Montreal singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin leads this year’s Juno Awards nominations with six nominations.
Cardin, who took home four trophies during the 2022 edition of the Canadian music celebration, is nominated for album of the year and pop album.
Toronto R&B singer Daniel Caesar and Ottawa-born Nicholas Durocher, aka Talk, follow closely behind with five nominations each.
Fresh off her performance at last weekend’s NHL All-Star Game, Calgary pop singer Tate McRae is nominated for three awards, including entertainer of the year. Folk singer-songwriter Allison Russell, who won a Grammy on Sunday night, is also nominated in three categories, including songwriter of the year.
Aysanabee, actor-rapper Connor Price, production duo DVBBS and Canadian power-pop singer-songwriter Lauren Spencer Smith also earned three nominations each.
Canada’s biggest night of music will feature performances by host Nelly Furtado, The Beaches, Cardin, this year’s Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Maestro Fresh Wes, country star Josh Rosh, British Columbia-Punjabi singer Karan Aujla and Talk. Tegan and Sara will also make a special appearance as they receive the humanitarian award from actor Elliot Page.
After his time at Junos 2007, Furtado promises a “spicy” and “sexy” transmission.
“I’m going to do my best to keep the festivities going and bring fun, fashion and energy,” he said. I am like a bird the hitmaker told the Canadian press.
He 53rd Annual The Juno Awards will air live on CBC from the Scotiabank Center in Halifax on March 24.
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