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Alessia Cara Tops Juno Nominees, Will Host Show

Alessia Cara's six nominations are followed by five reaped by  Tory Lanez and three each for Alexandra Stréliski, Bryan Adams, bülow, Loud Luxury, NAV, and Shawn Mendes.

Alessia Cara Tops Juno Nominees, Will Host Show

By FYI Staff

The nominees for the 49th Annual Juno Awards were announced today (Jan. 28) by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference attended by media and industry notables at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC), in downtown Toronto.


Heading the list is Alessia Cara with six nominations and  Tory Lanez with five, followed by Alexandra Stréliski, Bryan Adams, bülow, Loud Luxury, NAV, and Shawn Mendes, with three apiece.

The host province of Saskatchewan is well represented with nominees including Hunter Brothers, Foxwarren, The Dead South, and Terri Fidelak and Carey Shaw.

The media event also saw the announcement of this year’s Juno Awards host, Alessia Cara. ”You’re stuck with me,” she told the crowd modestly, adding that “this is very cool.”

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Also named were the first four confirmed Juno Award performers, Lennon Stella, Daniel Caesar, The Glorious Sons and Tory Lanez. More artists will be added shortly.

Juno Week 2020, hosted in Saskatoon, SK, will culminate with the 2020 Juno Awards - broadcast live from the SaskTel Centre on Sunday, March 15 on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the CBC Listen app and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.
 
Tickets are available online at www.ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1-800-970-SEAT (7328) and in-person at the SaskTel Centre Box Office. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the Juno Awards.

At the conference, CARAS/Musicounts chair Mark Cohon made a passionate plea for more support of MusiCounts, given “the major cuts music education is going through.”

Also addressing the audience were CARAS head Allan Reid and CBC Exec VP Barbara Williams. Reid welcomed the host committee watching from Saskatoon, promising “we’ll be Saskatooning with you soon!”

Award Sponsors for The 2020 Juno Awards include Juno Fan Choice Presented by TD, Album of the Year Presented by Music Canada, Breakthrough Artist of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Breakthrough Group of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Songwriter of the Year Presented by SOCAN, Alternative Album of the Year Presented by Long & McQuade, Pop Album of the Year Presented by Live Nation Canada, Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year Presented by APTN, World Music Album of the Year Presented by Aeromexico, Music Video of the Year Presented by Stingray, and Comedy Album of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada. PwC is a trusted partner of the 2020 Juno Awards.
 

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Go to junoawards.ca for more information. Here is a complete list of major category nominees:

Juno Fan Choice Award

Alessia Cara
Ali Gatie
Avril Lavigne
Bbno$
Justin Bieber
Loud Luxury
Nav
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Tory Lanez

Single of the Year

Alessia Cara — Out of Love
Bülow — Sweet Little Lies
Lennon Stella — La Di Da
Scott Helman — Hang Ups
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello — Señorita

Album of the Year

Alessia Cara — The Pains of Growing
Alexandra Stréliski — Inscape
Bryan Adams — Shine a Light
Michael Bublé — Love
Nav — Bad Habits

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International Album of the Year

Ariana Grande — Thank U, Next
Billie Eilish — When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Ed Sheeran —No. 6 Collaborations Project
Khalid — Free Spirit
Post Malone — Hollywood’s Bleeding

Artist of the Year

Alessia Cara
Bryan Adams
Jessie Reyez
Shawn Mendes
Tory Lanez

Group of the Year

88Glam
Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
Loud Luxury
The Reklaws
Walk Off the Earth

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Alexandra Stréliski
Ali Gatie
Bbno$
Lennon Stella
Tenille Townes

Breakthrough Group of the Year

Hunter Brothers
Neon Dreams
Palaye Royale
The Blue Stones
Valley

Songwriter of the Year

Alessia Cara
Bülow
Patrick Watson
Tenille Townes
Tim Baker

Country Album of the Year

Aaron Goodvin — V
Dallas Smith — The Fall
Dean Brody — Black Sheep
Hunter Brothers — State of Mind
Meghan Patrick — Wild as Me

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Adult Alternative Album of the Year

City and Colour — A Pill for Loneliness
Half Moon Run — A Blemish in the Great Light
Iskwē — Acākosīk
Leonard Cohen — Thanks for the Dance
Patrick Watson — Wave

Alternative Album of the Year

Black Mountain — Destroyer
Foxwarren — Foxwarren
Mac DeMarco — Here Comes the Cowboy
Orville Peck — Pony
Pup — Morbid Stuff

Pop Album of the Year

Alessia Cara — The Pains of Growing
Avril Lavigne — Head Above Water
Bülow — Crystalline
Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine — 8:47
Walk Off the Earth — Here We Go!

Rock Album of the Year

Big Wreck — …but for the sun
Headstones — Peopleskills
Sum 41 — Order in Decline
The Dirty Nil — Master Volume
The Glorious Sons — A War on Everything

Rap Recording of the Year

88Glam — 88Glam2
Classified — Tomorrow Could Be the Day Things Change
Killy — Light Path 8
Nav — Bad Habits
Tory Lanez — Freaky

Music Video of the Year

Caraz — Bun Dem (Sarahmée)
Johnny Jansen — Record Shop (Said the Whale)
Jonathan Robert — Topographe (Corridor)
Le GED — Back Off (Laurence Nerbonne)
Sarah Legault — Little Star (Iskwē)

Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year

Celeigh Cardinal — Stories from a Downtown Apartment
Digawolf — Yellowstone
Nêhiyawak — Nipiy
Northern Haze — Siqinnaarut
Riit — Ataataga

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

Kobra and the Lotus — Evolution
Lindsay Schoolcraft — Martyr
Single Mothers — Through a Wall
Striker — Play to Win
The Agonist — Orphans

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

Bryan Adams — Shine a Light
Lauren Spencer-Smith — Unplugged Vol. 1
Marc Jordan — Both Sides
Nuela Charles — Melt
Renee Lamoureux — Empower

--- The entire list of nominees, can be found on the official Junos website.

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