As awards season continues, the Juno Awards (the Canadian Grammys) has announced their 2020 nominees, with Alessia Cara leading the pack.
“Thank you for the 6 nominations Juno Awards, so flattered and excited to be hosting too! See you March 15th,” the singer tweeted.
The Canadian pop singer-songwriter is up for Single of the Year for her song ‘Out Of Love’, Album Of The Year for her sophomore record, The Pains Of Growing, Artist Of The Year, Songwriter Of The Year, Pop Album Of The Year, and her producer Jon Levine also has a nod for Producer Of The Year.
Cara faces some stiff competition in the Single of the Year category, where she faces off against Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s ‘Señorita’, bülow’s ‘Sweet Little Lies’, Lennon Stella’s ‘La Di Da’ and Scott Helman’s ‘Hang Ups’.
In the Album of the Year category, her fellow nominees include Alexandra Streliski’s INSCAPE, Bryan Adams’ Shine A Light, Michael Buble’s love, and NAV’s Bad Habits. Artist of the Year is also a tough group to beat, including rising star Jessie Reyez, Shawn Mendes, rapper Tory Lanez and pop veteran Bryan Adams.
Outside of the native talent, some of the biggest albums of the year will compete once again for International Album of the Year that includes Ariana Grande’s thank u, next, Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project, Khalid’s Free Spirit and Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone.
The Junos organizers also announced the first slate of confirmed performers that includes Jann Arden, Lennon Stella, The Glorious Sons and Daniel Caesar.
The Junos, organized by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, will take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 15 March and will air on the CBC network.
Cara will also be handling hosting duties this year, taking over from Sarah McLachlan.
Visit the official Juno site for the full list of nominees.