2013 JUNO Award nominations announced

By Alexandra Heilbron on February 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

The nominees for the 2013 JUNO Awards were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences at a press conference in Toronto this morning, with Carly Rae Jepsen leading the pack with nominations in five categories: JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year. Other multi-nominees include Billy Talent, Hedley, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Marianas Trench, Metric and Rush. The awards ceremony will take place during JUNO week in Regina and Moose Jaw from April 15 to April 21, 2013. Nominees Carly Rae Jepsen, Billy Talent, Marianas Trench and Michael Bublé, who is also the host of the ceremony, will perform live during the CTV broadcast from Regina’s Brandt Centre on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Full list of nominees:

JUNO Fan Choice Award

Carly Rae Jepsen
Céline Dion
Justin Bieber
Leonard Cohen
Marianas Trench
Michael Bublé

Single of the Year

Billy Talent Warner
Viking Death March
Carly Rae Jepsen 604*Universal
Call Me Maybe
Hedley Universal
Kiss You Inside Out
Serena Ryder Serenader Source*Universal
The Sheepdogs WEA*Warner
The Way It Is

International Album of the Year

Maroon 5 A&M*Universal
Mumford & Sons Island*Universal
One Direction Columbia*Sony
Up All Night
Rod Stewart Verve*Universal
Merry Christmas, Baby
Taylor Swift Big Machine*Universal

Album of the Year

Carly Rae Jepsen 604*Universal
Céline Dion Columbia*Sony
Sans Attendre
Hedley Universal
Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal
Marianas Trench 604*Universal
Ever After

Artist of the Year

Carly Rae Jepsen 604*Universal
Deadmau5 Ultra*Universal
Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*Universal
Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal
Leonard Cohen Columbia*Sony

Group of the Year

Billy Talent Warner
Marianas Trench 604*Universal
Metric Metric Music International*Universal
Rush Anthem*Universal
The Sheepdogs WEA*Warner

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Cold Specks Arts & Crafts*Universal
Elisapie Pheromone*Fontana North
Grimes Arbutus*F>A>B
Kira Isabella Sony
The Weeknd Republic*Universal

Breakthrough Group of the Year

Hey Ocean! Universal
Monster Truck Dine Alone*Universal
The Pack a.d. Mint*Outside
Walk Off the Earth Columbia*Sony
Yukon Blonde Dine Alone*Universal

Songwriter of the Year

Afie Jurvanen Brushfire*Universal
“Be My Witness”, “Caught Me Thinkin”, “Lost in the Light” BARCHORDS – Bahamas
Arkells Universal
“Michigan Left”, “On Paper”, “Whistleblower” MICHIGAN LEFT – Arkells
Hannah Georgas Dine Alone*Universal | Publisher: Hannah Georgas
“Enemies”, “Robotic” – co-songwriter Ryan Guldemond, “Somebody” – HANNAH GEORGAS – Hannah Georgas
Kathleen Edwards MapleMusic*Universal | Publisher: Potty Mouth Production/Peer International Ltd (Canada)
“A Soft Place to Land”– co-songwriter John Roderick, “Chameleon/Comedian”, “Change the Sheets” VOYAGEUR – Kathleen Edwards
Leonard Cohen Columbia*Sony | Publisher: Old Ideas LLC
“Amen”, “Going Home”– co-songwriter Patrick Leonard, “Show Me the Place” – co-songwriter Patrick Leonard OLD IDEAS – Leonard Cohen

Country Album of the Year

Chad Brownlee MDM*Universal
Love Me Or Leave Me
Dallas Smith 604*Universal
Jumped Right In
Dean Brody Open Road*Universal
Emerson Drive Open Road*Universal
Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*Universal
Fire It Up

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Bahamas Brushfire*Universal
Kathleen Edwards MapleMusic*Universal
Royal Wood MapleMusic*Universal
We Were Born To Glory
Serena Ryder Serenader Source*Universal
The Barr Brothers Secret City*Universal
The Barr Brothers

