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Shawn Mendes, seen here on Jan. 23, 2020, is nominated for best pop duo or group performance alongside his girlfriend Camila Cabello for their song 'Senorita.'

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It was never going to be a banner year for Canadians at the Grammy Awards, since only a handful of homegrown artists were nominated, but this one really stings.

Drake, Shawn Mendes, Jessie Reyez and Alberta’s Indigenous singing group Northern Cree were all left empty-handed on music’s biggest night in Los Angeles.

But Steve Wood, co-founder of Northern Cree, says he’s not letting that put a damper on his celebrations.

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The nine-time Grammy-nominated musician says he already considers it a win to walk the red carpet with his band as they represent Indigenous people and their fashion on a global stage.

All of the Canadian contenders, who included Michael Bublé and Daniel Caesar, were competing in a pre-telecast ceremony where most of the awards were handed out.

The 62nd Grammy Awards main show will be hosted by Alicia Keys, and airs tonight on Citytv and CBS.

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