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Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Leonard Cohen score Juno Awards nominations

Neil Young & Crazy Horse and the late Leonard Cohen are among the artists that will compete for honors at the 2021 Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys.

Young and his frequent backing band have been nominated for the Rock Album of the Year prize for Colorado, which saw early-1970s Crazy Horse guitarist/keyboardist Nils Lofgren — who’s also a longtime member of Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band — rejoining Neil’s group.

As for Cohen, who died in 2016, his posthumous album Thanks for the Dance received a nod for Album of the Year. The record was completed with help from Leonard’s son, Adam.

Pop star The Weeknd scored a leading six Juno nominations, including for Single, Album and Artist of the Year.

The 2021 Juno Awards will be held virtually and will air on the CBC network on May 16.  Check out the full list of nominees at JunoAwards.ca.

By Matt Friedlander
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