Young Stars Jessie Reyez, Daniel Caesar, Clairmont The Second, Lou Phelps, The Weeknd & More Nominated For 2018 Juno Awards

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Earlier today, the 2018 Juno Awards nominees were announced, and perhaps not much to our surprise, it’s the younger Canadian artists who seem to be paving the way. From Jessie Reyez (leading) and Daniel Caesar, who are both performing at the award show, to Alessia Cara and The Weeknd, a heavy amount of R&B-based artists are leading these noms. Of course, other acts like the legend Buffy Sainte-Marie and Diana Krall, as well as acts like Arcade Fire and the late Gorde Downie also scored some nominations.

Of course, this hardly reflects our Canadian talent pool, as quite a few artists, specifically in the untelevised genres of Rap and R&B, have opted to boycott the Canadian awards this year. Nevertheless, a big congratulations to all the nominees.

Check out a few of the categories we’ll be looking out for below, and the full nominee list via the Junos here. 

Single of the Year
“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” Shawn Mendes
“I Feel It Coming,” The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk
“How Far I’ll Go,” Alessia Cara
“Knocking at the Door,” Arkells
“Everything Now,” Arcade Fire

International Album of the Year
DAMN., Kendrick Lamar
Stoney, Post Malone
Reputation, Taylor Swift
24K Magic, Bruno Mars
÷, Ed Sheeran

JUNO Fan Choice
Jessie Reyez
Shawn Hook
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Walk Off The Earth
Justin Bieber
Alessia Cara

Artist of the Year
Ruth B
Shania Twain
Gord Downie
Daniel Caesar

Group of the Year
A Tribe Called Red
Arcade Fire
Broken Social Scene

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Jessie Reyez
Virginia to Vegas
Allan Rayman
Charlotte Cardin

Rap Recording of the Year
Coach Fresh, Maestro Fresh Wes
001: Experiments, Lou Phelps
Shooters, Tory Lanez
Mumble Rap, Belly
Lil Mont from the Ave, Clairmont The Second

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
Foreign Water, Jahkoy
Kiddo, Jessie Reyez
Human, Jhyve
Unbound 01, Keshia Chanté
Freudian, Daniel Caesar

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year
Jordan Evans & Matthew Burnett
Thomas “Tawgs” Salter
Brian Howes & Jason Van Poederooyen
Felix Cartal
Diana Krall

Album Artwork of the Year
Geneviève Lapointe, Martin Tremblay: The Lost Fingers’s Coconut Christmas
Jean-Sébastien Denis, Ian Ilavsky, Guy L’Heureux: Esmerine’s Mechanics of Dominion
Keavan Yazdani, Sean Brown, Eric Lachance: Daniel Caesar’s Freudian
Marianne Collins, Ian Ilavsky, Steve Farmer: Do Make Say Think’s Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Catherine Lepage & Simon Rivest: Arcade Fire’s Everything Now

Video of the Year
Christopher Mills: “Leaving The Table,” Leonard Cohen
Emma Higgins: “The Drugs,” Mother Mother
Grimes (Claire Boucher): “Venus Fly,” Grimes
Peter Huang: “Gatekeeper,” Jessie Reyez
Shane Cunningham & Mark Myers: “Knocking At The Door,” Arkells


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