Morissette leads Juno noms

McLachlan to be honored

MONTREAL — Canuck rocker Alanis Morissette has snared nominations in five categories of this year’s Juno Awards, Canada’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards.

Morissette’s last studio album, “Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie,” is up for the album and pop/adult album awards. “So Pure” is nominated for video, and Morissette is in the running as female artist and as songwriter (along with co-writer Glen Ballard) for “Thank U,” “Unsent” and “So Pure.”

Newcomer Tal Bachman, dance-pop duo Prozzak and rockers Matthew Good Band garnered four nominations each. Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Toronto hip-hop-flavored outfit Len, singer Amanda Marshall, Montreal-based modern-rock band Moist and rockers The Tea Party each nabbed three nominations.

McLachlan to be honored

The annual awards ceremony will be held at the Skydome in Toronto on March 12 and broadcast live nationally on the CBC Network. Vancouver-based singer-songwriter and Lilith Fair founder Sarah McLachlan will be given the International Achievement Award. Past recipients of the career-achievement award include Adams, Dion, Shania Twain and Morissette.

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