The nominees for the 48th Annual JUNO Awards were announced today by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference attended by media and industry notables at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC), in downtown Toronto. JUNO Week 2019, hosted in London, ON, will culminate with Canada’s biggest night in music – The 2019 JUNO Awards – broadcast live on Sunday, March 17 on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music the free CBC Gem streaming service in Canada, and globally at

Shawn Mendes leads this year with a total of six nominations including: JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Pop Album of the Year. The Weeknd received an impressive five nominations including JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year – an award he has won four times previously.

First time nominees recognized with four nominations include bülow for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year; and London’s very own Loud Luxury for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Group of the Year and Dance Recording of the Year.

Artists with three nominations include Alessia Cara for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year and Artist of the Year; Bahamas for Songwriter of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Video of the Year; Hubert Lenoir for Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year and Francophone Album of the Year; KILLY for JUNO Fan Choice, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Rap Recording of the Year; Michael Bublé for Artist of the Year, Jack Richardson Producer of the Year with David Foster and Adult Contemporary Album of the Year; Three Days Grace for Album of the Year, Group of the Year and Rock Album of the Year; and Tory Lanez for JUNO Fan Choice, Artist of the Year and Rap Recording of the Year.

2019 Juno Award Nominees: 

Juno Fan Choice Award: 

Alessia Cara
Avril Lavigne
Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
Loud Luxury
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Tory Lanez

Single of the Year: 

Alessia Cara - "Growing Pains"
bülow - "Not A Love Song"
Loud Luxury - "Body"
Shawn Mendes - "In My Blood"
The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar - "Pray For Me"

International Album of the Year: 

Camila Cabello - Camila
Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy
Maroon 5 - Red Pill Blues
Post Malone - beerbongs & bentleys
Travis Scott - ASTROWORLD

Album of the Year: 

Hubert Lenoir - Darlène
Jann Arden - These Are The Days
Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy
Three Days Grace - Outsider

Artist of the Year: 

Alessia Cara
Michael Bublé
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Tory Lanez

Group of the Year:

The Sheepdogs
Three Days Grace

Breakthrough Artist of the Year:

Johnny Orlando
Meghan Patrick

Breakthrough Group of the Year:

Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
Loud Luxury
The Washboard Union

Songwriter of the Year:

Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas - Earthtones; "No Wrong," "Way with Words," "Any Place")

Donovan Woods (Donavan Woods - Both Ways; "Our Friend Bobby", "Truck Full of Money", "Next Year")

Frank Dukes (Cardi B "Be Careful"; Post Malone "Better Now"; The Weeknd "Call Out My Name")

Jessie Reyez (Sam Smith and Calvin Harris "Promises"; Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris "One Kiss"; Jessie Reyes "Apple Juice")

Shawn Mendes (Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes; "Lost In Japan," "Youth," "In My Blood")

Country Album of the Year:

Brett Kissel - We Were That Song
Jess Moskaluke - A Small Town Christmas
Meghan Patrick - Country Music Made Me Do It
The Reklaws - Feels Like That
Tim Hicks - New Tattoo

Adult Alternative Album of the Year:

Bahamas - Earthtones
Dan Mangan - More Or Less
Gabrielle Shonk - Gabrielle Shonk
Rhye - Blood
The Barr Brothers - Queens Of The Breakers

Alternative Album of the Year:

Destroyer - ken
Dizzy - Baby Teeth
Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
Tokyo Police Club - TPC
U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited

Pop Album of the Year:

bülow - Damaged
Chromeo - Head Over Heels
Hubert Lenoir - Darlène
Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes
Tyler Shaw - Intuition

Rock Album of the Year:

Arkells - Rally Cry
Monster Truck - True Rockers
The Sheepdogs - Changing Colours
The Trews - Civilianaires
Three Days Grace - Outsider

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year:

Diana Krall & Tony Bennett - Love Is Here To Stay
Diana Panton - solstice/equinox
Holly Cole - Holly
Jodi Proznick ft. Laila Biali - Sun Songs
Laila Biali - Laila Biali Jazz

