The 'Save Your Tears' crooner is up for six awards, including the coveted Artist of the Year title, followed by Avril Lavigne and Tate McRae with five each.
Feb 1, 2023
The Weeknd has the biggest chance to win at the Juno Awards of 2023. The nominations were announced on Tuesday, January 31, showing the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter's domination with six nods.
The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, is up for Artist of the Year title and eyes the Fan Choice Award. He is also nominated in Songwriter of the Year category, Album of the Year and Pop Album of the Year for "Dawn FM" as well as Song of the Year for "Sacrifice".
Trailing behind The Weeknd are Avril Lavigne and Tate McRae with five each. Lavigne is pitted against The Weeknd in the Artist of the Year category as all three artists are vying for Fan Choice Award. McRae, meanwhile, faces against The Weeknd in songwriter category along with Faouzia, Tenille Townes and ToBi.
Shawn Mendes, The Reklaws, Banx & Ranx and Preston Pablo also bagged multiple nominations with three each. Mendes landed in Artist of the Year, Fan Choice Award and Recording Engineer of the Year categories.
The Reklaws is up for Group of the Year prize, while Banx & Ranx is among Breakthrough Group of the Year nominee. Preston Pablo is nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year along with Dax, Devon Cole, RealestK and Reve.
The 2023 Juno Awards will be held on March 13 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" actor Simu Liu will be hosting the event once again. The ceremony will be televised on CBC. Nickelback, Tate McRae, Tenille Townes, AP Dhillon and Reve have been tapped to perform.
Abel Tesfaye a.k.a. The Weeknd: "Less Than Zero" (co-songwriters Tomoko Yamaguch, Hamada Tetsuro, Daniel Lopatin, The Weeknd); "Out of Time" (co-songwriters Max Martin, Fragogian Josefsson, Axel Hedfors, Oscar Holter, Sebastian Ingrosso, Carl Nordstrom, Kevin Duane McCord); "Sacrifice" (co-songwriters Max Martin, Fragogian Josefsson, Axel Hedfors, Oscar Holter, Sebastian Ingrosso, Carl Nordstrom, Kevin Duane McCord).
Faouzia: "Anybody Else" (co-songwriters Andre Davidson, Michelle Buzz, Sean Davidson); "Puppet" (co-songwriters Andre Davidson, Johnny Goldstein, Sean Davidson); "RIP, Love" (co-songwriters Fran Hall, Jakke Erixson).
Tate McRae: "Chaotic" (co-songwriter Victoria Zaro); "Feel Like S**t" (co-songwriters Victoria Zaro, Jacob Hindlin, Russell J Chell); "She's All I Wanna Be" (co-songwriter Greogry Kurstin).
Tenille Townes: "The Last Time" (co-songwriters Gordon Sampson, Benjamin Goldsmith); "When you Need It" (co-songwriter Stephen Wrabel); "When's It Gonna Happen" (co-songwriters Stephenie Jones, Stephen Wrabel).
ToBi: "Before We Panic" (co-songwriters Alex Goose, Eric Hagstrom, John Stephen Sudduth, Kevin Martin, Tony Martin, Stephenie Jones, Stephen Wrabel); "Flowers" (co-songwriters Alex Goose, Daniele Luppi, Homer Steinweiss, Nick Movshon, Nicole Wray, Leon Michels, Paul Spring); "Move" (co-songwriters Alex Goose, Jessica Lee Hansell, Jon Bap, Robin Hannibal, Tavon Thompson, Tyler Demorest)
Country Album of the Year
"Way Back", High Valley
"Honkytonk Revival", Jade Eagleson
"Bronco", Orville Peck
"Masquerades", Tenille Townes
"Good Ol' Days", the Reklaws
Adult Alternative aAlbum of the Year
"Born Losers", Altameda
"The Garden", Basia Bulat
"Being Somewhere", Dan Mangan
"Colder Streams", the Sadies
"How Is It That I Should Look at the Stars", The Weather Station