Running Back to Saskatoon – 2020 JUNO Award nominees & performers announced

The nominees for the 2020 JUNO Awards were unveiled yesterday at a streamed press conference in Toronto.

Leading the way with six nominations, including Single of the Year, Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and JUNO Fan Choice, is pop superstar, Alessia Cara. Cara was also announced as the host and as a performer for the March 15 broadcast at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, SK.

Also announced was the first wave of performers. Fellow JUNO nominees joining Cara on stage are R&B sensation, Daniel Caesar, rockers the Glorious Sons, rising star, Lennon Stella, and rapper Tory Lanez. Previously announced Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Jann Arden, will also perform.

The 49th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2020 will be hosted in Saskatoon, SK from March 9 through March 15, 2020. The JUNO Awards will be broadcast live on March 15 from the SaskTel Centre on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Gem streaming and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos. Tickets for the JUNO Awards are online at www.ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1-800-970-SEAT (7328) and in-person at the SaskTel Centre Box Office. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards, courtesy of SaskTel Centre.

2020 JUNO Award Nominees

JUNO FAN CHOICE (Presented by TD)

Alessia Cara

Ali Gatie

Avril Lavigne

bbno$

Justin Bieber

Loud Luxury

NAV

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

Tory Lanez

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“Out Of Love” Alessia Cara

“Sweet Little Lies” bülow

“La Di Da” Lennon Stella

“Hang Ups” Scott Helman

“Señorita” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Thank U, Next Ariana Grande

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? Billie Eilish

No.6 Collaborations Project Ed Sheeran

Free Spirit Khalid

Hollywood’s Bleeding Post Malone

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Presented by Music Canada)

The Pains Of Growing Alessia Cara

INSCAPE Alexandra Stréliski

Shine A Light Bryan Adams

love Michael Bublé

Bad Habits NAV

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Alessia Cara

Bryan Adams

Jessie Reyez

Shawn Mendes

Tory Lanez

GROUP OF THE YEAR

88Glam

Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine

Loud Luxury

The Reklaws

Walk Off the Earth

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Factor, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters)

Alexandra Stréliski

Ali Gatie

bbno$

Lennon Stella

Tenille Townes

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Factor, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters)

Hunter Brothers

Neon Dreams

Palaye Royale

The Blue Stones

Valley

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (Presented by SOCAN)

Alessia Cara

“Growing Pains” (co-songwriters Andrew Wansel, Warren Fielder)

“Out of Love” (co-songwriter Rick Nowels)

“Rooting For You” (co-songwriter Jon Levine)

bülow

“Boys Will Be Boys” (co-songwriters David Charles Fischer, Mike Wise, Nathan Ferraro)

“Sweet Little Lies” (co-songwriters David Charles Fischer, Mike Wise, Nathan Ferraro)

“Two Punks In Love” (co-songwriters David Charles Fischer, Mike Wise, Nathan Ferraro)

Patrick Watson

“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

“I Kept The Roses” (co-songwriters Chris Gelbuda, Dustin Christensen)

“Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking)” (co-songwriters Gordie Sampson, Tina Parol)

“White Horse” (co-songwriters Daniel Tashian, Jeremy Spillman)

Tim Baker

“All Hands”

“Dance”

“The Eighteenth Hole”

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

V Aaron Goodvin

The Fall Dallas Smith

Black Sheep Dean Brody

State of Mind Hunter Brothers

Wild As Me Meghan Patrick

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A Pill for Loneliness City and Colour

A Blemish in the Great Light Half Moon Run

acākosīk iskwē iskwē

Thanks for the Dance Leonard Cohen

Wave Patrick Watson

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Presented by Long & McQuade)

Destroyer Black Mountain

Foxwarren Foxwarren

Here Comes The Cowboy Mac DeMarco

Pony Orville Peck

Morbid Stuff PUP

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Presented by Live Nation Canada)

