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Shawn Leads, Sarah Hosts Juno Show 2019

Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd and DJ duo Loud Luxury are among the top nominees on a televised show that is to be hosted by Sarah McLachlan at London's Budweiser Gardens on March 17.

Shawn Leads, Sarah Hosts Juno Show 2019

By FYI Staff

Juno organizers announced today that Sarah McLachlan will host the 2019 Juno Awards at London's Budweiser Gardens on March 17. The media announcement also named this year’s nominees with Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd and DJ duo Loud Luxury among the top nominees vying for Canadian music honours.


Mendes landed the most nominations of any act with six, including Artist, Songwriter, Album and Pop Album of the year. The singer is also nominated for a Fan Choice Award, and for Single of the year with “In My Blood”.

Rising stars’ bülow and Loud Luxury each earned four nominations apiece.

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bülow — recently named to Pandora's Artists to Watch 2019 list — is up for single of the year with “Not A Love Song”. She is also up for Pop album of the year for her debut EP, Damaged.

Loud Luxury's Andrew Fedyk and Joe De Pace will be the show's hometown headliners and compete in the Single and Dance recording of the year with their multi-platinum single "Body", which has been streamed close to 400M times on Spotify since its release.

Alessia Cara, Tory Lanez, Hubert Lenoir, Killy, Michael Bublé, Bahamas, and Three Days Grace rank with three nominations apiece.

Additional colour commentary from the media scrum can be read here, and the complete nominees list is available here.

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Also out this week is new work from Jim Cuddy, Tevet Sela, Kym Gouchie and Ellen Doty.

Canadian albums are in the spotlight this week, as the Polaris Music Prize announced its 40-album long list for best of the year. Longtime post-hardcore favourites Alexisonfire, meanwhile, announced a new live album.

This week also brings a number of new releases, including ever-evolving Montreal artist Geoffroy. He joins Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy, who has a new solo release, as well as Christin Hyshka, The Hi Tops,Maggie Andrew, Kym Gouchy, Wild Remedy and more. Others announcing new album release dates are Mo Kenney, Mia Kelly and KROY.

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