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The 2019 JUNO Award Nominees have been announced!

Posted on January 29, 2019

The 2019 JUNO Award nominations are here. Leading the way with six nominations is Shawn Mendes, followed closely behind by The Weeknd, who has five. Both artists received nominations in key categories, including the Fan Choice Award, Album of the Year, and Artist of the Year.

Several artists received their first JUNO Award nominations, including German-Canadian singer bülow, whose debut EP “Damaged Vol 1.” was met with critical acclaim. The 20-year-old pop singer earned four JUNO nominations in total, which include Pop Album of the Year, the Fan Choice Award, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for “Not a Love Song.” bülow is also slated to perform at the award show, which is shaping up to be a must-see event. 

Also nominated for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” is YouTube sensation Johnny Orlando. The young singer-songwriter is fresh off the successful release of his single “Last Summer,” which can be heard here: 

Another first-time JUNO nominee is the brother-sister country duo, the Reklaws. Comprised of siblings Jenna and Stuart Walker, the Cambridge, Ontario born Reklaws are nominated for Country Album of the Year for their debut EP “Feels Like That.”  

There are also some familiar faces that received nominations for JUNOs. Among them are Hamilton’s own Arkells, who earned their twelfth and thirteenth JUNO Award nominations for the categories Best Group and Rock Album of the Year for their 2018 EP “Rally Cry.”

Brampton’s own Alessia Cara also received three JUNO nominations for Artist of the Year, the Fan Choice Award, and Single of the Year for her hit song “Growing Pains.” Alessia already has 13 total JUNO nominations in her young career, and has won for Best Pop Album in 2017 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2016. 

The 48th annual JUNO Awards will be hosted by Canadian Music Hall of Fame member and nine-time JUNO award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan. It will take place in London, ON and will be televised live on March 17th, 2019. 

Here are the nominees for the 2019 JUNO Awards:

Juno Fan Choice Award

Alessia Cara​
Avril Lavigne​
Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
Loud Luxury
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Tory Lanez​

Single of the Year

Alessia Cara, “Growing Pains”
B​ülow, “Not a Love Song
Loud Luxury, “Body
Shawn Mendes, “In My Blood
The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar, “Pray For Me”

International Album of the Year 

Camila Cabello, Camila
Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy
Maroon 5, Red Pill Blue
Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentley
Travis Scott, Astroworld

Album of the Year

Hubert Lenoir, Darlène
Jann Arden, These are the Day
Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mende
The Weeknd, My Dear Melanchol
Three Days Grace, Outsider

Artist of the Year

Alessia Car
Michael Buble
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Tory Lanez

Group of the Year

The Sheepdog
Three Days Grace

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Johnny Orlando
Meghan Patrick

Breakthrough Group of the Year

Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
Loud Luxury
The Washboard Union

Songwriter of the Year

Afie Jurvanen
Donovan Woods
Frank Dukes
Jessie Reyez
Shawn Mendes

Country Album of the Year

Brett Kissel, We Were That Song
Jess Moskaluke, A Small Town Christmas
Meghan Patrick, Country Music Made Me Do It
The Reklaws, Feels Like That
Tim Hicks, New Tattoo

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Bahamas, Earthtones
Dan Mangan, More or Less
Gabrielle Shonk, Gabrielle Shonk
Rhye, Blood
The Barr Brothers, Queen of the Breakers

Alternative Album of the Year

Destroyer, Ken
Dizzy, Baby Teeth
Fucked Up, Dose Your Dreams
Tokyo Police Club, TPC
U.S. Girls, In a Poem Unlimited

Pop Album of the Year

B​ülow, Damaged
Chromeo, Head Over Heels
Hubert Lenoir, Darlène
Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes
Tyler Shaw, Intuition

Rock Album of the Year

Arkells, Rally Cry
Monster Truck, True Rockers
The Sheepdogs, Changing Colours
The Trews, Civilianaires
Three Days Grace, Outsider

Rap Recording of the Year

88 Glam, 88Glam Reloaded
Belly, Immigrant
Killy, Surrender Your Soul
NAV, Reckless
Tory Lanez, Love Me Now

Dance Recording of the Year

Azari, “Gotasoul”
Dzeko and Tiësto, “Jackie Chan” feat. Preme and Post Malone
Jacques Green, “Avatar Beach”
Keys N Krates, “Cura”
Loud Luxury, “Body”

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Anders, Twos
Black Atlass, Pain & Pleasure
Charlotte Day Wilson, Stone Woman
Jessie Reyez, Being Human in Public
The Weeknd, My Dear Melancholy

Reggae Recording of the Year

Blessed, Money Don’t Grow Pon Trees
Chelsea Stewart, Genesis
Dubmatix, Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix — Overdubbed
Exco Levi, Narrative
Kafinal feat. Queen Ifrica, Talk or No Talk

Electronic Album of the Year

Ekali, Crystal Eyes
Felix Cartal, Next Season
Iamhill, Give it a Rest
Milk & Bone, Deception Bay
Rezz, Certain Kind of Magic

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

Beyond Creation, Algorythm
Cancer Bats, The Spark That Moves
Ken Mode, Loved
Kobra and the Lotus, Prevail II
Voivod, The Wake

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