2015 Juno Award Nominees announced

Victoria favourites USS, Arcade Fire, Mother Mother, Arkells on the list

The Junos will be announced at the awards presentation in Hamilton, ONT. March 15.

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD (PRESENTED BY TD)

Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Music*Universal

Bobby Bazini Universal

Drake Cash Money*Universal

Hedley Universal

Leonard Cohen Columbia*Sony

Magic! Sony

Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner

Nickelback Nickelback II Productions*Universal

Serge Fiori GSI*eOne

You+Me RCA*Sony

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Hold On, We’re Going Home Drake ft. Majid Jordan Cash Money*Universal

Crazy for You Hedley Universal

Hideaway Kiesza Island*Universal

Rude Magic! Sony

We’re All in This Together Sam Roberts Band Secret Brain*Universal

 

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

PRISM Katy Perry Capitol*Universal

Pure Heroine Lorde Universal

Midnight Memories One Direction Sony

In the Lonely Hour Sam Smith Capitol*Universal

1989 Taylor Swift Big Machine*Universal

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY MUSIC CANADA)

Where I Belong Bobby Bazini Universal

Wild Life Hedley Universal

Popular Problems Leonard Cohen Columbia*Sony

No Fixed Address Nickelback Nickelback II Productions*Universal

Serge Fiori Serge Fiori GSI*eOne

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bryan Adams Badman*Universal

Deadmau5 Mau5trap*Universal

Leonard Cohen Columbia*Sony

Sarah McLachlan Verve*Universal

The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Arkells Arkells Music*Universal

Chromeo Last Gang*Universal

Mother Mother Mother Mother Music*Universal

Nickelback Nickelback II Productions*Universal

You+Me RCA*Sony

 

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)

Glenn Morrison Robbins Entertainment*Sony

Jess Moskaluke MDM*Universal

Kiesza Island*Universal

Mac DeMarco Captured Tracks*Outside

Shawn Mendes Island*Universal

 

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)

Adventure Club BMG Rights*Sony

Alvvays Royal Mountain*Universal

Magic! Sony

USS Coalition*Warner

Zeds Dead Mad Decent*Ultra

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SIRIUSXM CANADA)

Bahamas

“All the Time”, “Bitter Memories”, “Stronger Than That”

BAHAMAS IS AFIE – Bahamas Barchords*Universal

Catherine MacLellan

“Jack’s Song”, “Tell Me Luella”, “The Raven’s Sun”

THE RAVEN’S SUN – Catherine MacLellan Independent

Henry “Cirkut” Walter

“Birthday” – co-songwriters Katy Perry, Luke Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee

“Dark Horse ft. Juicy J” – co-songwriters Katy Perry, Jordan Houston, Luke Gottwald, Sarah Hudson, Max

Martin

PRISM – Katy Perry Capitol*Universal

“Wild Wild Love” – co-songwriters Armando C. Pérez, Luke Gottwald, Michael Everett, Max Martin,

Ammar Malik, Alexander Castillo Vasquez

GLOBALIZATION – Pitbull Mr. 305/Polo Grounds/RCA*Sony

Jenn Grant

“Bring Me a Rose”, “No One’s Gonna Love You (Quite Like I Do)”, “Trailer Park”

COMPOSTELA – Jenn Grant Outside

Magic!

“Don’t Kill the Magic” – co-songwriter Adam Messinger, “Let Your Hair Down”, “Rude” – co-songwriter

Adam Messinger

DON’T KILL THE MAGIC – Magic! Sony

 

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Lifted Dallas Smith 604*Universal

Light Up The Night Jess Moskaluke MDM*Universal

Caffeine & Big Dreams Kira Isabella Sony

MacKenzie Porter Mackenzie Porter Road Angel*Warner

Wheels The Road Hammers Open Road*Universal

 

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Bahamas Is Afie Bahamas Barchords*Universal

Compostela Jenn Grant Outside

The Lemon Squeeze Jeremy Fisher Hidden Pony*Universal

Popular Problems Leonard Cohen Columbia*Sony

Sleeping Operator The Barr Brothers Secret City*Universal

 

