Juno Awards 2015: Avril Lavigne, Magic!, Kiesza, Nickelback Among Nominees

Avril Lavigne, Nickelback , Kiesza and Magic! are among the nominees for this year’s Juno Award.

The Juno Awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music.

Magic!, the pop reggae from Toronto leads the nominations with five, including Pop Album of the Year, Single of the Year for ‘Rude’, Juno Fan Choice Award, Best Songwriters Award and Breakthrough Group of the Year.

Calgary-raised electro-pop artist Kiesza gets Breakthrough Artist of the Year nomination as well as Single and Video of the Year for her international dance hit ‘Hideaway’.

Getting the nod this year for Pop Album of the Year is Avril Lavigne who recently premiered a new music video for her song ‘Give You What You Like‘ from her self-titled album in 2013. Her husband’s band Nickelback has been recognized in three major categories – Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Juno Fan Choice.

The 2015 Juno Awards will be held in Hamilton, Ontario, just west of Toronto, at Copps Coliseum on March 15. Open to the public, tickets range from $39 to $149. Performers announced so far are Magic!, Shawn Mendes, Kiesza and Hedley and Hamilton’s own Arkells.

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD (PRESENTED BY TD)
Arcade Fire Arcade Fire MusicUniversal
Bobby Bazini Universal
Drake Cash Money
Universal
Hedley Universal
Leonard Cohen ColumbiaSony
Magic! Sony
Michael Bublé Reprise
Warner
Nickelback Nickelback II ProductionsUniversal
Serge Fiori GSI
eOne
You+Me RCA*Sony

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Hold On, We’re Going Home Drake ft. Majid Jordan Cash MoneyUniversal Crazy for You Hedley Universal
Hideaway Kiesza Island
Universal
Rude Magic! Sony
We’re All in This Together Sam Roberts Band Secret Brain*Universal



INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Prism Katy Perry CapitolUniversal
Pure Heroine Lorde Universal
Midnight Memories One Direction Sony
In the Lonely Hour Sam Smith Capitol
Universal
1989 Taylor Swift Big Machine*Universal

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY MUSIC CANADA)
Where I Belong Bobby Bazini Universal
Wild Life Hedley Universal
Popular Problems Leonard Cohen ColumbiaSony
No Fixed Address Nickelback Nickelback II Productions
Universal
Serge Fiori Serge Fiori GSI*eOne



ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bryan Adams BadmanUniversal
Deadmau5 Mau5trap
Universal
Leonard Cohen ColumbiaSony
Sarah McLachlan Verve
Universal
The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Arkells Arkells MusicUniversal
Chromeo Last Gang
Universal
Mother Mother Mother Mother MusicUniversal
Nickelback Nickelback II Productions
Universal
You+Me RCA*Sony

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)
Glenn Morrison Robbins EntertainmentSony
Jess Moskaluke MDM
Universal
Kiesza IslandUniversal
Mac DeMarco Captured Tracks
Outside
Shawn Mendes Island*Universal

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)
Adventure Club BMG RightsSony
Alvvays Royal Mountain
Universal
Magic! Sony
USS CoalitionWarner
Zeds Dead Mad Decent
Ultra

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SIRIUSXM CANADA) Bahamas
“All the Time”, “Bitter Memories”, “Stronger Than That”
BAHAMAS IS AFIE – Bahamas BarchordsUniversal
Catherine MacLellan
“Jack’s Song”, “Tell Me Luella”, “The Raven’s Sun”
THE RAVEN’S SUN – Catherine MacLellan Independent
Henry “Cirkut” Walter
“Birthday” – co-songwriters Katy Perry, Luke Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee
“Dark Horse ft. Juicy J” – co-songwriters Katy Perry, Jordan Houston, Luke Gottwald, Sarah Hudson, Max Martin
PRISM – Katy Perry Capitol
Universal
“Wild Wild Love” – co-songwriters Armando C. Pérez, Luke Gottwald, Michael Everett, Max Martin, Ammar Malik, Alexander Castillo Vasquez
GLOBALIZATION – Pitbull Mr. 305/Polo Grounds/RCA*Sony
Jenn Grant
“Bring Me a Rose”, “No One’s Gonna Love You (Quite Like I Do)”, “Trailer Park”
COMPOSTELA – Jenn Grant Outside
Magic!
“Don’t Kill the Magic” – co-songwriter Adam Messinger, “Let Your Hair Down”, “Rude” – co-songwriter Adam Messinger
DON’T KILL THE MAGIC – Magic! Sony

