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The 2016 Juno nominees are officially in, and as expected, our country’s biggest hit-makers are leading the pack.

This year’s nominees were revealed at the 2016 Juno press conference in Toronto this morning, and Drake, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd all emerged as the top contenders to take home the most hardware at the Calgary-hosted award show on April 3rd.

Toronto R&B superstar The Weeknd scored the most nominations with six, including ‘Artist of the Year,’ ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ for his hit LP Beauty Behind the Madness.

Drake and Justin Bieber tied for the second most nominations with five each, and 2015 Canadian break-out stars Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara each scored four. Not too shabby!

It was also announced that The Weeknd, Dean Brody, Shawn Mendes, and Canadian legend Bryan Adams, will all be taking the stage to perform at the award show, which is shaping up to be the biggest Junos yet. Anyone up for a trip to Calgary?

Here is the full list of nominees for the big categories this year:

Artist of the year:

  • City and Colour
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd

Album of the Year:

  • If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake
  • A Paradis City Jean Leloup
  • Purpose, Justin Bieber
  • Handwritten, Shawn Mendes
  • Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd

Single of the Year:

  • Here, Alessia Cara
  • Hotline Bling, Drake
  • What Do You Mean?, Justin Bieber
  • Clothes Off, Ria Mae
  • Can’t Feel My Face, The Weeknd

Juno Fan Choice award:

  • Alessia Cara
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Coeur de Pirate
  • Dean Brody
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Shawn Hook
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Walk Off the Earth

Group of the Year:

  • Hedley
  • Marianas Trench
  • Metric
  • Three Days Grace
  • Walk Off the Earth

Songwriter of the Year:

  • Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd)
  • Béatrice Martin (Coeur de Pirate)
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie
  • Dallas Green (City and Colour)
  • Tobias Jesso Jr.

Breakthrough artist:

  • Alessia Cara
  • Coleman Hell
  • Francesco Yates
  • Scott Helman
  • Tobias Jesso Jr.

Best International album:

  • 25, Adele
  • Hozier, Hozier
  • Title, Meghan Trainor
  • Four, One Direction
  • Dream Your Life Away, Vance Joy

THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS live from live from The Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary airs Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV.