The Weeknd Attracts 7 U.S. Grammy Nominations

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Toronto R&B artist The Weeknd has attracted 7 U.S. Grammy nominations for the 2016 awards event. The Grammy Awards are given to recognize music popular in the United States and in keeping with American tastes in music. Several other Canadians besides The Weeknd are nominated including Drake, Justin Bieber, Alex Cuba, Caribou, and more. Below is a list of Canadians with the categories in which they are nominated. A number of others are nominated as part of a team that made a nominated recording.

The Weeknd (7)
Record of the Year – “Can’t Feel My Face”
Album of the Year – Beauty Behind the Madness
Best Pop Solo Performance – “Can’t Feel My Face”
Best R&B Performance – “Earned It”
Best R&B Song – “Earned It”
Best Urban Contemporary Album – Beauty Behind the Madness
Best Song Written For Visual Media – “Earned It”

Drake (5)
Best Rap Performance – “Back To Back”
Best Rap Performance – “Truffle Butter” (featured)
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – “Only” (featured)
Best Rap Song – “Energy”
Best Rap Album – “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”

Justin Bieber (1)
Best Dance Recording – “Where Are U Now” (featured)

Alex Cuba (1)
Best Latin Pop Album – Healer

Caribou (1)
Best Dance/Electronic Album – Our Love

Marc-André Hamelin (1)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance – Shostakovich: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No. 2

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (1)
Best Opera Recording – Mozart: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail (conductor)

Karina Gauvin (1)
Best Opera Recording – Steffani: Niobe, Regina Di Tebe (soprano)

Joni Mitchell (1)
Best Album Notes – Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced

CFCF (1)
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical – Berlin By Overnight

Steve Berkowitz, Jan Haust & Jeff Rosen (1)
Best Historical Album – The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (producers)

Matt Maher (1)
Best Contemporary Christian Music – Because He Lives

Ron Korb (1)
Best New Age Album – Asia Beauty

Kevin Howes (1)
Best Historical Album – Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966–1985 (producer)