2019 JUNO Nominees Have Been Named


The 2019 JUNO Award Nominees have been announced! Over 40 of The Orchard’s distributed artists, labels and projects have been  listed among Canada’s finest.

Classical label, Analekta, earned over six nominations with releases across almost every classical category including three of the five spots for Classical Album Of The Year – Solo Or Chamber Ensemble. With talented performers and conductors like the Gryphon Trio and Orchestre du Centre National Des Arts du Canada conducted by Alexander Shelley, the label has an incredibly impressive roster. In business for over 30 years, Analekta is the largest independent classical music company in Canada and continues to turnout visionary releases and adapt with the classical genre, bringing listeners and art into the digital era.

Bonsound’s Milk & Bone and Elisapie are also in the running for Electronic Album of the Year and Indigenous Music Album of the Year, respectively. The Montreal-based electro-pop duo, Milk & Bone landed on the scene in 2015 with their debut Little Mourning. The artist are no strangers to awards  but thanks to the success of their 2018 release Deception Bay, this is Milk & Bones first JUNO nod. Songwriter, filmmaker and activist Elisapie, captures the beauty and challenges of the north with her latest album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl. Elisapie conveys the soulful story of her Inuit origins as she reconnects with her heritage through her art.

Congratulations to all of our nominated partners listed below and find the full complete list of Juno Award nominees here.

Group Of The Year
The Sheepdogs [Dine Alone]

Producer Of The Year
Thomas D’Arcy for The Sheepdogs — “I’ve Got a Hole Where My Heart Should Be” & “Love the Way You Are” [Dine Alone]

Breakthrough Group Of The Year
Dizzy [Royal Mountain]

Alternative Album Of The Year
Dizzy — Baby Teeth [Royal Mountain]
Tokyo Police Club — TPC [Dine Alone]

Adult Alternative Album Of The Year
Whitehorse — A Whitehorse Winter Classic [Six Shooter]

Blues Album of The Year
Jack de Keyzer — Checkmate [Indie Pool D3]
Sue Foley — The Ice Queen [Stony Plain]

Best Children’s Album
Sonshine & Broccoli — It’s Cool To Be Kind [Indie Pool D3]

Classical Album Of The Year – Solo Or Chamber Ensemble
Angela Hewlett — Scarlatti: Sonatas Vol. 2 [Hyperion /Harmonia Mundi]
Marc-Andre Hamelin — Schubert: Piano Sonata & Impromptus [Hyperion /Harmonia Mundi]
Andrew Wan & Charles Richard-Hamelin — Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6, 7 & 8 [Analekta]
Blake Pouliot with Hsin-I Huang Ravel & Debussy — Sonates [Analekta]
Gryphon Trio — The End of Flowers: Works by Clarke & Ravel [Analekta]

Classical Album Of The Year – Large Ensemble
Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra/Orchestre du Centre National Des Arts du Canada conducted by Alexander Shelley — New Worlds/Nouveaux Mondes [Analekta]
James Ehnes with Seattle Symphony and Detroit Symphony Orchestra — Newton Howard & Kernis: Violin Concertos; Tovey: Stream of Limelight [Onyx/Harmonia Mundi]
Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arthur Post with Gryphon Trio — Into the Wonder [Analekta]

Classical Album Of The Year – Vocal Or Choral Performance
Joyce El-Khoury — Echo [Opera Rara/Harmonia Mundi]
Miriam Khalil — Ayre [Indie Pool D3]

Classical Composition of the Year
Ana Sokolović — Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes [Analekta]

Indigenous Music Album of the Year
Elisapie — The Ballad of the Runaway Girl [Bonsound]

Instrumental Album of The Year
Kevin Breit — Johnny Goldtooth and the Chevy Casanovas [Stony Plain]
Ida Toninato, Jennifer Thiessen — The Space Between Us [Ambiances Magnetiques]

Jazz Album of the Year: Group
Liebman/Murley Quartet feat. Jim Vivian & Terry Clarke — Live at U of T [Indie Pool D3]
Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble — Atwood Suites [Origin Records]

Metal/Hard Rock Album of the Year
Cancer Bats — The Spark That Moves [Dine Alone}
KEN mode — Loved [Season Of Mist]
Voivod — The Wake [Century Media]
Kobra And The Lotus — Prevail II [Napalm Records]
Beyond Creation — Algorythm [Season of Mist]

Rock Album of the Year
The Sheepdogs — Changing Colors [Dine Alone]

Contemporary Roots Album of The Year
Kata Kaier — Grenades [Smithsonian Folkways]
The Deep Dark Woods — Yarrow [Six Shooter Records]
AHI — In Our Time [Thirty Tigers/22nd Sentry]

Reggae Recording Of The Year
Sly, Robbie, Dubmatix — Overdubbed [Echo Beach]
Exco Levi — Narrative [Silly Walks Discotheque]

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo
Alison Young — So Here We Are [Triplet]
Renee Rosnes — Beloved of the Sky [Smoke Sessions]

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year
Brian Doerksen — Grateful [Doodlebug]

World Music Album of the Year
Emmanuel Jal and Nyaruach — Naath [Gatwitch]

Electronic Album of the Year
Milk & Bone — Deception Bay [Bonsound]

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