Justin Bieber may be leading the pack with his award nominations, but two Christian Manitobans are receiving recognition for their musical contributions.
The 50th anniversary of the JUNO Awards will be celebrating the musical accomplishments of Canadians.
In 2020, the JUNO Awards were not held in person due to the pandemic. This year, the awards will be live-streamed on Sunday, May 16. Friday, May 14 is the date of the award's opening ceremony.
New to the celebrations is voting on the social media platform Tik Tok. Partnering with Tik Tok, the JUNO Fan Choice Award will be chosen on the app. Justin Bieber is returning to the list as one of the 10 nominees.
Allan Reed, President of the JUNO Awards, says the past year has been difficult for musicians and venues and is looking forward to celebrating the work of musicians.
Justin Bieber is being nominated for Single of the Year for his song Intentions and for Album of the Year with "Changes." He is also being nominated for Artist of the Year.
William Prince's "Reliever" is being nominated for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year.
Contemporary Christian Gospel Album of the Year nominations
Allen Froese - "All Things New"
K-Anthony - "The Cure"
Matt Maher - "Alive & Breathing"
Shawna Cain - "The Way"
Steve Bell - "Wouldn't You Like to Know"