The Pains of Growing Alessia Cara

Head Above Water Avril Lavigne

Crystalline bülow

8:47 Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine

HERE WE GO! Walk Off the Earth

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

…but for the sun Big Wreck

PEOPLESKILLS Headstones

Order In Decline Sum 41

Master Volume The Dirty Nil

A War On Everything The Glorious Sons

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Nothing Never Happens Bria Skonberg

Stay Tuned! Dominique Fils-Aimé

MONTRÉAL Elizabeth Shepherd

Wishes Jazz Affair Independent

Friday Monkey House Alma*Universal

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO

MiGRATIONS Jacques Kuba Seguin

UNSTOPPABLE Joel Miller

Black Sea Suite John Stetch

Absolutely Dreaming Ted Quinlan

The Chronicles of Fezziwig The Mark Kelso Jazz Project

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP

Undertones Al Muirhead’s Canadian Quintet

Jump Up Brad Turner Quartet with Guest Seamus Blake

Trouble in Mind Dave Young Trio

Abundance Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop

On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

INSCAPE Alexandra Stréliski

The Silent Wish Bill McBirnie with Bernie Senensky

Calm and Cents Kevin Hearn

SymphRONica UpfRONt Ron Davis’ SymphRONica

Toothsayer Tanya Tagaq

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Après Fred Pellerin

L’étrange pays Jean Leloup

La nuit des longs couteaux Koriass

La nuit est une panthère Les Louanges

Tout ça pour ça Loud

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Greatest Hits, Vol. 4 Big Block Singsong

A Cheerful Little Earful Diana Panton

It’s GForce GFORCE

This Is Us Girl Pow-R

Sharon, Bram & Friends Sharon & Bram

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER

detach Angela Schwarzkopf

Alone & Unalone Ensemble Paramirabo

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Op. 12 James Ehnes

Elles Marina Thibeault and Marie-Ève Scarfone

John Zorn: Cat O’Nine Tails, The Dead Man, Memento Mori & Kol Nidre Quatuor Molinari

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE

The Bound of our Dreams Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra/Orchestre du Centre National Des Arts du Canada, conducted by Alexander Shelly

Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos Jan Lisiecki with Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Sibelius 1 Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin

The John Adams Album Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano

Chopin: Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano feat. Charles Richard-Hamelin

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL

When There Is Peace: An Armistice Oratorio Chor Leoni Men’s Choir

Schubert: Schwanengesang; Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge Gerald Finley

Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach & Schutz: Motets Ottawa Bach Choir, conducted by Lisette Canton

Summer Night Peter Barrett, Martha Guth, Allyson McHardy, Helen Becqué

Schubert: Winterreise Philippe Sly with Le Chimera Project

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

Evta Ana Sokolović

“Everything Is… Distorted” Bekah Simms

Under Sea, Above Sky Jared Miller

The Coming of Sobs Rose Bolton

Kickin’ It 2.0 Vincent Ho

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

88GLAM2 88Glam

Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change Classified

Light Path 8 KILLY

Bad Habits NAV

Freaky Tory Lanez

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Love Me Felix Cartal & Lights

Only When It Rains Frank Walker x Astrid S

I’m Not Alright Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine

Gravity RALPH

We Found Love Sultan + Shepard x Showtek

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Black Dove Amaal

CASE STUDY 01 Daniel Caesar

Feel It Too Jessie Reyez, Tory Lanez, & Tainy

The Gumption Tanika Charles

Chixtape 5 Tory Lanez

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Wah Gwaan Exco Levi

Jah Children Jay Douglas

The Warning Track Lyndon John X

Never Broken Petraa

Another Man STORRY

INDIGENOUS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR (Presented by APTN)

Stories from a Downtown Apartment Celeigh Cardinal

Yellowstone Digawolf

nipiy nêhiyawak

Siqinnaarut Northern Haze

ataataga Riit

CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Coyote Catherine MacLellan

Easy Keeper Del Barber

Little Bones Irish Mythen

Passages Justin Rutledge

Mohawk Lee Harvey Osmond

TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Once A Day April Verch

By Appointment Or Chance Miranda Mulholland

Sketches Natalie MacMaster

Sugar & Joy The Dead South

Assiniboine & The Red The Small Glories

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Pocket Full Of Nothin’ Big Dave McLean

