Nickelback leads noms for Juno Awards

Tue Feb 3, 2009 11:30pm EST
 
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TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Canadian rock group Nickelback led the musical pack Tuesday, picking up five nominations for the 38th annual Juno Awards, Canada's top music honors.

The Alberta rockers received nominations for best single, best group, best producer and best album of the year.

Nickelback also will compete for the Juno fan choice award against Celine Dion and Hedley -- both of whom secured three nominations each -- plus Feist and the Lost Fingers.

Other multiple nominees unveiled Tuesday at a Toronto press conference include Montreal-based Sam Roberts, who earned four nominations including best artist of the year.

The international album of the year award, based on retail album sales in Canada, will see AC/DC's "Black Ice" and Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" go up against Metallica's "Death Magnetic," Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" and Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy."

The 2009 Juno Awards will air live March 29 on CTV from Vancouver.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

 
<p>Daniel Adair, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake and Chad Kroeger (L-R) of Nickelback hold up their Canadian Juno awards after winning the Rock Album of the Year at a gala in Halifax, Nova Scotia April 1, 2006. REUTERS/Paul Darrow</p>