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Lifted Dallas Smith 604Universal
Light Up The Night Jess Moskaluke MDM
Universal
Caffeine & Big Dreams Kira Isabella Sony
MacKenzie Porter Mackenzie Porter Road AngelWarner
Wheels The Road Hammers Open Road
Universal

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Bahamas Is Afie Bahamas BarchordsUniversal
Compostela Jenn Grant Outside
The Lemon Squeeze Jeremy Fisher Hidden Pony
Universal
Popular Problems Leonard Cohen ColumbiaSony
Sleeping Operator The Barr Brothers Secret City
Universal

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LONG & MCQUADE)
Alvvays Alvvays Royal MountainUniversal
Shrink Dust Chad VanGaalen Flemish Eye
Outside
July Talk July Talk SleeplessUniversal
Animism Tanya Tagaq Six Shooter
Universal
Hot Dreams Timber Timbre Arts & Crafts*Universal

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY TD)
Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne EpicSony
Party For Your Life Down With Webster Down With Webster Entertainment
Universal Little Machines Lights Lights MusicUniversal
Don’t Kill The Magic Magic! Sony
Little Secret Nikki Yanofsky A440
Universal



ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SIRIUSXM CANADA) High Noon Arkells Arkells MusicUniversal
Ghost Big Wreck Anthem
Warner
Lo-Fantasy Sam Roberts Band Secret BrainUniversal
The Union The Glorious Sons Black Box
Universal
Between Illness and Migration Your Favorite Enemies Hopeful Tragedy*D.E.P.

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Angela Galuppo Angela Galuppo Justin TimeUniversal
Red Diana Panton Diana Panton
eOne
The Signal Elizabeth Shepherd LinuseOne
Counting Dreams Julie Crochetière Vega
D.E.P.
Because of Billie Molly Johnson Molly Johnson*Universal

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
Zoetrope Jim Head Independent
Vista Obscura Kirk MacDonald AddoConveyor
LA Bootleg 1984 Lenny Breau Linus
eOne
La vie commence ici Marianne Trudel Justin TimeUniversal
Drum Lore Vol. 2 – More Lore Owen Howard Brooklyn Jazz Underground
Independent

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
Bristles Andrew Downing, Jim Lewis & David Occhipinti Independent
Bobby Rice Latin Jazz Big Band: X-Treme Latin Jazz Bobby Rice AddoConveyor Fishs Eddy Brian Dickinson Trio AddoConveyor
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Justin TimeUniversal The Where Myriad3 AddoConveyor

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Great Wall of China Canadian Brass LinuseOne
Flesh and Machine Daniel Lanois Anti
F.A.B.
Off With the Cuffs John Stetch AddoConveyor
Encuentro Quartango Tangovation
Symphony! Sultans of String Independent
Red River

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Maladie d’amour Jimmy Hunt Dare To CareD.E.P.
L’alchimie des monstres Klô Pelgag Coyote
D.E.P.
Ornithologie, la nuit Philippe B BonsoundSelect
Valse 333 Sagot Simone
Select
Serge Fiori Serge Fiori GSI*eOne

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Wave Your Antlers Bobs & LoLo NettwerkSony
Where In The World Fred Penner The Children’s Group
eOne
Le chat botté LuLu et le Matou Independent
Love Bug Raffi Troubadour*Universal
Happy Times Splash’N Boots Independent

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Blanc Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà AnalektaSelect
Akoka: Reframing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time David Krakauer, Matt Haimovitz, Socalled, Jonathan Crow & Geoffrey Burleson Oxingale
S.R.I.
Bartok: Chamber Works for Violin Vol. 3 James Ehnes ChandosNaxos
Prokofiev: Sonates & Mélodies Jonathan Crow & Paul Stewart ATMA
Naxos
Ysaÿe Sonatas for Solo Violin Karl Stobbe Avie

