2011 Juno Award Nominations Announced

Drake leads the pack with six JUNO Award nominations;

Arcade
Fire, Broken Social Scene, Hedley, Johnny Reid, Justin Bieber and Sarah McLachlan receive multiple nominations
 
The wait is over and the race is on! The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the 2011 JUNO Award nominees who will vie for the nation’s highest music honour in Toronto, ON, where 40th Anniversary celebrations of the JUNO Awards will take place. Rapper Drake, who was also announced as the Host of THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS broadcast on CTV, is up for six nominations, as he and the other nominees get set for JUNO Week, March 21-27.
 
Winners will be declared at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards on Saturday, March 26, as well as THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS broadcast on CTV on Sunday, March 27 at the Air Canada Centre.
 
Drake has multiple opportunities to follow up his two 2010 JUNO Award wins with nominations for Album of the Year (sponsored by Canadian Recording Industry Association); JUNO Fan Choice (presented by Live Nation); Artist of the Year; Songwriter of the Year (sponsored by SIRIUS Satellite Radio); Rap Recording of the Year and Single of the Year for his club hit “Find Your Love.”
 
2010 certainly proved to be the year for anthems in the Single of the Year category. Joining Drake is fellow rapper Classified with “Oh Canada;” Hedley (“Perfect”); kd lang (“Hallelujah” Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010) and Young Artists for Haiti’s rerecording of K’NAAN’s “Wavin’ Flag.”
 
Album of the Year (sponsored by Canadian Recording Industry Association) nominees include THANK ME LATER (Drake); THE SHOW MUST GO (Hedley); A PLACE CALLED LOVE (Johnny Reid); MY WORLD 2.0 (Justin Bieber); and THE SUBURBS (Arcade Fire).
 
Indie rock band Arcade Fire earned an additional four nominations including Group of the Year; Songwriter of the Year (sponsored By SIRIUS Satellite Radio); Alternative Album of the Year (sponsored by Long & McQuade) and Jack Richardson Producer of the Year (sponsored by Slaight Music). The album’s art directors also received a 2011 JUNO Award nomination for Recording Package of the Year.
 
Receiving four JUNO Awards nominations each: Indie rock movement, Broken Social Scene [Group of the Year, Alternative Album of the Year, Video of the Year (sponsored by VEVO) and Music DVD of the Year]; Pop-rockers Hedley [JUNO Fan Choice (presented by Live Nation); Single of the Year for “Perfect”; Album of the Year (sponsored by CRIA); Video of the Year (sponsored by VEVO)]; multi-platinum singer-songwriter Johnny Reid [JUNO Fan Choice (presented by Live Nation); Album of the Year (sponsored by CRIA); Artist of the Year; Country Album of the Year (sponsored by Country Style)]; and global pop phenom Justin Bieber [JUNO Fan Choice (presented by Live Nation); Album of the Year (sponsored by CRIA); Artist of the Year; Pop Album of the Year (sponsored by Recording Artists’ Collecting Society – A Division of ACTRA)].
 
In celebration of the JUNO Awards 40th Anniversary, a new Electronic Album of the Year category was introduced for 2011. Artists who will make history as the first-ever nominees in this category include Caribou for his album SWIM, Chilly Gonzales (IVORY TOWERS), Crystal Castles (II), Holy Fuck (LATIN) and Poirier (RUNNING HIGH).
 
There are 82 first-time JUNO Awards nominees in 2011. Basia Bulat, Bobby Bazini, Caribou, Hannah Georgas and Meaghan Smith share the New Artist of the Year category; while New Group of the Year nominees include: Die Mannequin, Hollerado, Misteur Valaire, My Darkest Days and Said The Whale. (Both categories are sponsored by FACTOR and Radio Starmaker Fund).
 
Nine-time JUNO Award winner Sarah McLachlan is nominated for three JUNO Awards this year in the categories of Artist of the Year;
 
Songwriter of the Year (sponsored by SIRIUS Satellite Radio) and Pop Album of the Year (sponsored by Recording Artists’ Collecting Society – A Division of ACTRA).
 
