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Alessia Cara, Tory Lanez & More Nominated for the 2020 JUNO Awards

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Alessia Cara, Tory Lanez & More Nominated for the 2020 JUNO Awards

The nominees for the 49th Annual JUNO Awards were announced today by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference attended by media and industry notables at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC), in downtown Toronto. JUNO Week 2020, hosted in Saskatoon, SK, will culminate with Canada's biggest night in music - The 2020 JUNO Awards - broadcast live from the SaskTel Centre on Sunday, March 15 on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the CBC Listen app and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.

See a full list of nominees below!

First-time host of this year's JUNO Awards Broadcast, Alessia Cara, leads this year with a total of six nominations including: JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year* and Pop Album of the Year*. Tory Lanez received five nominations including JUNO Fan Choice*, Artist of the Year, Rap Recording of the Year and two nominations in the R&B/Soul Recording of the Year category.

Artists with three nominations include Alexandra Stréliski for Album of the Year*, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Instrumental Album of the Year; Bryan Adams for Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year and Adult Contemporary Album of the Year; bülow for Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year* and Pop Album of the Year*; Loud Luxury for JUNO Fan Choice*, Group of the Year and Dance Recording of the Year; NAV for JUNO Fan Choice*, Album of the Year* and Rap Recording of the Year; and Shawn Mendes for JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year and Artist of the Year.

The host province of Saskatchewan is well represented with nominations including first-time nominees Hunter Brothers for Breakthrough Group of the Year* and Country Album of the Year; Foxwarren for Alternative Album of the Year*; The Dead South for Traditional Roots Album of the Year; and Terri Fidelak and Carey Shaw for Album Artwork of the Year.

Tickets are available starting at $39.95 (plus fees) online at www.ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1-800-970-SEAT (7328) and in-person at the Sasktel Centre Box Office - 3515 Thatcher Avenue (Main Entrance). $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to MusiCounts, Canada's music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards, courtesy of SaskTel Centre.

The 49th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2020 will be hosted in Saskatoon, SK from March 9 through March 15, 2020, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 15, at the SaskTel Centre, broadcast live on CBC, the free CBC Gem streaming service in Canada and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos. It will also air as a live radio special on CBC Radio One, CBC Music, and the CBC Listen app.

*Award Sponsors for The 2020 JUNO Awards include: JUNO Fan Choice Presented by TD, Album of the Year Presented by Music Canada, Breakthrough Artist of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada, and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Breakthrough Group of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada, and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Songwriter of the Year Presented by SOCAN, Alternative Album of the Year Presented by Long & McQuade, Pop Album of the Year Presented by Live Nation Canada, Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year Presented by APTN, World Music Album of the Year Presented by Aeromexico, Music Video of the Year Presented by Stingray, and Comedy Album of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada.

PwC is a trusted partner of the 2020 JUNO Awards.

JUNO FAN CHOICE (PRESENTED BY TD)

  • Alessia Cara Universal
  • Ali Gatie Warner
  • Avril Lavigne BMG*ADA
  • bbno$ Independent*Stem
  • Justin Bieber Def Jam*Universal
  • Loud Luxury Sony
  • NAV XO*Universal
  • Shawn Mendes Universal
  • The Weeknd XO*Universal
  • Tory Lanez Interscope*Universal

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • Out Of Love Alessia Cara Universal
  • Sweet Little Lies bülow Universal
  • La Di Da Lennon Stella Columbia*Sony
  • Hang Ups Scott Helman Warner
  • Señorita Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Universal

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY MUSIC CANADA)

  • The Pains Of Growing Alessia Cara Universal
  • INSCAPE Alexandra Stréliski Secret City*Fontana North
  • Shine A Light Bryan Adams Universal
  • love Michael Bublé Warner
  • Bad Habits NAV XO*Universal

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Alessia Cara Universal
  • Bryan Adams Universal
  • Jessie Reyez Universal
  • Shawn Mendes Universal
  • Tory Lanez Interscope*Universal

GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • 88Glam XO*Universal
  • Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine Big Machine*Universal
  • Loud Luxury Sony
  • The Reklaws Universal
  • Walk Off the Earth Golden Carrot*Independent

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND CANADA'S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS)

  • Alexandra Stréliski Secret City*Fontana North
  • Ali Gatie Warner
  • bbno$ Independent*Stem
  • Lennon Stella Columbia*Sony
  • Tenille Townes Sony

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND CANADA'S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS)

