Arcade Fire, Gord Downie, Jessie Reyez and More Nominated for Junos

Arcade Fire, Gord Downie, and Jessie Reyez are the lead nominees

This morning, the Juno Awards organizers released the list of artists that are in the running for the Canadian music prize.

Québec’s Arcade Fire is in the lead with 5 nominations. Their categories include group of the year, album of the year, alternative album of the year for Everything Now, single of the year, and album artwork of the year.

Up next is Toronto’s Jessie Reyez with her name multiple Juno categories. Reyez is favorite for fan choice, breakthrough artist, best R&B/soul recording for her debut album Kiddo, and video of the year.

Last but certainly not least is the beloved Gord Downie. He’s up for 3 awards which include artist of the year, songwriter of the year (shared with Kevin Drew) and best adult alternative album for his final solo release, Introduce Yerself.

Other artists that have significant nominations are Ruth B. and Daniel Caesar, who took the music world by storm this past year! Toronto’s own Beaches even garnered themselves a breakthrough artist nomination!

Take a look at the full nominations in some of the key categories below.

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

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ruth B
Shania Twain
Gord Downie
Daniel Caesar
Lights

SINGLE OF 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”

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

SINGLE OF 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”

GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Tribe Called Red
Arcade Fire
Alvvays
Broken Social Scene
Hedley

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jessie Reyez
NAV
Virginia to Vegas
Allan Rayman
Charlotte Cardin

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR
James Barker Band
The Beaches
The Dead South
The Franklin Electric
The Jerry Cans

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Rose Cousins
Scott Helman
Amelia Curran
Gord Downie & Kevin Drew
Charlotte Cardin

See the full list of nominees here.