Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber Lead JUNO Award Nominations
As Carly Rae Jepsen prepares to release the objectively peerless “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” as a single while her album flounders in chart-middling obscurity, at least there’s one place where she’s getting the recognition she deserves: Her homeland of Canada, where Jepsen was just nominated for five (five!) JUNO Awards. (They’re like the Grammys, only Canadian.)
O, Canada! A magical place, a place where dreams come true, a place where even a largely ignored pop masterwork like Jepsen’s Kiss can get the accolades it so sorely deserves. Jepsen received nods for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year (“Call Me Maybe”), Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year.
But that’s not all! Her fellow Canuck Justin Bieber (who could use a little pick-me-up too, given that Grammys snub nonsense) also nabbed several noms, for Album of the Year, JUNO Fan Choice, Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year.
As Popjustice notes, perennially underrated pop act Dragonette only got one nomination. That’s better than nothing, though, right?