The Weeknd and his album Daybreak FM have emerged with a field-leading six nominations for the 2023 Juno music awards, Canada’s model of the Grammys.
The Canadian pop star who penned “Nothing is Misplaced (You Give Me Energy)” for Avatar: The Approach of Water, will compete for finest artist, finest pop album, Juno Fan Selection award, finest single for “Sacrifice,” finest album and finest songwriter. The Weeknd’s participation within the Junos, with Daybreak FM put into rivalry, additionally comes as he continues to snub the Grammys stateside.
Avril Lavigne and fellow Canadian songstress Tate McRae every nabbed 5 nods, whereas Preston Pablo and The Reklaws got here away with three nominations every.
Nominations for the Junos have been unveiled throughout a press convention in Toronto on Tuesday. The Juno Fan Selection competitors will see Lavigne, Lauren Spencer-Smith, Pablo, Reve and Shawn Mendes compete towards McRae, The Reklaws, Tyler Shaw and The Weeknd.
Greatest single nominees are Lavigne’s “Chew Me,” Pablo and Banx & Banx’s “Flowers Want Rain,” Shawn Mendes’ “When You’re Gone,” McRae’s “she’s all I wanna be” and The Weeknd’s “Sacrifice.”
Elsewhere, the most effective artist of the yr class will characteristic Lavigne, Spencer-Smith, Michael Buble, Mendes and The Weeknd in competitors. And the most effective album of the yr class will pit the newest work by Ali Gatie and Lavigne towards albums from NAV, McRae and The Weeknd.
And the most effective group competitors has entries from Arcade Fireplace, Arkells, Billy Expertise Metric and The Reklaws, whereas performers competing for breakthrough artist of the yr embody Dax, Devon Cole, Pablo, RealestK and Reve.
The Junos, organized by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, plan an in-person awards and live performance gala in Edmonton that may air stay on the CBC community on March 13. Simu Liu will return to emcee the 2023 Juno Awards after making his internet hosting debut for Canada’s music awards in Toronto final yr.
Liu, who gained a following for his breakout position in Kim’s Comfort, has been busy in Hollywood with Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Lionsgate’s canine drama Arthur the King.
Charlotte Cardin was the massive winner on the 2022 Junos, as she picked up 4 trophies.