Alternative Album of the Year

Hannah Georgas Dine Alone*Universal
Hannah Georgas
Japandroids Polyvinyl*Outside
Celebration Rock
Metric Metric Music International*Universal
Said The Whale Hidden Pony*Universal
Little Mountain
Stars Soft Revolution*Universal
The North

Pop Album of the Year

Carly Rae Jepsen 604*Universal
Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal
Kristina Maria Lupo One*Fontana North
Tell The World
Nelly Furtado Interscope*Universal
The Spirit Indestructible
Victoria Duffield Warner
Shut Up and Dance

Rock Album of the Year

Big Wreck Anthem*Warner
Billy Talent Warner
Dead Silence
Rush Anthem*Universal
Clockwork Angels
The Sheepdogs WEA*Warner
The Sheepdogs
The Tragically Hip Universal
Now For Plan A

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Carol Welsman Justin Time*Universal
Diana Krall Verve*Universal
Glad Rag Doll
Diana Panton Independent*eOne
Christmas Kiss
Elizabeth Shepherd Linus*eOne
Emilie-Claire Barlow Empress*eOne
Seule ce Soir

Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year

Alex Goodman Quintet Connection Point
Allison Au Quartet Independent
The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey
François Houle 5+1 Songlines*Outside
Joel Miller Origin*F>A>B
Rafael Zaldivar Effendi*Sélect

Traditional Jazz Album of the Year

Brian Dickinson Quartet Addo
Other Places
Cory Weeds Quartet Cellar Live*Outside
Up A Step
Dave Young/Terry Promane Octet Modica*Independent
Volume One
Murley, Brickert & Wallace Cornerstone*Outside
Test of Time
Shirantha Beddage Addo

Instrumental Album of the Year

Five Alarm Funk Independent
Rock The Sky
Hugh Sicotte/Jon Ballantyne Real Artist Works*Independent
Twenty Accident Free Work Days
Ian McDougall Ten Mile*Independent
The Very Thought Of You
Pugs & Crows Independent
Fantastic Pictures
Ratchet Orchestra Drip Audio*Fontana North

Francophone Album of the Year

Amylie Audiogram*Sélect
Le Royaume
Avec pas d’casque Grosse Boîte*Sélect
Lisa Leblanc Bonsound*Sélect
Lisa Leblanc
Louis-Jean Cormier Simone*Sélect
Le treizième étage
Marie-Pierre Arthur Bonsound*Sélect
Aux alentours

Children’s Album of the Year

Emilie Mover Silent Sheep*Independent
The Stella and Sam Album, ft. Emilie Mover
Helen Austin Independent
Always Be A Unicron
Henri Godon CFM*Sélect
Chansons pour toutes sorts d’enfants
Jennifer Gasoi Sparkling Productions*Warner
Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well
Marlowe & the MiX Lucky Duck*Independent
One Dancefloor

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble

Amici Chamber Ensemble ATMA*Naxos
Angela Hewitt Hyperion*Harmonia Mundi
Debussy: Solo Piano Music
Canadian Brass Opening Day*Naxos
Canadian Brass Takes Flight
James Ehnes Chandos*Naxos
Bartók : Works for Violin and Piano, Vol. 1
Triple Forte ATMA*Naxos
Ravel, Shostakovich, Ives: Piano Trio

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment

Antonio Peruch/Edmonton Symphony Orchestra FisarmonicArt*Independent
Logos Futura
Bramwell Tovey/Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Canadian Classics*Naxos
Fugitive Colours
James Ehnes Harmonia Mundi
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Jan Lisiecki Deutsche Grammophon*Universal
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Tafelmusik*Naxos
The Galileo Project

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance

Elora Festival Singers Canadian Classics*Naxos
I Saw Eternity
Gerald Finley Hyperion*Harmonia Mundi
Schumann: Liederkreis
Karina Gauvin ATMA*Naxos
Prima Donna
Marie-Nicole Lemieux Naive*Naxos
Opera Arias
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Tafelmusik*Naxos
Handel Messiah

