The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) just announced the nominees for the 2015 JUNO Awards at a press conference at The Danforth Music Hall.
In addition to some of our favourites announced as nominees (like Lights, Leonard Cohen, Drake, Deadmau5, and MAGIC! to name a few), the crowd was also treated to a surprise performance by the Arkells.
Here are the nominee highlights:
The Heavy Hitters:
MAGIC! leads the pack with five nominations: JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Group of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Pop Album of the Year.
Kiesza was close behind with four nominations: Single of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Dance Recording of the Year, and Video of the Year.
Leonard Cohen: JUNO Fan Choice, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year.
Hedley: JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year.
Nickelback: JUNO Fan Choice, Album of the Year, Group of the Year,
Serge Fiori: JUNO Fan Choice, Album of the Year, Francophone Album of the Year.
Notable Award Categories
Juno Fan Choice Award:
Single of the Year
Hold On, We’re Going Home, Drake ft. Majid Jordan
Crazy for You, Hedley
We’re All in this Together, Sam Roberts Band
Album of the Year
Where I Belong, Bobby Bazini
Wild Life, Hedley
Popular Problems, Leonard Cohen
No Fixed Address, Nickelback
Serge Fiori, Serge Fiori
Artist of the Year
Group of the Year
International Artist of the Year
PRISM, Katy Perry
Pure Heroine, Lorde
Midnight Memories, One Direction
The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
1989, Taylor Swift
Find the full list of nominees here.
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