|Sir Richard Branson & Drake - June 2010|
In addition to hosting this year's Juno Awards, Toronto's Pride and Joy Drake, gets an impressive six nominations, as announced earlier this morning at the Royal York Hotel.
Drake scored nods in major categories such as Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Artist of the Year. Teen sensation Justin Bieber who is in town today promoting his 3-D Documentary Never Say Never, scored two important nods for Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year. Arcade Fire is also up for multiple categories including Album of the Year and Group of the Year.
In a category we'll be watching closely, friends of Mr. Will-W.:Pop Maven, Dragonette, are up for Dance Recording of the Year with Fixin' to Thrill. The Toronto-based Trio are up against Mia Martina & Edward Maya's heavily-played Stereo Love; other Artists in the race include Chromeo, Keshia Chante and Deadmau5.
The Junos will air on CTV, March 27, 2011 at 8:00 PM EST. Click here for a full list of Nominees.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)