Finally, this beat goes on! 2022 JUNO Award nominees revealed

The JUNO Awards is one step closer to their triumphant return to the stage with the announcement of the 2022 JUNO Award nominations.

Leading the way with six nominations is Montreal pop-sensation Charlotte Cardin, including Single of the Year, Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, and Album of the Year. Tied for second are international sensations, Justin Bieber and the Weeknd, both of whom share nominations for Single of the Year, Artist of the Year, and the TikTok JUNO Fan Choice with Cardin.

In keeping to the ever-changing Canadian music landscape, five new categories were added to this year’s celebration. Indigenous Artist or Group of the year has been split into two awards: Contemporary Indigenous Artist of the Year (this year’s nominees include Adrian Sutherland, DJ Shub, Jayli Wolf, Shawnee Kish, and Snotty Nose Rez Kids) and Traditional Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year (this year’s nominees include Fawn Wood, Joel Wood, Manitou Mkwa Singers II, NIMKII & THE NINIIS and Young Spirit). Meanwhile, Rap Recording of the Year has also split into two new categories: Rap Single* of the Year (this year’s nominees include anders and FRVRFRIDAY, bbno$, Charmaine, NorthSideBenji & Dj Charlie B and Pressa) and Rap Album/EP of the Year (this year’s nominees include Belly, Haviah Mighty, NAV, NorthSideBenji, and Pressa). Finally, brand new to the nominations is Underground Dance Single of the Year (this year’s nominees BLOND:ISH, Carlo Lio ft. MC Flipside, HNTR, Jayda G and KOREA TOWN ACID)

After the 2020 and 2021 festivals and ceremonies were scrapped in the wake of first waves of the global COVID-19 pandemic in favour of virtual presentations, the 2022 JUNO Week will take place from May 9th to May 15th, with the culminating broadcast of the 51st annual JUNO Awards returning to a live setting on May 15th from Toronto’s Budweiser Stage. The 2022 JUNO Awards will broadcast live across Canada at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos.

For more information and to keep up-to-date with all the 2022 JUNO Awards celebrations, please be sure to visit www.junoawards.ca.

Your 2022 JUNO Award nominees are:

TIKTOK JUNO FAN CHOICE
347aidan
bbno$
Charlotte Cardin
Forest Blakk
JESSIA
Justin Bieber
Loud Luxury
Pressa
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Make a Life, Not a Living” Brett Kissel
“Meaningless” Charlotte Cardin
“I’m not Pretty” JESSIA
“Peaches (ft. GIVĒON)”
“Take My Breath” The Weeknd

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
30 Adele
Planet Her Doja Cat
SOUR Olivia Rodrigo
evermore Taylor Swift
F*ck Love 3+: Over You The Kid LAROI

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Phoenix Charlotte Cardin
Dangerous Levels of Introspection JP Saxe
Justice Justin Bieber
Wonder Shawn Mendes
TOO YOUNG TO BE SAD Tate McRae

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Charlotte Cardin
JP Saxe
Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Arkells
Loud Luxury
Mother Mother
The Reklaws
Valley

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
347aidan
Faouzia
JESSIA
Pressa
Tesher

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR
Black Pistol Fire
cleopatrick
MONOWHALES
Ocie Elliott
Spiritbox

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye
“Hurricane (feat. Lil Baby)” (co-songwriters Albert Daniels, Cailin Russo, Charles Njapa, Christopher Raelas, Cydell Young, Daniel Seeff, Dexter Mills, Dominque Armani Jones, Henry Walter, Jahmal Gwin, Josh Mease, Kanye West, Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Malik Yusef, Mark Mbogo, Mark Williams, Mike Dean, Nasir Pemberton, Raul Cubina, Ronald Oneil Spence, Jr., Sam Barsh, Tobias Smith, orlando wilder)
“Moth To A Flame” (co-songwriters Axel Hedfors, Carl Nordström, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello)
“Take My Breath” (co-songwriters Ahmad Balshe, Max Martin, Oscar Holter)

Allison Russell
“4th Day Prayer” (co-songwriter Jeremy Lindsay)
“Montreal” (co-songwriter Jeremy Lindsay)
“Nightflyer” (co-songwriter Jeremy Lindsay)

Charlotte Day Wilson
“I Can Only Whisper (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD)” (co-songwriters Alexander Sowinski, Chester Hansen, Dylan
Wiggins, Jack Rochon, Leland Whitty, Matthew Tavares, Teo Halm)
“If I Could” (co-songwriters Jack Rochon, Merna Bishouty)
“Wish It Was Easy” (co-songwriters Bram Morrison, Dylan Wiggins, Lois Lilienstein, Sharon Hampson)

Mustafa Ahmed
“Air Forces” – co-songwriters Adam Feeney, Mickey Newbury, Simon Hessman
“The Hearse” (co-songwriters Adam Feeney, Jane Smith, Matthew Tavares, Simon Hessman)
“What About Heaven” (co-songwriters Adam Feeney, Dylan Wiggins, Simon Hessman)

TOBi
“Off The Drugs” (co-songwriters Harper Gordon, James Colwell, Jun Ha Kim, Mick Jenkins)
“Shall I Continue” (co-songwriters Alex Goose, Phil Chang, Andrew Joseph Gradwohl Jr.)
“Too Hot” (co-songwriters Alex Goose, Phil Chang, Ramon Ibanga Jr.)

