2014 Juno Nominations Announced

Here’s who will be up for what at the Junos next month in Winnipeg (March 24-30):

  • Arcade Fire leads everyone with six nominations:  JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year (“Reflektor”), Album of the Year (Reflektor), Group of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Alternative Album of the Year
  • Michael Bublé has five:  JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year.
  • Serena Ryder also has five:  JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year.\
  • Celine Dion has four:  JUNO Fan Choice, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Adult Contemporary Album of the Year.
  • So does Drake:  JUNO Fan Choice, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Rap Recording of the Year
  • As does Hedley:  JUNO Fan Choice, Group of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Video of the Year
  • And so do Tegan and Sara:  Single of the Year, Group of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Pop Album of the Year
  • Walk Off the Earth is a triple nominee:  Single of the Year, Group of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Pop Album of the Year
  • Along with Robin Thicke:  JUNO Fan Choice, Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year

When we look at individual categories, we find this:

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • Reflektor Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Music*Universal
  • Inner Ninja Classified ft. David Myles Half Life*Universal
  • It’s a Beautiful Day Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner
  • What I Wouldn’t Do Serena Ryder Serenader Source*Universal
  • Closer Tegan and Sara Warner Bros.*Warner

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Unorthodox Jukebox Bruno Mars Atlantic*Warner
  • The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Eminem Interscope*Universal
  • Night Visions Imagine Dragons KIDinaKORNER*Universal
  • Take Me Home One Direction Simco*Sony
  • The Truth About Love P!nk RCA*Sony

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY MUSIC CANADA)

  • Reflektor Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Music*Universal
  • Loved Me Back to Life Céline Dion Columbia*Sony
  • Nothing Was the Same Drake Cash Money*Universal
  • To Be Loved Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner
  • Harmony Serena Ryder Serenader Source*Universal

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Céline Dion Columbia*Sony
  • Drake Cash Money*Universal
  • Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner
  • Robin Thicke Interscope*Universal
  • Serena Ryder Serenader Source*Universal

GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Music*Universal
  • Blue Rodeo Blue Rodeo Productions*Warner
  • Hedley Universal
  • Tegan and Sara Warner Bros.*Warner
  • Walk Off the Earth Columbia*Sony

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)

  • Brett Kissel BAK2BAK*Warner
  • Florence K Red Blues*Universal
  • Tim Hicks Open Road*Universal
  • Tyler Shaw Sony
  • Wake Owl Rezolute*Universal

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)

  • A Tribe Called Red Tribal Spirit/Pirates Blend*Sony
  • Autumn Hill Wax*Universal
  • Born Ruffians Paper Bag*Fontana North
  • Courage My Love Homeskool Prom*Warner
  • July Talk Sleepless*Universal

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SIRIUSXM CANADA)

  • Arcade Fire “After Life”, “Here Comes the Night Time”, “Reflektor”,  REFLEKTOR – Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Music*Universal
  • Henry “Cirkut” Walter “Roar” – co-songwriters Katy Perry, Luke Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee PRISM – Katy Perry Capitol*Universal
  • “Timber” – co-songwriters Lee Oskar, Luke Gottwald, Kesha Sebert, Armando C. Pérez, Priscilla Hamilton, Greg Errico, Jamie Sanderson, Breyan Stanley Isaac, Keri Oskar, Pebe Sebert GLOBAL WARMING: MELTDOWN – Pitbull Mr. 305/Polo Grounds/RCA*Sony
  • “Wrecking Ball” – co-songwriters Luke Gottwald, Maureen Anne McDonald, Stephan Moccio, Sacha Skarbek BANGERZ – Miley Cyrus RCA*Sony
  • Ron Sexsmith “Deepens With Time”, “Nowhere to Go”, “Snake Road” FOREVER ENDEAVOUR – Ron Sexsmith Warner
  • Serena Ryder “Stompa”, “What I Wouldn’t Do” HARMONY- Serena Ryder Serenader Source*Universal
  • “When You Know ft. Serena Ryder” co-songwriter Matt Epp LEARNING TO LOSE CONTROL – Matt Epp & The Amorian Ensemble Independent
  • Tegan and Sara Quin “Closer”, “I Was a Fool”, “Now I’m All Messed Up” HEARTTHROB – Tegan and Sara Warner Bros.*Warner

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Shut Down the Streets A.C. Newman Last Gang*Universal
  • Tall Tall Shadow Basia Bulat Secret City*Universal
  • Us Alone Hayden Arts & Crafts*Universal
  • Forever Endeavour Ron Sexsmith Warner
  • Internal Sounds The Sadies Outside

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

  • Reflektor Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Music*Universal
  • The Poet’s Dead Rah Rah Hidden Pony*Universal
  • Today We’re Believers Royal Canoe Nevado*Fontana North
  • Warring The Darcys Arts & Crafts*Universal
  • Uzu Yamantaka//Sonic Titan Paper Bag*Fontana North

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Classified Classified Half Life*Universal
  • Nothing Was the Same Drake Cash Money*Universal
  • In My Opinion Rich Kidd Independent
  • Flying Colours Shad Black Box*Universal
  • Everywhere We Go SonReal Black Box*Universal

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • This is What it Feels Like Armin van Buuren & Trevor Guthrie Armada*Sony
  • >album title goes here< deadmau5 Ultra*Sony
  • Tsunami DVBBS & Borgeous Kanary*Universal
  • Locked Down Jacynthe Whammo*Universal
  • Heartbreaker Mia Martina CP*Universal

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ROLAND) 

  • Nation II Nation- A Tribe Called Red Tribal Spirit/Pirates Blend*Sony
  • Untogether- Blue Hawaii Arbutus*F>A>B
  • Graze Graze -New Kanada*ST Holdings/Hardwax
  • Third Culture-Noah Pred Thoughtless*MN2S
  • Guilt Trips-Ryan Hemsworth Last Gang*Universal

METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Heart of Oak-Anciients Season of Mist*Sony
  • Colored Sands-Gorguts Season of Mist*Sony
  • Entrench- KEN Mode New Damage*Universal
  • Volition- Protest the Hero Protest*Sony
  • Dead Language- The Flatliners New Damage*Universal

A full list of nominees can be found here.

Performers for the telecast include City and Colour, Robin Thicke, Serena Ryder, Tegan and Sara and Walk Off the Earth.  More announcements will come in the next few weeks.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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