Drake, Justin Bieber Among 2012 Juno Award Nominees
Canada's Juno Awards has announced its 2012 nominees.
Drake and Bieber will face off in the Album of the Year category, which also includes Avril Lavigne's "Goodbye Lullabye" and Nickelback's "Here and Now." The category includes two Christmas albums, Bieber's "Under the Mistletoe" and Michael Buble's "Christmas."
The International Album of the Year category gave nods to a number of familiar faces, including Adele, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, LMFAO and Rihanna.
The five artist of the year nominees include City and Colour, Deadmau5, Drake, Feist and Michael Buble, while Group of the Year includes Arkells, Down with Webster, Hedley, Sam Roberts Band and Nickelback.
The major label acts will face some competition from an indie upstart in the Fan Choice category, with Arcade Fire -- last year's Grammy Album of the Year recipient -- in the running against Lavigne, Bieber, Drake and others.
The 2012 ceremony will be held on April 1 in Ottawa.