Canada's influence on the music scene is undeniable. The Great White North is the proud home to some of the biggest names in the industry, and we can pump up our chests even more today. The Canadian Grammy nominees have been announced, and Ontario is well represented.

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which recognize the best of the best in music, are set for Jan. 26, 2020. We already can't wait, to be honest.

The nominees for Record of The Year include some of 2019 most iconic songs.

Bangers such as "bad guy" by Billie Eilish, "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo, "7 Rings" by Ariana Grande, "Sunflower" by Post Malone and Swae Lee, and, of course, the remix of Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" made the list.

Grande ("thank u, next"), Eilish ("When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"), Lizzo ("Cuz I Love You"), and Lil Nas X ("7") also got nods for Album Of The Year. 

While they're not represented in those biggest of categories, Ontario has plenty of representatives hoping to bring home the bling.

Drizzy, of course, is there, as is Shawn Mendes.

Mendes was nommed for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album last year but lost both. Drake, meanwhile, has won four Grammys from an astounding 44 nominations.

Will this year be their year? We'll have to wait to find out, but here's a look at the province's high-profile nominees for 2020.


After a 2018 that saw Drizzy score four number-one hits, his solo output has been a little more laidback this year. But he still leads the way for Canadian nominations this year with two.

Those are for Best R&B Song for his collaboration with Chris Brown on "No Guidance" and Best Rap Song for his work with Rick Ross on "Gold Roses". 

The competition:

Best R&B Song - "Could've Been" by H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller, "Look at Me Now" by Emily King, "Roll Some Mo" by Lucky Dave, and "Say So" by PJ Morton feat. JoJo.

Best Best Rap Song - "Bad Idea" by YBN Cordae feat. Chance The Rapper, "A Lot" by 21 Savage feat. J. Cole, "Racks In the Middle" by Nipsey Hussle feat. Roddy Rich and Hit-Boy, and "Suge" by DaBaby.

Shawn Mendes 

The pride of Pickering saw his superstardom reach new levels in 2019, scoring his first chart-topper in Canada with "Senorita", a duet with his soulmate Camila Cabello.

That sensual song is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Winning would put an exclamation mark on his epic year that saw him even get his own Timmy's cup. 

The competition:

"Boyfriend" by Ariana Grande & Social House, "Sucker" by Jonas Brothers, "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, and "Sunflower" by Post Malone & Swae Lee. 


Jesse Reyez

The Toronto-born singer/songwriter, whose raspy yet sultry voice is total ear candy, has really come into her own in 2019. 

On the heels of releasing her latest single "Crazy", Reyez has earned her first Grammy nomination. Her seven-song EP "Being Human In Public" is in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category. 

The competition:

"Apollo XXI" by Steve Lacy, "Cuz I Love You" by Lizzo, "Overload" by Georgia Ann Muldrow, and "Saturn" by NAO.


Daniel Caesar

This Oshawa-born, Toronto-raised R&B singer burst onto the music scene in 2017. He's earned three previous Grammy nominations, including winning best R&B Performance for his single "Best Part" at the 2019 ceremony.

He'll be looking to repeat that success after hooking up with R&B legend Brandy on the song "Love Again".

The competition

"Could've Been" by H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller, "Exactly How I Feel" by Lizzo feat. Gucci Mane, "Roll Some More" by Lucky Dave, and "Come Home" by Anderson.Paak feat. Andre 3000.

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