2008 JUNO Award Nominees

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment

La Mer
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal
Korngold, Barber & Walton Violin Concertos
James Ehnes, Bramwell Tovey, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Elgar Violin Concertos
James Ehnes, Andrew Davis, Philharmonia Orchestra
Water Music
Les Violons du Roy
Vivaldi: L'estro armonico
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

JUNO Fan Choice

Presented by TD
Céline Dion
Claude Dubois
Michael Bublé
Nelly Furtado
Avril Lavigne

New Artist of the Year

Sponsored by FACTOR and Radio Starmaker Fund
Justin Nozuka
Serena Ryder
Jeremy Fisher
Jill Barber

New Group of the Year

Sponsored by FACTOR and Radio Starmaker Fund
Faber Drive
State of Shock

Single of the Year

Sponsored by Live Nation Canada
Finger Eleven
"Seven Day Fool"
Jully Black
Michael Bublé
Avril Lavigne

International Album of the Year

The Dutchess
Lost Highway
Bon Jovi
Good Girl Gone Bad
Josh Groban

Album of the Year

Sponsored by Music Canada
Call Me Irresponsible
Michael Bublé
Duets: Friends & Legends
Anne Murray
The Best Damn Thing
Avril Lavigne
Céline Dion
Taking Chances
Céline Dion
The Reminder

Artist of the Year

Presented with Apple Music
Celine Dion
Michael Bublé
Pascale Picard
Avril Lavigne

Group of the Year

Presented with Apple Music
Finger Eleven
Arcade Fire
Blue Rodeo

Breakthrough Group of the Year

Sponsored by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters
Faber Drive
State of Shock

Songwriter of the Year

Presented by SOCAN
"My Moon My Man" (co-writer Gonzales), "1234" (co-writer Sally Seltmann), "I Feel It All"- Feist
"Girlfriend", "Keep Holding On" (co-writer Lukasz Gottwald), "When You're Gone" (co-writer Butch Walker)- Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne
"La Fin de l'Homme", "Télévision", "Sports et Loisirs"- Daniel Bélanger
Daniel Bélanger
"Fashionable People", "Nothing More To Say", "Face Of The Earth"- Joel Plaskett Emergency
Joel Plaskett
"Going To A Town", "Release The Stars", "Do I Disappoint You"- Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Small Miracles
Blue Rodeo
Goodbye Blue Monday
Jeremy Fisher
Chrome Dreams II
Neil Young
Release The Stars
Rufus Wainwright
No Stranger
Tom Cochrane

Alternative Album of the Year

Sponsored by Long & McQuade
Holy Fuck
Close To Paradise
Patrick Watson
The Con
Tegan and Sara
Welcome To The Night Sky
Neon Bible
Arcade Fire

Pop Album of the Year

Street Gospels
Bedouin Soundclash
Taking Chances
Celine Dion
Call Me Irresponsible
Michael Bublé
The Reminder
Duets: Friends & Legends
Anne Murray

Rock Album of the Year

The Saint Alvia Cartel
The Saint Alvia Cartel
Them Vs. You Vs. Me
Finger Eleven
The Lucky Ones
Pride Tiger
Underclass Hero
Sum 41
Hospital Music
Matthew Good

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Holly Cole
Holly Cole
Days Like These
Michael Kaeshammer
Make Someone Happy
Sophie Milman
Destination Moon
Deborah Cox
The Very Thought Of You
Emilie-Claire Barlow

Instrumental Album of the Year

Foley Room
Amon Tobin
Snake Road
Bob Lanois
Joey Wright
Kensington Suite
Richard Underhill
The Utmost
Jayme Stone

Country Recording of the Year

Honkytonks And Heartaches
Gord Bamford
Kicking Stones
Johnny Reid
Life Is Calling My Name
Shane Yellowbird
Paul Brandt
Moments That Matter
Aaron Lines

Francophone Album of the Year

Celine Dion
L'homme qui me ressemble
Damien Robitaille
De retour à la source
Isabelle Boulay
Vers à soi
L'échec du matériel
Daniel Bélanger

Children's Album of the Year

Gonna Keep Dancing
Eddie Douglas
The Doodlebops
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Windsor Symphony Orchestra
Music Soup
Jen Gould
This Is Daniel Cook. Here We Are!
Daniel Cook and Friends

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber

After Reading Shakespeare
Matt Haimovitz
Shostakovich: Complete Works for Piano Trio/Silvestrov: Postlude DSCH
The Gryphon Trio
Alkan Concerto For Solo Piano
Marc-André Hamelin
Bach Cello Suites
Jean-Guihen Queyras
Rameau Keyboard Suites
Angela Hewitt

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral

Samuel Barber Songs
Gerald Finley
Buxtehude- Membra Jesu Nostri
Les Voix Baroques
Schubert Among Friends
The Aldeburgh Connection
The Gryphon Trio
Measha Brueggergrosman

