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2016 JUNO AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

Feb 02, 2016

THE WEEKND LEADS WITH SIX NOMINATIONS!

 

Multi-nominees include Alessia Cara, City and Colour, Drake, Justin Bieber,
Shawn Mendes, Walk Off the Earth and many more!

 

Tickets to The 2016 JUNO Awards Broadcast on CTV

are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.ca

— Voting for JUNO Fan Choice presented by TD has

opened at junofanchoice.ca

 

 

Toronto, ON (February 2, 2016) – The nominees for the 2016 JUNO Awards were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto this morning, as Canada’s top artists get ready for a trip to JUNO Week in Calgary, March 28 – April 3, 2016.

To view a complete 2016 JUNO Awards nominee list, bios
and hometown information, visit
www.junoawards.ca.

 

The Weeknd garnered six nominations 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.

 

Close behind with five nods each were Drake and Justin Bieber, both running for JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year. Drake also received a nomination for Rap Recording of the Year, while Justin Bieber was nominated 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*.

 

Artists with three nominations each include Buffy Sainte-Marie (Songwriter of the Year*, Aboriginal Album of the Year*, Contemporary Roots Album of the Year), City and Colour (Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year*, Jack Richardson Producer of the Year), Tobias Jesso Jr. (Breakthrough Artist of the Year*, Songwriter of the Year*, Adult Alternative Album of the Year), and Walk Off the Earth (JUNO Fan Choice*, Group of the Year, Pop Album of the Year*).

 

For media purposes only, celebrity video reels from today’s press conference
are available for download at
www.junoawards.ca within the
password protected media database under the Press tab.
Username: The2016JUNOAwards / Password: Media2016Calgary.

Media accreditation for the 2016 JUNO Awards is open now through
Friday, February 12 at 5:00pm ET at http://junoawards.ca/media-accreditation/.

 

 

*Award Sponsors for THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS listed above include JUNO Fan Choice (presented by TD), Album of the Year (sponsored by Music Canada), Video of the Year (sponsored by MuchFACT, exclusively funded by Bell Media), Songwriter of the Year (presented by SOCAN), Pop Album of the Year (sponsored by TD), Breakthrough Artist of the Year (sponsored by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and Radio Starmaker Fund), and Aboriginal Album of the Year (sponsored by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network).

 

Tickets for THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS are on sale now. Tickets range from $39-$149 and are available through the Scotiabank Saddledome Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 and online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

 

Premier Partners of the 2016 JUNO Awards: We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Province of Alberta, the City of Calgary, Tourism Calgary, the National Music Centre, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.

 

 

Web Links

Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca

Official JUNO TV website: www.junotv.ca

 

The JUNO Awards Twitter handle: @TheJUNOAwards

 

About CARAS

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 45th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca

 

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For more information on CARAS and the 2016 JUNO Awards, contact:

 

Adrienne Kakoullis

416-628-5610

akakoullis@holmespr.com

 

Vanessa Andres

416-628-5612

vandres@holmespr.com

 

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