2017 JUNO Award nominees announced 2017 JUNO Award nominees announced
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today the nominees for the 46th Annual JUNO Awards during a press conference at REBEL Nightclub... 2017 JUNO Award nominees announced

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today the nominees for the 46th Annual JUNO Awards during a press conference at REBEL Nightclub in Toronto.

JUNO Week 2017 will take place in Ottawa from March 27 through April 2, 2017, and a live broadcast of The 2017 JUNO Awards will air on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday, April 2 from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

Drake, Shawn Mendes and The Weekend lead the nominations with 5 each.

The complete 2017 JUNO Award Nominees list can be found below.

Indigenous Music Album of the Year

Fish Out Of Water  – Crystal Shawanda

Round Dance & Beats (Powwow) – Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie

Tiny Hands – Quantum Tangle

Debut – Silla + Rise

Earthly Days – William Prince

JUNO Fan Choice Award


Justin Bieber


Shawn Mendes

Alessia Cara


Ruth B

The Weeknd

Tory Lanez

The Strumbellas

Single of the Year

Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes

One Dance ft. Wizkid & Kyla – Drake

Wild Things – Alessia Cara

Starboy ft. Daft Punk – The Weeknd

Spirits – The Strumbellas

International Album of the Year

This is Acting – Sia

ANTI – Rihanna

Made in the A.M. – One Direction

A Head Full of Dreams – Coldplay

Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande

Album of the Year

Starboy – The Weeknd

Illuminate – Shawn Mendes

You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen

Views – Drake

Encore un Soir – Céline Dion

Artist of the Year

Shawn Mendes


Alessia Cara

Leonard Cohen

The Weeknd

Group of the Year

Billy Talent

The Tragically Hip


Tegan and Sara

The Strumbellas

Breakthrough Artist of the Year


Ruth B

Tory Lanez

Andy Shauf

Jazz Cartier

Breakthrough Group of the Year


Cold Creek County

Bob Moses

The Zolas

The Dirty Nil

Songwriter of the Year

“Leaving Nashville” – co-songwriter Abe Stoklasa THE DRIVER – Charles Kelly Capitol*Universal “What Kind of Love is That” – co-songwriter Tom Douglas, “They Don’t Make Anything in That Town” HARD SETTLE, AIN’T TROUBLED – Donovan Woods
Donovan Woods

“Boyfriend” – co-songwriter Greg Kurstin, “100x” – co-songwriter Jesse Shatkin, “Stop Desire” LOVE YOU TO DEATH – Tegan and Sara
Tegan Quin and Sara Quin

“The Stranger”, The Only Place To Be”, “Son” SECRET PATH – Gord Downie
Gord Downie

“You Want It Darker”, It Seemed the Better Way”, “Traveling Light” YOU WANT IT DARKER – Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen

“Lost Boy”, “Superficial Love”, “2 Poor Kids” THE INTRO – Ruth B
Ruth Berhe

Country Album of the Year

The Score – Aaron Pritchett

Hearts on Fire  – Chad Brownlee

Side Effects – Dallas Smith

Tin Roof  – Gord Bamford

Kiss Me Quiet – Jess Moskaluke

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Good Advice – Basia Bulat

Secret Path  – Gord Downie

The Great Detachment – Wintersleep

You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen

The Party – Andy Shauf

Alternative Album of the Year

Touch – July Talk

Art Angels  – Grimes

IV – Black Mountain

Weaves – Weaves

Sore – Dilly Dally

Pop Album of the Year

Know-It-All  – Alessia Cara

Summerland – Coleman Hell

Astoria – Marianas Trench

Illuminate – Shawn Mendes

Love You to Death – Tegan and Sara

Rock Album of the Year

Morning Report – Arkells

Afraid of Heights – Billy Talent

Sittin’ Heavy – Monster Truck

TerraForm – Sam Roberts Band

Man Machine Poem – The Tragically Hip

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Quiet Nights – Matt Dusk & Florence K

You’ll Never Know – Heather Bambrick

I’m Still Learning – Barbra Lica

Bria – Bria Skonberg

Words – Amanda Tosoff

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

Blue Canvas – Brandi Disterheft

Written in the Rocks – Renee Rosnes

Momentum – Shirantha Beddage

Superconductor – Seamus Blake

Nudging Forever – Mike Janzen

Jazz Album of the Year: Group

Real Enemies – Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

One Way Up – Dave Young Quintet

Twenty – Metalwood

Flux – Quinsin Nachoff’s FLUX

Sweet Canadiana –Order of Canada Band

Instrumental Album of the Year

The Ridge – Sarah Neufeld

Flow – David Braid

Movements 1 – Blitz//Berlin

Bird’s Nest – The Fretless

Everyone Knows Everyone – Pugs & Crows and Tony Wilson

Francophone Album of the Year

Trente – Karim Ouellet

Le fantastique des astres – Yann Perreau

Ultramarr – Fred Fortin

Love Suprême – Koriass

XO – Laurence Nerbonne

Children’s Album of the Year

I Believe in Little Things – Diana Panton

Owl Singalong – Raffi

Big Yellow Tunes – Splash‘N Boots

De Tombouctou à Bombay – Kattam

Wordplay – Will Stroet

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble

Schubert: Sonatas and Impromptus
Janina Fialkowska

Overtures to Bach
Matt Haimovitz

Brahms: String Quartets, Op. 51 NOS. 1 & 2  
New Orford String Quartet

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, OP. 71 TH14
Stewart Goodyear

Beethoven, Enescu & Chopin: Works for Piano (Live)
Charles Richard-Hamelin

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment

Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Poulenc: Piano Concertos & Aubade
Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier, BBC Philharmonic

Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation
Steve Wood and the Northern Cree Singers, Tanya Tagaq, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Jan Lisiecki, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Vivaldi: Concertos
Les Violons du Roy & Mathieu Lussier

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance

L’Aiglon – Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano

Dark Star Requiem – Tapestry Opera, Gryphon Trio, Elmer Iseler Singers

Handel Messiah – Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Sir Andrew Davis

Bach: Magnificat BWV 243 – Arion Baroque Orchestre, Alexandre Weimann

Four Thousand Winter – Daniel Taylor, The Trinity Choir

Classical Composition of the Year

Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation
Christos Hatzis

The Debrecen Passion
Kati Agócs

Jordan Nobles

And I need a room to receive five thousand people with raised glasses…or…what a glorious day, the birds are singing “halleluia”
Ana Sokolović

Dark Star Requiem
Andrew Staniland

Rap Recording of the Year

Another Day in Paradise


I Told You
Tory Lanez

Hotel Paranoia
Jazz Cartier

Die Every Day
Tasha the Amazon

Dance Recording of the Year

Limitless ft. Delaney Jane
Adventure Club

Northern Lights
Zeds Dead

Let You Get Away ft. Ashe – Shaun Frank

Off the Ground ft. Shae Jacobs – Bit Funk

You Can’t Deny – Jacques Greene

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Starboy – The Weeknd

Sept. 5th – Dvsn

Pilgrim’s Paradise – Daniel Caesar

Soul Run – Tanika Charles


Reggae Recording of the Year

Sorry – Ammoye

Cry Every Day – Blessed

Roll ‘Dem ft. Gappy Ranks – Dubmatix

Siren – Exco Levi

Who Feels It Knows – Jay Kartier

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

The Family Album – Matthew Barber & Jill Barber

Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? – Lisa LeBlanc

Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams – Corin Raymond

Earthly Days – William Prince

Strange Country – Kacy & Clayton

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

Someday the Heart Will Trouble the Mind  – The High Bar Gang

Gathering  – Maria Dunn

The Original – Jenny Whiteley

Auprès du poêle – Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

Secret Victory – The East Pointers

Blues Album of the Year

The Northern South Vol. 1 – Whitehorse

Ride The One – Paul Reddick

Rich in Love – Colin Linden

Blue Highways – Colin James

Monkey Brain – Sean Pinchin

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year

Eternally Grateful – Warren Dean Flandez

Hootenanny! – Tim Neufeld & the Glory Boys

Where the Good Way Lies – Steve Bell


Potter & Clay – Jaylene Johnson

World Music Album of the Year

Nouvelle Journée – Lorraine Klaasen

Subcontinental Drift – Sultans of String

Okavango African Orchestra – Okavango African Orchestra

Nazar – Turkwaz

Dance of the Infidels – Nomadica

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year

“Work” (Co-producer Charlotte Day Wilson) CDW – Charlotte Day Wilson, “High Five” (Co-producer Dan Kurtz) ROYAL BLUES – Dragonette
Howie Beck

“The Enforcer” (Co-producer Monster Truck) SITTIN’ HEAVY – Monster Truck, “Fever” DEALBREAKER – Royal Tusk
Eric Ratz

“R.E.D. ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear”, “Sila ft. Tanya Tagaq” WE ARE THE HALLUCI NATION – A Tribe Called Red
A Tribe Called Red

“One Dance”, “Too Good” VIEWS – Drake

“Afraid of Heights”, “Rabbit Down the Hole” AFRAID OF HEIGHTS – Billy Talent
Ian D’Sa

Recording Engineer of the Year

“Afraid of Heights” AFRAID OF HEIGHTS – Billy Talent Warner, “Don’t Tell Me How to Live” SITTIN’ HEAVY – Monster Truck
Eric Ratz

“Treat You Better”, “Don’t Be A Fool” ILLUMINATE – Shawn Mendes
George Seara

“The Magician”, “To You” THE PARTY – Andy Shauf
Andy Shauf

“Shine A Light” BANNERS EP – BANNERS, “Armageddon” ARMAGEDDON – Michelle Treacy
Matty Green

“Push + Pull”, “Beck + Call” TOUCH – July Talk
Jason Dufour

Recording Package of the Year

Karim Charlebois-Zariffa (Art Director, Designer), Olivier Charland (Illustrator), Scottie Cameron (Photographer)

L’HEPTADE – Harmonium
John Wellman, Chris Sheppard, Joshua Geary (Art Directors)

SECRET PATH – Gord Downie
Jonathan Shedletzky (Art Director), Isis Essery (Designer), Jeff Lemaire (Illustrator)

LIVE AT COPPS – Alexisonfire
Justin Ellsworth (Art Director, Designer), Dustin Rabin (Photographer)

Claire Boucher (Art Director, Designer, Illustrator), Rankin (Photographer)

Video of the Year

Kill v Maim – GRIMES
Claire Boucher

Martin C. Pariseau

R.E.D. ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear – A Tribe Called Red
Yassin “Narcy” Alsalman


The Stranger – Gord Downie
Justin Stephenson

Electronic Album of the Year


Congrats – Holy Fuck

We Are the Halluci Nation – A Tribe Called Red

Days Gone By – Bob Moses

Checkpoint Titanium – Harrison

Heavy Metal Album of the Year

Transcendence – Devin Townsend Project

Pacific Myth – Protest the Hero

Beast – Despised Icon

Suicide Society- Annihilator

Coral Throne – Mandroid Echostar

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

Encore un soir – Céline Dion

Hard Sail – Chantal Kreviazuk

Beating Heart – Mark Masri

Wonderland – Sarah McLachlan

A Fine Line –Heather Rankin

Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Sarah McLachlan

Allan Waters Humanitarian Award

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award

Randy Lennox

Danila Neves