The contenders for Canada's top music honours are announced

This was a banner year for Canadian music, bringing in an unparalleled amount of international recognition. Metric hit it big overseas, while Justin Bieber kept girls screaming all across the globe, and Drake became the star of the rap scene. 

Now we’ll get to celebrate our homegrown gems on home turf. The 2010 Juno Awards will take place Sunday, April 18th in St. John’s, New Foundland and Labrador (airing on CTV). Billy Talent, Blue Rodeo, and Michael Buble – who leads the pack with 6 nominations – will all perform, as well as the aforementioned superstars.

It’s shaping up to be quite the celebration!  —L.L.