  • Hunter Brothers Open Road*Universal
  • Neon Dreams Dreaming Out Loud*Warner
  • Palaye Royale Sumerian*ADA
  • The Blue Stones eOne*Warner
  • Valley Universal

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY SOCAN)

  • Alessia Cara
    Publisher - Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada
    "Growing Pains" - co-songwriters Andrew Wansel, Warren Fielder, "Out of Love" - co-songwriter Rick Nowels PAINS OF GROWING - Alessia Cara Universal
    "Rooting For You" - co-songwriter Jon Levine THIS SUMMER - Alessia Cara Universal
  • bülow
    Publisher - Wax on Wax Off Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada
    "Boys Will Be Boys" - co-songwriters David Charles Fischer, Mike Wise, Nathan Ferraro THE CONTENDER - bülow Universal
    "Sweet Little Lies" - co-songwriters David Charles Fischer, Mike Wise, Nathan Ferraro CRYSTALLINE - bülow Universal
    "Two Punks In Love" - co-songwriters David Charles Fischer, Mike Wise, Nathan Ferraro TWO PUNKS IN LOVE - bülow Universal
  • Patrick Watson
    Publisher - Secret City Music Publishing
    "Broken", "Dream for Dreaming" - co-songwriters Joseph Baron Grass, Mikhail Stein, Robbie Kuster, "Here Comes The River" - co-songwriters Joseph Baron Grass, Jules Buckley, Mikhail Stein WAVE - Patrick Watson Secret City*Fontana North
  • Tenille Townes
    Publisher - Red Brick Music Publishing
    "I Kept The Roses" - co-songwriters Chris Gelbuda, Dustin Christensen I KEPT THE ROSES - Tenille Townes Sony
    "Jersey On The Wall (I'm Just Asking)" - co-songwriters Gordie Sampson, Tina Parol JERSEY ON THE WALL (I'M JUST ASKING) - Tenille Townes Sony
    "White Horse" - co-songwriters Daniel Tashian, Jeremy Spillman WHITE HORSE - Tenille Townes Sony
  • Tim Baker
    Publisher - Plug Your Ears Publishing
    "All Hands", "Dance", "The Eighteenth Hole" FOREVER OVERHEAD - Tim Baker Arts & Crafts*Universal

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY LONG & MCQUADE)

  • Destroyer Black Mountain Dine Alone*The Orchard
  • Foxwarren Foxwarren Arts & Crafts*Universal
  • Here Comes The Cowboy Mac DeMarco Royal Mountain*Universal
  • Pony Orville Peck Royal Mountain*Universal
  • Morbid Stuff PUP Universal

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY LIVE NATION CANADA)

  • The Pains of Growing Alessia Cara Universal
  • Head Above Water Avril Lavigne BMG*ADA
  • Crystalline bülow Universal
  • 8:47 Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine Big Machine*Universal
  • HERE WE GO! Walk Off the Earth Golden Carrot*Independent

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Nothing Never Happens Bria Skonberg Independent
  • Stay Tuned! Dominique Fils-Aimé Ensoul*Select/Believe
  • MONTRÉAL Elizabeth Shepherd Pinwheel Music*Independent
  • Wishes Jazz Affair Independent
  • Friday Monkey House Alma*Universal

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO

  • MiGRATIONS Jacques Kuba Seguin ODD SOUND*Select
  • UNSTOPPABLE Joel Miller Multiple Chord Music*Believe
  • Black Sea Suite John Stetch Independent
  • Absolutely Dreaming Ted Quinlan Independent
  • The Chronicles of Fezziwig The Mark Kelso Jazz Project Independent

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP

  • Undertones Al Muirhead's Canadian Quintet Chronograph*Fontana North
  • Jump Up Brad Turner Quartet with Guest Seamus Blake Cellar Music*MVD
  • Trouble in Mind Dave Young Trio Modica*Independent/Believe
  • Abundance Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop ANZIC*A-Train
  • On Firm Ground / Tierra Firme Jane Bunnett & Maqueque Linus*IDLA

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • INSCAPE Alexandra Stréliski Secret City*Fontana North
  • The Silent Wish Bill McBirnie with Bernie Senensky Extreme Flute*Independent
  • Calm and Cents Kevin Hearn Independent*IDLA
  • SymphRONica UpfRONt Ron Davis' SymphRONica Really*Independent
  • Toothsayer Tanya Tagaq Six Shooter*Universal

