Canadians Make Strong Grammy Nominations Showing

Deadmau5, Arcade Fire, Drake and Carly Rae Jepsen among the Canucks getting Grammy nods.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

A number of Canadian artists have been nominated for Grammys, including Arcade Fire, Deadmau5, rapper Drake, Carly Rae Jepsen and more.

The full list of nominees was announced on Wednesday (check out our full coverage), and Toronto's own Drake is up for Rap Performance, Rap Album and Rap Song for "Motto," leading the list of Canadians, with other nominated Canadian artists including Tamia, Michael Buble, Tegan and Sara, Loreena McKennitt, and Howard Shore.

Deadmau5, who was born in Niagara Falls but currently lives in Toronto, earned a Grammy nomination for Dance/Electronica Album. Windsor-born Tamia is up for R&B Song ("Beautiful Surprise") and R&B Album, while Toronto's Melanie Fiona is in the running for Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Mission, B.C. native Carly Rae Jepsen's inescapable smash hit "Call Me Maybe" is nominated for Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. 

 Meanwhile, it has also been announced that Drake is launching his own label after coming up with a deal with Warner Bros. Records executives. This news is according to He is currently releasing his own music through the Universal subsidiary Young Money Entertainment but will utilize his label to sign new up-and-coming artists.

The 55th Grammy Awards will take place on February 10th at 8pm.