N.L. singers/songwriters nominated for Juno awards

Published on February 2, 2016

Newfoundland singers and songwriters have again made it on the annual Juno Awards nominees list.

The nominees for the 2016 JUNO Awards were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a news conference at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto Tuesday morning.

The Newfoundland and Labrador nominees are:

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

• “So Let’s Go,” Alan Doyle, Skinner’s Hill, Universal Power;

• “The Bliss,” Fortunate Ones, Old Farm Pony Outside;

Children's Album

 “More Sheep, Less Sleep,” The Swinging Belles. Independent.

Recording Package of the Year

Duncan Major (Art Director/Designer), Joel Upshall (Photographer) “ELEMENTS” – Long Distance Runners, LDR Independent.

The Juno Awards will be held in Calgary, March 28-April 3.

The Weeknd garnered six nominations including JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.

Close behind with five nods each were Drake and Justin Bieber, both running for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year and Artist of the Year. Drake also received a nomination for Rap Recording of the Year, while Justin Bieber was also nominated for Pop Album of the Year.

Vying for four categories each, Alessia Cara was nominated for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.

Shawn Mendes was nominated for JUNO Fan Choice, Album of the Year, Artist for the Year and Pop Album of the Year.

Artists with three nominations each include:

• Buffy Sainte-Marie (Songwriter of the Year, Aboriginal Album of the Year, Contemporary Roots Album of the Year);

• City and Colour (Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Jack Richardson Producer of the Year);

• Tobias Jesso Jr. (Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year),

To view a complete 2016 JUNO Awards nominee list, bios and hometown information, visit www.junoawards.ca.

Full nomination list on Page 2.

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD (PRESENTED BY TD) 

Alessia Cara Island Def Jam*Universal 

Carly Rae Jepsen 604*Universal 

Coeur de pirate Dare To Care*Universal 

Dean Brody Open Road*Universal 

Drake Cash Money*Universal 

Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal 

Shawn Hook Kreative Soul*Universal 

Shawn Mendes Island Def Jam*Universal 

The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal 

Walk Off The Earth Columbia*Sony 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR 

Here Alessia Cara Island Def Jam*Universal 

Hotline Bling Drake Cash Money*Universal 

What Do You Mean? Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal 

Clothes Off Ria Mae Ria Mae Media*Sony 

Can’t Feel My Face The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal 

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY IDLA ASSOCIATED LABEL DISTRIBUTION) 

25 Adele XL*Select 

Hozier Hozier Columbia*Sony 

Title Meghan Trainor Epic*Sony 

Four One Direction Columbia*Sony 

Dream Your Life Away Vance Joy Atlantic*Warner 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY MUSIC CANADA) 

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Drake Cash Money*Universal 

À Paradis City Jean Leloup Dare to Care*Select 

Purpose Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal 

Handwritten Shawn Mendes Island Def Jam*Universal 

Beauty Behind the Madness The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

City and Colour Dine Alone*Universal 

Drake Cash Money*Universal 

Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal 

Shawn Mendes Island Def Jam*Universal 

The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal 

GROUP OF THE YEAR 

Hedley Universal 

Marianas Trench 604*Universal 

Metric Metric Music International*Universal 

Three Days Grace RCA*Sony 

Walk Off The Earth Columbia*Sony 

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, CANADA’S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS, AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND) 

Alessia Cara Island Def Jam*Universal 

Coleman Hell 604*Universal 

Francesco Yates 21 Entertainment*Warner 

Scott Helman Warner 

Tobias Jesso Jr. Arts & Crafts*Universal 

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, CANADA’S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS, AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND) 

Dear Rouge Universal 

Half Moon Run Indica*Universal 

Milk & Bone Bonsound*Select 

The Elwins Hidden Pony*Universal 

Young Empires Pirates Blend*Sony 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY SOCAN) 

Abel Tesfaye 

“Can’t Feel My Face” – co-songwriters Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami, 

“In The Night” – co-songwriters Ahmad Balshe, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami, “The Hills” – co-songwriters Ahmad Balshe, Emmanuel Nickerson, Carlo Mantagnese 

BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADESS – The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal 

Béatrice Martin 

“Carry On”, “Crier tout bas”, “Oceans Brawl” 

ROSES – Coeur de Pirate Dare to Care*Universal 

Buffy Sainte-Marie 

“Farm In The Middle Of Nowhere”, Ke Sakihitin Awasis (I Love You Baby)”, “Love Charms (Mojo Bijoux)” 

POWER IN THE BLOOD – Buffy Sainte-Marie True North*eOne 

Dallas Green 

“Blood”, “Lover Come Back”, “Wasted Love” 

IF I SHOULD GO BEFORE YOU – City an Colour Dine Alone*Universal 

Tobias Jesso Jr. 