Montréal rockers and 2010 Polaris Music Prize winners, Karkwa, received JUNO Award nods for Alternative Album of the Year (sponsored by Long & McQuade) and Francophone Album of the Year.
 
Neil Young, who will be honoured with the 2011 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, is nominated for Artist of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year (sponsored by Galaxie, Your Musical Universe).
 
The complete list of 2011 JUNO AWARDS NOMINEES:
 
JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD (PRESENTED BY LIVE NATION)
Drake Cash Money*Universal
Hedley Universal
Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*EMI
Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal
Michael Bublé WEA*Warner
 
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Oh Canada Classified HalfLife*Sony
Find Your Love Drake Cash Money*Universal
Perfect Hedley Universal
Hallelujah Vancouver Winter 2010 kd lang Nonesuch*Warner
Wavin’ Flag Young Artists for Haiti Universal
 
INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Recovery Eminem Interscope*Universal
Teenage Dream Katy Perry Capitol*EMI
Animal Ke$ha RCA*Sony
Need You Now Lady Antebellum Capitol Nashville*EMI
Speak Now Taylor Swift Big Machine/Open Road*Universal
 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION)
The Suburbs Arcade Fire Sonovox*F.A.B.
Thank Me Later Drake Cash Money*Universal
The Show Must Go Hedley Universal
A Place Called Love Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*EMI
My World 2.0 Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal
 
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake Cash Money*Universal
Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*EMI
Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal
Neil Young Reprise*Warner
Sarah McLachlan Nettwerk*Sony
 
GROUP OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire Sonovox*F.A.B.
Broken Social Scene Arts & Crafts*EMI
Down With Webster Universal Motown*Universal
Great Big Sea WEA*Warner
Three Days Grace Jive*Sony
 
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)
Basia Bulat Secret City*EMI
Bobby Bazini Mungo Park* Sélect
Caribou Merge*F.A.B.
Hannah Georgas Hidden Pony*EMI
Meaghan Smith Sire/WEA*Warner
 
NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)
Die Mannequin WEA*Warner
Hollerado Royal Mountain*Arts & Crafts/EMI
Misteur Valaire Mr. Label*Outside/Select
My Darkest Days 604*Universal
Said The Whale Hidden Pony*EMI
 
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO)
Arcade Fire
“Ready To Start” | “We Used To Wait” | “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”
THE SUBURBS – Arcade Fire Sonovox*F.A.B.*Arcade Fire Music
Drake
“Fireworks”- co-songwriter M. Samuels | “Over”- co-songwriters N. Shebib, M. Samuels, C. Kalla & A. Cook | “Show Me A Good Time”- co-songwriters K. West, J. Bhasker & E. Wilson
THANK ME LATER – Drake Cash Money*Universal*EMI Music Publishing
Hannah Georgas
“Chit Chat” | “The Deep End” – co-songwriter Robbie Driscoll | “Lovers Breakdown”
THIS IS GOOD – Hannah Georgas Hidden Pony Records*EMI*Beetle Bomb Music
Royal Wood
“Waiting” | “On Top Of Your Love” | “Tonight I Will Be Your Guide”
THE WAITING – Royal Wood MapleMusic*Universal* MapleMusic Publishing
Sarah McLachlan
“Illusions of Bliss” | “Forgiveness”- co-songwriter Pierre Marchand | “Loving You Is Easy”
LAWS OF ILLUSION – Sarah McLachlan Nettwerk*Sony*Tyde Music
 
COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY COUNTRY STYLE)
Love Rules Carolyn Dawn Johnson Dancing Lily/Road Angel*Universal
Trail in Life Dean Brody Open Road*Universal
Sunshine Deric Ruttan Black T*EMI
Day Job Gord Bamford Cache Ent.*Royalty
A Place Called Love Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*EMI
 
ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY GALAXIE, YOUR MUSICAL UNIVERSE)
Black Dub Black Dub Jive*Sony
You I Wind Land and Sea Justin Nozuka Coalition*Warner
Steel City Trawler Luke Doucet And The White Falcon Six Shooter*Warner
Le Noise Neil Young Reprise*Warner
Oh Little Fire Sarah Harmer Cold Snap*Universal
 
ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LONG & MCQUADE)
The Suburbs Arcade Fire Sonovox*F.A.B.
Forgiveness Rock Record Broken Social Scene Arts & Crafts*EMI
Les chemins de verre Karkwa Audiogram*Select
Heartland Owen Pallett For Great Justice*Sonic Unyon
Champ Tokyo Police Club Dine Alone*Universal
 
POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY RECORDING ARTISTS’ COLLECTING SOCIETY – A DIVISION OF ACTRA)
Better in Time Bobby Bazini Mungo Park* Select
Time to Win Vol. 1 Down With Webster Universal Motown*Universal
Can’T keEp A SecrEt Faber Drive 604*Universal
My World 2.0 Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal
Laws of Illusion Sarah McLachlan Nettwerk*Sony
 
ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones Cancer Bats Distort*Universal
Fino + Bleed Die Mannequin WEA*Warner
Life Turns Electric Finger Eleven Wax/Wind-Up*Warner
Population: Declining Hail the Villain WEA*Warner
Vancouver Matthew Good Universal
 
VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CRYSTAL SENSATIONS)
The Beat Goes On Emilie-Claire Barlow Empress*eOne Music
Last Call Jeff Healey Stony Plain*Warner
Nina Kellylee Evans Plus Loin*SRI
Tracing Light Laila Biali Independent
Nikki Nikki Yanofsky Decca*Universal
 
CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY WORLD VISION ARTIST ASSOCIATES)
Ricochet Adrean Farrugia Independent
Big Sky Chet Doxas Justin Time*EMI
Treelines Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra Justin Time*EMI
Next Exit Kelly Jefferson Quartet Cellar Live
Jerusalem Trilogy Matt Herskowitz Justin Time*EMI
 
TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Re: Visions, Works for Jazz Orchestra Earl MacDonald Death Defying
Hieronymus Félix Stüssi 5 & Ray Anderson Effendi*Select
Our First Set John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra Exquisite
Songbook Vol.2 Kirk MacDonald Quartet Addo
Drum Lore Owen Howard Brooklyn Jazz Underground*BJUR
 
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Spirit Dance David Braid & Canadian Brass Opening Day*Universal
Continent & Western Fond of Tigers Drip Audio*Fontana North
Room of Wonders Jayme Stone Independent*Outside
Sundogs The Creaking Tree String Quartet Independent*Outside
Rising Sun The Souljazz Orchestra Strut*RED
 
FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Brun Bernard Adamus Grosse Boîte*Select
Nous Daniel Bélanger Audiogram*Select
Silence Fred Pellerin Disques Tempête*DEP
Les chemins de verre Karkwa Audiogram*Select
Belmundo Regal Radio Radio Bonsound* Select
CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Encore Gregg LeRock Grafton
The Little Blue Doggy Michelle Campagne The Secret Mountain*Universal
Proud Like a Mountain Peter Lenton Two Heartbeats
Number 3 The Kerplunks Independent*Pacific Music/Warner
Power to the Little People The Monkey Bunch Tri-Pop*Fire The Imagination
 
CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Armenian Chamber Music Amici Ensemble ATMA*Naxos
Anton Kuerti : Schumann Anton Kuerti DOREMI*Allegro
Beethoven : Piano Trios Op. 70 No. 1, Ghost & No. 2: Op 11 Gryphon Trio Analekta* Select
Marc-André Hamelin- Études Marc-André Hamelin Hyperion*SRI
Bach : Six Suites for Solo Cello Winona Zelenka Marquis
 
CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT
Arvo Pärt : Portrait Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà Analekta* Select
James Ehnes, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto James Ehnes Onyx*SRI
Chopin Piano Concertos Janina Fialkowska and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under Bramwell Tovey ATMA*Naxos
Mozart: Scott and Lara St. John/The Knights Lara St. John Ancalagon*Allegro
Bonbons Les Violons du Roy under Bernard Labadie ATMA*Naxos
 
CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE
Salsa baroque Ensemble Caprice Analekta* Select
Great Operatic Arias Gerald Finley Hyperion*SRI
Britten – Les Illuminations Karina Gauvin ATMA*Naxos
Night and Dreams Measha Brueggergosman Deutsche Grammophon*Universal
Into Light musica intima ATMA*Naxos
 
CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
Last Dance Clark Ross PIANO ATLANTICA Centrediscs*CMC
Exaudi Jocelyn Morlock INTO LIGHT ATMA*Naxos
Piano Concerto Larysa Kuzmenko 3 CONCERTI Centrediscs*CMC
Quomodo Sedet Sola Civita (How doth the city sit solitary) Peter-Anthony Togni LEMENTATIO JEREMIAE PROPHETAE ECM*Universal
Duo For Violin And Piano R. Murray Schafer WILD BIRD Centrediscs*CMC
 
RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Thank Me Later Drake Cash Money*Universal
Vaudeville D-Sisive URBNET* Fontana North
At Last Eternia & MoSS Fat Beats*eOne
Treat of the Day Ghettosocks Droppin’ Science*Independent
TSOL Shad Black Box*Fontana North
 
DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Business Casual Chromeo Last Gang*Universal
Sofi Needs a Ladder Deadmau5 Ultra*EMI
Fixin’ To Thrill Dragonette Universal
Table Dancer Keshia Chanté Tanjola*Univeral
Stereo Love Mia Martina & Edward Maya CP*EMI
 
R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Nightlife Karl Wolf Lone Wolf*EMI
Test Drive Keshia Chanté Tanjola*Univeral
Stars Quanteisha Benjamin Tanjola*Independent
So Much Raghav ft. Kardinal Offishall Cordova Bay*Fontana North
Come True SILVER (aka Solitair) ft. Kardinal Offishall Independent
 
REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
System Shakedown Dubmatix Renegade Rocker* Fontana North/Universal
Likkle But Mi Tallawah Elaine Lil’Bit Shepherd D’Maestro Music*Independent
Brighter Days Lyndon John X (LJX) Independent
Million Chance Tony Anthony Phylan*Sound Quake
Don’t Wanna Go Tonya P Independent
 
ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK)
CerAmony CerAmony Independent
Derek Miller with Double Trouble Derek Miller Independent
The Great Unknown Eagle & Hawk Rising Sun
The Black Star Joey Stylez Stressed Street*Fontana North/Universal
Vigilance Little Hawk Ojiji
 
ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
Love Songs for the Last Twenty Del Barber Independent
The Early Widows Justin Rutledge Six Shooter*Warner
Fall For Beauty Lynn Miles High Romance*True North
My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs Old Man Luedecke Black Hen*Fontana North
The Garden Ruth Moody Red House*Outside
 
ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
City City Chic Gamine Independent*Select
Girls from the North Country- Dala Live in Concert Dala Campus*Universal
La part du feu Le Vent du Nord Borealis*Universal
Sundogs The Creaking Tree String Quartet Independent*Outside
That’s the State I’m In The Marigolds Independent*Outside
 
BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Where’s The Blues Taking Me FATHEAD Electro-Fi*Outside
Bread And Buddha Harry Manx Dog My Cat*SRI
Everywhere West Jim Byrnes Black Hen*Fontana North
It’s A Long Road The Johnny Max Band Pour Soul*Independent
The Sojourners The Sojourners Black Hen*Fontana North
 
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Clarity Article One Independent*David C. Cook
Love & the Lack Thereof Greg Sczebel Soultone*Fontana North
The Chase Manafest Manafest*Fontana North
Newworldson Newworldson InPop* David C. Cook/EMI
The Saving One Starfield Sparrow*David C. Cook/EMI
 
WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS)
Aksil Élage Diouf Tacca*Unidisc
The Rumba Foundation Jesse Cook Coach House*EMI
Gakondo Mighty Popo Tamba*Independent
Supermagique Pacifika Six Degrees*Universal
Soy Panamericano Roberto López Project Curura*Select
 
JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SLAIGHT MUSIC)
Arcade Fire (co-producer Markus Dravs) “Ready To Start” | “We Used To Wait – THE SUBURBS – Arcade Fire Sonovox*F.A.B.
Brian Howes “Cha-Ching” | “Perfect” – THE SHOW MUST GO – Hedley Universal
Daniel Lanois “Hitchhiker” LE NOISE -Neil Young Reprise*Warner | “I Believe in You” BLACK DUB – Black Dub Jive*Sony
David Foster “Bring Me To Life” BELIEVE- Katherine Jenkins Warner Bros. UK*Warner| “Secret” COMMITMENT – Seal Reprise/143*Warner
Gavin Brown & Sarah Harmer “Captive” | “New Loneliness” OH LITTLE FIRE – Sarah Harmer Cold Snap*Universal
 
RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
David Travers-Smith “Cold Outside” THE GARDEN-Ruth Moody Red House*Outside| “Vinicius” ROOM OF WONDERS – Jayme Stone Independent*Outside
Jeff Wolpert “On A Bright May Morning” THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY – Loreena McKennitt Quinlan Road*Universal | “Midnight Train to Georgia” SOUL BALLADS – David Clayton-Thomas Antoinette*Universal
Kevin Churko “Let It Die” | “Life Won’t Wait” SCREAM – Ozzy Osbourne Epic*Sony
Lenny De Rose “Captive” | “Late Bloomers” OH LITTLE FIRE – Sarah Harmer Cold Snap*Universal
Mike Plotnikoff “What Do You Got?” GREATEST HITS: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION – Bon Jovi Island*Universal | “Break” LIFE STARTS NOW – Three Days Grace Jive*Sony
 
RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR
Corri-Lynn Tetz (Art Director) Cloak and Cipher LAND OF TALK Land of Talk*Secret City/EMI
Graeme Patterson (Art Director) New Inheritors WINTERSLEEP EMI
James Mejia (Art Director/Designer/Illustrator) Mutant Message BY DIVINE RIGHT Hand Drawn Dracula*Outside
Justin Peroff, Robyn Kotyk & Joe McKay (Art Directors/Designers); Jimmy Collins & Elisabeth Chicoine (Photographers)
Forgiveness Rock Record Vinyl Box Set BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Arts & Crafts*EMI
Vincent Morisset (Art Director) Caroline Robert (Designer); Gabriel Jones (Photographer)
The Suburbs ARCADE FIRE Sonovox*F.A.B.
 
VIDEO OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY VEVO)
Perfect Kyle Davison HEDLEY Universal
Saint Veronika Michael Maxxis BILLY TALENT WEA*Warner
Chargez! Benjamin Lussier ARIEL Tacca*Unidisc
Collect Call Christopher Mills METRIC Last Gang*Universal
Forced to Love Adam Makarenko & Alan Poon (Makapoon) BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Arts & Crafts*EMI
 
MUSIC DVD OF THE YEAR
Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Pegi Cecconi, Noah Segal, Shelley Nott, John Virant RUSH Alliance
This Movie is Broken Bruce McDonald Dany M. Chiasson, Niv Fichman, Noah Segal, Amy Paquette BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Shadow Shows/Rhombus Media/Arts & Crafts*Alliance
The Lost Tapes Christopher Mills Nick Blasko, Geoff McLean, Christopher Mills BUCK 65 WEA*Warner
Céline-Tournée Mondiale Taking Chances Le Spectacle Jean Lamoureux, Julie Snyder CÉLINE DION Columbia*Sony
The Virtual Haydn Jeremy Tusz, Tom Beghin, Martha De Francisco, Wieslaw Woszczyk TOM BEGHIN Naxos
 
ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Swim Caribou Merge*F.A.B.
Ivory Towers Chilly Gonzales Arts & Crafts*EMI
Crystal Castles (II) Crystal Castles Last Gang*Universal
Latin Holy Fuck Lights Music*Universal
Running High Poirier Ninja Tune*Outside  
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