JUNO Award Nominees | The JUNO Awards
2021

Nominees

Single of the Year

NOMINEES

Drink About Me

Brett Kissel

If The World Was Ending (feat. Julia Michaels)

JP Saxe

Intentions (feat. Quavo)

Justin Bieber

Kissing Other People

Lennon Stella

Blinding Lights

The Weeknd

International Album of the Year

NOMINEES

Music To Be Murdered By

Eminem

Fine Line

Harry Styles

What You See Ain't Always What You Get

Luke Combs

Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon

Pop Smoke

Album of the Year

Presented by Music Canada

NOMINEES

Thanks for the Dance

Leonard Cohen

After Hours

The Weeknd

Artist of the Year

Presented by SiriusXM Canada

Group of the Year

Presented by SiriusXM Canada

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Presented by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters

Breakthrough Group of the Year

Presented by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters

Songwriter of the Year

Presented by SOCAN

NOMINEES

Publisher – Epiphanies Publishing/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing
“Ablaze”, “Reasons I Drink”, “Smiling” – co-songwriter Michael Farrell SUCH PRETTY FORKS IN THE ROAD – Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette

Publisher – Sony Music Publishing Canada
“Hell and High Water (feat. Alessia Cara)” – co-songwriters Bas Van Daalen, Jasper Helderman, Mickey Karbal, Philip Meckseper, Thomas Pentz MUSIC IS THE WEAPON – Major Lazer
“Welcome Back (feat. Alessia Cara)” – co-songwriters Ali Gatie, Amy Allen, Blake Slatkin WELCOME BACK – Ali Gatie

Alessia Cara

Publisher – BMG Rights Management Canada
“COFFIN (feat. Eminem)” – co-songwriters Andre Robertson, Marshall Mathers, Tobias Frelin BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US - Jessie Reyez
“FAR AWAY” – co-songwriters Rogét Chahayed, Vegyn (Joseph Thornalley) FAR AWAY – Jessie Reyez
“NO ONE’S IN THE ROOM” – co-songwriters Dernst Emile II, Jordan Ullman BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US+ – Jessie Reyez

Jessie Reyez

Publisher – Sony Music Publishing Canada
“A Little Bit Yours” – co-songwriters Alex St. Kitts, Benjamin Rice, Ryan Marrone A LITTLE BIT YOURS – JP Saxe
“Golf On TV” – co-songwriters Lennon Stella, Ruslan Odnoralov, Simon Wilcox THREE. TWO. ONE. – Lennon Stella
“If The World Was Ending (feat. Julia Michaels)” – co-songwriter Julia Michaels HOLD IT TOGETHER – JP Saxe

JP Saxe

Publishers – Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music Canada, & Universal Music Publishing Canada
“After Hours” – co-songwriters Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese, Mario Winans “Blinding Lights”, “Save Your Tears” – co-songwriters Max Martin, Oscar Holter AFTER HOURS – The Weeknd

The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye), Belly (Ahmad Balshe), & Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville

Country Album of the Year

NOMINEES

Jade Eagleson

Jade Eagleson

heart theory

Lindsay Ell

Drinkin' Songs: The Collection

MacKenzie Porter

The Lemonade Stand

Tenille Townes

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

NOMINEES

Sad Hunk

BAHAMAS

Are You in Love?

Basia Bulat

Unfollow The Rules

Rufus Wainwright

Are You Gone

Sarah Harmer

Alternative Album of the Year

Presented by Long & McQuade

NOMINEES

Pity Party

Curtis Waters

The Sun and Her Scorch

Dizzy

Pray For It

July Talk

This Place Sucks Ass

PUP

Heavy Light

U.S. Girls

Pop Album of the Year

NOMINEES

It's Never Really Over

Johnny Orlando

Hold It Together

JP Saxe

Three. Two. One.

Lennon Stella

Ryland James

Ryland James

Rock Album of the Year

NOMINEES

Crown Lands

Crown Lands

Ruthless

JJ Wilde

A Beautiful Place to Drown

Silverstein

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

NOMINEES

This Dream Of You

Diana Krall

Out of Dust

Laila Biali

Sinatra

Matt Dusk

Clémence

Sophie Day

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

NOMINEES

Gang of Three

Andrés Vial

Básico, No Básico y Dirigido

Elmer Ferrer

Elegant Traveler

Jocelyn Gould

Conpambiche

Junior Santos

Jazz Album of the Year: Group

Instrumental Album of the Year

NOMINEES

Movements III

Blitz//Berlin

Crowing Ignites

Bruce Cockburn

Prior Street

Gordon Grdina

Eleven Words

David Foster

ALBUM FRANCOPHONE DE L’ANNÉE

NOMINEES

À tous les vents

2Frères

Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs

Klô Pelgag

Quand la nuit tombe

Louis-Jean Cormier

Pour déjouer l'ennui

Pierre Lapointe

Children's Album of the Year

NOMINEES

Letters and Numbers

ABC Singsong

Goodnight to You All: Traditional Lullabies from Ireland & the UK

Charlie Hope

Small But Mighty

Ginalina

Heart Parade

Splash'N Boots

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber

NOMINEES

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 4, 5 & 8

James Ehnes with Andrew Armstrong

Ana Sokolović: Short Stories

Quatuor Bozzini

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral

Classical Composition of the Year

NOMINEES

Take The Dog Sled

Alexina Louie

Commedia dell'arte

Ana Sokolović

Violin Concerto "Adrano"

