The 43rd Annual Juno Awards Set For March 30th 2014 in Winnipeg Manitoba

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In 2014, the best in Canadian talent will take centre stage in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the 43rd annual JUNO Awards. “Winnipeg is an energetic city of music and culture, home to numerous Juno Award winners and nominees,” said Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz. “We’re known for our great food and great hospitality and we can’t wait to welcome the JUNOS to the Heart of the Continent!”

Recently named one of the Culture Capitals of Canada, Winnipeg is home to such acts as The Wailin’ Jennys, Del Barber, Doc Walker, The Weakerthans, Imaginary Cities and many others. The city has a wide diversity of music genres, including award-winning Aboriginal and Francophone artists.

“Manitoba has a rich and diverse musical history – it’s an integral part of our identity and how we’re known around the world,” said Carole Vivier, CEO/Film Commissioner of Manitoba Film & Music and co-chair of the JUNO Host Committee. “As we welcome the JUNOS back to Winnipeg, we could not be more excited about inviting Manitobans to take part in this celebration of our local and national talent.”

Winnipeg previously hosted The JUNO Awards in 2005 at the MTS Centre, one of Canada’s leading entertainment facilities.

In addition to the awards ceremony, JUNO Week 2014 will bring a variety of events including the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle and JUNOfest, which showcases over 100 national and local artists at venues around the city.

The Juno Nominees for 2014 are:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Reflektor — Arcade Fire

Loved Me Back to Life — Céline Dion

Nothing Was the Same — Drake

To Be Loved — Michael Bublé

Harmony — Serena Ryder

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Céline Dion

Drake

Michael Bublé

Robin Thicke

Serena Ryder

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire
Blue Rodeo
Hedley

Tegan and Sara

Walk Off the Earth

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD
Arcade Fire

Avril Lavigne

Céline Dion

Drake

Hedley

Justin Bieber

Michael Bublé

Robin Thicke

Serena Ryder

Walk Off the Earth

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Reflektor — Arcade Fire
Inner Ninja — Classified ft. David Myles

It’s a Beautiful Day — Michael Bublé

What I Wouldn’t Do — Serena Ryder

Closer — Tegan and Sara

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 — Eminem

Night Visions — Imagine Dragons

Take Me Home — One Direction

The Truth About — Love P!nk

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Kissel

Florence K
Tim Hicks

Tyler Shaw

Wake Owl

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Tribe Called Red

Autumn Hill

Born Ruffians

Courage My Love
July Talk

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire

Henry “Cirkut” Walter

Ron Sexsmith

Serena Ryder

Tegan and Sara Quin

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Started With a Song — Brett Kissel

Crop Circles — Dean Brody
Country Junkie — Gord Bamford

Small Town Pistols — Small Town Pistols

Throw Down — Tim Hicks

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Shut Down the Streets — A.C. Newman

Tall Tall Shadow — Basia Bulat

Us Alone — Hayden

Forever Endeavour — Ron Sexsmith
Internal Sounds — The Sadies

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Reflektor — Arcade Fire

The Poet’s Dead — Rah Rah

Today We’re Believers — Royal Canoe

Warring — The Darcys

Uzu — Yamantaka//Sonic Titan

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Wild Life — Hedley
To Be Loved — Michael Bublé
Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke
Heartthrob — Tegan and Sara

R.E.V.O. — Walk Off the Earth

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Love + Fury — Headstones

Coyote — Matt Mays

Arrows of Desire — Matthew Good

Furiosity — Monster Truck

Transit of Venus — Three Days Grace

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Classified — Classified

Nothing Was the Same — Drake

In My Opinion — Rich Kidd

Flying Colours — Shad

Everywhere We Go — SonReal

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
This is What it Feels Like — Armin van Buuren & Trevor Guthrie

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Tsunami — DVBBS & Borgeous

Locked Down — Jacynthe

Heartbreaker — Mia Martina

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Kaleidoscope — Joanna Borromeo

Can’t Choose — JRDN ft. Kardinal Offishall

There’s Only One — Kim Davis

Gone — Melanie Durrant

Kiss Land — The Weeknd

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Nation II Nation — A Tribe Called Red

