Avril Scores Six Juno Nominations
Canadian teen star Avril Lavigne leads the field with six nominations for the 2003 Juno Awards. Her hit "Complicated" is up for single of the year, while her Arista debut "Let Go" will vie for the albCanadian teen star Avril Lavigne leads the field with six nominations for the 2003 Juno Awards. Her hit "Complicated" is up for single of the year, while her Arista debut "Let Go" will vie for the album and pop album of the year titles. She is also nominated in the songwriter of the year category with the Matrix, as well as the new artist of the year and the fan choice of the year award fields, the latter a Doritos-sponsored new addition to the Junos.
Lavigne will perform on the April 6 award show, which will be hosted by Canadian superstar Shania Twain. The event will be broadcast live throughout the country on CTV from the Corel Centre in the capitol region of Ottawa-Gatineau. Public tickets go on sale Saturday (Feb. 15) through select Canadian Ticketmaster outlets.
Not far behind Lavigne in the nominations is Twain, who is up for five Junos, including artist of the year, songwriter of the year, and the fan choice award. Her Mercury album "UP!" is nominated for album of the year, while the single "I'm Gonna Getcha (Good)" is a contender for country recording of the year. Along with hosting, Twain will also perform at the Juno ceremony. Other confirmed performers include Sam Roberts, Remy Shand, and Our Lady Peace.
Celine Dion is nominated for four awards, including album of the year for "A New Day Has Come," released in Canada by Columbia. Also nominated for four Juno awards are rock act Our Lady Peace, Shand, and hip-hop artist K-OS.
Jazz singer/pianist Diana Krall and rock act Nickelback are also nominated for the fan choice award, along with Dion, Twain, and Lavigne. Fans can cast a vote for their favorite at CTV's official Junos Web site.
In addition with presenting awards for the last year's releases, the Juno Awards will also see songwriter Tom Cochrane and Nettwerk Music Group CEO Terry McBride inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
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