2018 JUNO Award Nominees

JUNO Fan Choice

Presented by TD
Alessia Cara
Arkells
Jessie Reyez
Justin Bieber
Shawn Hook
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Theory
Walk Off The Earth

Single of the Year

Sponsored by Live Nation Canada
How Far I’ll Go
Alessia Cara
Everything Now
Arcade Fire
Knocking At The Door
Arkells
I Feel It Coming ft. Daft Punk
The Weeknd
There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
Shawn Mendes

International Album of the Year

24K Magic
Bruno Mars
÷
Ed Sheeran
DAMN.
Kendrick Lamar
Stoney
Post Malone
reputation
Taylor Swift

Album of the Year

Sponsored by Music Canada
Everything Now
Arcade Fire
Revival
Johnny Reid
Nobody But Me
Michael Bublé
Safe Haven
Ruth B.
Now
Shania Twain

Artist of the Year

Presented with Apple Music
Daniel Caesar
Gord Downie
Lights
Ruth B.
Shania Twain

Group of the Year

Presented with Apple Music
A Tribe Called Red
Alvvays
Arcade Fire
Broken Social Scene

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Sponsored by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters
Allan Rayman
Charlotte Cardin
Jessie Reyez
NAV
Virginia to Vegas

Breakthrough Group of the Year

Sponsored by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters
James Barker Band
The Beaches
The Dead South
The Franklin Electric
The Jerry Cans

Songwriter of the Year

Presented by SOCAN
“Come Back for Me”, “Watershed”, “Try” WATERSHED – Amelia Curran
Amelia Curran
“Main Girl”, “Paradise Motion”, “The Kids” MAIN GIRL – Charlotte Cardin
Charlotte Cardin
“A Natural”, “Introduce Yerself”, “The North” INTRODUCE YERSELF – Gord Downie
Gord Downie & Kevin Drew
“Chosen”, “Grace” – co-songwriter Mark Erelli, “White Flag” – co-songwriter KS Rhoads NATURAL CONCLUSION – Rose Cousins
Rose Cousins
“21 Days” – co-songwriters Simon Wilcox, Thomas 'Tawgs' Salter, Michael J. Wise, Ron Lopata, “It’s Kinda Complicated” – co-songwriters Thomas 'Tawgs' Salter, Todd Clark, Ron Lopata, “PDA” – co-songwriters Simon Wilcox, Thomas 'Tawgs' Salter, Ron Lopata HÔTEL DE VILLE – Scott Helman
Scott Helman

Country Album of the Year

Beautiful Freakshow
Dean Brody
Dear Life
High Valley
Game On
James Barker Band
Past the Past
Jess Moskaluke
Shake These Walls
Tim Hicks

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Introduce Yerself
Gord Downie
Twin Solitude
Leif Vollebekk
New Mistakes
Terra Lightfoot
Sincerely, Future Pollution
Timber Timbre
Panther In The Dollhouse
Whitehorse

Alternative Album of the Year

Sponsored by Long & McQuade
Antisocialites
Alvvays
Everything Now
Arcade Fire
Life After Youth
Land of Talk
Retribution
Tanya Tagaq
Wide Open
Weaves

Pop Album of the Year

Skin & Earth
Lights
My Love
Ria Mae
Safe Haven
Ruth B.
Hȏtel de Ville
Scott Helman

Rock Album of the Year

Grace Street
Big Wreck
Outrage! Is Now
Death From Above
Feed The Machine
Nickelback
Young Beauties and Fools
The Glorious Sons
Wake Up Call
Theory

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

With a Twist
Bria Skonberg
Turn Up the Quiet
Diana Krall
Come On
Kellylee Evans
Old School Yule!
Matt Dusk
No Filter
Michael Kaeshammer

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

The Tide Turns
Brad Cheeseman
Rich in Symbols
Chet Doxas
Contumbao
Hilario Durán
Root Structure
Mike Downes
Ralph Bowen
Ralph Bowen

Jazz Album of the Year: Group

Otterville
Andrew Downing’s Otterville
Murphy
Carn Davidson 9
Infinitude
Christine Jensen & Ingrid Jensen
The North
David Braid, Mike Murley, Anders Mogensen & Johnny Aman
Rev
Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop