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Après Fred Pellerin Disques Tempête*Select
  • L'étrange pays Jean Leloup Grosse Boîte*Select/Believe
  • La nuit des longs couteaux Koriass Disques 7ième Ciel*Select/Believe
  • La nuit est une panthère Les Louanges Bonsound*Sony
  • Tout ça pour ça Loud Joy Ride*Universal

CHILDREN'S ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Greatest Hits, Vol. 4 Big Block Singsong Independent
  • A Cheerful Little Earful Diana Panton Independent
  • It's GForce GFORCE FAN Entertainment*Independent
  • This Is Us Girl Pow-R Canyon Entertainment*Believe
  • Sharon, Bram & Friends Sharon & Bram Casablanca Kids*Fontana North

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER

  • detach Angela Schwarzkopf Redshift
  • Alone & Unalone Ensemble Paramirabo Ravello*Naxos
  • Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Op. 12 James Ehnes Onyx
  • Elles Marina Thibeault and Marie-Ève Scarfone ATMA*Naxos
  • John Zorn: Cat O'Nine Tails, The Dead Man, Memento Mori & Kol Nidre Quatuor Molinari ATMA*Naxos

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE

  • The Bound of our Dreams Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra/Orchestre du Centre National Des Arts du Canada, conducted by Alexander Shelly Analekta*Select/The Orchard
  • Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos Jan Lisiecki with Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Universal
  • Sibelius 1 Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin ATMA*Naxos
  • The John Adams Album Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano Universal
  • Chopin: Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano feat. Charles Richard-Hamelin Analekta*Select/The Orchard

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL

  • When There Is Peace: An Armistice Oratorio Chor Leoni Men's Choir Chor Leoni*Independent
  • Schubert: Schwanengesang; Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge Gerald Finley Hyperion*Sony
  • Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach & Schutz: Motets Ottawa Bach Choir, conducted by Lisette Canton ATMA*Naxos
  • Summer Night Peter Barrett, Martha Guth, Allyson McHardy, Helen Becqué Centrediscs*Naxos
  • Schubert: Winterreise Philippe Sly with Le Chimera Project Analekta*Select/The Orchard

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

  • Evta Ana Sokolović ATMA*Naxos
  • "Everything Is... Distorted" Bekah Simms Centrediscs*Naxos
  • Under Sea, Above Sky Jared Miller Independent
  • The Coming of Sobs Rose Bolton New Focus*Naxos
  • Kickin' It 2.0 Vincent Ho Centrediscs*Naxos

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • 88GLAM2 88Glam XO*Universal
  • Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change Classified Half Life*Universal
  • Light Path 8 KILLY Epic*Sony
  • Bad Habits NAV XO*Universal
  • Freaky Tory Lanez Interscope*Universal

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Black Dove Amaal Universal
  • CASE STUDY 01 Daniel Caesar Golden Child*The Orchard
  • Feel It Too Jessie Reyez, Tory Lanez, & Tainy Universal
  • The Gumption Tanika Charles Record Kicks*Outside
  • Chixtape 5 Tory Lanez Interscope*Universal

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Wah Gwaan Exco Levi Wurl Trema Music*Zojak
  • Jah Children Jay Douglas Slammin Media*Believe
  • The Warning Track Lyndon John X Independent
  • Never Broken Petraa Fearless Crown*Independent
  • Another Man STORRY One Pop Music/Taxi*Zojak

INDIGENOUS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY APTN)

  • Stories from a Downtown Apartment Celeigh Cardinal Independent
  • Yellowstone Digawolf Independent
  • nipiy nêhiyawak Arts & Crafts*Universal
  • Siqinnaarut Northern Haze Aakuluk Music/Six Shooter*Universal
  • ataataga Riit Six Shooter*Universal

CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Once A Day April Verch Slab Town*AMP/eOne
  • By Appointment Or Chance Miranda Mulholland Roaring Girl*Fontana North
  • Sketches Natalie MacMaster Linus*IDLA
  • Sugar & Joy The Dead South Six Shooter*Universal
  • Assiniboine & The Red The Small Glories TSG*Outside

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • The Heart Of Christmas Brian Doerksen Independent*Parasource
  • Pursue Brooke Nicholls Independent
  • Wherever I Go Dan Bremnes Bremnes Ventures*Sony/The Orchard
  • ILL Street Blues Fresh IE Novation*Independent
  • The Advent Of Christmas Matt Maher Provident*Sony/Anchor

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY AEROMEXICO)