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LONG & MCQUADE)

Alvvays Alvvays Royal Mountain*Universal

Shrink Dust Chad VanGaalen Flemish Eye*Outside

July Talk July Talk Sleepless*Universal

Animism Tanya Tagaq Six Shooter*Universal

Hot Dreams Timber Timbre Arts & Crafts*Universal

 

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY TD)

Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Epic*Sony

Party For Your Life Down With Webster Down With Webster Entertainment*Universal

Little Machines Lights Lights Music*Universal

Don’t Kill The Magic Magic! Sony

Little Secret Nikki Yanofsky A440*Universal

 

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SIRIUSXM CANADA)

High Noon Arkells Arkells Music*Universal

Ghost Big Wreck Anthem*Warner

Lo-Fantasy Sam Roberts Band Secret Brain*Universal

The Union The Glorious Sons Black Box*Universal

Between Illness and Migration Your Favorite Enemies Hopeful Tragedy*D.E.P.

 

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Angela Galuppo Angela Galuppo Justin Time*Universal

Red Diana Panton Diana Panton*eOne

The Signal Elizabeth Shepherd Linus*eOne

Counting Dreams Julie Crochetière Vega*D.E.P.

Because of Billie Molly Johnson Molly Johnson*Universal

 

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO

Zoetrope Jim Head Independent

Vista Obscura Kirk MacDonald Addo*Conveyor

LA Bootleg 1984 Lenny Breau Linus*eOne

La vie commence ici Marianne Trudel Justin Time*Universal

Drum Lore Vol. 2 – More Lore Owen Howard Brooklyn Jazz Underground*Independent

 

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP

Bristles Andrew Downing, Jim Lewis & David Occhipinti Independent

Bobby Rice Latin Jazz Big Band: X-Treme Latin Jazz Bobby Rice Addo*Conveyor

Fishs Eddy Brian Dickinson Trio Addo*Conveyor

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Justin Time*Universal

The Where Myriad3 Addo*Conveyor

 

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Great Wall of China Canadian Brass Linus*eOne

Flesh and Machine Daniel Lanois Anti*F.A.B.

Off With the Cuffs John Stetch Addo*Conveyor

Encuentro Quartango Tangovation

Symphony! Sultans of String Independent*Red River

 

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Maladie d’amour Jimmy Hunt Dare To Care*D.E.P.

L’alchimie des monstres Klô Pelgag Coyote*D.E.P.

Ornithologie, la nuit Philippe B Bonsound*Select

Valse 333 Sagot Simone*Select

Serge Fiori Serge Fiori GSI*eOne

 

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Wave Your Antlers Bobs & LoLo Nettwerk*Sony

Where In The World Fred Penner The Children’s Group*eOne

Le chat botté LuLu et le Matou Independent

Love Bug Raffi Troubadour*Universal

Happy Times Splash’N Boots Independent

 

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Blanc Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà Analekta*Select

Akoka: Reframing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time David Krakauer, Matt Haimovitz,

Socalled, Jonathan Crow & Geoffrey Burleson Oxingale*S.R.I.

Bartok: Chamber Works for Violin Vol. 3 James Ehnes Chandos*Naxos

Prokofiev: Sonates & Mélodies Jonathan Crow & Paul Stewart ATMA*Naxos

Ysaÿe Sonatas for Solo Violin Karl Stobbe Avie

 

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE

ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT

MOZART: Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 24 Angela Hewitt Hyperion*HM

Khachaturian/Shostakovich James Ehnes Onyx*HM

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 7, Departure – Utopia Orchestre symphonique de Montréal & Kent Nagano

Analekta*Select

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Peter Oundjian Chandos*Naxos

Bruckner 3 Yannick Nézet-Séguin & Orchestre Métropolitain ATMA*Naxos

 

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE

Schubert: Winterreise Gerald Finley & Julius Drake Hyperion*HM

Handel & Porpora: The London Years Julie Boulianne, Clavecin en concert & Luc Beauséjour

