Drake, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd Top 2017 Juno Noms


OTTAWA, Ontario (CelebrityAccess) — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 46th Annual Juno Awards on Tuesday, with Drake, the Weeknd and Shawn Mendes leading the charge.

Drake garnered five nominations, including Juno Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Rap Recording of the Year.

Shawn Mendes also received five nominations: Juno Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year.

The Weeknd followed suit with five nominations: Juno Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.

Close behind with four nominations each were Alessia Cara, including picks for Juno Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year; and the late, great Leonard Cohen who got nods for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan was announced as this year's inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

“I’m so honored to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. This comes as a complete sweet surprise as I still feel like I’m just getting started,” said McLachlan. “I’m truly blessed to be in such incredible company with all of the amazing past honourees.”

Juno Week 2017 will take place in Ottawa from March 27 through April 2, 2017. A live broadcast of The 46th Annual Juno Awards will air on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday, April 2 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. Singer Michael Buble had been previously announced as the host, but subsequently withdrew from all of his public obligations late last year after his son was diagnosed with cancer. It is unclear if he will still handle hosting duties during the awards ceremony.

2017 Juno Awards Nominees


Indigenous Music Album of the Year

Crystal Shawanda Fish Out Of Water
Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie Round Dance & Beats (Powwow)
Quantum Tangle Tiny Hands
Silla + Rise Debut
William Prince Earthly Days


Juno Fan Choice Award

Hedley
Justin Bieber
Drake
Shawn Mendes
Alessia Cara
Belly
Ruth B
The Weeknd
Tory Lanez
The Strumbellas


Single of the Year

Shawn Mendes "Treat You Better"
Drake "One Dance ft. Wizkid & Kyla"
Alessia Cara "Wild Things"
The Weeknd "Starboy "ft. Daft Punk
The Strumbellas "Spirits"


International Album of the Year

Sia This is Acting
Rihanna ANTI
One Direction Made in the A.M.
Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams
Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman


Album of the Year

The Weeknd Starboy
Shawn Mendes Illuminate
Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker
Drake Views
Céline Dion Encore un Soir


Artist of the Year

Shawn Mendes
Drake
Alessia Cara
Leonard Cohen
The Weeknd


Group of the Year

Billy Talent
The Tragically Hip
Arkells
Tegan and Sara
The Strumbellas


Breakthrough Artist of the Year

KAYTRANADA
Ruth B
Tory Lanez
Andy Shauf
Jazz Cartier


Breakthrough Group of the Year

Bleeker
Cold Creek County
Bob Moses
The Zolas
The Dirty Nil


Songwriter of the Year


Donovan Woods "Leaving Nashville," "What Kind of Love Is That," "They Don't Make Anything in that Town"
Tegan & Sara "Boyfriend," "100x," "Stop Desire"
Gord Downie "The Stranger," "The Only Place to Be," "Son"
Leonard Cohen "You Want It Darker," "It Seemed the Better Way," "Traveling Light"
Ruth B "Lost Boy," "Superficial Love," "2 Poor Kids"


Country Album of the Year

Aaron Pritchett The Score
Chad Brownlee Hearts on Fire
Dallas Smith Side Effects
Gord Bamford Tin Roof
Jess Moskaluke Kiss Me Quiet


Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Basia Bulat Good Advice
Gord Downie Secret Path
Wintersleep The Great Detachment
Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker
Andy Shauf The Party


Alternative Album of the Year

July Talk Touch
Grimes Art Angels
Black Mountain IV
Weaves Weaves
Dilly Dally Sore


Pop Album of the Year


Alessia Cara Know-It-All
Coleman Hell Summerland
Marianas Trench Astoria
Shawn Mendes Illuminate
Tegan and Sara Love You to Death


Rock Album of the Year

Arkells Morning Report
Billy Talent Afraid of Heights
Monster Truck Sittin' Heavy
Sam Roberts Band TerraForm
The Tragically Hip Man Machine Poem


Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Matt Dusk & Florence K Quiet Nights
Heather Bambrick You'll Never Know
Barbra Lica I'm Still Learning
Bria Skonberg Bria
Amanda Tosoff Words


Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

Brandi Disterheft Blue Canvas
Renee Rosnes Written in the Rocks
Shirantha Beddage Momentum
Seamus Blake Superconductor
Mike Janzen Nudging Forever


Jazz Album of the Year: Group


Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Real Enemies
Dave Young Quintet One Way Up
Metalwood Twenty
Quinsin Nachoff's FLUX Flux
Order of Canada Band Sweet Canadiana


Instrumental Album of the Year


Sarah Neufeld The Ridge
David Braid Flow
Blitz//Berlin Movements 1
The Fretless Bird's Nest
Pugs & Crows and Tony Wilson Everyone Knows Everyone


Francophone Album of the Year


Karim Ouellet Trente
Yann Perreau Le fantastique des astres
Fred Fortin Ultramarr
Koriass Love Suprême
Laurence Nerbonne XO


Children's Album of the Year


Diana PantonI Believe in Little Things
Raffi Owl Singalong
Splash'N Boots Big Yellow Tunes
Kattam De Tombouctou à Bombay
Will Stroet Wordplay


Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble


Janina Fialkowska Schubert: Sonatas and Impromptus
Matt Haimovitz Overtures to Bach
New Orford String Quartet Brahms: String Quartets, Op. 51 NOS. 1 & 2
Stewart Goodyear Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, OP. 71 TH14
Charles Richard-Hamelin Beethoven, Enescu & Chopin: Works for Piano (Live)


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

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier, BBC Philharmonic Poulenc: Piano Concertos & Aubade
Steve Wood and the Northern Cree Singers, Tanya Tagaq, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation
Jan Lisiecki, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Schumann
Les Violons du Roy & Mathieu Lussier Vivaldi: Concertos


Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance


Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano L'Aiglon
Tapestry Opera, Gryphon Trio, Elmer Iseler Singers Dark Star Requiem
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Sir Andrew Davis Handel Messiah
Arion Baroque Orchestre, Alexandre Weimann Bach: Magnificat BWV 243
Daniel Taylor, The Trinity Choir Four Thousand Winter


Classical Composition of the Year

Christos Hatzis "Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation"
Kati Agócs "The Debrecen Passion"
Jordan Nobles "Immersion"
Ana Sokolović "And I need a room to receive five thousand people with raised glasses…or…what a glorious day, the birds are singing 'halleluia'"
Andrew Staniland "Dark Star Requiem"


Rap Recording of the Year

Belly Another Day in Paradise
Drake Views
Tory Lanez I Told You
Jazz Cartier Hotel Paranoia
Tasha the Amazon Die Every Day


Dance Recording of the Year

Adventure Club "Limitless" ft. Delaney Jane
Zeds Dead "Northern Lights"
Shaun Frank "Let You Get Away" ft. Ashe
Bit Funk "Off the Ground" ft. Shae Jacobs
Jacques Greene "You Can't Deny"


R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

The Weeknd Starboy
Dvsn Sept. 5th
Daniel Caesar Pilgrim's Paradise
Tanika Charles Soul Run
PARTYNEXTDOOR PARTYNEXTDOOR 3


Reggae Recording of the Year

Ammoye "Sorry"
Blessed "Cry Every Day"
Dubmatix "Roll 'Dem" ft. Gappy Ranks
Exco Levi "Siren"
Jay Kartier "Who Feels It Knows"


Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Matthew Barber & Jill Barber The Family Album
Lisa LeBlanc Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
Corin Raymond Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams
William Prince Earthly Days
Kacy & Clayton Strange Country


Traditional Roots Album of the Year

The High Bar Gang Someday the Heart Will Trouble the Mind
Maria Dunn Gathering
Jenny Whiteley The Original
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin Auprès du poêle
The East Pointers Secret Victory


Blues Album of the Year

Whitehorse The Northern South Vol. 1
Paul Reddick Ride The One
Colin Linden Rich in Love
Colin James Blue Highways
Sean Pinchin Monkey Brain


Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year

Warren Dean Flandez Eternally Grateful
Tim Neufeld & the Glory Boys Hootenanny!
Steve Bell Where the Good Way Lies
MANAFEST Reborn
Jaylene Johnson Potter & Clay


World Music Album of the Year

Lorraine Klaasen Nouvelle Journée
Sultans of String Subcontinental Drift
Okavango African Orchestra Okavango African Orchestra
Turkwaz Nazar
Nomadica Dance of the Infidels


Jack Richardson Producer of the Year

Howie Beck – "Work" (Charlotte Day Wilson), "High Five" (Dragonette)
Eric Ratz – "The Enforcer" (Monster Truck), "Fever" (Royal Tusk)
A Tribe Called Red – "R.E.D." (A Tribe Called Red ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear), "Sila" (A Tribe Called Red ft. Tanya Tagaq)
Nineteen85 – "One Dance" (Drake), "Too Good" (Drake)
Ian D'Sa – "Afraid of Heights" (Billy Talent), "Rabbit Down the Hole" (Billy Talent)


Recording Engineer of the Year

Eric Ratz – "Afraid of Heights" (Billy Talent), "Don't Tell Me How to Live" (Monster Truck)
George Seara – "Treat You Better" (Shawn Mendes), "Don't Be A Fool" (Shawn Mendes)
Andy Shauf – "The Magician" (Andy Shauf), "To You" (Andy Shauf)
Matty Green – "Shine a Light" (Banners), "Armageddon" (Michelle Treacy)
Jason Dufour – "Push + Pull" (July Talk), "Beck + Call" (July Talk)


Recording Package of the Year

Valaire OOBOPOPOP
Harmonium L'Heptade
Gord Downie Secret Path
Alexisonfire Live at Copps
Grimes Art Angels


Video of the Year

Grimes "Kill v Maim"
KAYTRANADA "Lite Spots"
A Tribe Called Red "R.E.D." ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear
Wiwek/Skrillex "Killa"
Gord Downie "The Stranger"


Electronic Album of the Year

KAYTRANADA 99.9%
Holy Fuck Congrats
A Tribe Called Red We Are the Halluci Nation
Bob Moses Days Gone By
Harrison Checkpoint Titanium


Heavy Metal Album of the Year

Devin Townsend Project Transcendence
Protest the Hero Pacific Myth
Despised Icon Beast
Annihilator Suicide Society
Mandroid Echostar Coral Throne


Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

Céline Dion Encore un soir
Chantal Kreviazuk Hard Sail
Mark Masri Beating Heart
Sarah McLachlan Wonderland
Heather Rankin A Fine Line