Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Michael Bublé among Canadian Grammy contenders
Bieber and Cara among nominees in top 4 categories
Bieber is up for his vocal contributions to Despacito, the global hit by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which is in the running for record of the year, song of the year, and best pop duo and group performance. He is eligible for trophies in two of the three categories.
Cara is also nominated in the song of the year category for 1-800-273-8255, a song she co-wrote and performs with rapper Logic. The song, named for the U.S. suicide prevention hotline, is also nominated for best music video directed by Nova Scotia's Andy Hines.
really honoured to be given this kind of acknowledgment. I’m not sure what to say or feel at the moment, but for now, thank u to everyone in my corner for all ur love.—@alessiacara
She grabbed two other nods for the best new artist award and the best pop duo and group performance trophy for the song Stay with Zedd.
Cohen is nominated in the best rock performance category for his song You Want It Darker and best American roots performance for the track Steer Your Way, both off his final album.
Bublé and McLachlan have nominations in the best traditional pop vocal album category. Bublé is up for the deluxe edition of Nobody But Me and McLachlan for Wonderland, her second Christmas album.
Toronto R&B singer Daniel Caesar also has two nominations. He's contending for best R&B performance for Get You featuring Kali Uchis and best R&B album for Freudian.
Other Canadian nominees include:
- Arcade Fire's Everything Now for best alternative album.
- The Weeknd's Starboy for best urban contemporary album.
- Canadian Broadway hit Come From Away for best musical theatre album.
- Alex Cuba's Lo Unico Constante for best Latin pop album.
- Northern Cree's Miyo Kekisepa, Make A Stand (Live) for best regional roots album.
- A recording of Handel: Messiah performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is nominated for best choral performance and producer of the year, classical.
- Jane Bunnett and Maqueque's Oddara for best Latin jazz album.
- Shawn Everett (along with Joseph Lorge and Patricia Sullivan) for best engineered album, non-classical.
- Leighton James and Christian Srigley of Adventure Club for best remixed recording, for their version of Kehlani's Undercover.
- Matt Maher's Echoes for best contemporary Christian album.
Sound engineer Charles Moniz grabbed three nominations for his work on the Bruno Mars album 24K Magic. The Burlington, Ont. native already has two Grammy awards on his mantle, one for creating the catchy "doh" vocal line on the inescapable hit Uptown Funk and another for his contribution to Adele's album 25.
The Grammys will mark its 60th anniversary by taking place in New York City on Jan. 28, 2018, rather than at the usual venue in Los Angeles.