The 2017 Juno Awards nominations came out this morning, recognizing the great work done by Canadian musicians over the past year. Special shout-out to those nominated in the ‘Country Album of the Year’ category, including Aaron Pritchett, Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, and Dallas Smith.
The show will happen April 2nd this year in Ottawa. Other nominees include:
Album of the year: Encore Un Soir, Céline Dion; Views, Drake; You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen; Illuminate, Shawn Mendes; Starboy, the Weeknd.
Single of the year: Wild Things, Alessia Cara; One Dance, Drake; Treat You Better, Shawn Mendes; Spirits, the Strumbellas; Starboy, The Weekend.
Group of the year: Arkells; Billy Talent; Tegan and Sara; the Strumbellas; the Tragically Hip.
Artist: Alessia Cara; Drake; Leonard Cohen; Shawn Mendes; The Weeknd.
Breakthrough artist: Andy Shauf; Jazz Cartier; Kaytranada; Ruth B; Tory Lanez.
Fan’s Choice: Alessa Cara; Belly; Drake; Hedley; Justin Bieber; Ruth B.; Shawn Mendes; the Strumbellas; The Weeknd; Tory Lanez.
Video of the year: Kill V. Maim, Grimes; Killa, Wiwek/Skrillex; The Stranger, Gord Downie; Lite Spots, Kaytranada; R.E.D., Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Blackbear, A Tribe Called Red.
International album: Dangerous Woman, Ariana Grande; A Head Full of Dreams, Coldplay; Made in the A.M., One Direction; Anti, Rihanna; This Is Acting, Sia.