Arcade Fire, Michael Buble and Serena Ryder lead 2014 Juno nominees

The 2014 Juno Awards nominations have finally been announced, and Arcade Fire, Michael Bublé and Serena Ryder are among the top contenders in the nominations race for the March 30 awards show. Arcade Fire are in the lead, scoring six nominations for Album of The Year, Group of The Year and several other categories. Michael Bublé and Serena Ryder follow closely behind with five nods each, and they’ll be competing with Arcade Fire for the prestigious Album of The Year award. Canadian favorites Tegan and Sara, along with Drake, Hedley and Celine Dion, received four nominations each.

Noticeably absent from the nominations list this year is troubled pop star Justin Bieber, who received only one nod for Fan Choice, an award he’s claimed for three consecutive years. As to which Canadian city gets the honor of hosting the 2014 Junos, Winnipeg is the lucky winner! The show will feature performances by Album of The Year nominee Robin Thicke, as well as Tegan and Sara, Walk Off The Earth and more.

Here is the complete list of 2014 Juno Awards nominees:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Reflektor – Arcade Fire
Loved Me Back to Life – Céline Dion
Nothing Was the Same – Drake
To Be Loved – Michael Bublé
Harmony – Serena Ryder

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Céline Dion
Drake
Michael Bublé
Robin Thicke
Serena Ryder

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire
Blue Rodeo
Hedley
Tegan and Sara
Walk Off the Earth

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD
Arcade Fire
Avril Lavigne
Céline Dion
Drake
Hedley
Justin Bieber
Michael Bublé
Robin Thicke
Serena Ryder
Walk Off the Earth

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Reflektor – Arcade Fire
Inner Ninja – Classified ft. David Myles
It’s a Beautiful Day – Michael Bublé
What I Wouldn’t Do – Serena Ryder
Closer – Tegan and Sara

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – Eminem
Night Visions – Imagine Dragons
Take Me Home – One Direction
The Truth About – Love P!nk

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Kissel
Florence K
Tim Hicks
Tyler Shaw
Wake Owl

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Tribe Called Red
Autumn Hill
Born Ruffians
Courage My Love
July Talk

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire
Henry “Cirkut” Walter
Ron Sexsmith
Serena Ryder
Tegan and Sara Quin

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Started With a Song – Brett Kissel
Crop Circles – Dean Brody
Country Junkie – Gord Bamford
Small Town Pistols – Small Town Pistols
Throw Down – Tim Hicks

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Shut Down the Streets – A.C. Newman
Tall Tall Shadow – Basia Bulat
Us Alone – Hayden
Forever Endeavour – Ron Sexsmith
Internal Sounds – The Sadies

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Reflektor – Arcade Fire
The Poet’s Dead – Rah Rah
Today We’re Believers – Royal Canoe
Warring – The Darcys
Uzu – Yamantaka//Sonic Titan

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Wild Life – Hedley
To Be Loved – Michael Bublé
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Heartthrob – Tegan and Sara
R.E.V.O. – Walk Off the Earth

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Love + Fury – Headstones
Coyote – Matt Mays
Arrows of Desire – Matthew Good
Furiosity – Monster Truck
Transit of Venus – Three Days Grace

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Classified – Classified
Nothing Was the Same – Drake
In My Opinion – Rich Kidd
Flying Colours – Shad
Everywhere We Go – SonReal

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
This is What it Feels Like – Armin van Buuren & Trevor Guthrie
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Tsunami – DVBBS & Borgeous
Locked Down – Jacynthe
Heartbreaker – Mia Martina

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Kaleidoscope – Joanna Borromeo
Can’t Choose – JRDN ft. Kardinal Offishall
There’s Only One – Kim Davis
Gone – Melanie Durrant
Kiss Land – The Weeknd

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Nation II Nation – A Tribe Called Red
Untogether – Blue Hawaii
Graze – Graze
Third Culture – Noah Pred
Guilt Trips – Ryan Hemsworth

METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Heart of Oak – Anciients
Colored Sands – Gorguts
Entrench – KEN Mode
Volition – Protest the Hero
Dead Language – The Flatliners

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
In My Head – Alysha Brilla
Loved Me Back To Life – Céline Dion
Dream Catcher – Chloe Albert
The Year He Drove Me Crazy – Coral Egan
A Christmas Gift To You – Johnny Reid

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Mandela – Akustix
Baby It’s You – Ammoye
Love Collision – Dru
Rebel Massive – Dubmatix
Strive – Exco Levi & Kabaka Pyramid

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Keep a Fire – Amanda Rheaume
Small Town Stories – Desiree Dorion
Surrender – George Leach
Burn Me Down – Inez Jasper
Road Renditions – Nathan Cunningham

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Stealing Genius – Amy McConnell & William Sperandei
Courage, My Love – Erin Propp with Larry Roy
My Funny Valentine – The Chet Baker Songbook – Matt Dusk
Notes On Montréal ft. Sienna Dahlen – Mike Rud
Triades – Sonia Johnson, Charles Biddle Jr. & Annie Poulain

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Gratitude – Brandi Disterheft
Habitat – Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra
Brooklyn Babylon – Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Mirror of the Mind – Earl MacDonald
Le refuge – Trifolia

TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Nine – Carn Davidson 9
The Ian McDougall 12tet LIVE – Ian McDougall 12-tet
Our Second Set – John MacLeod & His Rex Hotel Orchestra
Ripple Effect – Mike Downes
Look for the Silver Lining – Phil Dwyer and Don Thompson

