Tuesday, February 7, 2012

2012 JUNO Award Nominations

The nominations for the 2012 Juno Awards were announced this morning. I know a lot of people in this country do not care for these awards, but I do. There is SO much amazing Canadian talent, and they deserve to be honoured! I will never stop supporting our awesome homegrown talent! 

I was so happy to hear that hosting this years show will be none other than Captain Kirk himself, the one and only, William Shatner! Very cool!  

Blue Rodeo will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and will perform alongside Sarah McLachlan. They also announced this morning that Nickelback and Hedley have been added to the April 1st CTV broadcast of the 2012 JUNO Awards. They join previously announced performers Feist, Deadmau5 and City and Colour. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The nominees for the 2012 JUNO Awards are:

Artist of the Year 
City and Colour
Michael Bublé

New Artist of the Year
Alyssa Reid
Dan Mangan
Diamond Rings
Lindi Ortega

New Group of the Year
Braids Flemish
Hey Rosetta!
Mother Mother
The Rural Alberta Advantage
The Sheepdogs 

Album of the Year
Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullabye
Drake - Take Care
Justin Bieber - Under the Mistletoe
Michael Bublé - Christmas
Nickelback- Here And Now 

Single of the Year 
City and Colour - Fragile Bird
Hedley - Invincible
Johnny Reid - Let’s Go Higher
Nickelback - When We Stand Together
The Sheepdogs - I Don’t Know 

International Artist of the Year 
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
LMFAO - Sorry For Party Rocking
Rihanna Island - Loud

Juno Fan Choice Award 
Arcade Fire
Avril Lavigne 
City and Colour
Ginette Reno
Justin Bieber
Michael Bublé

Pop Album of the Year
Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby
Down With Webster - Time To Win Vol. II
Hedley - Storms
Lights Lights - Siberia
Marianas Trench - Ever After 

Rock Album of the Year 
Arkells Arkells - Michigan Left
Matthew Good - Lights of Endangered Species
Sam Roberts Band - Collider
Sloan - The Double Cross
The Sheepdogs - Learn & Burn 

The full list of nominees can be found here.

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