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2020 JUNO Award Nominees Announcement

By Phjoshua @thereviewsarein

On Tuesday morning, the nominees for the 2020 JUNO Awards were announced, bringing with them a lot of excitement for artists and fans alike.

Alessia Cara (who will host the show) leads all artists with six award nominations. Next, close behind her, is Tory Lanez who picked up five nominations, with seven artists racking up three nominations each in 2020. It's a wide open field overall with the a lot of awards up for grabs on Sunday, March 15, at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon.

Congratulations to all of the nominees. Scroll down to see them all, category-by-category and click the links to read posts we've written about some of these Canadian musicians!

2020 JUNO Award Nominees Announcement

2020 Juno Award Nominees

JUNO Fan Choice

Artist of the Year

Group of the Year

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

☆ Alexandra Stréliski
☆ Ali Gatie
☆ bbno$
Lennon Stella
☆ Tenille Townes

Breakthrough Group of the Year

Single of the Year

☆ Alessia Cara - Out of Love
☆ Bülow - Sweet Little Lies
☆ Lennon Stella - La Di Da
☆ Scott Helman - Hang Ups
☆ Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello - Señorita

Album of the year

Rock Album of the Year

Pop Album of the Year

☆ Alessia Cara - The Pains Of Growing
☆ Avril Lavigne - Head Above Water

☆ Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine - 8:47
☆ Walk Off The Earth - Here We Go!

Country Album of the Year

Alternative Album of the Year

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Rap Recording of the Year

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Reggae Recording of the Year

Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year

Electronic Album of the Year

☆ Bob Moses - Battle Lines
☆ Electric Youth - Memory Emotion
☆ Jacques Greene - Dawn Chorus
Keys N Krates - A Beat Tape For Your Friends
☆ Rezz - Beyond the Senses

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

☆ April Verch - Once A Day
☆ Miranda Mulholland - By Appointment Or Chance
☆ Natalie MacMaster - Sketches
The Dead South - Sugar & Joy
☆ The Small Glories - Assiniboine & The Red

Album Francophone de l'Année

Classical Album of the Year : Solo or Chamber

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

Jazz Album of the Year: Group

Contemporary Christian Gospel Album of the Year

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

Instrumental Album of the Year

☆ Alexandra Stréliski - Inscape
☆ Bill McBirnie with Bernie Senensky - The Silent Wish
☆ Kevin Hearn - Calm and Cents
☆ Ron Davis' SymphRONica - SymphRONica UpfRONt
☆ Tanya Tagaq - Toothsayer

Blues Album of the Year

World Music Album of the Year

Children's Album of the Year

Comedy Album of the Year

International Album of the Year

☆ Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next
☆ Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Alseep, Where Do We Go?
☆ Ed Sheeran - No.6 Collaborations Project
☆ Khalid - Free Spirit
Post Malone - Hollywood's Bleeding

Dance Recording of the Year

☆ Felix Cartel & - Love Me
☆ Frank Walker x Astrid S - Only When It Rains
☆ Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine - I'm Not Alright
☆ - Gravity
☆ Sultan + Sheppard x Showtek - We Found Love

Classical Composition of the Year

☆ Ana Sokolovic - Evta
☆ Bekah Simms - "Everything Is... Distorted"
☆ Jared Miller - Under Sea, Above Sky
☆ Rose Bolton - The Coming Of Sobs
☆ Vincent Ho - Kickin' It 2.0

Music Video of the Year

☆ Saramée - Bun Dem (Director: Caraz)
☆ Said The Whale - Record Shop (Director: Johnny Jansen)
☆ Corridor - Topographe (JDirector: onathan Robert)
☆ Laurence Nerbonne - Back Off (Director: Le GED)
☆ iskwē - Little Star (Director: Sarah Legault)

Songwriter of the Year

☆ Alessia Cara: Growing Pains (co-songwriters Andrew Wansel, Warren Fielder); Out of Love (co-songwriter Rick Nowels) (Alessia Cara, The Pains of Growing); Rooting For You (co-songwriter Jon Levine) (Alessia Cara, This Summer)
☆ Bülow, Two Punks in Love: Boys Will Be Boys (co-songwriters David Charles Fischer, Mike Wise, Nathan Ferraro for Bülow - The Contender); Sweet Little Lies (co-songwriters David Charles Fischer, Mike Wise, Nathan Ferraro for Bülow - Crystalline); Two Punks in Love (co-songwriters David Charles Fischer, Mike Wise, Nathan Ferraro)
☆ Patrick Watson, Wave: Broken, Dream for Dreaming (co-songwriters Joseph Baron Grass, Mikhail Stein, Robbie Kuster); Here Comes the River (co-songwriters Joseph Baron Grass, Jules Buckley, Mikhail Stein)
☆ Tenille Townes, White Horse: I Kept the Roses (co-songwriters Chris Gelbuda, Dustin Christensen for Tenille Townes - I Kept the Roses); Jersey On The Wall (I'm Just Asking) (co-songwriters Gordie Sampson, Tina Parol for Tenille Townes - Jersey on the Wall (I'm Just Asking)); White Horse (co-songwriters Daniel Tashian, Jeremy Spillman)
☆ Tim Baker, Forever Overhead: All Hands, Dance, The Eighteenth Hole

Producer of the Year

☆ Ben Kaplan
☆ Derek Hoffman
☆ Jon Levine
☆ Michael Wise
☆ Steve Bays

Recording Engineer of the Year

☆ George Seara: If I Can't Have You (Shawn Mendes, If I Can't Have You); Incredible (James TW, Incredible)
☆ Jason Dufour: Push For Yellow, There's Still a Light in the House (Valley, Maybe)
☆ John "Beetle" Bailey: Dividido (feat. Silvana Estrada) (Alex Cuba, Sublime); Shotgun (Monkey House, Friday)
☆ Ryan Worsley: 2 Myself (Ludic, Ludic); Known Better (Nuela Charles, Melt)
☆ Vic Florencia: Midnight, Over Me (Brooke Palsson, Midnight)

Album Artwork of the Year

2020 JUNO Award Nominees Announcement

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