The Weeknd may be on top of everyone's list, yet from nominees to performer, here's some of the other Canadian talent you need to look out for at tonight 58th Grammy Awards!
Canadians artists have racked up more than 20 nominations between them in the mostly U.S.-centric Grammy Awards ceremony. The Weeknd clearly leads the Canadian field with no fewer than seven nominations, Album and Record of the Year among them. But you don't have to look much farther afield to find some homegrown talent representing the red and white on this star-spangled stage. The Weeknd's often unsung collaborator Stephan Moccio is also up for some production awards, including album of the year for The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness and the Fifty Shades of Grey song "Earned it." Drake often appears alongside The Weeknd whenever their Canadian heritage is mentioned, and the latter's own If You're Reading This It's Too Late album is up for five awards, including Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song for the single "Energy."
Although he's received only a side mention for his collaboration with Diplo and Skrillex, Justin Bieber is among the marquee performers at the Staples Centre tonight, where he'll be hitting us up with a rendition of "Where Are Ü Now." He'll be sharing the stage, of course, with The Weeknd since no force this side of Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift seems able to slow him down. Some lesser-known Canadians up for some big awards are Charles Moniz, a sound engineer on Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk featuring Bruno Mars, as well as and Alex Cuba, hailing from Smithers, B.C., who's up for best Latin pop album for his album Healer. Meanwhile, The Weeknd's fellow Torontonian Ron Korb is up for an award in the best new age album category for his album Asia Beauty. Although she's leads the Juno awards with Justin Bieber and The Weeknd, Brampton's Alessia Cara was a little too late with her debut, Know-It-All, to show up for this year's awards. But with this much momentum, next year's ceremonies are looking all red, white and maple leaf! What acts are you looking out for tonight?