The Weeknd, Bieber, Drake Dominate 2016 Juno Award Nominations – Full List

Toronto, ON (CelebrityAccess) — The nominees for the 2016 Juno Awards were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) with homegrown heroes The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and Drake leading the pack.

The Weeknd earned six nods, including Juno Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.

Both Beiber and Drake were hot on his heels with five nominations each, including Juno Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. Drake was recognized with a nomination for Rap Recording of the Year and Bieber earned a nod for Pop Album of the Year.

Vying for four categories each, Alessia Cara was nominated for Juno Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year; while Shawn Mendes was nominated for Juno Fan Choice, Album of the Year, Artist for the Year and Pop Album of the Year.

Veteran Canadian singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie was nominated for Songwriter of the Year, Aboriginal Album of the Year, Contemporary Roots Album of the Year.

The awards ceremony will take place during Juno Week, held in Calgary from March 28 – April 3, 2016.


2016 JUNO Awards Nominees

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD

Alessia Cara
Carly Rae Jepsen
Cœur de pirate
Dean Brody
Drake
Justin Bieber
Shawn Hook
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Walk Off The Earth

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Here, Alessia Cara
Hotline Bling, Drake
What Do You Mean? , Justin Bieber
Clothes Off , Ria Mae
Can't Feel My Face, The Weeknd

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

25, Adele
Hozier, Hozier
Title, Meghan Trainor
Four, One Direction
Dream Your Life Away, Vance Joy

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Drake
À Paradis City, Jean Leloup
Purpose, Justin Bieber
Handwritten, Shawn Mendes
Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

City and Colour
Drake
Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Hedley
Marianas Trench
Metric
Three Days Grace
Walk Off The Earth

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Alessia Cara
Coleman Hell
Francesco Yates
Scott Helman
Tobias Jesso Jr.

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR

Dear Rouge
Half Moon Run
Milk & Bone
The Elwins
Young Empires

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Abel Tesfaye
Béatrice Martin
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Dallas Green
Tobias Jesso Jr.

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Anchor, Autumn Hill
Pick Me Up, Brett Kissel
Gypsy Road, Dean Brody
County Line, High Valley
Frontier, Paul Brandt

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

If I've Only One Time Askin', Daniel Romano
The Park Avenue Sobriety Test, Joel Plaskett
In My Dreams, Mo Kenney
Goon, Tobias Jesso Jr.
Leave No Bridge Unburned, Whitehorse

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Deep in the Iris, BRAIDS
Poison Season, Destroyer
Are You Alone?, Majical Cloudz
Half Free, U.S. Girls
Viet Cong, Viet Cong

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Hello, Hedley
Purpose, Justin Bieber
Augusta, Scott Helman
Handwritten, Shawn Mendes
Sing It All Away, Walk Off The Earth

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Get Up, Bryan Adams
The Physical World, Death From Above 1979
Chaotic Neutral, Matthew Good
No Fixed Address, Nickelback
Future Nostalgia, The Sheepdogs

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

New, Alex Pangman
Live from the Cellar, Dan Brubeck Quartet
Clear Day, Emilie-Claire Barlow
This Bitter Earth, Jaclyn Guillou
Some Version of the Truth, Tara Kannangara

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO

It's About Time, Al Muirhead
Dialectics, Curtis Nowosad
Abeng, Rich Brown
Movin' Forward, Robi Botos
Duets, Tara Davidson

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP

Forest Grove, Allison Au Quartet
Over My Head, Brad Turner Quartet
What I Hear Now, Jerry Granelli Trio
Stealing From My Youth, Mark Kelso & The Jazz Exiles
Sheer Tyranny of Will, Peripheral Vision

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Spin Cycle, Afiara Quartet and Skratch Bastid
Never Were The Way She Was, Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld
Orchestral Powwow, Cris Derksen
Lost Voices, Esmerine
Legacy Live, Jens Lindemann and Tommy Banks

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

22h22, Ariane Moffatt
Zulu, Galaxie
À Paradis City, Jean Leloup
Les grandes artères, Louis-Jean Cormier
Si l'aurore, Marie-Pierre Arthur

CHILDREN'S ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Greatest Hits, Big Block Singsong
Dirty Feet, Bobs & LoLo
Forest Friends' Nature Club Album, Ginalina
Songs from the Boot, Splash'N Boots
More Sheep, Less Sleep, The Swinging Belles

CLASSICAL ALBUM: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Liszt: Piano Sonata & Sonnets, Angela Hewitt
Chamber Works by Jerzy Fitelberg, ARC Ensemble
Mendelssohn: Op. 44 nos. 1, 2, Cecilia String Quartet
Berlin Sonatas, Elinor Frey
Franck & Strauss: Violin Sonatas, James Ehnes

