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Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith earns pair of Juno Awards nods

Lauren Spencer-Smith of Nanaimo, B.C., is among the nominees for this year's Juno Awards, including for the artist of the year category. The 19-year-old singer who rose to fame after a stint on American Idol is up against established names like Michael Bublé, Avril Lavigne and The Weeknd in the most coveted category.

Nanaimo, B.C., teen Lauren Spencer-Smith, seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Millenium Media