The Weeknd, Bieber, Drake lead 2016 Juno nominees

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After an incredible year for Canadian artists dominating charts at home and abroad, The Weeknd leads the 2016 Juno Award nominations with six, followed closely behind by Drake and Justin Bieber with five apiece. 

Honouring the best in Canadian music, teenage pop stars Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes each earned four, organizers announced in Toronto this morning.

Drake, Bieber, The Weeknd and Mendes are all up for Artist of the Year, along with City and Colour, as well as Album of the Year, with Jean Leloup rounding out the category.

Cara's big year earned her nominations for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, R&B Recording of the Year, the Juno Fan Choice Award and Single of the Year for "Here."

The single of the year category is filled with other major hits, "Hotline Bling" by Drake, "What Do You Mean?" by Justin Bieber, "Clothes Off" by Ria Mae and "Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd.

Also competing for Breakthrough Artist of the Year are Francesco Yates, Scott Helman, Tobias Jesso Jr. and Coleman Hell.

And the accolades for Adele's "25" are likely just beginning with the Junos, where she's nominated for International Album of the Year, while Xavier Dolan is up for directing her "Hello" music video.

Other multiple nominees include Buffy Sainte-Marie, City and Colour, Tobias Jesso Jr. and Walk off The Earth, each with three.

The Juno Awards are set to take place April 3 in Calgary, airing live on CTV.

The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Bryan Adams and Dean Brody were announced as performers this morning, joining previously announced performer Alessia Cara. 
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