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Canadians Land Top Nods at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards

A number of homegrown artists are up for some big awards this year

Carly Rae Jepsen at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards

Photo by George Pimentel

The nominations are in, and it looks like Canucks could be taking home some big wins at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

Canadian songstress Carly Rae Jepson received two nominations. Filling our ears with the uber catchy “Call Me Maybe” it’s no surprise the summer’s biggest hit is up for song of the year and secured her a chance to win best pop solo performance.

Toronto’s favourite rapper got three major nominations. Drake’s Take Care is up for best rap album, along with best rap song for “The Motto” and best rap performance for “HYFR.”

Singer Tamia is nominated for best R&B album for “Beautiful Surprise” as well as best R&B song with the title track.

“Abraham’s Daughter” from the blockbuster film The Hunger Games has got Montreal’s Arcade Fire in the running for best song written for visual midea.

Canadian crooner Michael Buble’s “Christmas” is nominated for best traditional pop vocal album.

Duo Tegan and Sara’s “Get Along” are in the running for best long form music video.

Global phenomenon Deadmau5 received best dance/electronic album nomination for “Album Title Goes Here.”

Loreena McKennitt for best new age album with Troubadours on the Rhine.

Howard Shore is up for best score soundtrack for visual media in Hugo.

Set to air February 10, 2013 at 8PM on CBS, we’re rooting for our favourite Canadian musicians to score some gold at the music industry’s biggest night.