“When We Were Young” 25 – Adele XL*Sony 

“Alive” Sia RCA*Sony 

Without You” GOON – Tobias Jesso Jr. Arts & Crafts*Universal 

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Anchor Autumn Hill Wax*Universal 

Pick Me Up Brett Kissel BAK2BAK*Warner 

Gypsy Road Dean Brody Open Road*Universal 

County Line High Valley Open Road*Universal 

Frontier Paul Brandt Road Angel*Warner 

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

If I’ve Only One Time Askin’ Daniel Romano New West*Warner 

The Park Avenue Sobriety Test Joel Plaskett Pheromone*Fontana North 

In My Dreams Mo Kenney Pheromone*Fontana North 

Goon Tobias Jesso Jr. Arts & Crafts*Universal 

Leave No Bridge Unburned Whitehorse Six Shooter*Universal 

More …

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LONG & MCQUADE) 

Deep in the Iris BRAIDS Flemish Eye*Outside 

Poison Season Destroyer Merge*F.A.B. 

Are You Alone? Majical Cloudz Arts & Crafts*Universal 

Half Free U.S. Girls 4AD*Select 

Viet Cong Viet Cong Flemish Eye*Outside 

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY TD) 

Hello Hedley Universal 

Purpose Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal 

Augusta Scott Helman Warner 

Handwritten Shawn Mendes Island Def Jam*Universal 

Sing It All Away Walk Off The Earth Columbia*Sony 

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Get Up Bryan Adams Badams*Universal 

The Physical World Death From Above 1979 Last Gang* Universal 

Chaotic Neutral Matthew Good Warner 

No Fixed Address Nickelback Nickelback II Productions*Universal 

Future Nostalgia The Sheepdogs Warner 

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

New Alex Pangman Justin Time*Universal 

Live from the Cellar Dan Brubeck Quartet Blue Forest 

Clear Day Emilie-Claire Barlow Empress*eOne 

This Bitter Earth Jaclyn Guillou Independent 

Some Version of the Truth Tara Kannangara Independent 

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO 

It's About Time Al Muirhead Chronograph*Outside 

Dialectics Curtis Nowosad Cellar Live*Conveyor 

Abeng Rich Brown Independent 

Movin' Forward Robi Botos A440*Universal 

Duets Tara Davidson Addo*Conveyor 

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP 

Forest Grove Allison Au Quartet Independent 

Over My Head Brad Turner Quartet Groundhog*Independent 

What I Hear Now Jerry Granelli Trio Addo*Conveyor 

Stealing From My Youth Mark Kelso & The Jazz Exiles Independent 

Sheer Tyranny of Will Peripheral Vision Independent 

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Spin Cycle Afiara Quartet and Skratch Bastid Centrediscs* Naxos 

Never Were The Way She Was Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld Constellation*Outside 

Orchestral Powwow Cris Derksen Tribal Spirit*Independent 

Lost Voices Esmerine Constellation*Outside 

Legacy Live Jens Lindemann and Tommy Banks Independent 

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

22h22 Ariane Moffatt Simone*Select 

Zulu Galaxie La Meute*Select 

À Paradis City Jean Leloup Dare to Care*Select 

Les grandes artères Louis-Jean Cormier Simone*Select 

Si l'aurore Marie-Pierre Arthur Simone*Select 

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Greatest Hits Big Block Singsong Razor & Tie 

Dirty Feet Bobs & LoLo KidsWerk*Sony 

Forest Friends’ Nature Club Album Ginalina Independent 

Songs from the Boot Splash'N Boots Dockside*Independent 

More Sheep, Less Sleep The Swinging Belles Independent 

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE 

Liszt: Piano Sonata & Sonnets Angela Hewitt Hyperion*HM 

Chamber Works by Jerzy Fitelberg ARC Ensemble Chandos*Naxos 

Mendelssohn: Op. 44 nos. 1, 2 Cecilia String Quartet Analekta*Select 

Berlin Sonatas Elinor Frey Passacaille*Naxos 

Franck & Strauss: Violin Sonatas James Ehnes Onyx*HM 

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT 

Vivaldi: Four Seasons James Ehnes with the Sydney Symphony Onyx*HM 

Mahler 10 Orchestre Métropolitain ATMA*Naxos 

Symphony and New Works for Organ and Orchestra Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal with Olivier Latry and Jean-Willy Kunz Analekta*Select 

