2017 JUNO Fan Choice Nominees Announced

Voting is now open for the JUNO Fan Choice Award. The question is: who are the 10 up for the trophy this year? The answer is…

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Alessia Cara (Brampton, ON R&B female soloist)
Belly (Ottawa rap male soloist)
Drake (Toronto rap male soloist)
Hedley (Abbotsford, BC pop rock group)
  Justin Bieber (Stratford, ON pop/R&B male soloist)
  Ruth B (Edmonton pop/R&B female soloist)
Shawn Mendes (Pickering, ON acoustic pop male soloist)
The Strumbellas (Lindsay, ON folk rock group)
The Weeknd (Toronto R&B male soloist)
Tory Lanez (Brampton, ON R&B male soloist)

CARAS states that eligibility for the award hinges on the following. “Artists who have one of the top 20 selling tracks and top 20 streamed tracks are given an individual rank for each. Those ranks are combined to determine the top 20 artists. Next, these artists are evaluated using Next Big Sound, through online music analytics to measure their growth and popularity across social networks and streaming services. All the results are reviewed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the Official Ballot Accountants of The JUNO Awards. Finally, each artist receives a rank after combining sales, streams and online buzz to determine the top 10 artists – The 2017 JUNO Fan Choice Award nominees!”

Past winners of the award, which was introduced in 2003, are Shania Twain, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne, Simple Plan, Nelly Furtado, Michael Bublé, and Justin Bieber. The JUNOs do not disqualify an artist who has won from future eligibility whether permanently or for X number of years meaning that artists can win the special prize multiple times. Nickelback has won the JUNO Fan Choice award twice, Michael Bublé thrice, and Justin Bieber five times. Participants can vote as many times as they want simply by clicking the vote button and refreshing the page with an F5.

Vote here: http://junoawards.ca/juno-fan-choice/

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