At TD, we’re not just supporters of music, we’re huge fans too. That’s why we’ve teamed up with The JUNO Awards – Canada’s largest music celebration – to present The JUNO Fan Choice Award, the only JUNO Award whose recipient is voted on by the fans.

With so many great Canadian artists, and only 10 available spaces, the nominee selection process is layered. First, using Nielsen SoundScan, the top 20 selling Canadian artists are determined based on album and singles sales from January 1-December 31 of the previous calendar year. The results are then audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the Official Ballot Accountants of The JUNO Awards. Next, the top 20 selling artist are evaluated for online presence in both English and French on various social media and traditional media sites. This evaluation is completed by NM Incite, A Nielsen McKinsey Company, using the Nielsen BuzzMetrics data set to cover over 175 million unique sources. Finally, a ranking is applied combining album sales and online media buzz to determine the top 10 artists – The 2013 JUNO Fan Choice Award nominees!

The JUNO Fan Choice Award nominees were announced earlier today in Toronto, ON, at the 2013 JUNO Nominee Press Conference. In no particular order, they are:

•    Carly Rae Jepsen
•    Céline Dion
•    Drake
•    Hedley
•    Justin Bieber
•    Leonard Cohen
•    Marianas Trench
•    Metric
•    Michael Bublé
•    Nickelback

Fan voting for The JUNO Fan Choice Award begins on February 22nd and ends on April 19th, 2013 at junofanchoice.ca. Be sure to place your vote and watch the live broadcast on Sunday, April 21st, 2013 to find out who the winner is, as voted by us – the fans!