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The 2013 JUNO Awards nominees have been announced

February 19th, 2013


This morning MUCH was on the scene at The Design Exchange building in the heart of Toronto at a press conference hosted by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) as they revealed the list of this year’s JUNO Award nominees.

In an introduction video host Michael Buble welcomed the crowd and set the tone for the upcoming exciting awards ceremony. Past JUNO nominees graced the stage and read of the list of nominees, ranging from MUCH faves Marianas Trench, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Justin Bieber to other great Canadian artists like Bahamas, Japandroids, and Said The Whale.

Carly Rae Jepsen leads with five nomination and it has been announced that Carly Rae Jepsen has been added to the list of performers! Looks like she’ll be dominating in 2013 too! Other artists with more than one nomination include Justin Bieber, Billy Talent, Metric, Marianas Trench, Hedley, Leonard Cohen, and Rush! Carly Rae will be sharing the stage with Marianas Trench and Bill Talent as well as the host, Michael Buble.

Check out the entire list of nominees below and check out our gallery of today’s press conference here! Be sure to watch the 2013 JUNO Awards airing Sunday, April 21 from the Brandt Centre in Regina on CTV. Tickets for the JUNOS go on sale on Friday morning, Feb 22 at 11E/8P and are available through the Evraz Place Box Office, by phone at 1-800-970-7328, and online at Further news on performers, presenters, and tickets to follow in the coming weeks!

JUNO Fan Choice Award
Carly Rae Jepsen
Céline Dion
Justin Bieber
Leonard Cohen
Marianas Trench
Metric Metric Music
Michael Bublé

Single of the Year
Billy Talent, Viking Death March
Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe
Hedley, Kiss You Inside Out
Serena Ryder, Stompa
The Sheepdogs, The Way It Is

International Album of the Year
Maroon 5, Overexposed
Mumford & Sons, Babel
One Direction, Up All Night
Rod Stewart, Merry Christmas, Baby
Taylor Swift, Red

Album of the Year
Carly Rae Jepsen, Kiss
Céline, Sans Attendre
Hedley, Storms
Justin Bieber, Believe
Marianas Trench, Ever After

Artist of the Year

Carly Rae Jepsen
Deadmau5 Ultra
Johnny Reid
Justin Bieber
Leonard Cohen

Group of the Year
Billy Talent
Marianas Trench
The Sheepdogs

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Cold Speck
Kira Isabella
The Weeknd

Breakthrough Group of the Year
Hey Ocean!
Monster Truck
The Pack a.d.
Walk Off the Earth
Yukon Blonde

Songwriter of the Year
Afie Jurvanen
Hannah Georgas
Kathleen Edwards
Leonard Cohen

Country Album of the Year
Chad Brownlee, Love Me Or Leave Me
Dallas Smith, Jumped Right In
Dean Brody, Dirt
Emerson Drive, Roll
Johnny Rei, Fire It Up

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Bahamas, Barchords
Kathleen Edwards, Voyageur
Royal Wood, We Were Born To Glory
Serena Ryder, Harmony
The Barr Brothers, The Barr Brothers

Alternative Album of the Year
Hannah Georgas, Hannah Georgas
Japandroid, Celebration Rock
Metric, Synthetica
Said The Whale, Little Mountain
Stars, The North

Pop Album of the Year
Carly Rae Jepsen, Kiss
Justin Bieber, Believe
Kristina Maria, Tell The World
Nelly Furtado, The Spirit Indestructible
Victoria Duffield, Shut Up and Dance

Rock Album of the Year
Big Wreck, Albatross
Billy Talent, Dead Silence
Rush, Clockwork Angels
The Sheepdogs, The Sheepdogs
The Tragically Hip, Now For Plan A

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year
Carol Welsman, Journey
Diana Krall, Glad Rag Doll
Diana Panton, Christmas Kiss
Elizabeth Shepherd, Rewind
Emilie-Claire Barlow, Seule ce Soir

Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year
Alex Goodman Quintet, Bridges
Allison Au Quartet, The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey
François Houle 5+1, Genera
Joel Miller, Swim
Rafael Zaldivar, Drawing

Traditional Jazz Album of the Year
Brian Dickinson Quartet, Other Places
Cory Weeds Quartet, Up A Step
Dave Young/Terry Promane, Volume One
Murley, Brickert & Wallace, Test of Time
Shirantha Beddage, Identity

Instrumental Album of the Year
Five Alarm Funk, Rock The Sky
Hugh Sicotte/Jon Ballantyne, Twenty Accident Free Work Days
Ian McDougall, The Very Thought Of You
Pugs & Crows, Fantastic Pictures
Ratchet Orchestra, Hemlock

Francophone Album of the Year
Amylie, Le Royaume
Avec pas d’casque Grosse, Astronomie
Lisa Leblanc, Lisa Leblanc
Louis-Jean Cormier, Le treizième étage
Marie-Pierre Arthur, Aux alentours

Children’s Album of the Year
Emilie Mover, The Stella and Sam Album, ft. Emilie Mover
Helen Austin Independent, Always Be A Unicron
Henri Godon, Chansons pour toutes sorts d’enfants
Jennifer Gasoi, Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well
Marlowe & the MiX, One Dancefloor

