By: Staff –
The nominees for the 47th Annual JUNO Awards were announced today by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference at The Great Hall in Toronto.
Arcade Fire leads off with four nominations: Single of the Year*, Album of the Year*, Group of the Year* and Alternative Album of the Year*.
Jessie Reyez also received an incredible four nominations: JUNO Fan Choice*, Breakthrough Artist of the Year*, R&B/Soul Recording of the Year and Video of the Year.
Artists with three nominations included Arkells for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, and Video of the Year; the late Gord Downie for Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year; Hedley for JUNO Fan Choice, Group of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year; and Ruth B for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year.
The host province of British Columbia, was well-represented across all categories this year including: Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year (Anciients and Archspire); Video of The Year (Emma Higgins and Grimes); Dance Recording of the Year and Jack Richardson Producer of the Year (Felix Cartal); Instrumental Album of The Year (Five Alarm Funk and Peregrine Falls); Jack Richardson Producer of the Year (Brian Howes & Jason Van Poederooyen); Comedy Album of the Year (Charlie Demers and Ivan Decker); Classical Composition of the Year (Jocelyn Morlock); Electronic Album of the Year (Kid Koala); JUNO Fan Choice (Hedley, Shawn Hook and Theory) and Blues Album of the Year (Williams, Wayne and Isaak) Children’s Album of the Year (Bobs & LoLo); Vocal Jazz Album of the Year (Bria Skonberg, Diana Krall and Michael Kaeshammer); Jazz Album of the Year: Group (Christine & Ingrid Jensen); Adult Contemporary Album of the Year (Michael Bublé).
The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 25, at Rogers Arena.
For a complete list of the 2018 nominations, please visit junoawards.ca.