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

Alexis Baro - Sandstorm
Alison Young - So Here We Are
Larnell Lewis - In the Moment
Renee Rosnes - Beloved of the Sky
Robi Botos - Old Soul

Jazz Album of the Year: Group

Allison Au Quartet - Wander Wonder
Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble - Atwood Suites
Andy Milne & Dapp Theory - The Seasons of Being
Liebman/Murley Quartet - Live at U of T
Quinsin Nachoff's Flux - Path of Totality

Instrumental Album of the Year:

Aerialists - Group Manoeuvre
Gordon Grdina - China Cloud
Kevin Breit - Johnny Goldtooth and The Chevy Casanovas
The Fretless - Live from the Art Farm
Toninato / Thiessen - The Space Between Us

Francophone Album of the Year:

Cœur de pirate - en cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé
Hubert Lenoir - Darlène
Loud - Une année record
Philippe Brach - Le silence des troupeaux
Tire le coyote - Désherbage

Children's Album of the Year:

Beppie - Let's Go Bananas
Ginalina - It Takes a Village
Raffi - Dog on the Floor
Sonshine and Broccoli - It's Cool To Be Kind
Splash'N Boots - You, Me and the Sea

Classical Album of the Year: Solo of Chamber:

Andrew Wan & Charles Richard-Hamelin - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6, 7 & 8
Angela Hewitt - Scarlatti: Sonatas Vol.2
Blake Pouliot with Hsin-I Huang - Ravel & Debussy: Sonates
Gryphon Trio - The End of Flowers: Works by Clarke & Ravel
Marc-André Hamelin - Schubert: Piano Sonata in B Flat Major D.960; Four Impromptus D.935 

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble:

Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra/Orchestre du Centre National Des Arts du Canada conducted by Alexander Shelley - New Worlds/Nouveaux Mondes

James Ehnes with Seattle Symphony and Detroit Symphony Orchestra - Newton Howard & Kernis: Violin Concertos; Tovey: Stream of Limelight

Louis Lortie with BBC Philharmonic - Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 4

Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arthur Post with Gryphon Trio - Into the Wonder

Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Oundjian featuring Louis Lortie, Sarah Jeffrey, & Teng Li - Vaughan Williams

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral:

Barbara Hannigan with Reinbert De Leeuw - Vienna: Fin de siècle

Choeur de l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Conducted by Kent Nagano with Guest Soloists - Bernstein: A Quiet Place

Elmer Iseler Singers featuring Patricia O'Callaghan - David Braid: Corona Divinae Misericordiae

Joyce El-Khoury - Écho

Miriam Khalil - Ayre: Live

Classical Composition of the Year:

Ana Sokolović - Golden Slumbers Kiss your Eyes
Bekah Simms - Granitic
Cassandra Miller - About Bach
Nicole Lizée - Katana of Choice
Vincent Ho - Arctic Symphony

Rap Recording of the Year:

Belly - Immigrant
KILLY - Surrender Your Soul
Tory Lanez - LoVE me NOw

Dance Recording of the Year:

AZARI - "Gotasoul"
Dzeko & Tiësto - "Jackie Chan (ft. Preme & Post Malone) "
Jacques Greene - "Avatar Beach"
Keys N Krates - "CURA"
Loud Luxury - "Body"

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year:

Anders - Twos
Black Atlass -Pain & Pleasure
Charlotte Day Wilson - Stone Woman
Jessie Reyez - Being Human In Public
The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy,

Reggae Recording of the Year: 

Blessed - Money Don't Grow Pon Trees
Chelsea Stewart - Genesis
Dubmatix - Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix – Overdubbed
Exco Levi - Narrative
Kafinal ft. Queen Ifrica - Talk Or No Talk

Indigenous Album of the Year:  

Elisapie - The Ballad of the Runaway Girl
Jeremy Dutcher - Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
Leonard Sumner - Standing in the Light
Brothers and Sister - Nitisanak
Snotty Nose Rez Kids - The Average Savage

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year:

AHI - In Our Time
Donovan Woods - Both Ways
Kaia Kater - Grenades
Megan Nash - Seeker
The Deep Dark Woods - Yarrow