Samy Moussa

Rap Recording of the Year

NOMINEES

New Mania

88GLAM

Cold World

Eric Reprid

Good Intentions (Brown Boy 2 Deluxe Version)

NAV

ELEMENTS Vol. 1

TOBi

Dance Recording of the Year

NOMINEES

Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year

NOMINEES

BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US

Jessie Reyez

Where You Are

Savannah Ré

Solaris

Shay Lia

After Hours

The Weeknd

Holiday

TOBi

Reggae Recording of the Year

NOMINEES

Give It All

Ammoye

Black Man

Blessed

Roots Rock (ft. Micah Shemaiah, Lasai & Big Sugar)

Dubmatix

Let It Be Done

Kirk Diamond

Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year

Presented by APTN

NOMINEES

Kîyânaw

Burnstick

Church House Blues

Crystal Shawanda

The Ridge

Julian Taylor

North Star Calling

Leela Gilday

Nunarjua Isulinginniani

Terry Uyarak

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

NOMINEES

The Ridge

Julian Taylor

North Star Calling

Leela Gilday

CHICKABOOM!

Tami Neilson

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

NOMINEES

All Hands

Beòlach

The Thing About Fish

Rum Ragged

Blues Album of the Year

NOMINEES

Hell Bent with Grace

Angel Forrest

Church House Blues

Crystal Shawanda

Spirits in the Water

Dione Taylor

Solar Powered Too

Rick Fines

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year

NOMINEES

All Things New

Allen Froese

The Cure

K-Anthony

Alive & Breathing

Matt Maher

Wouldn't You Love to Know?

Steve Bell

World Music Album of the Year

NOMINEES

The Gold Diggers

Lengaïa Salsa Brava

Patria

Mazacote

Espiral

OKAN

Kora Flamenca

Zal Sissokho

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year

NOMINEES

“Rain (feat. Swae Lee)” (co-producer Mike 'DZL' Holmes) BACK HOME – Trey Songz, “Spell My Name” (co-producer Antonio Dixon) SPELL MY NAME – Toni Braxton 

Akeel Henry  

“Fallin'” (co-producers Jonathan Martin, Toni Braxton) SPELL MY NAME – Toni Braxton, “Home” PROVERB – Dylan Sinclair 

Jordon Manswell

“10% (feat. Kali Uchis)” BUBBA – KAYTRANADA, “Frontstreet (Freestyle)”, FRONTSTREET (FREESTYLE) – Mick Jenkins 

KAYTRANADA

“motive (with Doja Cat)” (co-producers Joseph L’Étranger, Mr. Franks, Tommy Brown) POSITIONS – Ariana Grande, “Say You Love Me” (co-producers Joseph L’Étranger, OG Parker) SLIME & B – Chris Brown & Young Thug 

Murda Beatz

“Aim For The Moon (feat. Quavo)” (co-producers 5ive Beatz, 808Melo, Dani, Dez Wright, Tyy Beats) SHOOT FOR THE STARS AIM FOR THE MOON – Pop Smoke, “GANG GANG” (co-producer Vou) JACKBOYS – JACKBOYS & Sheck Wes

WondaGurl

Recording Engineer of the Year

NOMINEES

“Good Love”, “Take Me Home” TAKE ME HOME – Shawn Hook 

George Seara

“All of the Feelings” CRAVE – Kiesza, “Whiskey Tonight” JADE EAGLESON – Jade Eagleson

Jason Dufour

“Home” PROVERB – Dylan Sinclair, “LA MEMORIA” BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US – Jessie Reyez 

Johann Deterville

“The End of a Love Affair” VEGAS BREEZE – Micah Barnes, “The Grand Bazaar (feat Béla Fleck and Robi Botos)” REFUGE – Sultans Of String 

John 'Beetle' Bailey

“Blinding Lights” AFTER HOURS – The Weeknd, “positions” POSITIONS – Ariana Grande 

Serban Ghenea

Music Video of the Year

NOMINEES

Wait No More - Scott Helman

Ben Knechtel, Scott Helman

NO ONE'S IN THE ROOM - Jessie Reyez

Emma Higgins, Jessie Reyez

Pomegranate - deadmau5 & The Neptunes

Nick DenBoer, deadmau5

Electronic Album of the Year

Presented by Ford of Canada

NOMINEES

Lavender God

ATTLAS

Suddenly

Caribou

Juvenile

CRi

All the Time

Jessy Lanza

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

NOMINEES

Ballistic, Sadistic

Annihilator

Unconquered

Kataklysm

Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!

Vile Creature

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

NOMINEES

Such Pretty Forks in the Road

Alanis Morissette

Starlit Afternoon

Craig Stickland

Pour déjouer l'ennui

Pierre Lapointe

CH III: The Come Up

STORRY

Comedy Album of the Year

Presented by SiriusXM Canada

NOMINEES

PanDerek (1st Wave!)

Derek Seguin

Horse Power

Jacob Samuel

Existing Is Exhausting

Matt Wright

The Pursuit of Comedy Has Ruined My Life

Nick Nemeroff

Decoxification

Shirley Gnome

Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

NOMINEES

Take Care of You (feat. Syd)

Charlotte Day Wilson

Alt Therapy Session 1: Disillusion

Emanuel

In This Thing Called Life

IAMTHELIVING

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award

NOMINEES

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Humanitarian Award

Presented by Music Canada

NOMINEES

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Canadian Music Hall of Fame

NOMINEES

ABOUT THE ARTIST