  • BAROKAN Djely Tapa Disques Nuits d'Afrique*Independent/Select
  • Sombras OKAN Lulaworld*Independent
  • Africa Without Borders Okavango African Orchestra Independent
  • Risorgimento Romina Di Gasbarro Modica*Independent
  • Galactic Gala Silla and Rise Rise Ashen*Independent

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Ben Kaplan
    "Brittle Bones Nicky" BRITTLE BONES NICKY - Rare Americans Independent
    "It's Alright" (co-producer Ryan Guldemond) DANCE AND CRY - Mother Mother Universal
  • Derek Hoffman
    "Fear of the Flame" FEAR OF THE FLAME - Logan Staats Big Machine*Universal
    "Hide Your Love" NIGHT IN THE PARK, KISS IN THE DARK - Caveboy Independent
  • Jon Levine
    "October", "Rooting For You" (co-producer Midi Jones) THIS SUMMER - Alessia Cara Universal
  • Michael Wise
    "Just Friends" HARTLAND ST. - Virginia to Vegas Wax*Universal
    "Sweet Little Lies" CRYSTALLINE - bülow Universal
  • Steve Bays
    "Record Shop" CASCADIA - Said The Whale Arts & Crafts*Universal
    "Song In My Head" RIP - We Are The City 604*Universal

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

  • George Seara
    "If I Can't Have You" IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU - Shawn Mendes Universal
    "Incredible" INCREDIBLE - James TW Universal
  • Jason Dufour
    "Push For Yellow", "There's Still A Light In The House" MAYBE - Valley Universal
  • John 'Beetle' Bailey
    "Dividido (feat. Silvana Estrada)" SUBLIME - Alex Cuba Caracol*Fontana North
    "Shotgun" FRIDAY - Monkey House Alma*Universal
  • Ryan Worsley
    "2 Myself" LUDIC - Ludic Universal
    "Known Better" MELT - Nuela Charles Independent
  • Vic Florencia
    "Midnight", "Over Me" MIDNIGHT - Brooke Palsson Independent

ALBUM ARTWORK OF THE YEAR

  • Chad Moldenhauer (Art Director), Ian Clarke (Designer), Warren Clark and Lance Inkwell (Illustrators)
    SELECTIONS FROM CUPHEAD - Kristofer Maddigan Independent
  • Kevin Hearn (Art Director), Antoine Moonen (Designer), Lauchie Reed and Harland Williams (Illustrators)
    THE SUPERHERO SUITE - Kevin Hearn and Friends Celery Music*Independent/Warner
  • Kris Knight (Art Director & Designer), Jason Sniderman (Art Director), James Mejia (Designer), Chris Peters (Illustrator), Stefanie Schneider (Photographer)
    BLOODCRUSH/BLOODMYTH - Ensign Broderick Six Shooter*Universal
  • Sean Brown and Keavan Yazdani (Art Directors)
    CASE STUDY 01 - Daniel Caesar Golden Child*The Orchard
  • Terri Fidelak (Art Director, Designer, & Illustrator), Carey Shaw (Photographer)
    MALICE, MERCY, GRIEF & WRATH - Belle Plaine Independent

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY STINGRAY)

  • Bun Dem Caraz (Sarahmée) Ste-4*Select
  • Record Shop Johnny Jansen (Said the Whale) Arts & Crafts*Universal
  • Topographe Jonathan Robert (Corridor) Bonsound*Sony
  • Back Off Le GED (Laurence Nerbonne) Coyote*Universal
  • Little Star Sarah Legault (iskwē) iskwē music*The Orchard

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Evolution Kobra And The Lotus Napalm*The Orchard
  • Martyr Lindsay Schoolcraft Cyper Proxy*Independent
  • Through A Wall Single Mothers Dine Alone*The Orchard
  • Play to Win Striker Independent
  • Orphans The Agonist Rodeostar*The Orchard

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Shine A Light Bryan Adams Universal
  • Unplugged Vol. 1 Lauren Spencer-Smith Independent
  • Both Sides Marc Jordan Linus*IDLA
  • Melt Nuela Charles Independent
  • Empower Renée Lamoureux Independent

COMEDY ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY SIRIUSXM CANADA)

  • General Anxiety Disorder Adam Christie Adam Christie*Independent
  • Straight White Fail Jarrett Campbell Cottage Comedy
  • The Abyss Stares Back Monty Scott Comedy*IDLA
  • Lil Bit of Buddle Sophie Buddle Independent
  • I'm Not Well Steph Tolev Comedy*Fontana North

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