Blues Album of the Year: 

Colin James - Miles To Go
Jack de Keyzer - Checkmate
Myles Goodwyn - Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar - Run To Me
Sue Foley - The Ice Queen

Contemporary Christian/gospel Album of the Year:

Brian Doerksen - Grateful
LOVECOLLIDE - Tired Of Basic
Manic Drive - Into the Wild
Tim Neufeld & The Glory Boys - The Buffalo Roadshow
Dean Flandez - Speak Warren

World Music Album of the Year:

Ayrad - Zoubida 

Boogát - San Cristóbal Baile Inn

Emmanuel Jal and Nyaruach - Naath
Telmary y Habana Sana - Fuerza Arara
Wesli - Rapadou Kreyol

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year:  

David Foster and Michael Bublé ("My Funny Valentine", "Where or When" [co-producer Jochem van der Saag]) LOVE – Michael Bublé

Eric Ratz ("People's Champ", "Relentless") RALLY CRY – Arkells

Greg Wells ("Waving Through a Window") DEAR EVAN HANSEN (BROADWAY CAST RECORDING) DELUXE – Katy Perry ("This Is Me") – THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) – Keala Settle, The Greatest Showman Ensemble

Mike Wise ("Not A Love Song", "Two Punks In Love") DAMAGED – bülow

Thomas D'Arcy ("I've Got A Hole Where My Heart Should Be") CHANGING COLOURS – The Sheepdogs ("Love The Way You Are" [co-producers James Younger, Jeffrey Innes]) CRITICAL HIT – Yukon Blonde Dine Alone*Universal Recording

Engineer of the Year:

Ben Kaplan "Get Up", "It's Alright" DANCE AND CRY – Mother Mother

Jason Dufour "Truck Full Of Money" BOTH WAYS – Donovan Woods "When My Body Breaks" HOLY SMOKE – Kandle

Robbie Lackritz "No Wrong", "Way With Words" EARTHTONES – Bahamas

Shawn Everett "Slow Burn," "Space Cowboy" GOLDEN HOUR – Kacey Musgraves

Steve Bays "Flashes" PHASES – Dear Rouge, "UnAmerican" UNAMERICAN – Said The Whale Album

Artwork of the Year:

Gareth Auden-Hole (Art Director), Emil Mateja (Illustrator) LEFT TO OUR OWN DEVICES – Jack Pine and The Fire

Geordan Moore (Art Director, Designer, & Illustrator) CROSSWORLDS – Joshua Van Tassel

Michael DeAngelis (Art Director & Designer), Matt Barnes & Jess Baumung (Photographers) RALLY CRY – Arkells

Mike Milosh (Art Director, Designer, Illustrator, & Photographer) BLOOD – Rhye

Simon Dupuis (Art Director, Designer, Illustrator, & Photographer) VIENS AVEC MOI – Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire L-A be – Let artists

Video of the Year:

"No Depression - Ali Eisner (Bahamas)
"Places" - Andrew De Zen (Alaskan Tapes)
"Powerless" - Andrew Hines (Classified)
"Hang Ups" - Ben Knechtel (Scott Helman)
"Have A Nice Day" - Peter Huang (SonReal)

Electronic Album of the Year:

Ekali - Crystal Eyes

Felix Cartal - Next Season
iamhill - Give It a Rest
Milk & Bone - Deception Bay
REZZ - Certain Kind of Magic

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year: 

Beyond Creation - Algorythm
Cancer Bats - The Spark That Moves
KEN Mode - Loved

Kobra And The Lotus - Prevail II
Voivod - The Wake

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year: 

Jann Arden - These Are The Days
Michael Bublé - Love
Molly Johnson - Meaning To Tell Ya
Nuela Charles - Distant Danger
Whitehorse - A Whitehorse Winter Classic

Comedy Album of the Year

Chanty Marostica - The CHANTY Show
Dave Merheje - Good Friend Bad Grammar
Debra DiGiovanni - Lady Jazz
Mayce Galoni - Awkwarder
Pat Thornton - Chicken!