The 40th annual Juno Awards have official started today with the nominees announcement at The Fairmont Royal York hotel here in Toronto. Some of the nominees include Justin Bieber, Drake, Keshia Chante, Deadmau5, Arcade Fire and many more. The 2011 Juno Awards will be hosted by Drake on March 27th live from the Air Canada Centre. Check out the full list here. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday at 10am sharp, and they will sell out fast at all Ticketmaster outlets.

2011 Juno Awards – Nominations

Juno Fan Choice Award
Johnny Reid
Justin Bieber
Michael Buble

Album Of The Year
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Drake – Thank Me Later
Hedley – The Show Must Go
Johnny Reid – A Place Called Love
Justin Bieber – My World 2.0

Artist Of The Year
Johnny Reid
Justin Bieber
Neil Young
Sarah McLachlan

Rap Recording Of The Year
D-Sisive – Vaudeville
Drake – Thank Me Later
Eternia & MoSS – At Last
Ghettosocks – Treat Of The Day
Shad – TSOL

R&B/Soul Recording Of The Year
Nightlife – Karl Wolf
Test Drive – Keshia Chante
Stars – Quanteisha
So Much (feat. Kardinal Offishall) – Raghav
Come True (feat. Kardinall Offishall) – SILVER (aka Solitair)