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT
MOZART: Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 24 Angela Hewitt HyperionHM
Khachaturian/Shostakovich James Ehnes Onyx
HM
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 7, Departure – Utopia Orchestre symphonique de Montréal & Kent Nagano AnalektaSelect
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Peter Oundjian Chandos
Naxos Bruckner 3 Yannick Nézet-Séguin & Orchestre Métropolitain ATMA*Naxos

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE
Schubert: Winterreise Gerald Finley & Julius Drake HyperionHM
Handel & Porpora: The London Years Julie Boulianne, Clavecin en concert & Luc Beauséjour Analekta
Select
Mozart: Opera & Concert Arias Karina Gauvin, Les Violons du Roy & Bernard Labadie AudiogramSelect
Terra Tremuit Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal ATMA
Naxos
The Heart’s Refuge Theatre of Early Music, Schola Cantorum & Daniel Taylor Analekta*Select

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
Glistening Pianos Alice Ping Yee Ho GLISTENING PIANOS CentrediscsNaxos
Airline Icarus Brian Current AIRLINE ICARUS – COMPLETE OPERA Naxos
Magister Ludi Gordon Fitzell MAGISTER LUDI Centrediscs
Naxos
Sextet, OP. 71 Jacques Hétu COMPLETE CHAMBER WORKS FOR STRINGS Naxos
Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra John Estacio A CONCERT FOR NEW YORK Independent

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
PA2: The Director’s Cut Marco Polo SoulspazmIndependent
The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers Naturally Born Strangers Legends League
Independent
Dear America P Reign RCASony
Amani Saukrates Culvert
Universal
Stigmata Tre Mission Last Gang*Universal

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Calling All Heroes Adventure Club BMG RightsSony
White Women Chromeo Last Gang
Universal
Goodbye Glenn Morrison Robbins EntertainmentSony
Sound Of A Woman Kiesza Island
Universal
Soundwave Trevor Guthrie InterscopeSony

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Dirty Laundry Ben Stevenson Culvert
Universal
Got To Have It jacksoul MegawattSony
JRDN JRDN Kuya
Fontana North
Four Seasons Melanie Durrant Independent
Often The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Welcome the King Exco Levi KheilstoneIndependent
Love Inna Wi Heart Kirk Diamond ft. Bob da Builda Don Dem/Galang
Independent Wake Up Mikey Dangerous Dub AvenueD.E.P.
Hold On Till I Die Steele Mobs
Independent
Real Talk Tasha T RasVibe*VP

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK)
The Whole World’s Got the Blues Crystal Shawanda New SunFontana North
For The Light Digging Roots Sugar Bush
Outside
Heart of the People Leela Gilday Diva SoundOutside
Animism Tanya Tagaq Six Shooter
Universal
The (Post) Mistress Tomson Highway Independent

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
They Promised You Mercy Amelia Curran Six ShooterUniversal
The Raven’s Sun Catherine MacLellan Independent
Prairieography Del Barber True North
eOne
The Old Silo James Hill BorealiseOne
Weightless Matt Andersen True North
eOne

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
South Blackie and The Rodeo Kings File Under: MusicOutside
Work and Love Elliott Brood Paper Bag
Outside
Let It Lie The Bros. Landreth IndependentFontana North
Jubilee The Deep Dark Woods Six Shooter
Universal
Departures The Once Nettwerk*Sony

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY STINGRAY MUSIC)
Belmont Boulevard JW-Jones Blind Pig/Stony PlainWarner
Solo Recordings, Vol. 2 Steve Hill Independent
Outside
Let Me Prove It To You Steve Strongman IndependentSonic Unyon
Wicked The 24th Street Wailers Independent
A Real Fine Mess The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer Tonic
Fontana North

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Introducing Chelsea Amber Chelsea Amber IndependentDavid C. Cook
Analog Love in Digital Times Drew Brown Independent
The Moment Manafest Manafest Productions
Fontana North
VIP Manic Drive Bema MediaDavid C. Cook
The Joy Tim Neufeld Independent
David C. Cook

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS)
Ayrad Ayrad CFMSelect
Singing in Tongues Eccodek Black Swan/Big Mind
Outside
The Key Emmanuel Jal GatwitchUniversal
Le dernier empereur bantou Pierre Kwenders Bonsound
Select
500 Years of Night Quique Escamilla Lulaworld*Outside

