REZZ Is Up For Album Of The Year At The JUNO Awards

Even though the Grammys just its 2018 awards ceremony, it’s time to look north. The Canadian JUNO Awards just announced their 2018 nominations, celebrating the best Canadian artists and releases from 2017.


This year’s JUNO Awards nominations highlight artists like The Weeknd, Daniel Caesar, Arcade Fire, Alessia Cara and other Canadian favorites. While EDM artists such as deadmau5 have been nominated for the general categories in the past, this year’s general categories only feature Daft Punk in the form The Weeknd’s smash single “Feel It Coming” for Single the Year.

But, the dedicated electronic and dance categories show love to several Canadian EDM artists. Sultan + Shepard, Felix Cartal and DVBBS are nominated for Dance Recording the Year. For Electronic Album the Year, Rezz, Kid Koala, Dabin and Blue Hawaii stand out as nominations. Felix Cartal also pops up as a nomination for the Jack Richardson Producer the Year award for his tracks “Get What You Give” and “Drifting Away.”

Check out the full list the 2018 JUNO Awards nominations below:

2018 Juno Award Nominees:

Juno Fan Choice Award:

Jessie Reyez
Shawn Hook
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Theory a Dead Man
Walk Off the Earth
Justin Bieber
Hedley
Arkells
Alessia Cara

Single the Year:

Shawn Mendes – “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”
The Weeknd – “I Feel It Coming” (ft. Daft Punk)
Alessia Cara – “How Far I’ll Go”
Arkells – “Knocking at the Door”
Arcade Fire – “Everything Now”

International Album the Year:

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Post Malone – Stoney
Taylor Swift – Reputation
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Ed Sheeran – ÷

Album the Year:

Johnny Reid – Revival
Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me
Ruth B – Safe Haven
Shania Twain – NOW
Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Artist the Year:

Ruth B
Shania Twain
Gord Downie
Daniel Caesar
Lights

Group the Year:

A Tribe Called Red
Arcade Fire
Alvvays
Broken Social Scene
Hedley

Breakthrough Artist the Year:

Jessie Reyez
NAV
Virginia to Vegas
Allan Rayman
Charlotte Cardin

Breakthrough Group the Year:

James Barker Band
The Beaches
The Dead South
The Franklin Electric
The Jerry Cans

Songwriter the Year:

Rose Cousins
Scott Helman
Amelia Curran
Gord Downie & Kevin Drew
Charlotte Cardin

Country Album the Year:

James Barker Band – Game On
Jess Moskaluke – Past the Past
Tim Hicks – Shake These Walls
Dean Brody – Beautiful Freakshow
High Valley – Dear Life

Adult Alternative Album the Year:

Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude
Terra Lightfoot – New Mistakes
Timber Timbre – Sincerely, Future Pollution
Whitehorse – Panther in the Dollhouse
Gord Downie – Introduce Yerself

Alternative Album the Year:

Land Talk – Life After Youth
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Weaves – Wide Open
Alvvays – Antisocialites

Pop Album the Year:

Lights – Skin & Earth
Ria Mae – My Love
Ruth B – Safe Haven
Scott Helman – Hôtel de Ville
Hedley – Cageless

Rock Album the Year:

Nickelback – Feed the Machine
The Glorious Sons – Young Beauties and Fools
Theory a Dead Man – Wake Up Call
Big Wreck – Grace Street
Death From Above – Outrage! Is Now

Vocal Jazz Album the Year:

Kellylee Evans – Come On
Matt Dusk – Old School Yule!
Michael Kaeshammer – No Filter
Bria Skonberg – With a Twist
Diana Krall – Turn Up the Quiet

Jazz Album the Year (Solo):

Hilario Durán – Contumbao
Mike Downes – Root Structure
Ralph Bowen – Ralph Bowen
Brad Cheeseman – The Tide Turns
Chet Doxas – Rich in Symbols

Jazz Album the Year (Group):

Andrew Downing’s Otterville – Otterville
Carn Davidson 9 – Murphy
David Braid, Mike Murley, Anders Morgensen & Johnny Aman – The North
Christine Jensen & Ingrid Jensen – Infinitude
Ernesto Cervini’s Turbopop – Rev

Instrumental Album the Year:

Krister Maddigan – Cuphead
Oktopus – Hapax
Peregrine Falls – Peregrine Falls
Do Make Say Think Stubborn – Persisten Illusions
Five Alarm Funk – Sweat

Francophone Album the Year:

Klȏ Pelgag – L’étoile thoracique
Pierre Lapointe – La science du coeur
Patrice Michaud – Almanach
Alex Nevsky – Nos Eldorados
Daniel Bélanger – Paloma

Children’s Album the Year:

The Moblees – The Moblees (Songs from the Hit TV Show)
Splash’N Boots – Love, Kisses and Hugs
Big Block Singsong – Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
Bobs & LoLo – Blue Skies
Fred Penner – Hear the Music

Classical Album the Year (Solo or Chamber Ensemble):

David Jalbert – Stravinsky & Prokiev: Transcriptions pour piano
James Ehnes with Andrew Armstrong – Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6 & 9 ‘Kreutzer’
Janina Fialkowska – Chopin Recital 3
Louis Lortie – Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol. 5
ARC Ensemble – Chamber Works by Szymon Laks

Classical Album the Year (Large Ensemble):

James Ehnes with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra – Beethoven & Schubert: Violin Concerto
Jan Lisiecki with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester – Chopin: Works for Piano & Orchestra
Johannes Moser with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande – Elgar & Tchaikovsky
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra & Nunavut Sivuniksavut Performers – The Shaman & Arctic Symphony
Arion Orchestre Baroque – Rebelles Baroques

