The 2021 Juno Awards are almost here, but first come the nominations.

Honouring Canadian music, this year 255 nominees are having their work recognized, including The Weeknd bringing the most nods at six. Jessie Reyez, JP Saxe and Justin Bieber all follow with five each.

Of the total nominations, 95 hardworking individuals are first-time nominees with 148 nominations for independent artists.

Jann Arden will be inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, The Tragically Hip will be honoured with the Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada and Pegi Cecconi will be presented with the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.

RELATED: 2020 Juno Awards Winners List: Find Out Who Came Out On Top

Check out who else is nominated ahead of the May 14 ceremony.

JUNO FAN CHOICE (PRESENTED BY FREEDOM MOBILE)

Ali Gatie

Curtis Waters

JP Saxe-

Justin Bieber

Lennon Stella

Les Cowboys Fringants

NAV

Shawn Mendes

Tate McRae

The Weeknd

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“Drink About Me” Brett Kissel

“If The World Was Ending (feat. Julia Michaels)” JP Saxe

“Intentions (feat. Quavo)” Justin Bieber

“Kissing Other People” Lennon Stella

“Blinding Lights” The Weeknd

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY MUSIC CANADA)

YOU Ali Gatie

Courage Céline Dion

Changes Justin Bieber

Thanks for the Dance Leonard Cohen

After Hours The Weeknd

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY SIRIUSXM CANADA)

Ali Gatie

Céline Dion

Jessie Reyez

Justin Bieber

The Weeknd

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY SIRIUSXM CANADA)

Arkells

Half Moon Run

Loud Luxury

The Glorious Sons

The Reklaws

 

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY FACTOR, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND CANADA’S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS)

Curtis Waters

JP Saxe

Powfu

Ryland James

Tate McRae

 

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY FACTOR, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND CANADA’S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS)

2Frères

Crown Lands

MANILA GREY

Peach Pit

Young Bombs

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY SOCAN)

Alanis Morissette

Publisher – Epiphanies Publishing/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing

“Ablaze”, “Reasons I Drink”, “Smiling” – co-songwriter Michael Farrell

SUCH PRETTY FORKS IN THE ROAD – Alanis Morissette

Alessia Cara

Publisher – Sony Music Publishing Canada

“Hell and High Water (feat. Alessia Cara)” – co-songwriters Bas Van Daalen, Jasper Helderman, Mickey Karbal, Philip Meckseper, Thomas Pentz

MUSIC IS THE WEAPON – Major Lazer

“I Choose” – co-songwriters Brayden Deskins, Colton Fisher, Diana Studenberg, Jason Rabinowitz, Jon Levine, Jordyn Kane, Kris Pearn, Mark Mothersbaugh

I CHOOSE (FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM ‘THE WILLOUGHBYS’) – Alessia Cara

“Welcome Back (feat. Alessia Cara)” – co-songwriters Ali Gatie, Amy Allen, Blake Slatkin

WELCOME BACK – Ali Gatie Warner

Jessie Reyez

Publisher – BMG Rights Management Canada

“COFFIN (feat. Eminem)” – co-songwriters Andre Robertson, Marshall Mathers, Tobias Frelin

BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US – Jessie Reyez

“FAR AWAY” – co-songwriters Rogét Chahayed, Vegyn (Joseph Thornalley)

FAR AWAY – Jessie Reyez

“NO ONE’S IN THE ROOM” – co-songwriter Dernst Emile II, Jordan Ullman

BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US+ – Jessie Reyez

JP Saxe

Publisher – Sony Music Publishing Canada

“A Little Bit Yours” – co-songwriters Alex St. Kitts, Benjamin Rice, Ryan Marrone

A LITTLE BIT YOURS – JP Saxe

“Golf On TV” – co-songwriters Lennon Stella, Ruslan Odnoralov, Simon Wilcox

THREE. TWO. ONE. – Lennon Stella

“If The World Was Ending (feat. Julia Michaels)” – co-songwriter Julia Michaels

HOLD IT TOGETHER – JP Saxe

The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye), Belly (Ahmad Balshe), & Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville

Publishers – Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music Canada, & Universal Music Publishing Canada

“After Hours” – co-songwriters Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese, Mario Winans

“Blinding Lights”, “Save Your Tears” – co-songwriters Max Martin, Oscar Holter

AFTER HOURS – The Weeknd The Weeknd XO/Republic/Universal

 

ALBUM FRANCOPHONE DE L’ANNÉE

À tous les vents 2Frères

Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs Klô Pelgag

Les antipodes Les Cowboys Fringants

Quand la nuit tombe Louis-Jean Cormier

Pour déjouer l’ennui Pierre Lapointe

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

New Mania 88GLAM

Baby Gravy 2 bbno$ & Yung Gravy Baby Gravy

Cold World Eric Reprid

Good Intentions (Brown Boy 2 Deluxe Version) NAV

ELEMENTS Vol. 1 TOBi

 

INDIGENOUS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR(PRESENTED BY APTN)

Kîyânaw
Burnstick

Church House Blues Crystal Shawanda

The Ridge Julian Taylor

North Star Calling Leela Gilday

Nunarjua Isulinginniani Terry Uyarak

CONTEMPORARY R&B RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Before Love Came to Kill Us Jessie Reyez

Where You Are Savannah Ré

Solaris Shay Lia

After Hours The Weeknd

Holiday TOBi

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Akeel Henry

“Rain (feat. Swae Lee)” (co-producer Mike ‘DZL’ Holmes)

BACK HOME – Trey Songz Atlantic*Warner

“Spell My Name” (co-producer Antonio Dixon)

SPELL MY NAME – Toni Braxton Island*Universal

Jordon Manswell

“Fallin’” (co-producers Jonathan Martin, Toni Braxton)

SPELL MY NAME – Toni Braxton Island*Universal

“Home”

PROVERB – Dylan Sinclair Five Stone*Independent

KAYTRANADA

“10% (feat. Kali Uchis)”

BUBBA – KAYTRANADA RCA*Sony

“Frontstreet (Freestyle)”

FRONTSTREET (FREESTYLE) – Mick Jenkins RCA*Sony

Murda Beatz

“motive (with Doja Cat)” (co-producers Joseph L’Étranger, Mr. Franks, Tommy Brown)

POSITIONS – Ariana Grande Republic*Universal

“Say You Love Me” (co-producers Joseph L’Étranger, OG Parker)

SLIME & B – Chris Brown & Young Thug RCA*Sony

WondaGurl

“Aim For The Moon (feat. Quavo)” (co-producers 5ive Beatz, 808Melo, Dani, Dez Wright, Tyy Beats)

SHOOT FOR THE STARS AIM FOR THE MOON – Pop Smoke Victor Victor/Republic*Universal

“GANG GANG” (co-producer Vou)

JACKBOYS – JACKBOYS & Sheck Wes Epic/Cactus Jack*Sony

See the full list of nominees at JunoAwards.ca.

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Juno Fan Choice Nominees 2021