The 2015 JUNO Nominees Are Here

Bahamas, nominated for the 2015 JUNO for Songwriter of the Year, presented by SiriusXM Canada.

The nominations for the 2015 JUNO Awards have been released. There’s a ton of talent up this year for a coveted Juno, from veteran artists to some of the biggest and brightest new acts to come along in some time. Our favourite category is, unsurprisingly, the Songwriter of the Year category, since it is indeed presented by us. Here’s the list of nominees:

Bahamas:

Jenn Grant:

Cirkut:

Magic!:

Catherine MacLellan:

The JUNO Awards will be handed out on Sunday, March 15 at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. You can check out all of this year’s JUNO nominees below:

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD (PRESENTED BY TD)
Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Music*Universal
Bobby Bazini Universal
Drake Cash Money*Universal
Hedley Universal
Leonard Cohen Columbia*Sony
Magic! Sony
Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner
Nickelback Nickelback II Productions*Universal
Serge Fiori GSI*eOne
You+Me RCA*Sony

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Hold On, We’re Going Home Drake ft. Majid Jordan Cash Money*Universal
Crazy for You Hedley Universal
Hideaway Kiesza Island*Universal
Rude Magic! Sony
We’re All in This Together Sam Roberts Band Secret Brain*Universal

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
PRISM Katy Perry Capitol*Universal
Pure Heroine Lorde Universal
Midnight Memories One Direction Sony
In the Lonely Hour Sam Smith Capitol*Universal
1989 Taylor Swift Big Machine*Universal

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY MUSIC CANADA)
Where I Belong Bobby Bazini Universal
Wild Life Hedley Universal
Popular Problems Leonard Cohen Columbia*Sony
No Fixed Address Nickelback Nickelback II Productions*Universal
Serge Fiori Serge Fiori GSI*eOne

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bryan Adams Badman*Universal
Deadmau5 Mau5trap*Universal
Leonard Cohen Columbia*Sony
Sarah McLachlan Verve*Universal
The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Arkells Arkells Music*Universal
Chromeo Last Gang*Universal
Mother Mother Mother Mother Music*Universal
Nickelback Nickelback II Productions*Universal
You+Me RCA*Sony

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)
Glenn Morrison Robbins Entertainment*Sony
Jess Moskaluke MDM*Universal
Kiesza Island*Universal
Mac DeMarco Captured Tracks*Outside
Shawn Mendes Island*Universal

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)
Adventure Club BMG Rights*Sony
Alvvays Royal Mountain*Universal
Magic! Sony
USS Coalition*Warner
Zeds Dead Mad Decent*Ultra

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Lifted Dallas Smith 604*Universal
Light Up The Night Jess Moskaluke MDM*Universal
Caffeine & Big Dreams Kira Isabella Sony
MacKenzie Porter Mackenzie Porter Road Angel*Warner
Wheels The Road Hammers Open Road*Universal

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Bahamas Is Afie Bahamas Barchords*Universal
Compostela Jenn Grant Outside
The Lemon Squeeze Jeremy Fisher Hidden Pony*Universal
Popular Problems Leonard Cohen Columbia*Sony
Sleeping Operator The Barr Brothers Secret City*Universal

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LONG & MCQUADE)
Alvvays Alvvays Royal Mountain*Universal
Shrink Dust Chad VanGaalen Flemish Eye*Outside
July Talk July Talk Sleepless*Universal
Animism Tanya Tagaq Six Shooter*Universal
Hot Dreams Timber Timbre Arts & Crafts*Universal

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY TD)
Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Epic*Sony
Party For Your Life Down With Webster Down With Webster Entertainment*Universal
Little Machines Lights Lights Music*Universal
Don’t Kill The Magic Magic! Sony
Little Secret Nikki Yanofsky A440*Universal

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SIRIUSXM CANADA)
High Noon Arkells Arkells Music*Universal
Ghost Big Wreck Anthem*Warner
Lo-Fantasy Sam Roberts Band Secret Brain*Universal
The Union The Glorious Sons Black Box*Universal
Between Illness and Migration Your Favorite Enemies Hopeful Tragedy*D.E.P.

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Angela Galuppo Angela Galuppo Justin Time*Universal
Red Diana Panton Diana Panton*eOne
The Signal Elizabeth Shepherd Linus*eOne
Counting Dreams Julie Crochetière Vega*D.E.P.
Because of Billie Molly Johnson Molly Johnson*Universal

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
Zoetrope Jim Head Independent
Vista Obscura Kirk MacDonald Addo*Conveyor
LA Bootleg 1984 Lenny Breau Linus*eOne
La vie commence ici Marianne Trudel Justin Time*Universal
Drum Lore Vol. 2 – More Lore Owen Howard Brooklyn Jazz Underground*Independent

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
Bristles Andrew Downing, Jim Lewis & David Occhipinti Independent
Bobby Rice Latin Jazz Big Band: X-Treme Latin Jazz Bobby Rice Addo*Conveyor
Fishs Eddy Brian Dickinson Trio Addo*Conveyor
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Justin Time*Universal
The Where Myriad3 Addo*Conveyor