Analekta*Select

Mozart: Opera & Concert Arias Karina Gauvin, Les Violons du Roy & Bernard Labadie Audiogram*Select

Terra Tremuit Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal ATMA*Naxos

The Heart’s Refuge Theatre of Early Music, Schola Cantorum & Daniel Taylor Analekta*Select

 

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

Glistening Pianos Alice Ping Yee Ho GLISTENING PIANOS Centrediscs*Naxos

Airline Icarus Brian Current AIRLINE ICARUS – COMPLETE OPERA Naxos

Magister Ludi Gordon Fitzell MAGISTER LUDI Centrediscs*Naxos

Sextet, OP. 71 Jacques Hétu COMPLETE CHAMBER WORKS FOR STRINGS Naxos

Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra John Estacio A CONCERT FOR NEW YORK

Independent

 

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

PA2: The Director’s Cut Marco Polo Soulspazm*Independent

The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers Naturally Born Strangers Legends

League*Independent

Dear America P Reign RCA*Sony

Amani Saukrates Culvert*Universal

Stigmata Tre Mission Last Gang*Universal

 

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Calling All Heroes Adventure Club BMG Rights*Sony

White Women Chromeo Last Gang*Universal

Goodbye Glenn Morrison Robbins Entertainment*Sony

Sound Of A Woman Kiesza Island*Universal

Soundwave Trevor Guthrie Interscope*Sony

 

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Dirty Laundry Ben Stevenson Culvert*Universal

Got To Have It jacksoul Megawatt*Sony

JRDN JRDN Kuya*Fontana North

Four Seasons Melanie Durrant Independent

Often The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal

 

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Welcome the King Exco Levi Kheilstone*Independent

Love Inna Wi Heart Kirk Diamond ft. Bob da Builda Don Dem/Galang*Independent

Wake Up Mikey Dangerous Dub Avenue*D.E.P.

Hold On Till I Die Steele Mobs*Independent

Real Talk Tasha T RasVibe*VP

 

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK)

The Whole World’s Got the Blues Crystal Shawanda New Sun*Fontana North

For The Light Digging Roots Sugar Bush*Outside

Heart of the People Leela Gilday Diva Sound*Outside

Animism Tanya Tagaq Six Shooter*Universal

The (Post) Mistress Tomson Highway Independent

 

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO

They Promised You Mercy Amelia Curran Six Shooter*Universal

The Raven’s Sun Catherine MacLellan Independent

Prairieography Del Barber True North*eOne

The Old Silo James Hill Borealis*eOne

Weightless Matt Andersen True North*eOne

 

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP

South Blackie and The Rodeo Kings File Under: Music*Outside

Work and Love Elliott Brood Paper Bag*Outside

Let It Lie The Bros. Landreth Independent*Fontana North

Jubilee The Deep Dark Woods Six Shooter*Universal

Departures The Once Nettwerk*Sony

 

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY STINGRAY MUSIC)

Belmont Boulevard JW-Jones Blind Pig/Stony Plain*Warner

Solo Recordings, Vol. 2 Steve Hill Independent*Outside

Let Me Prove It To You Steve Strongman Independent*Sonic Unyon

Wicked The 24th Street Wailers Independent

A Real Fine Mess The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer Tonic*Fontana North

 

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Introducing Chelsea Amber Chelsea Amber Independent*David C. Cook

Analog Love in Digital Times Drew Brown Independent

The Moment Manafest Manafest Productions*Fontana North

VIP Manic Drive Bema Media*David C. Cook

The Joy Tim Neufeld Independent*David C. Cook

 

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS)

Ayrad Ayrad CFM*Select

Singing in Tongues Eccodek Black Swan/Big Mind*Outside

The Key Emmanuel Jal Gatwitch*Universal

Le dernier empereur bantou Pierre Kwenders Bonsound*Select

500 Years of Night Quique Escamilla Lulaworld*Outside

 

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SLAIGHT MUSIC)

Adam Messinger “Change Your Life” (co-producer Nasri Atweh) THE NEW CLASSIC – Iggy Azalea

