Drake, DVSN, The Weeknd, Jazz Cartier & More Nominated for 2017 Juno Awards

This morning, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced the 2017 nominees for the JUNOs. While it wasn’t a surprise to see OVO artists rack up their fare share of nominations, inlcuding PARTYNEXTDOOR for R&B/Soul Best Recording and Nineteen85 for Best Producer of the Year, some new names popped up this year – like Jazz Cartier, Daniel Caesar, Kaytranada and Tasha The Amazon.

Album of the Year
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Celine Dion – Encore un Soir
Drake – Views
Shawn Mendes – Illuminate
The Weeknd – Starboy

Single of the Year
Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”
Drake, ft. Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
The Strumbellas – “Spirits”
The Weeknd, ft. Daft Punk – “Starboy”

Artist of the Year
Alessia Cara, Leonard Cohen, Drake, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd

Juno Fan Choice Award
Belly, Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Drake, Hedley, Shawn Mendes, Ruth B, The Strumbellas, Tory Lanez, The Weeknd

International Album of the Year
Sia – This is Acting
Rihanna – ANTI
One Direction – Made in the A.M.
Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams
Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
KAYTRANADA, Ruth B, Tory Lanez, Andy Shauf, Jazz Cartier

Rap Recording of the Year
Drake – Views
Belly – Another Day In Paradise
Tory Lanez – I Told You
Jazz Cartier – Hotel Paranoia
Tasha The Amazon – Die Every Day

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
The Weeknd – Starboy
Daniel Caesar – Pilgrim’s Paradaise
DVSN – Sept. 5th
Tanika Charles – Soul Run

For a full list of nominees, check out out the Juno Awards website.


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