AC/DC, GUNS N' ROSES, METALLICA Among JUNO AWARDS Nominees

AC/DC's "Black Ice", GUNS N' ROSES' "Chinese Democracy" and METALLICA's "Death Magnetic" have been nominated in the "International Album Of The Year" category at this year's Juno Awards, it was announced today (February 3) at a media conference at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Also nominated in the "Recording Engineer Of The Year" category was Mike Fraser for his work on AC/DC's "Rock N' Roll Train" single. The awards show, hosted by comedian Russell Peters, will air on Sunday, March 29 on CTV from General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

For a complete list of nominees, go to this location.

The Juno Awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music. New members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame are also inducted as part of the awards ceremonies.

Winners are currently chosen by members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences or, depending on the award, a panel of experts. In almost all of the main general categories, such as "Album of the Year" or "Artist of the Year", nominees are determined by sales during the qualifying period; in genre-specific categories, they are determined by panel.

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