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Great Wall of China Canadian Brass Linus*eOne
Flesh and Machine Daniel Lanois Anti*F.A.B.
Off With the Cuffs John Stetch Addo*Conveyor
Encuentro Quartango Tangovation
Symphony! Sultans of String Independent*Red River

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Maladie d’amour Jimmy Hunt Dare To Care*D.E.P.
L’alchimie des monstres Klô Pelgag Coyote*D.E.P.
Ornithologie, la nuit Philippe B Bonsound*Select
Valse 333 Sagot Simone*Select
Serge Fiori Serge Fiori GSI*eOne

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Wave Your Antlers Bobs & LoLo Nettwerk*Sony
Where In The World Fred Penner The Children’s Group*eOne
Le chat botté LuLu et le Matou Independent
Love Bug Raffi Troubadour*Universal
Happy Times Splash’N Boots Independent

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Blanc Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà Analekta*Select
Akoka: Reframing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time David Krakauer, Matt Haimovitz, Socalled, Jonathan Crow & Geoffrey Burleson Oxingale*S.R.I.
Bartok: Chamber Works for Violin Vol. 3 James Ehnes Chandos*Naxos
Prokofiev: Sonates & Mélodies Jonathan Crow & Paul Stewart ATMA*Naxos
Ysaÿe Sonatas for Solo Violin Karl Stobbe Avie

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT
MOZART: Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 24 Angela Hewitt Hyperion*HM
Khachaturian/Shostakovich James Ehnes Onyx*HM
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 7, Departure – Utopia Orchestre symphonique de Montréal & Kent Nagano Analekta*Select
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Peter Oundjian Chandos*Naxos
Bruckner 3 Yannick Nézet-Séguin & Orchestre Métropolitain ATMA*Naxos

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE
Schubert: Winterreise Gerald Finley & Julius Drake Hyperion*HM
Handel & Porpora: The London Years Julie Boulianne, Clavecin en concert & Luc Beauséjour Analekta*Select
Mozart: Opera & Concert Arias Karina Gauvin, Les Violons du Roy & Bernard Labadie Audiogram*Select
Terra Tremuit Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal ATMA*Naxos
The Heart’s Refuge Theatre of Early Music, Schola Cantorum & Daniel Taylor Analekta*Select

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
Glistening Pianos Alice Ping Yee Ho GLISTENING PIANOS Centrediscs*Naxos
Airline Icarus Brian Current AIRLINE ICARUS – COMPLETE OPERA Naxos
Magister Ludi Gordon Fitzell MAGISTER LUDI Centrediscs*Naxos
Sextet, OP. 71 Jacques Hétu COMPLETE CHAMBER WORKS FOR STRINGS Naxos
Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra John Estacio A CONCERT FOR NEW YORK Independent

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
PA2: The Director’s Cut Marco Polo Soulspazm*Independent
The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers Naturally Born Strangers Legends League*Independent
Dear America P Reign RCA*Sony
Amani Saukrates Culvert*Universal
Stigmata Tre Mission Last Gang*Universal

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Calling All Heroes Adventure Club BMG Rights*Sony
White Women Chromeo Last Gang*Universal
Goodbye Glenn Morrison Robbins Entertainment*Sony
Sound Of A Woman Kiesza Island*Universal
Soundwave Trevor Guthrie Interscope*Sony

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Dirty Laundry Ben Stevenson Culvert*Universal
Got To Have It jacksoul Megawatt*Sony
JRDN JRDN Kuya*Fontana North
Four Seasons Melanie Durrant Independent
Often The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Welcome the King Exco Levi Kheilstone*Independent
Love Inna Wi Heart Kirk Diamond ft. Bob da Builda Don Dem/Galang*Independent
Wake Up Mikey Dangerous Dub Avenue*D.E.P.
Hold On Till I Die Steele Mobs*Independent
Real Talk Tasha T RasVibe*VP

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK)
The Whole World’s Got the Blues Crystal Shawanda New Sun*Fontana North
For The Light Digging Roots Sugar Bush*Outside
Heart of the People Leela Gilday Diva Sound*Outside
Animism Tanya Tagaq Six Shooter*Universal
The (Post) Mistress Tomson Highway Independent

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
They Promised You Mercy Amelia Curran Six Shooter*Universal
The Raven’s Sun Catherine MacLellan Independent
Prairieography Del Barber True North*eOne
The Old Silo James Hill Borealis*eOne
Weightless Matt Andersen True North*eOne

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
South Blackie and The Rodeo Kings File Under: Music*Outside
Work and Love Elliott Brood Paper Bag*Outside
Let It Lie The Bros. Landreth Independent*Fontana North
Jubilee The Deep Dark Woods Six Shooter*Universal
Departures The Once Nettwerk*Sony