Tomasi, Desenclos, Jolivet: French Trumpet Concertos Paul Merkelo, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Analekta*Select 

Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 3 Stewart Goodyear with the Czech National Symphony Steinway*Naxos 

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE 

Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 4 Claire de Sévigné, Maria Soulis, and Aradia Ensemble Naxos 

Sacred Reflections of Canada - A Canadian Mass Canadian Chamber Choir Independent 

Peter-Anthony Togni: Responsio Jeff Reilly with Andrea Ludwig, Charles Daniels, John Potter, and Suzie Leblanc ATMA*Naxos 

Las Ciudades de Oro L'Harmonie des Saisons ATMA*Naxos 

Chansons Perpétuelles Marie-Nicole Lemieux Naïve*Naxos 

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR 

Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems Dinuk Wijeratne Centrediscs*Naxos 

Piano Quartet John Burge Centrediscs*Naxos 

The Afar Jordan Pal Independent 

Centennials Michael Oesterle Naxos 

Bookburners Nicole Lizée Centrediscs*Naxos 

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR 

Sour Soul BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah eOne 

If You're Reading This It's Too Late Drake Cash Money*Universal 

Kardi Gras Vol. 1: The Clash Kardinal Offishall Black Stone Colleagues*Universal 

Can't Fly Without Gravity k-os Dine Alone*Universal 

For The Town SonReal Black Box*Universal 

More …

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY STINGRAY MUSIC) 

We All Fall Down ft. Jamie Lidell A-Trak Last Gang*Universal 

Badman (Torro Torro Remix) Autoerotique & Max Styler Dim Mak*ADA 

At All Kaytranada HW&W*Sony 

Save Me ft. Katy B Keys N Krates Dim Mak*BMG Chrysalis 

Be Right There Sleepy Tom & Diplo Mad Decent 

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR 

Four Pink Walls Alessia Cara Island Def Jam*Universal 

The Fall Out August Rigo Summerchild*Foundation Media 

Déjà Vu Dru Effortless*Fontana North 

Butchy’s Son Patrick Lehman September Soul*Pheromone 

Beauty Behind the Madness The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal 

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR 

The French Sessions Dubmatix Renegade*Independent 

Hello Mama Exco Levi Silly Walks*Independent 

Nah Complain ft. Daddy U Roy Kafinal Sing N Act*Independent 

Sexy Gal ft. T.O.K. Kreesha Turner Lizopal*Universal 

Escape from the Mongoose Gang Lyndon John X Independent 

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK) 

The One Armond Duck Chief Independent 

Come and Get Your Love: The Tribe Session Black Bear Tribal Spirit*Powwow Trail/Tribal Spirit 

Power In The Blood Buffy Sainte-Marie True North*eOne 

Rumble Derek Miller Smithsonian 

Refined Don Amero Independent 

CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

So Let’s Go Alan Doyle Skinner’s Hill*Universal 

Power In The Blood Buffy Sainte-Marie True North*eOne 

The Bliss Fortunate Ones Old Farm Pony*Outside 

Indian Ocean Frazey Ford Nettwerk*Sony 

Beautiful Scars LeE HaRVeY OsMOND Latent*Warner 

TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

The Chance J.P. Cormier Independent*Fontana North 

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project Jayme Stone Borealis*eOne 

Domestic Eccentric Old Man Luedecke True North*eOne 

A Wanderer I’ll Stay Pharis and Jason Romero Borealis*eOne 

Songs In The Dark The Wainwright Sisters Maple Music*Fontana North 

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Faded But Not Gone Big Dave McLean Black Hen*eOne 

Brothers In This World Blackburn Electro-Fi*Outside 

Vicksburg Call David Gogo Cordova Bay*Fontana 

This Is From Here Harrison Kennedy Electro-Fi*Outside 

Sliding Delta Michael Jerome Browne Borealis*eOne 

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Brave New World Amanda Cook Bethel*David C. Cook 