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
New History Warfare Vol.3: To See More Light – Colin Stetson
Dalmak – Esmerine
Senna – Mahogany Frog
Down Home – Petr Cancura
Invitation – The Peggy Lee Band

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Himalaya mon amour – Alex Nevsky
Omniprésent – Damien Robitaille
Chic de ville – Daniel Bélanger
Fox – Karim Ouellet
Punkt – Pierre Lapointe

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Sing As We Go! – Charlie Hope
What’s the Big Idea?!? – Gary Rasberry Colour It – Helen Austin Mon coffret à surprises – Marie-Claude
Coconuts Don’t Fall Far From the Tree – Splash’N Boots

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Prokofiev Complete Works for Violin – James Ehnes
Chopin: études Op. 10 & 25 – Jan Lisiecki
Mozart: Concertos Nos. 13 & 14 – Janina Fialkowska / The Chamber Players of Canada
Liszt at The Opera – Louis Lortie
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas – Stewart Goodyear

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 27 – Angela Hewitt
Britten & Shostakovich: Violin Concerti – James Ehnes
Canadian Concerto Project, Volume One – Nadina Mackie
Jackson and Guy Few with Group of 27
House of Dreams – Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances & Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring – Toronto Symphony Orchestra

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE
Berlioz: Les nuits d’été – Palej : The Poet & the War – Rorate Coeli – Group of 27, Eric Paetkau – Conductor, Shannon Mercer
Ravel, Sayat-Nova & Kradjian: Troubadour & the Nightingale – Isabel Bayrakdarian
Lettres de Madame Roy à sa fille Gabrielle Marie-Nicole – Lemieux & André Gagnon
Handel: Orlando, HWV 31 – Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Alexander Weimann, Owen Willets, Karina Gauvin, Allyson McHardy, Amanda Forsythe, Nathan Berg
A Quiet Place: Music for Healing III – Vancouver Chamber Choir

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
Field Notes – Allan Gordon Bell GRAVITY AND GRACE
Isomorphia for Orchestra and Electronics – James O’Callaghan MAHLER SYMPHONY 9
Quatuors à cordes No. 12 – R. Murray Schafer QUATUOR MOLINARI
Magnificat – Stephen Chatman MAGNIFICAT: SONGS OF REFLECTION
Atacama: Symphonie No. 3 – Tim Brady ATACAMA: Symphonie No. 3

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
Come Cry With Me – Daniel Romano
So Say We All – David Francey
Don’t Get Too Grand – Donovan Woods
Valleyheart – Justin Rutledge
Tin Star – Lindi Ortega

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
The Folk Sinner – Lee Harvey Osmond
Bison Ranch Recording Sessions – Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five
Volume One – The Devin Cuddy Band
We Still Move On Dance Floors – The Strumbellas
Island of Echoes – The Wilderness of Manitoba

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Come on Down – David Gogo
Can You Hear the Music – Downchild
Soulscape – Harrison Kennedy
My Guitar’s My Only Friend – James Buddy Rogers
All Frequencies – MonkeyJunk

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Search the Heavens – Fraser Campbell
Jordan Raycroft – Jordan Raycroft
Heart – The City Harmonic
Lost & Undone: A Gospel Bluegrass Companion – The High Bar Gang
Trees – Tim Neufeld

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Sabor A Café – Adonis Puentes
Lamentation of Swans – A Journey Towards Silence – Azam Ali and Loga R.Torkian
Walk to the Sea – David Buchbinder & Odessa/Havana
Jumbie in the Jukebox – Kobo Town
Lume, Lume – Lemon Bucket Orkestra

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Brian Howes and Jacob Hoggard “Anything”, “Crazy for You” WILD LIFE – Hedley
Eric Ratz “Sweet Mountain River”, “The Lion” – FURIOSITY – Monster Truck Dine
Henry “Cirkut” Walter (co-producer Luke Gottwald) “Wrecking Ball” BANGERZ – Miley Cyrus, “Give It 2 U” BLURRED LINES – Robin Thicke Interscope*Universal – switch order
Ryan Guldemond and Ben Kaplan “Let’s Fall in Love”, “Bit by Bit” THE STICKS – Mother Mother Last
Thomas “Tawgs” Salter “This is the Best” ADVANCED BASICS – USS, “Red Hands”
(co-producer Gianni “Luminati” Nicassio) R.E.V.O. – Walk Off the Earth

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
David Travers-Smith
Eric Ratz
Howie Beck
Kevin Churko
Randy Staub

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR
Ian Grais and Chris Staples (Art Directors), Sofia Pona, Kim Ridgewell, Lisa Nakamura
(Designers), Ben Tour (Illustrator) 
Bones BODHI JONES
Jayme L. Spinks (Art Director/Designer), Janet Kimber (Photographer) Lullabies and Wake-Up Calls
Menno Versteeg (Art Director), Anne Douris (Designer), Annie Murphy (Photographer)White Paint HOLLERADO
Robyn Kotyk (Art Director/Designers/Illustrator), Petra Cuschieri, Justin Peroff (Designers)Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013 ARTS & CRAFTS – VARIOUS ARTISTS
Vincent Lévesque and Alex Ortiz (Art Director/Designer/ Illustrator/Photographer) La Mort Pop Club WE ARE WOLVES

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Je t’aime comme tu es Agathe Bray-Bourret DANIEL BÉLANGER
Friend of Mine Briin ‘Briin?’ Bernstein & Daniel AM Rosenberg D-SISIVE
Anything John Poliquin HEDLEY
King and Lionheart WeWereMonkeys OF MONSTERS AND MEN
Feeling Good Matt Barnes THE SHEEPDOGS

~Yara Matar

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