Tragically Hip up for several awards as the Juno nominees are announced

Drake, Shawn Mendes and the Weeknd are the leading nominees heading into this year's Juno Awards.

They're all nominated in five categories, while Alessia Cara and the late Leonard Cohen are in the running for four trophies.

Gord Downie and his band the Tragically Hip are also up for several awards.

Downie is nominated for songwriter of the year, best adult alternative album and best video.

The Tragically Hip are nominated for group of year and rock album of year awards.

The Juno Awards will be staged at Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre on April 2 and air live on CTV.

Among the performers at show will be Mendes, Cara, the Strumbellas, Ruth B and A Tribe Called Red.

This year's show will also include a tribute to Sarah McLachlan, who is being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Michael Buble is still slated to host the show, although his involvement has become uncertain.

Buble and his wife, Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato, announced in November that they would put their careers on hold to devote attention to their three-year-old son Noah, who has been

diagnosed with cancer.

The singer backed out of hosting duties for the Brit Awards last week, although he said in a statement that son Noah is ``progressing well'' as he undergoes treatment.