Instrumental Album of the Year

Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Do Make Say Think
Sweat
Five Alarm Funk
Cuphead
Kristofer Maddigan
Hapax
Oktopus
Peregrine Falls
Peregrine Falls

Francophone Album of the Year

Nos Eldorados
Alex Nevsky
Paloma
Daniel Bélanger
L’étoile thoracique
Klȏ Pelgag
Almanach
Patrice Michaud
La science du coeur
Pierre Lapointe

Children's Album of the Year

Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
Big Block Singsong
Blue Skies
Bobs & LoLo
Hear the Music
Fred Penner
Love, Kisses and Hugs
Splash’N Boots
The Moblees (Songs from the Hit TV Show)
The Moblees

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber

Chamber Works by Szymon Laks
ARC Ensemble
Stravinsky & Prokofiev: Transcriptions pour piano
David Jalbert
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6 & 9 ‘Kreutzer’
James Ehnes with Andrew Armstrong
Chopin Recital 3
Janina Fialkowska
Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol. 5
Louis Lortie

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble

Rebelles Baroques
Arion Orchestre Baroque
Beethoven & Schubert: Violin Concerto
James Ehnes with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Chopin: Works for Piano & Orchestra
Jan Lisiecki with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
Elgar & Tchaikovsky
Johannes Moser with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
The Shaman & Arctic Symphony
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra & Nunavut Sivuniksavut Performers

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral

Crazy Girl Crazy
Barbara Hannigan with Ludwig Orchestra
The Tree of Life
Daniel Taylor with The Trinity Choir
In the Stream of Life: Songs by Sibelius
Gerald Finley with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Mother of Light: Armenian hymns & chants in praise of Mary
Isabel Bayrakdarian with Coro Vox Aeterna
Schubert Sessions: Lieder with Guitar
Philippe Sly & John Charles Britton

Classical Composition of the Year

Cœur à Cœur
Alice Ping Yee Ho
Phi, Caelestis
Andrew Staniland
Breathe
James Rolfe
My Name is Amanda Todd
Jocelyn Morlock
The Shaman
Vincent Ho

Rap Recording of the Year

Mumble Rap
Belly
Lil Mont from the Ave
Clairmont The Second
001: Experiments
Lou Phelps
Coach Fresh
Maestro Fresh Wes
Shooters
Tory Lanez

Dance Recording of the Year

Not Going Home ft. Gia Koka & CMC$
DVBBS
Get What You Give
Felix Cartal
Deeper
KAPRI
Closer ft. Laurell
Nick Fiorucci
Almost Home ft. Nadia Ali & Iro
Sultan + Shepard

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Sponsored by CBC Music
Freudian
Daniel Caesar
Foreign Water
Jahkoy
Kiddo
Jessie Reyez
Human
Jhyve
Unbound 01
Keshia Chanté

Reggae Recording of the Year

The Light
Ammoye
Hold Up Slow Down
Blessed
Neva Judge
Eyesus
Greater
Kirk Diamond
Love How You Whine
Kreesha Turner & K’Coneil

Indigenous Music Album of the Year

Sponsored by APTN
Medicine Songs
Buffy Sainte-Marie
PowWowStep
DJ Shub
Here & Now
Indian City
The Fight Within
Iskwé
Sedna
Kelly Fraser

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Watershed
Amelia Curran
Bone on Bone
Bruce Cockburn
Medicine Songs
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Inuusiq
The Jerry Cans
The Weather Station
The Weather Station

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

The Willow Collection
Cassie and Maggie
Rove
Còig
Jayme Stone’s Folklife
Jayme Stone
Illusion & Doubt
The Dead South
What We Leave Behind
The East Pointers

Blues Album of the Year

Better the Devil You Know
Big Dave McLean
Something I’ve Done
Downchild
Time to Roll
MonkeyJunk
No Time Like Now
Steve Strongman
Big City, Back Country Blues
Williams, Wayne and Isaak

