Montreal composer Yannick Nézet-Séguin among top Canadian Grammy nominees

Classical composer Yannick Nézet-Séguin is among the top Canadian Grammy nominees this year with a strong performance coming from an array of other local talent.

The Montreal native has earned five nominations in four classical music categories, putting him neck and neck with Serban Ghenea, who is up for record of the year for his mixing work on Mary J. Blige. Hello beauty.

Ghenea was born in Romania before moving to Canada as a youngster, to make a name for himself in the music industry where he won 19 Grammys during his career.

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Other big nominees this year include Toronto producer Boi-1da who followed close behind with four nominations, including two in the album of the year category for Beyonce’s Renaissance and that of Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale and Big Steps.

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Toronto rapper Drake has three nods, even though he’s boycotted the Grammys in recent years by not submitting his work. He was nominated for his contributions to the projects of other artists.

Among the Canadians with individual nominations are Arcade Fire for Best Alternative Music Album, DJ and Producer Kaytranada for Dance/Electronic Recording, Michael Buble for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Bryan Adams for Rock Performance.

The 65th Annual Grammy Awards will be hosted by Trevor Noah and air February 5 on Citytv and CBS.

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