I actually thought that it had been a great year for Canadian music, until I looked at the nominations…and now, I am not so sure!!

Celine tops Juno nominations
TORONTO — Celine Dion, who marked a change in musical direction with her latest disc “Taking Chances,” received a leading six Juno Award nominations Tuesday.
The Quebec diva, who is known for belting out power ballads but has recently experimented with a harder-edged sound, will compete against herself in the album of the year category.
“Taking Chances” is up for the coveted prize, as is the singer’s French-language album, “D’elles.”
Following closely behind Dion with five Juno nods apiece are: Toronto-based artist Feist, Vancouver crooner Michael Buble, and Napanee, Ont.,-raised singer Avril Lavigne.
All three are up for album of the year: Lavigne for “The Best Damn Thing,” Feist for “The Reminder,” and Michael Buble for “Call me Irresponsible.”
The Juno Awards, which honour the best in Canadian music, will be handed out April 6 at Calgary’s Saddledome.
Montreal’s Arcade Fire, Burlington, Ont., band Finger Eleven and perennial favourite Blue Rodeo received three Juno nods each.
The Juno Awards have enjoyed renewed popularity ever since organizers decided to move the show from city to city each year.
Performers at this year’s bash will include Lavigne, opera star Measha Brueggergosman, Anne Murray and Feist.
Feist is also up for several honours at this weekend’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Hosting the Juno festivities will be comedian Russell Peters. At the awards, Canadian rockers Triumph will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.