Nominees for the 2013 JUNO Awards were announced yesterday (Feb. 19) by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Carly Rae Jepsen, the B.C.-born pop star leads with nominations in five categories: JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year. Close behind her with four nods is Justin Bieber, who will contend for Album of the Year, JUNO Fan Choice, Artist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year. Receiving three nods each are Canadian legend Leonard Cohen, Metric, Hedley, and Marianas Trench.
The awards show will be hosted by nominee Michael Buble and broadcast live Sunday, April 21 from Regina’s Brandt Centre on CTV. JUNO Week in Regina and Moose Jaw runs April 15 – April 21, 2013.
k.d. Lang will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and journalist and broadcaster Larry LeBlanc will receive the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.
Select nominees are listed below, click here for the complete list.
In the all-genre categories, Country star Johnny Reid is up for Aritst of the Year, and Taylor Swift’s Red is nominated for International Album of the Year (sponsored by HMV Canada).
Country Album of the Year (Sponsored by Potashcorp)
Love Me Or Leave Me, MDM*Universal
Jumped Right In, 604*Universal
Dirt, Open Road*Universal
Roll, Open Road*Universal
Fire It Up, Johnny Mac*Universal
Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year
Hold On, Independent
Fighter, *Fontana North
Rebel Transmission, Platinum Pop*David C. Cook
The City Harmonic
I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home), Integrity*Provident
Thousand Foot Krutch
The End Is Where We Begin, TFK*Tone Tree
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