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Carly Rae Jepsen and Justin Bieber Lead Canada's Juno Award Nominations

By February 19, 2013

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Canada has just announced their nominations for the 2013 Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent to the Grammy Awards. Leading the pack of nominees is Carly Rae Jepsen with five nods. Among those are Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, and Album of the Year. Just behind her is Canadian teen superstar Justin Bieber who received four nominations. He will compete against Carly Rae Jepsen for both Artist of the Year and Album of the Year honors. Michael Buble will host this year's ceremonies and also perform live. Canadian stars Marianas Trench and Billy Talent are already slated to perform as well. The awards will be handed out at a live broadcast on April 21 from Regina, Saskatchewan. The first Juno Awards were handed out in 1970. Check out the list of key nominees below.

Artist Of the Year

  • Justin Bieber
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Deadmau5
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Johnny Reid

Single Of the Year

  • Hedley - "Kiss You Inside Out"
  • Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
  • Serena Ryder - "Stompa"
  • The Sheepdogs - "The Way It Is"
  • Billy Talent - "Viking Death March"

Album Of the Year

  • Justin Bieber - Believe
  • Celine Dion - Sans Attendre
  • Hedley - Storms
  • Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss
  • Marianas Trench - Ever After

Breakthrough Artist Of the Year

  • Cold Specks
  • Elisapie
  • Grimes
  • Kira Isabella
  • The Weeknd

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