The nominations for the 2023 Juno Awards are out

The 2023 Junos are set for Edmonton in March, so we need some nominations, right? The Weeknd has six with Avril Lavigne and Tate McRae grabbing five each. The winners will be announced at the Gala on March 11 and the live broadcast on March 13. Yes, that’s a Monday. Strange.

Here’s what was announced today (January 31). My (mostly) rock-centric executive summary is this:

Alternative album of the year

Blue Rev Alvvays Celsius Girls*Universal
Duality Luna Li AWAL
Sewn Back Together OMBIIGIZI Arts & Crafts*Universal
Tongues Tanya Tagaq Six Shooter*Universal

Rock album of the year

Otherness Alexisonfire Dine Alone*The Orchard
Crisis Of Faith 
Billy Talent Warner
Get Rollin’ 
Nickelback BMG*Warner/ADA
Outta Sight 
The Sheepdogs Warner
 Three Days Grace RCA*Sony

Metal/Hard rock album of the year

Psychic Jailbreak Cancer Bats New Damage*The Orchard
Merciless Destruction Get The Shot New Damage*The Orchard
Paid In Full Skull Fist Atomic Fire*Fontana North/Warner
Synchro Anarchy VOIVOD Century*Sony
Thought Form Descent WAKE Metal Blade*Sony

Group of the year

Arcade Fire Columbia*Sony
Arkells Music*Universal
Billy Talent 
Thirty Tigers
The Reklaws 

Adult album alternative album of the year

Born Losers Altameda Pheromone*Fontana North
The Garden Basia Bulat Secret City*F.A.B.
Being Somewhere Dan Mangan Arts & Crafts*Universal
Colder Streams The Sadies Dine Alone*The Orchard
How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars The Weather Station Next Door*Outside

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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