Untogether — Blue Hawaii

Graze — Graze

Third Culture — Noah Pred

Guilt Trips — Ryan Hemsworth

METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Heart of Oak — Anciients

Colored Sands — Gorguts

Entrench — KEN Mode

Volition — Protest the Hero

Dead Language — The Flatliners

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
In My Head — Alysha Brilla

Loved Me Back To Life — Céline Dion

Dream Catcher — Chloe Albert

The Year He Drove Me Crazy — Coral Egan

A Christmas Gift To You — Johnny Reid

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Mandela — Akustix

Baby It’s You — Ammoye
Love Collision — Dru

Rebel Massive — Dubmatix

Strive — Exco Levi & Kabaka Pyramid

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Keep a Fire — Amanda Rheaume

Small Town Stories — Desiree Dorion

Surrender — George Leach

Burn Me Down — Inez Jasper
Road Renditions — Nathan Cunningham

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Stealing Genius — Amy McConnell & William Sperandei

Courage, My Love — Erin Propp with Larry Roy

My Funny Valentine – The Chet Baker Songbook — Matt Dusk

Notes On Montréal ft. Sienna Dahlen — Mike Rud

Triades — Sonia Johnson, Charles Biddle Jr. & Annie Poulain

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Gratitude — Brandi Disterheft

Habitat — Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra

Brooklyn Babylon — Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Mirror of the Mind — Earl MacDonald
Le refuge — Trifolia

TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Nine — Carn Davidson 9

The Ian McDougall 12tet LIVE — Ian McDougall 12-tet

Our Second Set — John MacLeod & His Rex Hotel Orchestra

Ripple Effect — Mike Downes

Look for the Silver Lining — Phil Dwyer and Don Thompson

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
New History Warfare Vol.3: To See More Light — Colin Stetson

Dalmak — Esmerine
Senna — Mahogany Frog

Down Home — Petr Cancura

Invitation — The Peggy Lee Band

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Himalaya mon amour — Alex Nevsky
Omniprésent — Damien Robitaille

Chic de ville — Daniel Bélanger

Fox — Karim Ouellet

Punkt — Pierre Lapointe

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Sing As We Go! — Charlie Hope

What’s the Big Idea?!? — Gary Rasberry
Colour It — Helen Austin

Mon coffret à surprises — Marie-Claude

Coconuts Don’t Fall Far From the Tree — Splash’N Boots

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
Come Cry With Me — Daniel Romano

So Say We All — David Francey
Don’t Get Too Grand — Donovan Woods
Valleyheart — Justin Rutledge
Tin Star — Lindi Ortega

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
The Folk Sinner — Lee Harvey Osmond

Bison Ranch Recording Sessions — Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five

Volume One — The Devin Cuddy Band

We Still Move On Dance Floors — The Strumbellas
Island of Echoes — The Wilderness of Manitoba

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Come on Down — David Gogo
Can You Hear the Music — Downchild

Soulscape — Harrison Kennedy

My Guitar’s My Only Friend — James Buddy Rogers

All Frequencies — MonkeyJunk

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Search the Heavens — Fraser Campbell

Jordan Raycroft — Jordan Raycroft

Heart — The City Harmonic

Lost & Undone: A Gospel Bluegrass Companion — The High Bar Gang

Trees — Tim Neufeld

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Brian Howes and Jacob Hoggard “Anything”, “Crazy for You” WILD LIFE – Hedley

Eric Ratz “Sweet Mountain River”, “The Lion” – FURIOSITY – Monster Truck Dine

Henry “Cirkut” Walter (co-producer Luke Gottwald) “Wrecking Ball” BANGERZ – Miley Cyrus, “Give It 2 U” BLURRED LINES – Robin Thicke Interscope*Universal
Ryan Guldemond and Ben Kaplan “Let’s Fall in Love”, “Bit by Bit” THE STICKS – Mother Mother Last

Thomas “Tawgs” Salter “This is the Best” ADVANCED BASICS – USS, “Red Hands”
(co-producer Gianni “Luminati” Nicassio) R.E.V.O. – Walk Off the Earth

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Je t’aime comme tu es Agathe Bray-Bourret DANIEL BÉLANGER
Friend of Mine Briin ‘Briin?’ Bernstein & Daniel AM Rosenberg D-SISIVE

Anything John Poliquin HEDLEY
King and Lionheart WeWereMonkeys OF MONSTERS AND MEN

Feeling Good Matt Barnes THE SHEEPDOGS

“We are delighted that Winnipeg will serve as the Host City to this signature event in 2014,” said Kenny Boyce, Film & Special Events Manager with the City of Winnipeg and co-chair of the JUNO Host Committee. “Winnipeg is experiencing a renaissance that has given the city an unmistakable buzz. Now is the perfect time to capitalize on this momentum.”

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