And the Nominees for the 2013 Junos Are…

The Juno nominations were announced this morning in Toronto.  Here’s who’s up for what in a few selected categories (okay, the ones I care about.  The full list can be found here.)  Meanwhile, more information about everything happening in Regina from April 15-21 can be found here.

Single of the Year

Billy Talent:  Viking Death March
Carly Rae Jepsen:  Call Me Maybe

Hedley:  Kiss You Inside Out

Serena Ryder:  Stompa

The Sheepdogs:  The Way It Is

Group of the Year

Billy Talent

Marianas Trench

The Sheepdogs

Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Factor and Radio Starmaker Fund)

Cold Specks


Kira Isabella
The Weeknd

Breakthrough Group of the Year (sponsored by Factor and Radio Starmaker Fund)

Hey Ocean!

Monster Truck
The Pack a.d.
Walk Off the Earth

Yukon Blonde

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Bahamas:  Barchords
Kathleen Edwards:  Voyageur
Royal Wood:  We Were Born To Glory
Serena Ryder:  Harmony

The Barr Brothers:  The Barr Brothers

Alternative Album of the Year (sponsored by Long & McQuade)

Hannah Georgas:  Hannah Georgas
Japandroids:  Celebration Rock
Metric:  Synthetica

Said The Whale:  Little Mountain
Stars:  The North

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

Cancer Bats:  Dead Set On Living
Castle:  Blacklands
Devin Townsend Project:  Epicloud

Ex Deo:  Caligvla
Woods of Ypres:  Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light

Electronic Album of the Year (sponsored by Roland)

Crystal Castles:  (III)

Daphni:  Jiaolong
Grimes Arbutus:  Visions
Purity Ring:  Shrines
Trust:  TRST

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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