Where The Light Is Dan Bremnes Sparrow/Universal*David C. Cook 

Saints & Sinners Matt Maher Provident/Sony*David C. Cook 

We Are The City Harmonic Integrity Music 

TREES - Chapter 2 Tim Neufeld Independent*David C. Cook 

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS) 

Healer Alex Cuba Caracol*Fontana North 

Neo-Reconquista Boogat Maisonnette*Select 

Revuelta Danza Party Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra Productions Girovago*Outside 

Moorka Lemon Bucket Orkestra Independent 

Resistance The Souljazz Orchestra Do Right*Outside 

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR 

Bob Ezrin “Honey Honey”, “What Love Is All About” WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT – Johnny Reid Johnny Mac Entertainment*Universal 

Dallas Green (co-producer Karl Bareham) “Lover Come Back”, “Wasted Love” IF I SHOULD GO BEFORE YOU – City and Colour Dine Alone*Universal 

Henry "Cirkut" Walter “Locked Away ft. Adam Levine” (co-producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald) WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF – R. City Kemosabe/RCA*Sony “Sugar” (co-producer Joshua ”Ammo” Coleman) V – Maroon 5 Interscope*Universal 

Steve Webster & Emilie-Claire Barlow “La Llorona”, “On a Clear Day” CLEAR DAY – Emilie-Claire Barlow Empress*eOne 

Thomas "Tawgs" Salter “Bungalow” AUGUSTA – Scott Helman Warner “Rule The World” (co-producer Gianni Luminati) SING IT ALL AWAY – Walk Off The Earth Columbia*Sony 

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF AUDIO RECORDING TECHNOLOGY [OIART]) 

Gus Van Go “Downtown”, “Sweet Disaster” LEAVE NO BRIDGE UNBURNED – Whitehorse Six Shooter*Universal 

Liam O'Neil “Celebrate”, “The Governess” PAGANS IN VEGAS – Metric Metric Music International*Universal 

Noah "40" Shebib “Jungle”, “Know Yourself” IF YOU’RE READING THIS IT’S TOO LATE – Drake Cash Money*Universal 

Serban Ghenea “Can’t Feel My Face”, “In The Night” BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADNESS – The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal 

Shawn Everett “Don’t Wanna Fight”, “Gimme All Your Love” SOUND & COLOUR – Alabama Shakes Maple Music/ATO*Fontana North 

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR 

Cam Dales (Art Director/Designer), Ben Clarkson (Art Director/Illustrator) CLUB MEDS – Dan Mangan + Blacksmith Arts & Crafts*Universal 

Clyde Henry Productions: Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (Art Directors/Designers/Illustrators/Photographers), Constellation: Ian Ilavsky (Designer) LOST VOICES – Esmerine Constellation*Outside 

Duncan Major (Art Director/Designer), Joel Upshall (Photographer) ELEMENTS – Long Distance Runners LDR*Independent Erik West Milette (Art Director) WEST TRAINZ – West Trainz L-Abe*Select 

Sarah Marcotte-Boislard (Art Director) LES GRANDES ARTÈRES - Louis-Jean Cormier Simone*Select 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY MUCHFACT, EXCLUSIVELY FUNDED BY BELL MEDIA) 

Virgins Eva Michon DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 Last Gang*Universal 

Dark Days Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Chandler Levack PUP Royal Mountain*Universal 

For the Town Peter Huang SONREAL Black Box*Universal 

Avalanche Philip Sportel KALLE MATTSON Home Music*Sony 

Hello Xavier Dolan ADELE XL*Select 

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

A Life Well Lived AM Static Independent 

Concubine Concubine Independent 

The Midas Touch Discrete Savvy*Independent 

Noontide Humans Hybridity*Select 

The Other Day Pomo HW&W*Sony 

HEAVY METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Searching for Zero Cancer Bats New Damage*Universal 

Never Wanna Die Diemonds eOne 

Desire Will Rot Fuck the Facts Noise Salvation*Independent 

Of Ghosts and Gods Kataklysm Nuclear Blast*Sony 

Success KEN mode New Damage*Universal 

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Wallflower Diana Krall Verve*Universal 

Refined Don Amero Independent 

A Jann Arden Christmas Jann Arden Universal 

What Love Is All About Johnny Reid Johnny Mac Entertainment*Universal 

Under One Sky The Tenors Tenors Music*Universal