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SLAIGHT MUSIC)
Adam Messinger “Change Your Life” (co-producer Nasri Atweh) THE NEW CLASSIC – Iggy Azalea Island Def JamUniversal | “Rude” DON’T KILL THE MAGIC – Magic! Sony
Eric Ratz “Ghosts” GHOSTS – Big Wreck Anthem
Warner | “Leather Jacket” – HIGH NOON – Arkells Arkells MusicUniversal
Gavin Brown “I Am Machine” – Three Days Grace RCA
Sony | “Reaper Man” VERY GOOD BAD THING – Mother Mother Mother Mother MusicUniversal
Jesse Zubot “Caribou”, “Uja” ANIMISM – Tanya Tagaq Six Shooter
Universal
Thomas “Tawgs” Salter “Soundwave”– Trevor Guthrie InterscopeSony | “Up We Go” LITTLE MACHINES – Lights Lights MusicUniversal

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF AUDIO RECORDING TECHNOLOGY [OIART])
Eric Ratz “Ghosts” GHOSTS – Big Wreck AnthemWarner | “Satellite Hotel” BLACK BUFFALO – One Bad Son 604Universal
George Seara “Got To Have It”, “Whole Day” GREATEST HITS – jacksoul MegawattSony
Jeremy Darby “Mosaic”, “Nomad’s Arrival” MANDALA – Monsoon Independent
John “Beetle” Bailey “Any Day Now” JUST PASSING THROUGH – The Breithaupt Brothers Alma
Universal | “Fine and Mellow” BECAUSE OF BILLIE – Molly Johnson Molly JohnsonUniversal
Lenny Derose “I Am Machine” – Three Days Grace RCA
Sony | “Reaper Man” VERY GOOD BAD THING – Mother Mother Mother Mother Music*Universal

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR
Alex Durlak (Art Director/Designer), Jeff McMurrich and Bry Webb (Art Directors) FREE WILL – Bry Webb Idée FixeOutside
Caroline Blanchette (Art Director) WONDERS OF THE WORLD – The Lost Fingers Tandem
Sony
Menno Versteeg (Art Director), Zack Mykula (Designer), Jason Bartell (Illustrator), Yoshi Cooper (Photographer) PUP – PUP Royal MountainUniversal
Roberta Hansen (Art Director/Designer/Illustrator), Mike Latschislaw (Photographer)
PILGRIMAGE – Steve Bell Signpost
Outside
Taylor Kirk (Art Director/Designer/Photographer), Robyn Kotyk (Designer), Laura Margaret Ramsay (Photographer) HOT DREAMS – Timber Timbre Arts & Crafts*Universal

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY MUCHFACT, EXCLUSIVELY FUNDED BY BELL MEDIA)
Preach Dane Collison SONREAL Black BoxUniversal
Lost You Grandson & Son ZEDS DEAD FT. TWIN SHADOW Mad Decent
Ultra
Guilt Trip Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Chandler Levack PUP Royal MountainUniversal
Hideaway Kiesza, Blayre Ellestad, Rami Afuni and Ljuba Castot KIESZA Island
Universal
Not Up To Me Natalie Rae Robison KANDLE Dare to Care*D.E.P.

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Our Love Caribou MergeF.A.B
While (1<2) Deadmau5 Mau5trap
Universal Right From Real Lydia Ainsworth ArbutusF.A.B. EX Plastikman MuteWarner
Alone For The First Time Ryan Hemsworth Last Gang*Universal

METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Z2 Devin Townsend Project HevyDevyeOne
Waiting for the End to Come Kataklysm Nuclear Blast
Sony
Brotherhood of the Ram Shooting Guns RidingEasyPre-Rock
Negative Qualities Single Mothers Dine Alone
Universal
Chasing the Dream Skull Fist NoiseArt*Fontana North

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Womyn Alysha Brilla Sunny JamIndependent
Everything Almost Jann Arden Universal
Trauma: Chansons de la série télé (saison no. 5) Coeur de pirate Dare to Care
D.E.P.
Dark Swing Ndidi Universal
Shine On Sarah McLachlan Verve*Universal

Source: junoawards.ca