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Indigenous artists break out in Canada's Juno Awards

More than 20 Indigenous artists are nominated in a wide range of categories for Canada's top music awards *Correction

A record number of Indigenous artists have broken out into the mainstream music categories at this year's Juno Awards, with more than 20 nominations across multiple categories in Canada's top music awards.

In addition to the 10 artists nominated in the two Indigenous music categories, more than a dozen other Indigenous artists are nominated in at least seven other categories – a record number for the music awards that are seen as Canada's answer to the U.S. Grammy awards.

In the 30 years since the introduction of the Indigenous music categories at the Junos starting in 1994, there have been occasional nominations outside those categories. But this year's nominations are in a wide variety of categories, with several artists earning multiple nominations.


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