The Weeknd, Drake and Justin Bieber — the three Canadian acts who have dominated the music charts at home and abroad for months — are leading the race for the 2016 Juno Awards, with two newcomers to the scene, singer-songwriter Alessia Cara and digital video sensation Shawn Mendes, also among the top contenders.

The 45th annual Juno Awards broadcast gala takes place Sunday, April 3 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. 

Here are the 2016 Juno Award nominees.


JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD

  • Alessia Cara
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Cœur de pirate
  • Dean Brody
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Shawn Hook
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd
  • Walk Off The Earth

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • Here, Alessia Cara
  • Hotline Bling, Drake
  • What Do You Mean? , Justin Bieber
  • Clothes Off , Ria Mae
  • Can't Feel My Face, The Weeknd

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • 25, Adele
  • Hozier, Hozier
  • Title, Meghan Trainor
  • Four, One Direction
  • Dream Your Life Away, Vance Joy

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Drake
  • À Paradis City, Jean Leloup
  • Purpose, Justin Bieber
  • Handwritten, Shawn Mendes
  • Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • City and Colour
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd

GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Hedley
  • Marianas Trench
  • Metric
  • Three Days Grace
  • Walk Off The Earth

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Alessia Cara
  • Coleman Hell
  • Francesco Yates
  • Scott Helman
  • Tobias Jesso Jr.

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Dear Rouge
  • Half Moon Run
  • Milk & Bone
  • The Elwins
  • Young Empires

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Abel Tesfaye
  • Béatrice Martin
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie
  • Dallas Green
  • Tobias Jesso Jr.

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Anchor, Autumn Hill
  • Pick Me Up, Brett Kissel
  • Gypsy Road, Dean  Brody
  • County Line, High Valley
  • Frontier, Paul Brandt

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • If I've Only One Time Askin', Daniel Romano
  • The Park Avenue Sobriety Test, Joel Plaskett
  • In My Dreams, Mo Kenney
  • Goon, Tobias Jesso Jr.
  • Leave No Bridge Unburned, Whitehorse

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Deep in the Iris, BRAIDS
  • Poison Season, Destroyer
  • Are You Alone?, Majical Cloudz
  • Half Free, U.S. Girls
  • Viet Cong, Viet Cong

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Hello, Hedley
  • Purpose, Justin Bieber
  • Augusta, Scott Helman
  • Handwritten, Shawn Mendes
  • Sing It All Away, Walk Off The Earth

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Get Up, Bryan Adams
  • The Physical World, Death From Above 1979
  • Chaotic Neutral, Matthew Good
  • No Fixed Address, Nickelback
  • Future Nostalgia, The Sheepdogs

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • New, Alex Pangman
  • Live from the Cellar, Dan Brubeck Quartet
  • Clear Day, Emilie-Claire Barlow
  • This Bitter Earth, Jaclyn Guillou
  • Some Version of the Truth, Tara Kannangara

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO

  • It's About Time, Al Muirhead
  • Dialectics, Curtis Nowosad
  • Abeng, Rich Brown
  • Movin' Forward, Robi Botos
  • Duets, Tara Davidson

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP

  • Forest Grove, Allison Au Quartet
  • Over My Head, Brad Turner Quartet
  • What I Hear Now, Jerry Granelli Trio
  • Stealing From My Youth, Mark Kelso & The Jazz Exiles
  • Sheer Tyranny of Will, Peripheral Vision

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Spin Cycle, Afiara Quartet and Skratch Bastid
  • Never Were The Way She Was, Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld
  • Orchestral Powwow, Cris Derksen
  • Lost Voices, Esmerine
  • Legacy Live, Jens Lindemann and  Tommy Banks

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • 22h22, Ariane Moffatt
  • Zulu, Galaxie
  • À Paradis City, Jean Leloup
  • Les grandes artères, Louis-Jean Cormier
  • Si l'aurore, Marie-Pierre Arthur

CHILDREN'S ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Greatest Hits, Big Block Singsong
  • Dirty Feet, Bobs & LoLo
  • Forest Friends' Nature Club Album, Ginalina
  • Songs from the Boot, Splash'N Boots
  • More Sheep, Less Sleep, The Swinging Belles

CLASSICAL ALBUM: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

  • Liszt: Piano Sonata & Sonnets, Angela Hewitt
  • Chamber Works by Jerzy Fitelberg, ARC Ensemble
  • Mendelssohn: Op. 44 nos. 1, 2, Cecilia String Quartet
  • Berlin Sonatas, Elinor Frey
  • Franck & Strauss: Violin Sonatas, James Ehnes

CLASSICAL ALBUM: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT

  • Vivaldi: Four Seasons, James Ehnes with the Sydney Symphony
  • Mahler 10, Orchestre Métropolitain
  • Symphony and New Works for Organ and Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal with Olivier Latry and Jean-Willy Kunz
  • Tomasi, Desenclos, Jolivet: French Trumpet Concertos, Paul Merkelo, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 3, Stewart Goodyear with the Czech National Symphony

