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Shawn Mendes, Michael Buble & More Artists Who Could Set Records at the Juno Awards

Shawn Mendes
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Shawn Mendes attends the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at STAPLES Center on Jan. 26, 2020 in Los Angeles. 

Mendes could become the first artist in Juno Awards history to win single of the year three years running.

Shawn Mendes, Michael Bublé and Bryan Adams are among the artists who could set impressive records at the 49th annual Juno Awards, Canada's equivalent of the Grammy Awards. As Billboard reported yesterday, Alessia Cara is set to host the show, which will be held at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on March 15.  

Mendes could become the first artist in Juno Awards history to win single of the year three years running. He's nominated this year for "Señorita," his sensuous collab with Camila Cabello. He won the last two years with "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" (2018) and "In My Blood" (2019). Mendes is currently tied for the record with Anne Murray, Glass Tiger and Alanis Morissette, all of whom won the award two years running.

"Señorita" is vying to become the third collab to win for single of the year. The first two were Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson's "Beauty and the Beast" (1993) and Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland's "Promiscuous" (2007). All three are pairings of Canadian and non-Canadian artists. Cabello was born in Cuba; Bryson and Timbaland were both born in the U.S.

Mendes could also become just the second artist to win artist of the year two years running. The Weeknd won in 2015-16.

Avril Lavigne, who took the fan choice award last year, is vying to become the first female artist ever to win twice in the category. Shania Twain (2003) and Furtado (2007) each won once. The other nine nominees in the category this year also include Justin Bieber, who has won it five times, more than anyone else, and Mendes, who won it twice before being displaced last year by Lavigne.

Bublé could become the first artist to win album of the year four times. He is nominated this year for love. He has won in the past with It's Time (2006), Crazy Love (2010) and Christmas (2012). The old-school stylist is currently tied for the record with Dion and Arcade Fire, each of whom won the award three times.

Adams is also among the album of the year nominees for Shine a Light. Adams won the 1984 award in this category with Cuts like a Knife. If he wins again this year, he would have by far the longest span of wins in this category (37 years). That distinction is currently held by Dion, whose wins span nine years (1991-99).

Cara, the show's host, is vying to become the first woman to win songwriter of the year (presented by Socan) since Serena Ryder took the prize six years ago. Cara shared a Grammy nomination for song of the year two years ago for co-writing Logic's suicide prevention anthem, "1-800-273-8255."

Mendes/Cabello and Bublé were nominated at the Grammys on Jan. 26 but came up empty. "Señorita" was a finalist for best pop duo/group performance. Love was nominated for best traditional pop vocal album.

Here's a link to the full list of Juno Award nominees.


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