Maria Mederos. Toronto. 11/24/2021
The Canadian singer, Justin Bieber is leading the list of nominations thanks to his hit ‘Peaches’. He’s ahead of The Weeknd and Drake thanks to his fruit-themed single featuring singer Daniel Caesar. The song earned recognition in different categories like Song of the year. Bieber is also nominated for his pop music album “Justice”. And his song “Lonely”, in which he collaborated with Benny Blanco is nominated as best pop duo or group.
After Bieber, the second biggest nomination is for the Weeknd. He has three nominations, although last year he said he wouldn’t participate in The Grammys this year, as they were “corrupt”, and he even mentioned he would boycott the event. He is nominated for his collaboration with Doja Cat in the album “Planet-Her”. His third nomination is for his appearance on “Hurricane”, Kanye’s West single.
Cuban-Canadian, Alex Cuba is nominated twice for his songs “Mendo”.
Among the other Canadian nominees, Snaith of Dundas ‘Caribou’ is nominated with his single “You Can Do It”; Joni Mitchell was nominated for Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years which she released on October 2020; And Allison Russell for “Nightflyer” and “Outside Child“.
The Grammy’s expanded the number of nominees in each category from eight to ten and included more categories.
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Justin Bieber’s hit ‘Peaches’ helps pop star lead crop of Canadian
By David Friend@
TORONTO – Justin Bieber is leading the Canadian nominees at the
Grammy Awards with a little help from his megahit “Peaches.”
The Stratford, Ont.-raised pop singer picked up eight nods,
putting him ahead of surprise three-time nominee the Weeknd and
two-time contender Drake.
Many of Bieber’s nods came thanks to his fruit-themed single,
which features Toronto-raised R&B singer Daniel Caesar. It earned
recognition in the categories of record of the year, song of the
year, best R&B performance and best music video.
Bieber also snagged an album of the year and best pop vocal album
nomination for “Justice,” while his song “Anyone” earned a pop
solo performance nomination and shared a best pop duo or group
performance with Benny Blanco for the track “Lonely.”
The Weeknd swooped in with three nominations after saying last
year he wouldn’t submit his music to the Grammys after an
across-the-board snub for his single “Blinding Lights.”
This year, he was named alongside Lil Baby on Kanye West’s
“Hurricane,” which is up for best melodic rap performance, and his
appearances on Doja Cat’s deluxe edition “Planet Her” and West’s
(The Canadian Press)