CLASSICAL ALBUM: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE

  • Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 4, Claire de Sévigné, Maria Soulis, and Aradia Ensemble
  • Sacred Reflections of Canada - A Canadian Mass, Canadian Chamber Choir
  • Peter-Anthony Togni: Responsio, Jeff Reilly with Andrea Ludwig, Charles Daniels, John Potter, and Suzie
  • Leblanc
  • Las Ciudades de Oro, L'Harmonie des Saisons
  • Chansons Perpétuelles, Marie-Nicole Lemieux

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

  • Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems, Dinuk Wijeratne
  • Piano Quartet, John Burge
  • The Afar, Jordan Pal
  • Centennials, Michael Oesterle
  • Bookburners, Nicole Lizée

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Sour Soul, BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah
  • If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Drake
  • Kardi Gras Vol. 1: The Clash, Kardinal Offishall
  • Can't Fly Without Gravity, k-os
  • For The Town, SonReal

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • We All Fall Down ft. Jamie Lidell, A-Trak
  • Badman (Torro Torro Remix), Autoerotique & Max Styler
  • At All, Kaytranada
  • Save Me ft. Katy B, Keys N Krates
  • Be Right There, Sleepy Tom & Diplo

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Four Pink Walls, Alessia Cara
  • The Fall Out, August Rigo
  • Déjà Vu, Dru
  • Butchy's Son, Patrick Lehman
  • Beauty Behind the Madness , The Weeknd

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • The French Sessions, Dubmatix
  • Hello Mama, Exco Levi
  • Nah Complain ft. Daddy U Roy, Kafinal
  • Sexy Gal ft. T.O.K., Kreesha Turner
  • Escape from the Mongoose Gang, Lyndon John X

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • The One, Armond Duck Chief
  • Come and Get Your Love: The Tribe Session, Black Bear
  • Power In The Blood, Buffy Sainte-Marie
  • Rumble, Derek Miller
  • Refined, Don Amero

CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • So Let's Go, Alan Doyle
  • Power In The Blood, Buffy Sainte-Marie
  • The Bliss, Fortunate Ones
  • Indian Ocean, Frazey Ford
  • Beautiful Scars, LeE HaRVeY OsMOND

TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF  THE YEAR

  • The Chance, J.P. Cormier
  • Jayme Stone's Lomax Project, Jayme Stone
  • Domestic Eccentric, Old Man Luedecke
  • A Wanderer I'll Stay, Pharis and Jason Romero
  • Songs In The Dark, The Wainwright Sisters

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Faded But Not Gone, Big Dave McLean
  • Brothers In This World, Blackburn
  • Vicksburg Call, David Gogo
  • This Is From Here, Harrison Kennedy
  • Sliding Delta, Michael Jerome Browne

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Brave New World, Amanda Cook
  • Where The Light Is, Dan Bremnes
  • Saints & Sinners, Matt Maher
  • We Are, The City Harmonic
  • TREES - Chapter 2, Tim Neufeld

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Healer, Alex Cuba
  • Neo-Reconquista, Boogat
  • Revuelta Danza Party, Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra
  • Moorka, Lemon Bucket Orkestra
  • Resistance, The Souljazz Orchestra

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Bob Ezrin
  • Dallas Green
  • Henry "Cirkut" Walter
  • Steve Webster & Emilie-Claire Barlow
  • Thomas "Tawgs" Salter

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

  • Gus Van Go,
  • Liam O'Neil
  • Noah "40" Shebib
  • Serban Ghenea
  • Shawn Everett

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR

  • CLUB MEDS, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith - Cam Dales and Ben Clarkson
  • LOST VOICES, Esmerine - Clyde Henry Productions: Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, Constellation: Ian Ilavsky
  • ELEMENTS, Long Distance Runners - Duncan Major, Joel Upshall
  • WEST TRAINZ, West Trainz - Erik West Milette
  • LES GRANDES ARTÈRES, Louis-Jean Cormier - Sarah Marcotte-Boislard

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Virgins, Eva Michon (Death From Above 1979)
  • Dark Days, Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Chandler Levack (Pup)
  • For the Town, Peter Huang (Sonreal)
  • Avalanche, Philip Sportel (Kalle Mattson)
  • Hello, Xavier Dolan (Adele)

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • A Life Well Lived, AM Static
  • Concubine, Concubine
  • The Midas Touch, Discrete
  • Noontide, Humans
  • The Other Day, Pomo

HEAVY METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Searching for Zero, Cancer Bats
  • Never Wanna Die, Diemonds
  • Desire Will Rot, Fuck the Facts
  • Of Ghosts and Gods, Kataklysm
  • Success, KEN mode

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Wallflower, Diana Krall
  • Refined, Don Amero
  • A Jann Arden Christmas, Jann Arden
  • What Love Is All About, Johnny Reid
  • Under One Sky, The Tenors