Alessia earlier this year holding her MTV Moonman Video award
Alessia earlier this year holding her MTV Moonman Video award

Alessia Cara Earns Four Grammy Noms

Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Leonard Cohen, Michael Buble and Sarah McLachlan are among the Canadian nominees for this year’s Grammy Awards.

Bieber is up for his vocal contributions to “Despacito,” the global hit by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which is in the running for Record, Song and Best Pop Duo and Group Performance of the Year.

Cara is nominated in the Song of the Year category - for her vocals on “1-800-273-8255,” a song performed by rapper Logic. She is also nominated for Best New Artist,  Best Pop Duo or Group Performance for the song “Stay” with Zedd, and shares glory with Logic with a co-nom in the Best Music Video category for their numeric song pairing.

Buble and McLachlan have nominations in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category. Buble is up for the deluxe edition of Nobody But Me and McLachlan for Wonderland, her second Christmas album.

Cohen is nominated in the Best Rock Performance category for his song “You Want It Darker,” and Best American Roots Performance for the track “Steer Your Way,” both off his final album.

Here is a list of other Canadians nominated in Grammy categories:

Arcade Fire - Best Alternative Music Album for Everything Now

Daniel Caesar - Best R&B performance featuring Kali Uchis - "Get You" and Best R&B Album for Freudian

The Weeknd - Best Urban Contemporary Album for Starboy

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque  - Best Latin Jazz album, for Oddara

Alex Cuba - Best Latin Pop Album - for Lo Unico Constante

Northern Cree - Best Regional Roots music Album for Miyo Kekisepa, Make A Stand [Live]

Come From Away  - Best Musical Theatre album ( Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, David Hein, David Lai & Irene Sankoff, producers; David Hein & Irene Sankoff, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording, recorded at Revolution Recording in Toronto)

The Goldberg Variations - The Complete Unreleased Recording Sessions June 1955 -  Best Historical Album (Robert Russ, compilation producer; Matthias Erb, Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Glenn Gould-artist)

Natural Conclusion - Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical  - Ryan Freeland, engineer; Joao Carvalho, mastering engineer (Rose Cousins- artist). The album was recorded at Noble Street Studios in Toronto and mastered at Joao Carvalho Mastering in Toronto.

Handel: Messiah - Best Choral performance:  Andrew Davis, conductor; Noel Edison, chorus master (Elizabeth DeShong, John Relyea, Andrew Staples & Erin Wall; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir)

The Grammy Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, Jan. 28 from Madison Square Garden. A complete list of nominees and categories can be found at


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