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
What Is Life? Brett Kissel
Boys Dean Brody
Girl To Girl Tenille Arts
Sophomore Slump The Reklaws
Campfire Troubadour Tim Hicks

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Wilds Andy Shauf
Live To Tape: Volume I – EP Bahamas
Inwards & Onwards Half Moon Run
All That Emotion Hannah Georgas
Ignorance The Weather Station

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Hope For Sale Chiiild
Death Of An Optimist grandson
When Smoke Rises Mustafa
If It Comes Down To It Ruby Waters
The Fool SATE

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Phoenix Charlotte Cardin
How Are You? JESSIA
Justice Justin Bieber
Wonder Shawn Mendes
TOO YOUNG TO BE SAD Tate McRae

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Blink Once Arkells
Look Alive Black Pistol Fire
Sisters Not Twins (The Professional Lovers Album) The Beaches
Hidden Gems The Blue Stones
Fuck Art The Dirty Nil

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
You Are the Light and the Way Alex Bird and The Jazz Mavericks
Earth Voices Amanda Tosoff
Now Pronouncing: Caity Gyorgy Caity Gyorgy
The Weight Of Hope Elizabeth Shepherd & Michael Occhipinti (ES:MO)
Montreal (Live) Holly Cole feat. Holly Cole Trio

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SOLO)
When Is Ancient? Andrés Vial
Aesthetics Efajemue
Bridges Jesse Ryan
Stranger Than Fiction Jon Gordon
Change of Plans Will Bonness

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR (GROUP)
Worldview Avataar
Voyage intérieur Christine Tassan Quintette
The Prophet Esteban Herrera Quintet
Vegetables Lina Allemano
Arancina The David Restivo Trio

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Perséides Cœur de pirate
That Tall Distance David Myles
Madison Archives Frank Evans & Ben Plotnick
Then is Now Rhapsody in Blue Jens Lindemann with Jon Kimura Parker, Matt Catingub & Canadian All Star JazzPops Orchestra
Hemenetset Jorane L-A

ALBUM FRANCOPHONE DE L’ANNÉE
Impossible à aimer Cœur de pirate
Grignotines de Luxe FouKi
Le ciel est au plancher Louis-Jean Cormier
Acrophobie Roxane Bruneau
Toute beauté n’est pas perdue Vincent Vallières

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Words Words Words ABC Singsong
Falling in Africa Garth Prince Prince
Ponderosa Bunchgrass and the Golden Rule The Oot n’ Oots
Walk Off the Earth & Romeo Eats Vol. 1 Walk Off the Earth & Romeo Eats
Maestro Fresh Wes Presents: Young Maestro “School Days” Young Maestro

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SOLO ARTIST)
Remote Together Catherine Lee
enargeia Emily D’Angelo
Chopin: Complete Nocturnes Jan Lisiecki
Songs for Murdered Sisters Joshua Hopkins
Introspection: Solo Piano Sessions Yannick Nézet-Séguin

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (LARGE ENSEMBLE)
Messiah/Complex Against the Grain Theatre with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Johannes Debus
Solfeggio L’Harmonie des saisons, conducted by Eric Milnes ft. Hélène Brunet
Sibelius 3 Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
L’HOMME ARMÉ Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, conducted by Andrew McAnerney
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1 & Symphonic Dances The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SMALL ENSEMBLE)
Beethoven: Sonates pour violon et piano / Violin Sonatas Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 5 Andrew Wan and Charles Richard-Hamelin
Immersion Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà
Klebanov: Chamber Works ARC Ensemble
No Time for Chamber Music Collectif9
20C Remix Standing Wave

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
“Flight” Dorothy Chang
“Chamber Symphony No. 2 “Children’s War Diaries”” Jaap Nico Hamburger
“Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra” Kati Agócs
“Arras” Keiko Devaux
“Breathing in the Shadows” Saman Shahi

RAP ALBUM/EP OF THE YEAR
See You Next Wednesday Belly
Stock Exchange Haviah Mighty
Emergency Tsunami NAV
The Extravagant Collection NorthSideBenji
Gardner Express (Deluxe) Pressa Blue

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
see Ceréna
Sleep DVBBS
Get Away (Radio Edit) Karl Wolf
Caution Kaytranada
Hypnocurrency Rezz & deadmau5

CONTEMPORARY R&B RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Tabula Rasa a l l i e
Vibe for Me (Bob for Me) Aqyila
Gifted KALLITECHNIS
Supernovas k-os
Take My Breath The Weeknd

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Herb Dream Blessed
By Any Means Exco Levi
Don’t Let It Get To You Josemar Starliners
Easy Now Kairo McLean
Too Ruff Kirk Diamond and Finn

CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
When The Magic Hits Adrian Sutherland
War Club DJ Shub
Wild Whisper Jayli Wolf
Shawnee Kish Shawnee Kish
Life After Snotty Nose Rez Kids

CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Prospect AHI
Outside Child Allison Russell
Without People Donovan Woods
My Name Is Suzie Ungerleider Suzie Ungerleider
Open House The Fretless

TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Back to the Harbour Alan Doyle
New Time & Old Acoustic John Reischman
Joyful Banner Blazing Maria Dunn
Chinook Waltz Over The Moon
Trench Songs The Fugitives

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Open Road Colin James
bLOW Colin Linden
LIVE at The Isabel Miss Emily
Hope Dies Last Steve Marriner
Pinky’s Blues Sue Foley

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Songs Of The Lord Jennifer Lewin
For The Kingdom Kevin Adams & Voices of Praise
Vol 1 Manic Drive
Moments Movement Worship
No Greater Love The Color

GLOBAL MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Kalasö Afrikana Soul Sister
Mendó Alex Cuba
Northside Kuisi, A New Tradition VOL.3 Beny Esguerra and New Tradition Music
OYA Donné Roberts
SMS for Location Vol.4 Moonshine

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Charlotte Day Wilson
“I Can Only Whisper (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD)” (co-producer Thomas Brenneck)
“If I Could” (co-producer Jack Rochon)

Chromeo
“On My Mind” (co-producer Anomalie)
“Tango”

Kaytranada
“Caution”
“Teen Scene”

WondaGurl
“Fair Trade (feat. Travis Scott)” (co-producers Jahaan Sweet, OZ, Patron, Travis Scott)
“Made a Way (feat. Lil Durk and Future)” (co-producers Allen Ritter, FaZe Kaysan)

YogiTheProducer
“24hrs” (co-producer adamjosh)
“Solid”

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Evan Miles
“Told You”
“Use Me”

George Seara
“Coldest Fire”
“Teach Me How To Love”

Hill Kourkoutis
“Howler”
“The Drought”

John ‘Beetle’ Bailey
“Maybe This Year”
“Mi Santuario (feat. Juan Carlos Medrano)”

Serban Ghenea
“Leave The Door Open”
“STAY”

ALBUM ARTWORK OF THE YEAR
Strike Me Down (Whitehorse) Lyle Bell (Art Director, Designer, & Photographer)

Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium Symphonique (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Simon Leclerc) Mykaël Nelson (Art Director, Designer, & Illustrator), Nicolas Lemieux (Art Director & Designer), Albert Zablit (Photographer)

Wouldn’t You Love To Know? (Steve Bell) Roberta Landreth (Art Director & Designer)

La ciel est au plancher (Louis-Jean Cormier) Sarah Marcotte-Boislard (Art Director & Illustrator)

Astronomie (Dany Placard) Sarah Marcotte-Boislard (Art Director & Illustrator), Jules Boislard-Gauthier (Photographer)

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Ta main” (Ariane Roy) Adrian Villagomez
“Meaningless” (Charlotte Cardin) Norman Wong
“Neeye Oli” (Shan Vincent de Paul, Navz-47 & Santhosh Narayanan) Shan Vincent de Paul & Kalainithan Kalaichelvan
“La nuée” (Simon Leoza) Vincent René-Lortie
“Easy On Me” (Adele) Xavier Dolan

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Out Here With You ATTLAS
Conviction Sydney Blu
One More Saturday Night The Halluci Nation
Oasis Sky TOR
Catching Z’s Zeds Dead

METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Bleed the Future Archspire
Lifeblood Brand of Sacrifice
Power Trio Danko Jones
Eternal Blue Spiritbox
Days Before The World Wept The Agonist

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Meet You at The Light Desirée Dawson
Nothing is Lost Luca Fogale
The Outer Circle Mathew V
The Art of Falling Apart Serena Ryder
The Way You See Me Tafari Anthony

COMEDY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Grandma’s Girl 姥姥的孩子 Andrea Jin 金玉琪
All Inclusive Coma Gavin Stephens
Tigre King Hisham Kelati
Trillipino Keith Pedro
Airports, Animals. Seán Devlin 叶 世民

TRADITIONAL R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
ALPHA Charlotte Day Wilson
Alt Therapy Emanuel
Lost In You Jon Vinyl
24hrs Savannah Ré
Love and Be Loved Zenesoul ft. Aaron Ridge

RAP SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“What I Like” anders and FRVRFRIDAY
“edamame (feat. Rich Brian) bbno$
“BOLD” Charmaine
“30,000 ft” NorthSideBenji & Dj Charlie B
“Attachments (ft. Taliban Glizzy)” Pressa

UNDERGROUND DANCE SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Waves (feat. Grace Tither)” BLOND:ISH
“Hood Shit” Carlo Lio ft. MC Flipside
“Shadows In The Dark (ft. Elliot Moss)” HNTR
“All I Need (DJ-Kicks)” Jayda G
“Sobriety” KOREA TOWN ACID

TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Kakike Fawn Wood
Singing Is Healing Joel Wood
Manitou Mkwa Singers II Manitou Mkwa Singers
Nang Giizhigoong NIMKII & THE NINIIS
Angel Eagle – Cree Round Dance Songs Young Spirit

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