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Justin Bieber performs in New York, Nov.7, 2012. Carly Rae Jepsen, Bieber, Celine Dion, Hedley and Marianas Trench will compete for album of the year at this year's Juno Awards. (Evan Agostini/CP)
Justin Bieber performs in New York, Nov.7, 2012. Carly Rae Jepsen, Bieber, Celine Dion, Hedley and Marianas Trench will compete for album of the year at this year's Juno Awards. (Evan Agostini/CP)

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Jepsen, Bieber up for album of the year at Juno Awards Add to ...

Looks like the Juno Awards knew Carly Rae Jepsen’s number.

The British Columbia-raised singer – whose monster single Call Me Maybe took the world by storm in 2012 – has landed a leading five nominations.

Jepsen was nominated for two prizes at the recent Grammy Awards but went home empty-handed.

At the Junos, she’ll vie for the fan choice award, single of the year, album of the year, artist of the year and pop album of the year.

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Among her competition will be teen phenom Justin Bieber, who is also up for fan choice, best album, best artist and pop album.

Jepsen is also scheduled to sing at the Junos, which will be held in Regina on April 21 and hosted by Michael Buble.

Triple Juno nominees include Hedley, Metric, Marianas Trench and Leonard Cohen.

In addition to Bieber, Jepsen’s competition for artist of the year will be Deadmau5, Leonard Cohen and Johnny Reid.

Eight-time Juno winner k.d. lang will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the gala.

Call Me Maybe has achieved unprecedented success, topping charts in Canada, the U.S., New Zealand, Austria, France, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It occupied the top spot in the U.S. for nine straight weeks

The Junos will air live on CTV.

 

Nominees for the 2013 Juno Awards

Here are contenders in some of the major categories:

Single of the Year:

- Billy Talent, Viking Death March

- Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe

- Hedley, Kiss You Inside Out

- Serena Ryder, Stompa

- The Sheepdogs, The Way It Is

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Album of the Year:

- Carly Rae Jepsen, Kiss

- Celine Dion, Sans Attendre

- Hedley, Storms

- Justin Bieber, Believe

- Marianas Trench, Ever After

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Artist of the Year:

- Carly Rae Jepsen

- Deadmau5

- Johnny Reid

- Justin Bieber

- Leonard Cohen

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Group of the Year:

- Billy Talent

- Marianas Trench

- Metric

- Rush

- The Sheepdogs

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Breakthrough Artist of the Year:

- Cold Specks

- Elisapie

- Grimes

- Kira Isabella

- The Weeknd

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Breakthrough Group of the Year:

- Hey Ocean!

- Monster Truck

- The Pack a.d.

- Walk Off the Earth

- Yukon Blonde

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