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The Weeknd, Justin Bieber And Drake Lead 2016 Billboard Music Awards Nominations

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We're "Sorry," but there's so much positive "Energy" in the room — these guys have definitely "Earned It."

Canadian superstars The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and Drake leads this year's Billboard Music Awards Nominations announced on Monday. Toronto's Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye a.k.a The Weeknd leads the pack with 19 noms including "Top Artist," "Top Male Artist," and "Top Billboard 200 Album."

Bieber, 22, follows with 12 nominations including, "Top Hot 100 Artist," "Top Social Media Artist," and "Top Streaming Songs Artist," while Toronto's very own "6 God" rapper Drake has 11 nominations this year.

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(The Weeknd, Drake and Justin Bieber. Photo: Getty Images).

In fact, The Weeknd and Bieber have more nominations than any other artist this year — Drake tied with fellow rapper Fetty Wap for 11.

Other favourites like Taylor Swift and Adele have eight nominations each, while fellow Canadian Alessia Cara's "Here" was nominated for "Top R&B Song" of 2016.

Earlier this month at the Juno Awards, 26-year-old The Weeknd walked away with three awards for his album "Beauty Behind the Madness."

Bieber grabbed pop album of the year for "Purpose" and Drake won rap recording of the year for "If You're Reading This It's Too Late."

Let's just say it's been a pretty damn good year for Canadian music so far.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will air on May 22 in Las Vegas.

Check out the full list of nominations here.

With files from The Canadian Press.

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