With Juno weekend about to kick off, Canadian music fans are anxiously anticipating who’ll be walking away with this year’s Fan Choice Award, presented to the homegrown artist to receive the most votes from fans.
With past winners of the award — which was first presented in 2003 — including the likes of Michael Buble, Shania Twain and Nickelback — this year’s 10 nominees are Alessia Cara, Belly, Drake, Hedley, Justin Bieber, Ruth B, Shawn Mendes, The Strumbellas, The Weeknd and Tory Lanez.
Of the 10, who’ll be taking home this year’s honour is anyone’s guess — unless you follow the buzz on social media, that is.
That’s precisely what Instagram has been doing, and has narrowed the playing field down to the top five. Leading the list with the most Instagram buzz is Justin Bieber — no surprise, considering The Biebs has won the Fan Choice awards five times already, holding the distinction of winning the award more times than any other artist.
With Bieber receiving the most Fan Choice Award buzz, coming in at second place in the buzz department is Shawn Mendes, followed by Drake at #3, Tory Lanez at #4 and The Weeknd at #5.
The 2017 Juno Awards takes place on Sunday, Apr. 3,