The JUNOs Announce 2017 Nominees

With just a few months left until the 2017 Juno Awards take place on April 2nd in Ottawa, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences have announced their full list of nominees.

While a few Juno vets resurfaced, including Drake, Shawn Mendes, A Tribe Called Red and The Weeknd, it’s the newcomers who are making a splash this year. Tory Lanez, Jazz Cartier, Tasha The Amazon, Daniel Caesar, DVSN (+ Nineteen85 with an individual nom) and Kaytranada a just a few of the new artists being nominated.
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
PARTYNEXTDOOR – PARTYNEXTDOOR 3
Tanika Charles – Soul Run

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