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY STINGRAY MUSIC)
Belmont Boulevard JW-Jones Blind Pig/Stony Plain*Warner
Solo Recordings, Vol. 2 Steve Hill Independent*Outside
Let Me Prove It To You Steve Strongman Independent*Sonic Unyon
Wicked The 24th Street Wailers Independent
A Real Fine Mess The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer Tonic*Fontana North

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Introducing Chelsea Amber Chelsea Amber Independent*David C. Cook
Analog Love in Digital Times Drew Brown Independent
The Moment Manafest Manafest Productions*Fontana North
VIP Manic Drive Bema Media*David C. Cook
The Joy Tim Neufeld Independent*David C. Cook

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS)
Ayrad Ayrad CFM*Select
Singing in Tongues Eccodek Black Swan/Big Mind*Outside
The Key Emmanuel Jal Gatwitch*Universal
Le dernier empereur bantou Pierre Kwenders Bonsound*Select
500 Years of Night Quique Escamilla Lulaworld*Outside

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SLAIGHT MUSIC)
Adam Messinger “Change Your Life” (co-producer Nasri Atweh) THE NEW CLASSIC – Iggy Azalea Island Def Jam*Universal | “Rude” DON’T KILL THE MAGIC – Magic! Sony
Eric Ratz “Ghosts” GHOSTS – Big Wreck Anthem*Warner | “Leather Jacket” – HIGH NOON – Arkells Arkells Music*Universal
Gavin Brown “I Am Machine” – Three Days Grace RCA*Sony | “Reaper Man” VERY GOOD BAD THING – Mother Mother Mother Mother Music*Universal
Jesse Zubot “Caribou”, “Uja” ANIMISM – Tanya Tagaq Six Shooter*Universal
Thomas “Tawgs” Salter “Soundwave”– Trevor Guthrie Interscope*Sony | “Up We Go” LITTLE MACHINES – Lights Lights Music*Universal

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF AUDIO RECORDING TECHNOLOGY [OIART])
Eric Ratz “Ghosts” GHOSTS – Big Wreck Anthem*Warner | “Satellite Hotel” BLACK BUFFALO – One Bad Son 604*Universal
George Seara “Got To Have It”, “Whole Day” GREATEST HITS – jacksoul Megawatt*Sony
Jeremy Darby “Mosaic”, “Nomad’s Arrival” MANDALA – Monsoon Independent
John “Beetle” Bailey “Any Day Now” JUST PASSING THROUGH – The Breithaupt Brothers Alma*Universal | “Fine and Mellow” BECAUSE OF BILLIE – Molly Johnson Molly Johnson*Universal
Lenny Derose “I Am Machine” – Three Days Grace RCA*Sony | “Reaper Man” VERY GOOD BAD THING – Mother Mother Mother Mother Music*Universal

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR
Alex Durlak (Art Director/Designer), Jeff McMurrich and Bry Webb (Art Directors) FREE WILL – Bry Webb Idée Fixe*Outside
Caroline Blanchette (Art Director) WONDERS OF THE WORLD – The Lost Fingers Tandem*Sony
Menno Versteeg (Art Director), Zack Mykula (Designer), Jason Bartell (Illustrator), Yoshi Cooper (Photographer) PUP – PUP Royal Mountain*Universal
Roberta Hansen (Art Director/Designer/Illustrator), Mike Latschislaw (Photographer)
PILGRIMAGE – Steve Bell Signpost*Outside
Taylor Kirk (Art Director/Designer/Photographer), Robyn Kotyk (Designer), Laura Margaret Ramsay (Photographer) HOT DREAMS – Timber Timbre Arts & Crafts*Universal

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY MUCHFACT, EXCLUSIVELY FUNDED BY BELL MEDIA)
Preach Dane Collison SONREAL Black Box*Universal
Lost You Grandson & Son ZEDS DEAD FT. TWIN SHADOW Mad Decent*Ultra
Guilt Trip Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Chandler Levack PUP Royal Mountain*Universal
Hideaway Kiesza, Blayre Ellestad, Rami Afuni and Ljuba Castot KIESZA Island*Universal
Not Up To Me Natalie Rae Robison KANDLE Dare to Care*D.E.P.

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Our Love Caribou Merge*F.A.B
While (1<2) Deadmau5 Mau5trap*Universal Right From Real Lydia Ainsworth Arbutus*F.A.B. EX Plastikman Mute*Warner Alone For The First Time Ryan Hemsworth Last Gang*Universal METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Z² Devin Townsend Project HevyDevy*eOne
Waiting for the End to Come Kataklysm Nuclear Blast*Sony
Brotherhood of the Ram Shooting Guns RidingEasy*Pre-Rock
Negative Qualities Single Mothers Dine Alone*Universal
Chasing the Dream Skull Fist NoiseArt*Fontana North

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Womyn Alysha Brilla Sunny Jam*Independent
Everything Almost Jann Arden Universal
Trauma: Chansons de la série télé (saison no. 5) Coeur de pirate Dare to Care*D.E.P.
Dark Swing Ndidi Universal
Shine On Sarah McLachlan Verve*Universal

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