Mad Love Dawn Tyler Watson

Hand Me Down Blues Durham County Poets

That’s Where It’s At Michael Jerome Browne

The Northern South Vol. 2 Whitehorse

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Heart Of Christmas Brian Doerksen

Pursue Brooke Nicholls

Wherever I Go Dan Bremnes

ILL Street Blues Fresh IE

The Advent Of Christmas Matt Maher

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Presented by Aeromexico)

BAROKAN Djely Tapa

Sombras OKAN

Africa Without Borders Okavango African Orchestra

Risorgimento Romina Di Gasbarro

Galactic Gala Silla and Rise

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Ben Kaplan

“Brittle Bones Nicky” (Rare Americans)

“It’s Alright” (co-producer Ryan Guldemond) (Mother Mother)

Derek Hoffman

“Fear of the Flame” (Logan Staats)

“Hide Your Love” (Caveboy)

Jon Levine

“October”, “Rooting For You” (co-producer Midi Jones) (Alessia Cara)

Michael Wise

“Just Friends” (Virginia to Vegas)

“Sweet Little Lies” (bülow)

Steve Bays

“Record Shop”  (Said The Whale)

“Song In My Head” (We Are The City)

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

George Seara

“If I Can’t Have You” (Shawn Mendes)

“Incredible” (James TW)

Jason Dufour

“Push For Yellow”, “There’s Still A Light In The House” (Valley)

John ‘Beetle’ Bailey

“Dividido (feat. Silvana Estrada)”  (Alex Cuba)

“Shotgun” (Monkey House)

Ryan Worsley

“2 Myself” (Ludic)

“Known Better” (Nuela Charles)

Vic Florencia

“Midnight”, “Over Me” (Brooke Palsson)

ALBUM ARTWORK OF THE YEAR

Selections from Cuphead (Chad Moldenhauer (Art Director), Ian Clarke (Designer), Warren Clark and Lance Inkwell (Illustrators))

The Superhero Suite Kevin Hearn and Friends (Kevin Hearn (Art Director), Antoine Moonen (Designer), Lauchie Reed and Harland Williams (Illustrators))

BLOODCRUSH/BLOODMYTH Ensign Broderick (Kris Knight (Art Director & Designer), Jason Sniderman (Art Director), James Mejia (Designer), Chris Peters (Illustrator), Stefanie Schneider (Photographer))

Case Study 01 Daniel Caesar (Sean Brown and Keavan Yazdani (Art Directors))

Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath Belle Plaine (Terri Fidelak (Art Director, Designer, & Illustrator), Carey Shaw (Photographer))

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Presented by Stingray)

Bun Dem Caraz (Sarahmée)

Record Shop Johnny Jansen (Said the Whale)

Topographe Jonathan Robert (Corridor)

Back Off Le GED (Laurence Nerbonne)

Little Star Sarah Legault (iskwē)

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Battle Lines Bob Moses

Memory Emotion Electric Youth

Dawn Chorus Jacques Greene

A Beat Tape For Your Friends Keys N Krates

Beyond The Senses REZZ

METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Evolution Kobra And The Lotus

Martyr Lindsay Schoolcraft

Through A Wall Single Mothers

Play to Win Striker

Orphans The Agonist

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Shine A Light Bryan Adams

Unplugged Vol. 1 Lauren Spencer-Smith

Both Sides Marc Jordan

Melt Nuela Charles

Empower Renée Lamoureux

COMEDY ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Presented by SiriusXM Canada)

General Anxiety Disorder Adam Christie

Straight White Fail Jarrett Campbell

The Abyss Stares Back Monty Scott

Lil Bit of Buddle Sophie Buddle

I’m Not Well Steph Tolev

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