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Arcade Fire, Jessie Reyez, Daniel Caesar And Gord Downie Lead The 2018 JUNO Nominations

We’re one step closer to the 2018 JUNO Awards with today’s announcement of this year’s nominee. Hosting this year’s show will be 12-time JUNO Winner and 2013 JUNOs host, Michael Buble. Previously stepping down from hosting duties last year after his son was diagnosed with cancer, Buble is back and has confirmed that his little one is on the mend.

Taking place in Buble’s hometown of Vancouver, B.C. at the Rogers Arena, this year’s show will feature Barenaked Ladies’ induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Montreal band Arcade Fire lead the pack this year with an incredible five nominations, including Alternative Album of the Year, Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year for “Everything Now,” and Album Artwork of the Year for Everything Now.

Also scoring some huge nominations are Toronto artists Daniel Caesar and Jessie Reyez. Caesar is nominated for Album Artwork of the Year, Artist of the Year, and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, while Reyez scored four nominations, including JUNO Fan Choice, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, R&B/Soul Recording of the Year for Kiddo, and Video of the Year for “Gatekeeper.”

The late Gord Downie also earned three nominations, including Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Introduce Yerself, Songwriter of the Year and Artist of the Year.

Check out the nominations below and head here for the full list of nominees. The 2018 JUNO Awards will air on March 25, 2018.

JUNO Fan Choice Award

Jessie Reyez
Shawn Hook
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Theory
Walk Off The Earth
Justin Bieber
Hedley
Arkells
Alessia Cara

Single of the Year

“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” Shawn Mendes
“I Feel It Coming,” The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk
“How Far I’ll Go,” Alessia Cara
“Knocking at the Door,” Arkells
“Everything Now,” Arcade Fire

International Album of the Year

DAMN., Kendrick Lamar
Stoney, Post Malone
reputation, Taylor Swift
24K Magic, Bruno Mars
÷, Ed Sheeran

Album of the Year

Revival, Johnny Reid
Nobody But Me, Michael Bublé
Safe Haven, Ruth B
Now, Shania Twain
Everything Now, Arcade Fire

Artist of the Year

Ruth B
Shania Twain
Gord Downie
Daniel Caesar
Lights

Group of the Year

A Tribe Called Red
Arcade Fire
Alvvays
Broken Social Scene
Hedley

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Jessie Reyez
NAV
Virginia to Vegas
Allan Rayman
Charlotte Cardin

Breakthrough Group of the Year

James Barker Band
The Beaches
The Dead South
The Franklin Electric
The Jerry Cans

Songwriter of the Year

“Chosen”, “Grace” – co-songwriter Mark Erelli, “White Flag” – co-songwriter KS Rhoads NATURAL CONCLUSION – Rose Cousins – Rose Cousins

“21 Days” – co-songwriters Simon Wilcox, Thomas ‘Tawgs’ Salter, Michael J. Wise, Ron Lopata, “It’s Kinda Complicated” – co-songwriters Thomas ‘Tawgs’ Salter, Todd Clark, Ron Lopata, “PDA” – co-songwriters Simon Wilcox, Thomas ‘Tawgs’ Salter, Ron Lopata HÔTEL DE VILLE, Scott Helman – Scott Helman

“Come Back for Me”, “Watershed”, “Try” WATERSHED, Amelia Curran – Amelia Curran

“A Natural”, “Introduce Yerself”, “The North” INTRODUCE YERSELF, Gord Downie & Kevin Drew – Gord Downie

“Main Girl”, “Paradise Motion”, “The Kids” MAIN GIRL, Charlotte Cardin – Charlotte Cardin

Country Album of the Year

Game On, James Barker Band
Past the Past, Jess Moskaluke
Shake These Walls, Tim Hicks
Beautiful Freakshow, Dean Brody
Dear Life, High Valley

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Twin Solitude, Leif Vollebekk
New Mistakes, Terra Lightfoot
Sincerely, Future Pollution, Timber Timbre
Panther In The Dollhouse, Whitehorse
Introduce Yerself, Gord Downie

Alternative Album of the Year

Life After Youth, Land of Talk
Retribution, Tanya Tagaq
Everything Now, Arcade Fire
Wide Open, Weaves
Antisocialites, Alvvays

Pop Album of the Year

Skin & Earth, Lights
My Love, Ria Mae
Safe Haven, Ruth B
Hȏtel de Ville, Scott Helman
Cageless, Hedley

Rock Album of the Year

Feed The Machine, Nickelback
Young Beauties and Fools, The Glorious Sons
Wake Up Call, Theory
Grace Street, Big Wreck
Outrage! Is Now, Death From Above

Rap Recording of the Year

“Coach Fresh,”Maestro Fresh Wes
“001: Experiments,” Lou Phelps
“Shooters,” Tory Lanez
“Mumble Rap,” Belly
“Lil Mont from the Ave,” Clairmont The Second

Dance Recording of the Year
“Deeper,” KAPRI
“Closer ft. Laurell,” Nick Fiorucci
“Almost Home ft. Nadia Ali & Iro,” Sultan + Shepard
“Get What You Give,” Felix Cartal
“Not Going Home ft. Gia Koka & CMC$,” DVBBS

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Foreign Water, Jahkoy
Kiddo, Jessie Reyez
Human, Jhyve
Unbound 01, Keshia Chanté
Freudian, Daniel Caesar

Video of the Year

LEAVING THE TABLE – Leonard Cohen, Dir Christopher Mills
THE DRUGS – Mother Mother, Dir Emma Higgins
VENUS FLY – Grimes, Dir Grimes (Claire Boucher)
GATEKEEPER – Jessie Reyez, Dir Peter Huang
KNOCKING AT THE DOOR – Arkells, Dir Shane Cunningham & Mark Myers

Electronic Album of the Year

Music To Draw To: Satellite, Kid Koala ft. Emilíana Torrini
Mass Manipulation, Rezz
Tenderness, Blue Hawaii
Someone Else, CRi
Two Hearts, Dabin