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The Weeknd up for seven Grammys, Drake five and Bieber two

The Canadian Press | posted Monday, Dec 7th, 2015

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Toronto’s The Weeknd is in the running for seven Grammys including the Record of the Year and Album of the Year awards.

The breakout R&B star, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, was also nominated for best pop solo performance, best R&B performance, best R&B song, best contemporary album and best song written for visual media.

Nominated are his album Beauty Behind The Madness, the chart-topping hit single Can’t Feel My Face, and Earned Itfrom the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack.

Fellow Toronto native Drake is nominated twice for best rap performance (one of those nominations is shared with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne), best rap song, best rap/sung collaboration (with Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown) and best rap album.

And Stratford’s Justin Bieber is nominated for best dance recording and is listed in Diplo’s nomination for Producer of the Year, non-classical for the track Where Are Ü Now.

The Grammys will be handed out on Feb. 15, 2016.

Click here for the full list of nominees.

Correction: The Canadian Press had the wrong number of nominations for Drake and Bieber. They share nominations with others and those weren’t originally counted in CP’s total. That has since been corrected.

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