Arcade Fire Nabs Six Nominations for Juno Awards
TORONTO – Canadian indie rock heroes Arcade Fire on Tuesday snagged a field-leading six nominations for the Junos, Canada's music awards.
Crooner Michael Buble and Serena Ryder are each up for five noms, while Celine Dion, Drake, Hedley, and Tegan and Sara earned four nominations each.
Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" will challenge for single of the year against "Closer," by Calgary-raised duo Tegan and Sera, Ryder's "What I Wouldn't Do," Buble's "It's a Beautiful Day" and "Inner Ninja," by Classified and David Myles.
Nominations for the Junos were unveiled during a press conference on Tuesday in Toronto.
Arcade Fire won four Junos in 2012, including best album and best group, and is expected to dominate the Canadian music awards again this year.
The Montreal rockers will also challenge in the album of the year competition with Reflektor, against Ryder's Harmony, Dion's Loved Me Back to Life, Drake's Nothing Was the Same and Buble's To Be Loved.
And the Juno Fan Choice Award category will be fought over by Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Buble, Ryder, Dion, Drake, Hedley, Robin Thicke and Walk Off the Earth.
Thicke was also added Tuesday to the lineup of performers at the 2014 Juno Awards, alongside City and Colour, Ryder, Tegan and Sara and Walk Off the Earth.
The Junos, organized by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, will be handed out on March 30 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and will air live on the CTV network.
A full list of Juno nominees is available at Junoawards.ca.