Classical Album the Year (Vocal or Choral):

Isabel Bayrakdarian with Coro Vox Aeterna – Mother Light: Armenian hymns & chants in praise Mary
Philippe Sly & John Charles Britton – Schubert Sessions: Lieder with Guitar
Barbara Hannigan with Ludwig Orchestra – Crazy Girl Crazy
Daniel Taylor with The Trinity Choir – The Tree Life
Gerald Finley with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra – In the Stream Life: Songs by Sibelius

Classical Composition the Year:

Andrew Staniland – Phi, Caelestis
James Rolfe – Breathe
Jocelyn Morlock – My Name is Amanda Todd
Vincent Ho – The Shaman
Alice Ping Yee Ho – Cœur à Cœur

Rap Recording the Year:

Maestro Fresh Wes – “Coach Fresh”
Lou Phelps – “001: Experiments”
Tory Lanez – “Shooters”
Belly – “Mumble Rap”
Clairmont The Second – “Lil Mont from the Ave”

Dance Recording the Year:

KAPRI – “Deeper”
Nick Fiorucci – “Closer” ft. Laurell
Sultan + Shepard – “Almost Home” ft. Nadia Ali & Iro
Felix Cartal – “Get What You Give”
DVBBS – “Not Going Home” ft. Gia Koka & CMC$

R&B/Soul Recording the Year:

Jahkoy – Foreign Water
Jessie Reyez – Kiddo
Jhyve – Human
Keshia Chanté – Unbound 01
Daniel Caesar – Freudian

Reggae Recording the Year:

Kirk Diamond – “Greater”
Kreesha Turner & K’Coneil – “Love How You Whine”
Ammoye – “The Light”
Blessed – “Hold Up Slow Down”
Eyesus – “Neva Judge”

Indigenous Music Album the Year:

Indian City – Here & Now
Iskwé – The Fight Within
Kelly Fraser – Sedna
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Medicine Songs
DJ Shub – PowWowStep

Contemporary Roots Album the Year:

The Jerry Cans – Inuusiq
The Weather Station – The Weather Station
Amelia Curran – Watershed
Bruce Cockburn – Bone on Bone
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Medicine Songs

Traditional Roots Album the Year:

Jayme Stone – Jayme Stone’s Folklife
The East Pointers – What We Leave Behind
The Dead South – Illusion & Doubt
Cassie and Maggie – The Willow Connection
Còig – Rove

Blues Album the Year:

MonkeyJunk – Time to Roll
Steve Strongman – No Time Like Now
Williams, Wayne & Isaak – Big City, Back Country Blues
Big Dave McLean – Better the Devil You Know
Downchild – Something I’ve Done

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album the Year:

Jon Neufeld – We Are Free
Love & the Outcome – These Are the Days
Manafest – Stones
Matt Maher – Echoes
The Color – First Day My Life

World Music Album the Year:

Beny Esguerra and New Tradition – A New Tradition Vol. 2: Return the KUISi
Kobo Town – Where the Galleon Sank
Autorickshaw – Meter
Battle Santiago – La Migra
Briga – Femme

Jack Richardson Producer the Year:

Jordan Evans & Matthew Burnett (“Get You ft. Kali Uchis”, “We Find Love” – Freudian by Daniel Caesar)
Thomas “Tawgs” Salter (“PDA” – Hôtel de Ville by Scott Helman, “Electric Love” co-producer Mike Wise] – Utopia by Serena Ryder)
Brian Howes & Jason Van Poederooyen (“Better Days” co-producer Jacob Hoggard] – Cageless by Hedley, “The Drugs” co-producer Ryan Guldemond] – No Culture by Mother Mother)
Felix Cartal (“Get What You Give” – Get What You Give by Felix Cartal, “Drifting Away” – Drifting Away by Felix Cartal)
Diana Krall (“L-O-V-E”, “Night and Day” co-producer Tommy Lipuma] – Turn Up the Quiet by Diana Krall)

Recording Engineer the Year:

Riley Bell
Shawn Everett
Ben Kaplan
Eric Ratz
Gus van Go

Album Artwork the Year:

The Lost Fingers – Coconut Christmas
Esmerine – Mechanics Dominion
Daniel Caesar – Freudian
Do Make Say Think – Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Video the Year:

Leonard Cohen – “Leaving the Table” (Christopher Mills)
Mother Mother – “The Drugs” (Emma Higgins)
Grimes – “Venus Fly” (Grimes)
Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper” (Peter Huang)
Arkells – “Knocking at the Door” (Shane Cunningham & Mark Myers)

Electronic Album the Year:

Kid Koala – Music to Draw To: Satellite
Rezz – Mass Manipulation
Blue Hawaii – Tenderness
CRi – Someone Else
Dabin – Two Hearts

Metal/Hard Music Album the Year:

Longhouse – II: Vanishing
METZ – Strange Peace
Striker – Striker
Anciients – Voice the Void
Archspire – Relentless Mutation

Adult Contemporary Album the Year:

Johnny Reid – Revival
Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me
Nuela Charles – The Grand Hustle
The Tenors – Christmas Together
Alysha Brilla – Rooted

Comedy Album the Year:

Ivan Decker – I Wanted to Be a Dinosaur
K. Trevor Wilson – Sorry! (A Canadian Album)
Rebecca Kohler – In Living Kohler
Charlie Demers –  Fatherhood
DJ Demers – Indistinct Chatter]

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