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year

We Are Free
Jon Neufeld
These Are The Days
Love & The Outcome
Stones
Manafest
Echoes
Matt Maher
First Day of My Life
The Color

World Music Album of the Year

Meter
Autorickshaw
La Migra
Battle of Santiago
A New Tradition Vol. 2: Return of the KUISi
Beny Esguerra and New Tradition
Femme
Briga
Where the Galleon Sank
Kobo Town

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year

“The Drugs” (co-producer Ryan Guldemond) NO CULTURE – Mother Mother
Brian Howes & Jason Van Poederooyen
“L-O-V-E”, “Night and Day” (co-producer Tommy Lipuma) TURN UP THE QUIET – Diana Krall
Diana Krall
“Get What You Give” GET WHAT YOU GIVE – Felix Cartal, “Drifting Away” DRIFTING AWAY – Felix Cartal
Felix Cartal
“Get You ft. Kali Uchis”, “We Find Love” FREUDIAN – Daniel Caesar
Jordan Evans & Matthew Burnett
“PDA” HÔTEL DE VILLE – Scott Helman, “Electric Love” (co-producer Mike Wise) UTOPIA – Serena Ryder
Thomas “Tawgs” Salter

Recording Engineer of the Year

“Widowmaker” SWEAT – Five Alarm Funk, “Speak” SPÜKEN – Ninjaspy
Ben Kaplan
“Knocking at the Door” MORNING REPORT – Arkells, “My Little RnR” WILD CAT – Danko Jones
Eric Ratz
“Paradise” NEW MISTAKES – Terra Lightfoot, “Boys Like You” PANTHER IN THE DOLLHOUSE – Whitehorse
Gus van Go
“Get You ft. Kali Uchis”, “We Find Love” FREUDIAN – Daniel Caesar
Riley Bell
“Slip Away” NO SHAPE – Perfume Genius, “Pain” A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING – The War on Drugs
Shawn Everett

Album Artwork of the Year

EVERYTHING NOW – Arcade Fire
Catherine Lepage & Simon Rivest (Art Directors)
COCONUT CHRISTMAS – The Lost Fingers
Geneviève Lapointe (Art Director), Martin Tremblay (Photographer)
MECHANICS OF DOMINION – Esmerine
Jean-Sébastien Denis (Art Director & Illustrator), Ian Ilavsky (Designer)
FREUDIAN – Daniel Caesar
Keavan Yazdani (Art Director & Photographer), Sean Brown (Designer), Eric Lachance (Illustrator)
STUBBORN PERSISTENT ILLUSIONS -- Do Make Think Say
Marianne Collins (Art Director & Illustrator), Ian Ilavsky (Designer), Steve Farmer (Photographer)

Video of the Year

LEAVING THE TABLE - Leonard Cohen
Christopher Mills
THE DRUGS - Mother Mother
Emma Higgins
VENUS FLY - Grimes
Grimes (Claire Boucher)
GATEKEEPER - Jessie Reyez
Peter Huang
KNOCKING AT THE DOOR - Arkells
Shane Cunningham & Mark Myers

Electronic Album of the Year

Tenderness
Blue Hawaii
Someone Else
CRi
Two Hearts
Dabin
Music To Draw To: Satellite
Kid Koala ft. Emilíana Torrini
Mass Manipulation
Rezz

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

Voice of the Void
Anciients
Relentless Mutation
Archspire
II: Vanishing
Longhouse
Strange Peace
Metz
Striker
Striker

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

Rooted
Alysha Brilla
Revival
Johnny Reid
Nobody But Me
Michael Bublé
The Grand Hustle
Nuela Charles
Christmas Together
The Tenors

Comedy Album of the Year

Sponsored by SiriusXM Canada
Fatherland
Charlie Demers
[Indistinct Chatter]
DJ Demers
I Wanted To Be A Dinosaur
Ivan Decker
Sorry! (A Canadian Album)
K. Trevor Wilson
In Living Kohler
Rebecca Kohler

International Achievement Award

Arcade Fire

Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Barenaked Ladies

Humanitarian Award (Formally Allan Waters Humanitarian Award)

Gary Slaight

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award

Denise Donlon