Reid and Michael Buble. In Album of the Year, they are going head-to-head with Arcade Fire and Hedley as well as Reid once again. To win Artist of the Year title, they have to push aside Neil Young, Sarah McLachlan and also Reid.

Drizzy's other nods are Single of the Year, Rap Recording of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, thanks to his works on debut album "Thank Me Later". As for Bieber, his re-release CD "My World 2.0" is additionally vying for Pop Album of the Year.

International Album of the Year, meanwhile, is a stiff competition among Eminem's "Recovery", Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream", Ke$ha's "Animal", Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" and Taylor Swift's "Speak Now".

Juno Awards will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre and air Sunday, March 27. Neil Young is going to be honored with Allan Waters Humanitarian Award. Leading to the prize-giving ceremony, there will be, among others, a free outdoor concert in Metro Square on March 24, and JunoFest celebrating homegrown talent in downtown clubs on March 25 and 26.

Full nominations list can be found on Juno official site.

© AceShowbiz.com


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