2016 JUNO AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

THE WEEKND LEADS WITH SIX NOMINATIONS

Official Release by 2016 JUNO Awards

Toronto, ON (February 2, 2016) – The nominees for the 2016 JUNO Awards were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto this morning, as Canada’s top artists get ready for a trip to JUNO Week in Calgary, March 28 – April 3, 2016.

To view a complete 2016 JUNO Awards nominee list, bios and hometown information, visit www.junoawards.ca.

The Weeknd garnered six nominations including JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year* and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.

Close behind with five nods each were Drake and Justin Bieber, both running for JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year. Drake also received a nomination for Rap Recording of the Year, while Justin Bieber was nominated for Pop Album of the Year*.

Vying for four categories each, Alessia Cara was nominated for JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year* and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year; while Shawn Mendes was nominated for JUNO Fan Choice*, Album of the Year*, Artist for the Year and Pop Album of the Year*.

Artists with three nominations each include Buffy Sainte-Marie (Songwriter of the Year*, Aboriginal Album of the Year*, Contemporary Roots Album of the Year), City and Colour (Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year*, Jack Richardson Producer of the Year), Tobias Jesso Jr. (Breakthrough Artist of the Year*, Songwriter of the Year*, Adult Alternative Album of the Year), and Walk Off the Earth (JUNO Fan Choice*, Group of the Year, Pop Album of the Year*).

*Award Sponsors for THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS listed above include JUNO Fan Choice (presented by TD), Album of the Year (sponsored by Music Canada), Video of the Year (sponsored by MuchFACT, exclusively funded by Bell Media), Songwriter of the Year (presented by SOCAN), Pop Album of the Year (sponsored by TD), Breakthrough Artist of the Year (sponsored by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and Radio Starmaker Fund), and Aboriginal Album of the Year (sponsored by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network).

Tickets for THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS are on sale now. Tickets range from $39-$149 and are available through the Scotiabank Saddledome Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 and online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Premier Partners of the 2016 JUNO Awards: We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Province of Alberta, the City of Calgary, Tourism Calgary, the National Music Centre, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.

Web Links
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
Official JUNO TV website: www.junotv.ca