01/27/2015 09:53 EST | Updated 03/29/2015 05:59 EDT

2015 Juno Award nominations to be announced today

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is revealing today from Toronto the artists in the running for the 44th annual Juno Awards.

Tuesday's announcement by CARAS will be part of a special presentation from The Danforth Music Hall starting, at 11 a.m. ET.

Watch a livestream of the announcement here or on mobile here.

The Junos recognizes excellence in popular Canadian music in 41 categories, including best songwriter, album and single of the year.

Hamilton is preparing for a party

The awards will be handed out in a a star-studded gala on March 15 from Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre.

A number of big Canadian acts are slated to perform, including:

- B.C. pop-rock band Hedley

- Calgary-born pop singer and Hideaway sensation Kiesza

- MAGIC!, Toronto's Rude reggae pop group

- Shawn Mendes, Pickering, Ont.'s internet celebrity and Life of the Party singer

More announcements on Juno performers and hosts are expected in the coming weeks.

- PHOTOS | Memorable Juno hosts

Tickets for the 2015 awards gala range from $39 to $149, and can be purchased at FirstOntario Centre, by phone at 1-855-872-5000 and online at