Pop star Shawn Mendes leads the nominees heading into this year’s Juno Awards broadcast live on Sunday, March 17 on CBC from London. He has six nominations, including Single of the Year for “In My Blood” and Album of the Year for his self-titled project released last spring.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced all its nominees for the 48th Annual JUNO Awards at a press conference in Toronto today (Jan. 29). Other top nominees include The Weeknd with five, with bülow and Loud Luxury hold steady at four.
Mendes’ six nominations include 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’s 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.
In a press release, CARAS say the nominations reflect a diverse blend of established and emerging artists across the music industry.
Tickets to The 2019 JUNO Awards are available online at budweisergardens.com, by phone at 1-866-455-2849 and in-person at the box office at Budweiser Gardens.
The 48th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2019 will be hosted in London, ON from March 11 through March 17, 2019, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 17, at Budweiser Gardens, broadcast live at 8 PM ET on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music on the free CBC Gem streaming service in Canada and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.