JUNO Nominations

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The Junos have announced this year’s nominees, with the awards to be handed out in Vancouver on March 24, 2018.
2018 Juno Nominations Announced

de Fire led with nominations for Group of the Year, Album of the year and alternative album of the year for Everything Now. The group will vie in the single of the year category for the title track, while the artwork for the album is also up for a Juno.

The past year marked a breakthrough for Toronto singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez, who will vie in multiple Junos categories: fan choice, breakthrough artist and best R&B/soul recording for her debut Kiddo. Her music video for the powerful song Gatekeeper is also nominated for video of the year.

It was also a significant year for R&B star Daniel Caesar (born Ashton Simmonds) is nominated for Artist of the Year, the Oshawa, Ont.-raised singer-songwriter's Freudian is up for best R&B/soul recording. The album's artwork, producers, and recording engineer are also up for Juno nominations for their work on the independently released Freudian.

Other Canadian artists picked up a pair of Juno nominations for this year's ceremony: from Alessia Cara, Diana Krall, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Charlotte Cardin to The Weeknd, Alvvays, Johnny Reid, and gala host Michael Bublé.

The Juno Awards broadcast gala airs live from the Rogers Arena on March 25 on CBC-TV, CBC Radio and CBCMusic.ca with Michael Bublé returning as the host for the show.

2018 Juno Nominees in key categories
Juno Fan Choice: Alessia Cara; Arkells; Hedley; Jessie Reyez; Justin Bieber; Shawn Hook; Shawn Mendes; The Weeknd; Theory; Walk Off The Earth
Artist of the year: Daniel Caesar; Gord Downie; Lights; Ruth B; Shania Twain
Album of the year: Everything Now, Arcade Fire; Revival, Johnny Reid; Nobody But Me, Michael Bublé; Safe Haven, Ruth B; Now, Shania Twain
Single: How Far I'll Go, Alessia Cara; Everything Now, Arcade Fire; Knocking at the Door, Arkells; I Feel It Coming, The Weeknd; There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back, Shawn Mendes
Group: A Tribe Called Red; Alvvays; Arcade Fire; Broken Social Scene; Hedley
Breakthrough artist: Allan Rayman; Charlotte Cardin; Jessie Reyez; NAV; Virginia to Vegas
Breakthrough group: James Barker Band; The Beaches; The Dead South; The Franklin Electric; The Jerry Can.
Songwriter: Amelia Curran; Charlotte Cardin; Gord Downie & Kevin Drew; Rose Cousins; Scott Helman

The Juno Awards broadcast gala airs live from the Rogers Arena on March 25 on CBC-TV, CBC Radio and CBCMusic.ca with Michael Bublé returning as the host for the show.