Alessia Cara leads with six nominations, Tory Lanez with five
Fans are encouraged to vote for their favourite nominee for JUNO Fan Choice presented by TD at junofanchoice.ca
TORONTO — The nominees for the 49th 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 2020, hosted in Saskatoon, SK, will culminate with Canada’s biggest night in music – The 2020 JUNO Awards – broadcast live from the SaskTel Centre on Sunday, March 15 on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the CBC Listen app and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.
For a complete list and biographies of all nominees and more information on the 2020 JUNO Awards, please visit junoawards.ca.
First-time host of this year’s JUNO Awards Broadcast, Alessia Cara, 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*. Tory Lanez received five nominations including JUNO Fan Choice*, Artist of the Year, Rap Recording of the Year and two nominations in the R&B/Soul Recording of the Year category.
Artists with three nominations include Alexandra Stréliski for Album of the Year*, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Instrumental Album of the Year; Bryan Adams for Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year and Adult Contemporary Album of the Year; bülow for Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year* and Pop Album of the Year*; Loud Luxury for JUNO Fan Choice*, Group of the Year and Dance Recording of the Year; NAV for JUNO Fan Choice*, Album of the Year* and Rap Recording of the Year; and Shawn Mendes for JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year and Artist of the Year.
The host province of Saskatchewan is well represented with nominations including first-time nominees Hunter Brothers for Breakthrough Group of the Year* and Country Album of the Year; Foxwarren for Alternative Album of the Year*; The Dead South for Traditional Roots Album of the Year; and Terri Fidelak and Carey Shaw for Album Artwork of the Year.
Tickets are available starting at $39.95 (plus fees) online at www.ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1-800-970-SEAT (7328) and in-person at the Sasktel Centre Box Office – 3515 Thatcher Avenue (Main Entrance). $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards, courtesy of SaskTel Centre.
The 49th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2020 will be hosted in Saskatoon, SK from March 9 through March 15, 2020, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 15, at the SaskTel Centre, broadcast live on CBC, the free CBC Gem streaming service in Canada and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos. It will also air as a live radio special on CBC Radio One, CBC Music, and the CBC Listen app.
*Award Sponsors for The 2020 JUNO Awards include: JUNO Fan Choice Presented by TD, Album of the Year Presented by Music Canada, 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 Presented by Long & McQuade, Pop Album of the Year Presented by Live Nation Canada, Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year Presented by APTN, World Music Album of the Year Presented by Aeromexico, Music Video of the Year Presented by Stingray, and Comedy Album of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada.
PwC is a trusted partner of the 2020 JUNO Awards.
Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:
CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
Lead Partner: TD Bank Group
Funding Partners: The Government of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatoon
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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 icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 49th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca
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