Vancouver Island singer receives 3 Juno nominations, including artist of the year

Vancouver Island singer receives 3 Juno nominations, including artist of the year
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A young Vancouver Island singer has once again been recognized by the Juno Awards, one of Canada’s most prestigious music awards.

Twenty-year-old Lauren Spencer-Smith has been nominated for three Juno Awards this year, including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year.

The Port Alberni singer first rose to fame in 2020, when she appeared on the TV show American Idol and was a top 20 contender.

She would go on to release her own songs, including a single in 2022 that amassed millions of views within 24 hours and reached the number one spot on the iTunes chart for the U.S. at the time, and number two on the iTunes chart worldwide.

In July 2023, Spencer-Smith released her debut album, Mirror, which is in the running for this year’s Album of the Year and Pop Album of the Year categories for the Juno Awards.

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Last year, Spencer-Smith also received two Juno nods, including Artist of the Year and TikTok Fan Choice, but ultimately lost in both categories.

Spencer-Smith has also toured around Vancouver Island, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and appeared on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2023 TV special as a musical guest.

The 53rd annual Juno Awards, hosted by Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado, will air on March 24.

A full list of nominees can be found on the Juno Awards website.

With files from CHEK’s Ethan Morneau

@laurenspencersmith Thank u so much. Words cannot describe how grateful i am🥺🥺❤️❤️❤️ #fingerscrossed #viralsong ♬ Fingers Crossed – Lauren Spencer-Smith

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