2020 Juno Awards Nominees Announced

It’s time to honour the best in Canadian music.

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees for the 2020 Juno Awards in a press conference hosted by CBC Music’s Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe.

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A livestream/replay of the press conference is available on YouTube and the CBC Music website. It includes special words from CARAS president & CEO Allan Reid, CARAS chair Mark Cohen, CBC executive vice-president Barbara Williams, and another special guest.

A complete list of this year’s nominees can be found below.

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JUNO FAN CHOICE
Alessia Cara
Ali Gatie
Avril Lavigne
bbno$
Justin Bieber
Loud Luxury
NAV XO
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Tory Lanez

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Out Of Love”, Alessia Cara
“Sweet Little Lies”, bülow
“La Di Da”, Lennon Stella
“Hang Ups”, Scott Helman
“Señorita”, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, Billie Eilish
No.6 Collaborations Project, Ed Sheeran
Free Spirit, Khalid
Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY MUSIC CANADA)
The Pains Of Growing, Alessia Cara
INSCAPE, Alexandra Stréliski
Shine A Light, Bryan Adams
love, Michael Bublé
Bad Habits, NAV

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Alessia Cara
Bryan Adams
Jessie Reyez
Shawn Mendes
Tory Lanez

GROUP OF THE YEAR
88Glam
Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
Loud Luxury
The Reklaws
Walk Off the Earth

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Alexandra Stréliski
Ali Gatie
bbno$
Lennon Stella
Tenille Townes

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR
Hunter Brothers
Neon Dreams
Palaye Royale
The Blue Stones
Valley

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY SOCAN)
Alessia Cara
bülow
Patrick Watson
Tenille Townes
Tim Baker

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
V, Aaron Goodvin
The Fall, Dallas Smith
Black Sheep, Dean Brody
State of Mind, Hunter Brothers
Wild As Me, Meghan Patrick

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A Pill for Loneliness, City and Colour
A Blemish in the Great Light, Half Moon Run
acākosīk, iskwē
Thanks for the Dance, Leonard Cohen
Wave, Patrick Watson

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Destroyer, Black Mountain
Foxwarren, Foxwarren
Here Comes The Cowboy, Mac DeMarco
Pony Orville, Peck
Morbid Stuff, PUP

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Pains of Growing, Alessia Cara
Head Above Water, Avril Lavigne
Crystalline, bülow
8:47, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
HERE WE GO!, Walk Off the Earth

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
…but for the sun, Big Wreck
PEOPLESKILLS, Headstones
Order In Decline, Sum 41
Master Volume, The Dirty Nil
A War On Everything, The Glorious Sons

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Nothing Never Happens, Bria Skonberg
Stay Tuned!, Dominique Fils-Aimé
MONTRÉAL, Elizabeth Shepherd
Wishes Jazz, Affair
Friday, Monkey House

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
MiGRATIONS, Jacques Kuba Seguin
UNSTOPPABLE, Joel Miller
Black Sea Suite, John Stetch
Absolutely Dreaming, Ted Quinlan
The Chronicles of Fezziwig, The Mark Kelso Jazz Project

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
Undertones, Al Muirhead’s Canadian Quintet
Jump Up, Brad Turner Quartet with Guest Seamus Blake
Trouble in Mind, Dave Young Trio
Abundance, Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop
On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
INSCAPE, Alexandra Stréliski
The Silent Wish, Bill McBirnie with Bernie Senensky
Calm and Cents, Kevin Hearn
SymphRONica UpfRONt, Ron Davis’
Toothsayer, Tanya Tagaq

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Après, Fred Pellerin
L’étrange pays, Jean Leloup Grosse
La nuit des longs couteaux, Koriass Disques
La nuit est une panthère, Les Louanges
Tout ça pour ça, Loud

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Greatest Hits, Vol. 4, Big Block Singsong
A Cheerful Little Earful, Diana Panton
It’s GForce, GFORCE
This Is Us Girl, Pow-R
Sharon, Bram & Friends Sharon & Bram

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER
detach Angela Schwarzkopf Redshift
Alone & Unalone Ensemble Paramirabo
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Op. 12 James Ehnes
Elles Marina Thibeault and Marie-Ève Scarfone
John Zorn: Cat O’Nine Tails, The Dead Man, Memento Mori & Kol Nidre Quatuor Molinari

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE
The Bound of our Dreams, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra/Orchestre du Centre National Des Arts
du Canada, conducted by Alexander Shelly
Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos, Jan Lisiecki with Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Sibelius 1, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
The John Adams Album, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano
Chopin: Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano feat.
Charles Richard-Hamelin

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL
When There Is Peace: An Armistice Oratorio Chor Leoni Men’s Choir Chor
Schubert: Schwanengesang; Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge Gerald Finley
Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach & Schutz: Motets Ottawa Bach Choir, conducted by Lisette Canton
Summer Night: Peter Barrett, Martha Guth, Allyson McHardy, Helen Becqué
Schubert: Winterreise Philippe Sly with Le Chimera

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
“Evta”, Ana Sokolović
“Everything Is… Distorted”, Bekah Simms
“Under Sea, Above Sky”, Jared Miller
“The Coming of Sobs”, Rose Bolton
“Kickin’ It 2.0”, Vincent Ho

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
“88GLAM2”, 88Glam
“Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change”, Classified
“Light Path”, 8 KILLY
“Bad Habits”, NAV
“Freaky”, Tory Lanez

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
“Love Me”, Felix Cartal & Lights
“Only When It Rains”, Frank Walker x Astrid S
“I’m Not Alright”, Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine
“Gravity”, RALPH
“We Found Love”, Sultan + Shepard x Showtek

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
“Black Dove”, Amaal
“CASE STUDY 01”, Daniel Caesar
“Feel It Too”, Jessie Reyez, Tory Lanez, & Tainy
“The Gumption”, Tanika Charles
“Chixtape 5”, Tory Lanez

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
“Wah Gwaan”, Exco Levi Wurl
“Jah Children”, Jay Douglas
“The Warning”, Track Lyndon John X
“Never Broken”, Petraa Fearless
“Another Man”, STORRY

INDIGENOUS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY APTN)
Stories from a Downtown Apartment, Celeigh Cardinal
Yellowstone, Digawolf
nipiy, nêhiyawak
Siqinnaarut, Northern Haze
ataataga, Riit

CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Coyote Catherine, MacLellan Catherine
Easy Keeper, Del Barber
Little Bones, Irish Mythen
Passages, Justin Rutledge
Mohawk Lee, Harvey Osmond

TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Once A Day, April Verch
By Appointment Or Chance, Miranda Mulholland
Sketches, Natalie MacMaster
Sugar & Joy, The Dead South
Assiniboine & The Red, The Small Glories

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Pocket Full Of Nothin’, Big Dave McLean
Mad Love Dawn, Tyler Watson
Hand Me Down Blues, Durham County Poets
That’s Where It’s At, Michael Jerome Browne
The Northern South Vol. 2, Whitehorse

At 2 p.m. local time, CBC Music experts will join host Tom Allen for a two-hour special diving into the nominations.

Juno Week 2020 will be held in Saskatoon from March 9 to March 15, culminating in the 49th annual Juno Awards broadcast on Sunday, March 15, live from the SaskTel Centre.

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