Classical Composition of the Year

Christos Hatzis
This Isn't Silence
Brian Current
Quantum Mechanics
Jeffrey Ryan
A Child's Cry From Izieu
Oskar Morawetz
Letters From Mignon
R. Murray Schafer

Rap Recording of the Year

Port Authority
Marco Polo
The Old Prince
The Revolution
The FEWturistic
Memoirs Of A Playbwoy

Dance Recording of the Year

All U Ever Want
Billy Newton-Davis vs. Deadmau5
Every Time You Move
Nick Fiorucci
Fancy Footwork
Poppin' Beats
After Hours
Melleefresh vs. Deadmau5

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Sponsored by CBC Music
The Birth Of Cornelius
We Can All Be Free
God Made Me Funky
Keshia Chanté
Jully Black

Reggae Recording of the Year

Don't Go
Two Chord Skankin'
Music Is My Life
Tanya Mullings
Don't Go Pretending
Mikey Dangerous
Final Road

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo

Horse Solider! Horse Soldier!
Corb Lund
For All Time
Jill Barber
The Devil On A Bench In Stanley Park
Justin Rutledge
Short Stories
Oh Susanna
Right Of Passage
David Francey

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group

Key Principles
¿Buddy, Where You Been?
Compadres- James Keelaghan & Oscar Lopez
In Good We Trust
Harry Manx & Kevin Breit
Stellar Jays
John Reischman & The Jaybirds
New Seasons
The Sadies

Blues Album of the Year

A Lesson I've Learned
The Johnny Max Band
Building Full Of Blues
High Country Blues
Harrison Kennedy
Blues Thing
Jack de Keyzer
Junction City
Little Miss Higgins

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year

Five Score and Seven Years Ago
Relient K
The Flame In All Of Us
Thousand Foot Krutch
Holy God
Brian Doerksen
Amanda Falk
Roots Revolution

World Music Album of the Year

So The Journey Goes
Jogo Da Vida
Celso Machado
Jesse Cook
Kiran Ahluwalia
Agua Del Pozo
Alex Cuba

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year

"Weak In The Knees", "Just Another Day"- Serena Ryder
Rhys Fulber
"Way Back When", "The Outskirts"- Buck 65
Skratch Bastid
"Hana", "Bad Dream"- Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
"Everything"- Michael Bublé, "Bomb"- Payola$
Bob Rock
"I Don't Wanna Stop", "God Bless The Almighty Dollar"- Ozzy Osbourne
Kevin Churko (co-producer Ozzy Osbourne)

Recording Engineer of the Year

"I Don't Wanna Stop", "God Bless The Almighty Dollar"- Ozzy Osbourne
Kevin Churko
"The House Is Haunted By The Of Your Last Goodbye"- Holly Cole
George Seara
"P2", "The Other One"- Manteca
Jeff Wolpert
"Something In The Air Between Us"- Sophie Milman, "I'm On Fire"- Harry Manx & Kevin Breit
John "Beetle" Bailey
"Far Cry"- Rush, "Ordinary Day"- Dolores O'Riordan
Richard Chycki

Video of the Year

Shaketramp- Marianas Trench
Marianas Trench, Kyle Davison
Walls Fall Down- Bedouin Soundclash
Bedouin Soundclash, Marc Ricciardelli
Cheer It On- Tokyo Police Club
Tokyo Police Club, Sean Wainsteim
Neon Bible- Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire, Vincent Morisset
C'mon- Blue Rodeo
Blue Rodeo, Christopher Mills

Canadian Music Hall of Fame


Humanitarian Award (Formally Allan Waters Humanitarian Award)

Paul Brandt

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award

Moses Znaimer

Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year

Almost Certainly Dreaming
The Chris Tarry Group
Forty Revolutions
David Occhipinto
Chasing After Light
Michael Occhipinti and Creation Dream
Altered Laws

Traditional Jazz Album of the Year

Code Breaking
Tara Davidson
Brandi Disterheft
Brubeck Braid: twotet/deuxtet
David Braid/Matt Brubeck
Jodi Proznick Quartet
Live Jazz Legends
Oliver Jones, PJ Perry, Ian MacDougall, Terry Clarke, Michele Donato

Music DVD of the Year

Nights From The Alhambra- Loreena McKennitt
Loreena McKennitt, Julia Knowles
Trinity Revisited- Cowboy Junkies
Pierre & Franois Lamoureux
One Night At The Metropolis- Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook, Pierre Séguin, Darrell Gilmour
Danny Michel & The Black Tornados
Danny Michel, Thomas Kelp
666 Live- Billy Talent
Billy Talent, Pierre & Francois Lamoureux, Pierre Tremblay, Steve Blair