Media Release

Nominations Announced for The 2019 JUNO Awards

Jan 29, 2019

Public invited to cast their vote for the coveted JUNO Fan Choice award presented by TD at junofanchoice.ca

TORONTO — The nominees for the 48th Annual JUNO Awards were announced today by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference attended by media and industry notables at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC), in downtown Toronto. JUNO Week 2019, hosted in London, ON, will culminate with Canada’s biggest night in music – The 2019 JUNO Awards – broadcast live on Sunday, March 17 on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music the free CBC Gem streaming service in Canada, and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.

Shawn Mendes leads this year with a total of six nominations including: JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year*, Songwriter of the Year* and Pop Album of the Year. The Weeknd received an impressive five nominations including JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year* and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year – an award he has won four times previously.

First time nominees recognized with four nominations include bülow for JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year* and Pop Album of the Year; and London’s very own Loud Luxury for JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Group of the Year* and Dance Recording of the Year.

Artists with three nominations include Alessia Cara for JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year and Artist of the Year*; Bahamas for Songwriter of the Year*, Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Video of the Year*; Hubert Lenoir for Album of the Year*, Pop Album of the Year and Francophone Album of the Year; KILLY for JUNO Fan Choice*, Breakthrough Artist of the Year* and Rap Recording of the Year; Michael Bublé for Artist of the Year*, Jack Richardson Producer of the Year with David Foster and Adult Contemporary Album of the Year; Three Days Grace for Album of the Year*, Group of the Year* and Rock Album of the Year; and Tory Lanez for JUNO Fan Choice*, Artist of the Year* and Rap Recording of the Year.

Nominations reflect a diverse blend of established and emerging artists across the music industry. For a complete list, biographies, and  more information on the 2019 JUNO Awards, please visit junoawards.ca. 

 *Award Sponsors for The 2019 JUNO Awards include: JUNO Fan Choice (presented by TD), Album of the Year (sponsored by Music Canada), Artist of the Year (presented with Apple Music), Group of the Year (presented with Apple Music), Breakthrough Artist of the Year (sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters), Breakthrough Group Of The Year (sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters), Songwriter of the Year (presented by SOCAN), Alternative Album of the Year (sponsored by Long & McQuade), Indigenous Music Album of the Year (presented by APTN), Recording Engineer of the Year (sponsored by 3M), Video of the Year (presented by Stingray), and Comedy Album of the Year (sponsored by SiriusXM Canada).

Tickets to The 2019 JUNO Awards are available online at budweisergardens.com, by phone at 1-866-455-2849 and in-person at the Courtesy Ford Box Office at Budweiser Gardens (Located at Gate 1). 

The 48th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2019 will be hosted in London, ON from March 11 through March 17, 2019, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 17, at Budweiser Gardens, broadcast live at 8 PM ET on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music on the free CBC Gem streaming service in Canada and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos


Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner: 

CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

The JUNO Awards are made possible with the support of Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC).

Lead Partners: Apple Music and TD Bank Group.

Funding Partners: The Province of Ontario, the City of London, Tourism London.

Links:

Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca / Digital Toolkit

CBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/junos

JUNO Awards

Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards / Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards /Facebook: @TheJUNOAwards/ Hashtag: #JUNOS 

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. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 48th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About CBC Music:  

From Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC Music is Canada’s free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music across all genres. Easy to navigate and available on your smartphone or tablet, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 100 online music streams plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. www.cbcmusic.ca

For interview requests, image requests or additional information, please contact:

Sheri Clish, rock-it promotions, [email protected] 416.656.0707 ext. 122

Tonisha Bath, rock-it promotions, [email protected]m 416.656.0707 ext. 107

For more information about The 2019 JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC, contact:

Teaghan Hawke, CBC, [email protected] 416.205.6863