Classical Composition of the Year

Alexina Louie Analekta*Select
Echoes of Time
Denis Gougeon ATMA*Naxos
Howard Shore Howe*Harmonia Mundi
The Lord of the Rings Symphony: Six Movements for Orchestra & Chorus
R. Murray Schafer Centrediscs*Naxos
Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello
Vivian Fung Naxos
Violin Concerto

Rap Recording of the Year

Classified Half Life*Universal
Inner Ninja ft. David Myles
JD Era Ice H20*eOne
No Handouts
Madchild Battle Axe*Sony
Dope Sick
Maestro Fresh Wes Wes Williams Enterprises*Independent
Black Tuxedo
Rich Kidd/SonReal Black Box*Universal
The Closers

Dance Recording of the Year

Anjulie Republic*Universal
You and I
Dragonette Universal
Felix Cartal D-Noy Muzik*Sony
Don’t Turn On The Lights ft. Polina
Tricky Moreira Blue Elephant*Independent
Hello Hello Hello
Vita Chambers Republic*Independent
Fix You

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Jully Black Universal
Kreesha Turner Universal
Tropic Electric
Melanie Fiona Republic*Universal
Change the Record
Shawn Desman Desman Inc.*Universal
Nobody Does It Like You
The Weeknd Republic*Universal

Reggae Recording of the Year

Ammoye Flava McGregor*Doubt
Elaine Lil’Bit Shepherd Rebel Vibez*Independent
Move Ya’
Exco Levi Silly Walks*Independent
Storms of Life
Makeshift Innocence Op3*Independent
Yours To Keep
Melanie Durrant Relentless*Independent
Made For Love

Aboriginal Album of the Year

BURNT-Project 1 Independent
The Black List
Crystal Shawanda New Sun*Fontana North
Just Like You
Don Amero Ramero Company*Independent
Heart On My Sleeve
Donny Parenteau On Ramp*Universal
Bring It On
Janet Panic Independent

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo

Amelia Curran Six Shooter*Warner
Annabelle Chvostek Borealis*eOne
Corb Lund New West*Universal
Cabin Fever
Old Man Luedecke True North*eOne
Tender Is The Night
Rose Cousins Outside
We Have Made A Spark

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group

Elliott BROOD Paper Bag*Fontana North
Days Into Years
Great Lake Swimmers Nettwerk*Sony
New Wild Everywhere
Le Vent du Nord Borealis*eOne
Tromper le temps
The Strumbellas Independent*Fontana North
My Father and The Hunter
The Wooden Sky Black Box*Fontana North
Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun

Blues Album of the Year

Colin James Universal
Jack de Keyzer Blue Star*Independent
Electric Love
Shakura S’Aida Electro-Fi*Outside
Steve Hill Independent
Solo Recordings Volume One
Steve Strongman Independent*Sonic Unyon
A Natural Fact

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year

Colin Bernard Independent
Hold On
Manafest Manafest*Fontana North
Newworldson Platinum Pop*David C. Cook
Rebel Transmission
The City Harmonic Integrity*Provident
I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)
Thousand Foot Krutch TFK*Tone Tree
The End Is Where We Begin

World Music Album of the Year

Alex Cuba Caracol*Universal
Ruido en el Sistema
Danny Michel Six Shooter*Warner
Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me
Jaffa Road Independent
Where The Light Gets In
Lorraine Klaasen Justin Time*Universal
Tribute to Miriam Makeba
The Souljazz Orchestra Strut*F>A>B

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year

Bob Ezrin Universal
“Forever Young” LEAD WITH YOUR HEART – The Tenors
Gavin Brown Universal
“At Transformation”, “About this Map” NOW FOR PLAN A – The Tragically Hip
James Shaw Metric Music International*Universal
“Youth Without Youth”, “Breathing Underwater” SYNTHETICA – Metric
Josh Ramsay 604*Universal
“Call Me Maybe” KISS – Carly Rae Jepsen | “Fallout” EVER AFTER – Marianas Trench
Kevin Churko (co-producer Kane Churko) Century Media*Sony
“Blood”, “Adrenalize” BLOOD – In This Moment