CLASSICAL ALBUM: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT

Vivaldi: Four Seasons, James Ehnes with the Sydney Symphony
Mahler 10, Orchestre Métropolitain
Symphony and New Works for Organ and Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal with Olivier Latry and Jean-Willy Kunz
Tomasi, Desenclos, Jolivet: French Trumpet Concertos, Paul Merkelo, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 3, Stewart Goodyear with the Czech National Symphony

CLASSICAL ALBUM: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE

Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 4, Claire de Sévigné, Maria Soulis, and Aradia Ensemble
Sacred Reflections of Canada – A Canadian Mass, Canadian Chamber Choir
Peter-Anthony Togni: Responsio, Jeff Reilly with Andrea Ludwig, Charles Daniels, John Potter, and Suzie
Leblanc
Las Ciudades de Oro, L'Harmonie des Saisons
Chansons Perpétuelles, Marie-Nicole Lemieux

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems, Dinuk Wijeratne
Piano Quartet, John Burge
The Afar, Jordan Pal
Centennials, Michael Oesterle
Bookburners, Nicole Lizée

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Sour Soul, BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah
If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Drake
Kardi Gras Vol. 1: The Clash, Kardinal Offishall
Can't Fly Without Gravity, k-os
For The Town, SonReal

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

We All Fall Down ft. Jamie Lidell, A-Trak
Badman (Torro Torro Remix), Autoerotique & Max Styler
At All, Kaytranada
Save Me ft. Katy B, Keys N Krates
Be Right There, Sleepy Tom & Diplo

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Four Pink Walls, Alessia Cara
The Fall Out, August Rigo
Déjà Vu, Dru
Butchy's Son, Patrick Lehman
Beauty Behind the Madness , The Weeknd

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

The French Sessions, Dubmatix
Hello Mama, Exco Levi
Nah Complain ft. Daddy U Roy, Kafinal
Sexy Gal ft. T.O.K., Kreesha Turner
Escape from the Mongoose Gang, Lyndon John X

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The One, Armond Duck Chief
Come and Get Your Love: The Tribe Session, Black Bear
Power In The Blood, Buffy Sainte-Marie
Rumble, Derek Miller
Refined, Don Amero

CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

So Let's Go, Alan Doyle
Power In The Blood, Buffy Sainte-Marie
The Bliss, Fortunate Ones
Indian Ocean, Frazey Ford
Beautiful Scars, LeE HaRVeY OsMOND

TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Chance, J.P. Cormier
Jayme Stone's Lomax Project, Jayme Stone
Domestic Eccentric, Old Man Luedecke
A Wanderer I'll Stay, Pharis and Jason Romero
Songs In The Dark, The Wainwright Sisters

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Faded But Not Gone, Big Dave McLean
Brothers In This World, Blackburn
Vicksburg Call, David Gogo
This Is From Here, Harrison Kennedy
Sliding Delta, Michael Jerome Browne

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Brave New World, Amanda Cook
Where The Light Is, Dan Bremnes
Saints & Sinners, Matt Maher
We Are, The City Harmonic
TREES – Chapter 2, Tim Neufeld

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Healer, Alex Cuba
Neo-Reconquista, Boogat
Revuelta Danza Party, Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra
Moorka, Lemon Bucket Orkestra
Resistance, The Souljazz Orchestra

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Bob Ezrin
Dallas Green
Henry "Cirkut" Walter
Steve Webster & Emilie-Claire Barlow
Thomas "Tawgs" Salter

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Gus Van Go,
Liam O'Neil
Noah "40" Shebib
Serban Ghenea
Shawn Everett

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR

CLUB MEDS, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith – Cam Dales and Ben Clarkson
LOST VOICES, Esmerine – Clyde Henry Productions: Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, Constellation: Ian Ilavsky
ELEMENTS, Long Distance Runners – Duncan Major, Joel Upshall
WEST TRAINZ, West Trainz – Erik West Milette
LES GRANDES ARTÈRES, Louis-Jean Cormier – Sarah Marcotte-Boislard

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Virgins, Eva Michon (Death From Above 1979)
Dark Days, Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Chandler Levack (Pup)
For the Town, Peter Huang (Sonreal)
Avalanche, Philip Sportel (Kalle Mattson)
Hello, Xavier Dolan (Adele)

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A Life Well Lived, AM Static
Concubine, Concubine
The Midas Touch, Discrete
Noontide, Humans
The Other Day, Pomo

HEAVY METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Searching for Zero, Cancer Bats
Never Wanna Die, Diemonds
Desire Will Rot, Fuck the Facts
Of Ghosts and Gods, Kataklysm
Success, KEN mode

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Wallflower, Diana Krall
Refined, Don Amero
A Jann Arden Christmas, Jann Arden
What Love Is All About, Johnny Reid
Under One Sky, The Tenors

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