Nickelback leads noms for Juno Awards

8:50 AM PST 02/03/2009 by Etan Vlessing, AP

Canadian music honors will be handed out in March

TORONTO -- Canadian rock group Nickelback led all comers Tuesday, picking up five nominations for the 38th annual Juno Awards, Canada's top music honors.

The Alberta rockers received nominations for best single, best group, best producer and best album of the year.

Nickelback also will compete for the Juno fan choice award against Celine Dion and Hedley -- both of whom secured three nominations each -- Feist and the Lost Fingers.

Other multiple nominees unveiled Tuesday at a Toronto press conference include Montreal-based Sam Roberts, who earned four nominations including best artist of the year.

The international album of the year award, based on retail album sales in Canada, will see AC/DC's "Black Ice" and Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" go up against Metallica's "Death Magnetic," Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" and Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy."

The 2009 Juno Awards will air live March 29 on CTV from Vancouver.
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