Recording Engineer of the Year

Eric Ratz Anthem*Warner | Warner
“Albatross” ALBATROSS – Big Wreck | “Surprise Surprise” DEAD SILENCE – Billy Talent
Joby Baker Caracol*Universal
“Suspiro en Falsete”, “Ruido en el Sistema” – RUIDO EN EL SISTEMA – Alex Cuba
Kevin Churko (co-engineer Kane Churko) Century Media*Sony l Prospect Park*Universal
“Blood” BLOOD – In This Moment | “Coming Down” AMERICAN CAPITALIST – Five Finger Death Punch
Mike Plotnikoff RCA
“Start of Something Good” BREAK THE SPELL – Daughtry | “Breaking Your Heart” STRONGER – Kelly Clarkson
Randy Staub Universal | Wind-Up
“When We Stand Together” HERE AND NOW – Nickelback | “What You Want” EVANESCENCE – Evanescence

Recording Package of the Year

Andy Dixon (Art Director/Designer/Photographer), Johnathan Taggart (Photograper) Hidden Pony*Universal
Little Mountain – SAID THE WHALE
Justin Broadbent (Art Director/Designer/Photographer) Metric Music International*Universal
Synthetica – METRIC
Marianne Chevalier and Atelier Tricorne (Art Directors/Designers/Photographers) Les Disques Victoire*D.E.P.
À l’aube du printemps – MES AÏEUX
Mathieu Houde (Art Director), Philippe Allard (Designer/Photographer), Marie-Pier Daigle (Designer) Audiogram*Sélect
Vive le Québec! – LOCO LOCASS
Susan Michalek and Simon Paul (Art Directors/Designers), Andrew B. Myers (Photographer) Universal

Video of the Year

Director X Aspire/Cash Money*Universal
Margaret Malandruccolo Skinner’s Hill*Universal
Testify – ALAN DOYLE
Margaret Malandruccolo Johnny Mac*Universal
Sean Wainsteim Columbia*Sony
WeWereMonkeys Republic*Universal

Music DVD of the Year

Andy Keen, Bernie Breen, Patrick Sambrook, Shawn Marino, The Tragically Hip Universal
Ben Knechtel, Ten Second Epic Blackbox
Better Off
Pierre Lamoureux, François Lamoureux, Pat Metheny Eagle Rock*Universal
The Orchestrion Project: Pat Metheny
Scot McFadyen, Roy Weisman, Joe Bonamassa J&R Adventures
Joe Bonamassa Live From New York: Beacon Theatre
Tim Martin, W. Tom Berry, Michael Kaeshammer Alert*Universal

Electronic Album of the Year

Crystal Castles Last Gang*Universal
Daphni Merge*F>A>B
Grimes Arbutus* F>A>B
Purity Ring Last Gang*Universal
Trust Arts & Crafts*Universal

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

Cancer Bats Distort*Universal
Dead Set On Living
Castle Prosthetic*Sony
Devin Townsend Project HevyDevy*eOne
Ex Deo Napalm*Fontana North
Woods of Ypres Earache*eOne
Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

Adam Cohen Rezolute*Universal
Like A Man
Barlow Coalition*Warner
Burning Days
Céline Dion Columbia*Sony
Sans Attendre
Raylene Rankin Corvus*Outside
All The Diamonds
The Tenors Universal
Lead With Your Heart

Canadian Music Hall of Fame

k.d. Lang

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award

Larry LeBlanc


Comments & Discussion

  1. J-Digs • February 20, 2013 @ 10:32 AM

    The Canadian Grammys. Anyone tuning in? Carly Rae Jepsen nominated for like 5 categories. Maybe Bieber will take home an award to make up for not being nominated for a Grammy – and he can stop crying about it. Drake, our only “rap artist” better win. Represent!

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