Island Def Jam*Universal | “Rude” DON’T KILL THE MAGIC – Magic! Sony

Eric Ratz “Ghosts” GHOSTS – Big Wreck Anthem*Warner | “Leather Jacket” – HIGH NOON – Arkells

Arkells Music*Universal

Gavin Brown “I Am Machine” – Three Days Grace RCA*Sony | “Reaper Man” VERY GOOD BAD THING

– Mother Mother Mother Mother Music*Universal

Jesse Zubot “Caribou”, “Uja” ANIMISM – Tanya Tagaq Six Shooter*Universal

Thomas “Tawgs” Salter “Soundwave”– Trevor Guthrie Interscope*Sony | “Up We Go” LITTLE

MACHINES – Lights Lights Music*Universal

 

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF AUDIO

RECORDING TECHNOLOGY [OIART])

Eric Ratz “Ghosts” GHOSTS – Big Wreck Anthem*Warner | “Satellite Hotel” BLACK BUFFALO – One

Bad Son 604*Universal

George Seara “Got To Have It”, “Whole Day” GREATEST HITS – jacksoul Megawatt*Sony

Jeremy Darby “Mosaic”, “Nomad’s Arrival” MANDALA – Monsoon Independent

John “Beetle” Bailey “Any Day Now” JUST PASSING THROUGH – The Breithaupt Brothers

Alma*Universal | “Fine and Mellow” BECAUSE OF BILLIE – Molly Johnson Molly Johnson*Universal

Lenny Derose “I Am Machine” – Three Days Grace RCA*Sony | “Reaper Man” VERY GOOD BAD

THING – Mother Mother Mother Mother Music*Universal

 

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR

Alex Durlak (Art Director/Designer), Jeff McMurrich and Bry Webb (Art Directors) FREE WILL – Bry

Webb Idée Fixe*Outside

Caroline Blanchette (Art Director) WONDERS OF THE WORLD – The Lost Fingers Tandem*Sony

Menno Versteeg (Art Director), Zack Mykula (Designer), Jason Bartell (Illustrator), Yoshi Cooper

(Photographer) PUP – PUP Royal Mountain*Universal

Roberta Hansen (Art Director/Designer/Illustrator), Mike Latschislaw (Photographer)

PILGRIMAGE – Steve Bell Signpost*Outside

Taylor Kirk (Art Director/Designer/Photographer), Robyn Kotyk (Designer), Laura Margaret

Ramsay (Photographer) HOT DREAMS – Timber Timbre Arts & Crafts*Universal

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY MUCHFACT, EXCLUSIVELY FUNDED BY BELL MEDIA)

Preach Dane Collison SONREAL Black Box*Universal

Lost You Grandson & Son ZEDS DEAD FT. TWIN SHADOW Mad Decent*Ultra

Guilt Trip Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Chandler Levack PUP Royal Mountain*Universal

Hideaway Kiesza, Blayre Ellestad, Rami Afuni and Ljuba Castot KIESZA Island*Universal

Not Up To Me Natalie Rae Robison KANDLE Dare to Care*D.E.P

 

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Our Love Caribou Merge*F.A.B

While (1<2) Deadmau5 Mau5trap*Universal

Right From Real Lydia Ainsworth Arbutus*F.A.B.

EX Plastikman Mute*Warner

Alone For The First Time Ryan Hemsworth Last Gang*Universal

 

METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ZÇ Devin Townsend Project HevyDevy*eOne

Waiting for the End to Come Kataklysm Nuclear Blast*Sony

Brotherhood of the Ram Shooting Guns RidingEasy*Pre-Rock

Negative Qualities Single Mothers Dine Alone*Universal

Chasing the Dream Skull Fist NoiseArt*Fontana North

 

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Womyn Alysha Brilla Sunny Jam*Independent

Everything Almost Jann Arden Universal

Trauma: Chansons de la série télé (saison no. 5) Coeur de pirate Dare to Care*D.E.P.

Dark Swing Ndidi Universal

Shine On Sarah McLachlan Verve*Universal

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