Canadian hip-hop star Drake leads the field with six nominations going into the Junos, with Bieber taking four of his own. Drake, born in Toronto as Aubrey Graham, picked up nods for best album, best songwriter, best rap recording and best single for "Find Your Love."
Drake, who will also emcee the Junos on March 27, will compete in Toronto against Stratford, Ontario-born Bieber, who received nominations for best album, best artist, and best pop album for My World 2.0. Bieber and Drake will also contend in the Juno fan choice competition against fellow multiple nominees Hedley, Johnny Reid and Michael Bublé.
The international album of the year competition, based on retail record sales nationwide, will see Eminem and Katy Perry compete with their latest albums against rivals Ke$ha, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift. The Junos will air live on the CTV network from the Air Canada Center in Toronto. A full list of Juno nominees is available at junoawards.ca.