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble
Amici Chamber Ensemble, Levant
Angela Hewitt, Debussy: Solo Piano Music
Canadian Brass, Canadian Brass Takes Flight
James Ehnes, Bartók : Works for Violin and Piano, Vol. 1
Triple Forte, Ravel, Shostakovich, Ives: Piano Trio

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment
Antonio Peruch/Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Logos Futura
Bramwell Tovey/Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Fugitive Colours
James Ehnes, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Jan Lisiecki, Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, The Galileo Project

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance
Elora Festival Singers, I Saw Eternity
Gerald Finley, Schumann: Liederkreis
Karina Gauvin, Prima Donna
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Opera Arias
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, Handel Messiah

Classical Composition of the Year
Alexina Louie, Echoes of Time
Denis Gougeon, Mutation
Howard Shore, The Lord of the Rings Symphony: Six Movements for Orchestra & Chorus
R. Murray Schafer, Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello
Vivian Fung, Violin Concerto

Rap Recording of the Year
Classified, Inner Ninja ft. David Myles
JD Era, No Handouts
Madchild, Dope Sick
Maestro Fresh Wes, Black Tuxedo
Rich Kidd/SonReal, The Closers

Dance Recording of the Year
Anjulie, You and I
Dragonette, Bodyparts
Felix Cartal, Don’t Turn On The Lights ft. Polina
Tricky Moreira, Hello Hello Hello
Vita Chambers, Fix You

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
Jully Black, Fugitive
Kreesha Turner, Tropic Electric
Melanie Fiona, Change the Record
Shawn Desman, Nobody Does It Like You
The Weeknd, Trilogy

Reggae Recording of the Year
Ammoye Flava, Radio
Elaine Lil’Bit Shepherd, Move Ya’
Exco Levi, Storms of Life
Makeshift Innocence, Yours To Keep
Melanie Durrant, Made For Love

Aboriginal Album of the Year
BURNT-Project 1, The Black List
Crystal Shawanda, Just Like You
Don Amero, Heart On My Sleeve
Donny Parenteau, Bring It On
Janet Panic, Samples

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo
Amelia Curran, Spectators
Annabelle Chvostek, Rise
Corb Lund, Cabin Fever
Old Man Luedecke, Tender Is The Night
Rose Cousins, We Have Made A Spark

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group
Elliott BROOD, Days Into Years
Great Lake Swimmers, New Wild Everywhere
Le Vent du Nord, Tromper le temps
The Strumbellas, My Father and The Hunter
The Wooden Sky, Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun

Blues Album of the Year
Colin James, FIFTEEN
Jack de Keyzer, Electric Love
Shakura S’Aida, Time
Steve Hill, Solo Recordings Volume One
Steve Strongman, A Natural Fact

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year
Colin Bernard, Hold On
Manafest, Fighter
Newworldson, Rebel Transmission
The City Harmonic, I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)
Thousand Foot, The End Is Where We Begin

World Music Album of the Year
Alex Cuba, Ruido en el Sistema
Danny Michel, Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me
Jaffa Road, Where The Light Gets In
Lorraine Klaasen, Tribute to Miriam Makeba
The Souljazz Orchestra, Solidarity

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year
Bob Ezrin
Gavin Brown
James Shaw
Josh Ramsay
Kevin Churko (co-producer Kane Churko)

Recording Engineer of the Year
Eric Ratz
Joby Baker
Kevin Churko (co-engineer Kane Churko)
Mike Plotnikoff
Randy Staub

Recording Package of the Year
Andy Dixon, Johnathan Taggart
Justin Broadbent
Marianne Chevalier and Atelier Tricorne
Mathieu Houde, Philippe Allard, Marie-Pier Daigle
Susan Michalek and Simon Paul, Andrew B. Myers

Video of the Year

Director X
Margaret Malandruccolo
Testify - ALAN DOYLE
Margaret Malandruccolo
Sean Wainsteim

Music DVD of the Year
Andy Keen, Bernie Breen, Patrick Sambrook, Shawn Marino, The Tragically Hip
Ben Knechtel, Ten Second Epic
Better Off
Pierre Lamoureux, François Lamoureux, Pat Metheny
The Orchestrion Project: Pat Metheny
Scot McFadyen, Roy Weisman, Joe Bonamassa
Joe Bonamassa Live From New York: Beacon Theatre
Tim Martin, W. Tom Berry, Michael Kaeshammer

Electronic Album of the Year
Crystal Castles, (III)
Daphni, Jiaolong
Grimes, Visions
Purity Ring, Shrines
Trust, TRST

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year
Cancer Bats, Dead Set On Living
Castle, Blacklands
Devin Townsend Project, Epicloud
Ex Deo, Caligvla
Woods of Ypres, Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year
Adam Cohen, Like A Man
Barlow, Burning Days
Céline Dion, Sans Attendre
Raylene Rankin, All The Diamonds
The Tenors, Lead With Your Heart

Canadian Music Hall of Fame
k.d. Lang

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award
Larry LeBlanc


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