By: Jenna Melanson
The nominees for the 2015 JUNO Awards were announced yesterday by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). The yearly Canadian awards show will take place in Hamilton from March 9-March 15.
If you’re like me, you are always excited to hear about these nominees, especially the Juno Fan Choice, which this year includes many Canadian favourites, and fans quickly got into the voting spirit and you should too: http://junofanchoice.ca/
Many of our favourite Canadian bands and artists have been nominated in one or more categories, such as Magic! who snagged five nominations, including Single of the Year, Breakthrough Group of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, and of course Juno Fan Choice Award. Hedley and Nickelback were not far behind with three nominations each.
I have noticed a lot of excitement around the Country Album Of The Year, in which Dallas Smith, The Road Hammers, Mackenzie Porter, Kira Isabella and Jess Moskaluke are all nominated. Another category that always garners a lot of response is Pop Album Of The Year, and this year there are many great artists nominated, such as Avril Lavigne, Down With Webster, Lights, Magic! and Nikki Yanofsky.
For a full list of categories and nominees, head here:
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.