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Nominations Announced For the 50th Annual Juno Awards

Nominations Announced For the 50th Annual Juno Awards

The 50th Juno Award nominations have been announced, honoring the biggest artists throughout Canada. The award show will air May 16 on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio one and CBC Music. Or, stream the Junos online at CBCmusic.ca/junos. Filming will take place throughout the country at various Canadian landmarks. Among this year’s honors will be a number of philanthropic awards such as the Humanitarian Award and MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award. The Orchard is happy to celebrate over a dozen of our distributed partners have been recognized for this year’s awards. 

Among those selected is influential and highly acclaimed singer-songwriter, Alanis Morissette. Since 2019, Alanis’s iconic album Jagged Little Pill, inspired the launch of the Broadway Musical of the same title, all whilst Alanis released her ninth studio album titled, Such Pretty Forks In The Road featuring “Reasons I Drink” and “Ablaze.” The album delves into her struggles, growth, self-expression, artistry, and, of course, emphasizes themes of female empowerment and spirituality. Continuously reinventing the wheel and exceeding expectations, Alanis has been nominated for Songwriter of the Year as well as Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for Such Pretty Forks In The Road

Alongside Alanis in the Adult Contemporary Album of The Year category is Pierre Lapointe. A staple of the Quebec music scene, Pierre is no stranger to the Canadian awards circuit having received numerous ADISQ nominations and Juno nods in the past. Pierre’s latest project titled, Pour déjouer l’ennui, which translates “to thwart boredom,” enlists the talents of collaborators including Daniel Bélanger, Philippe B, Hubert Lenoir et Julien Chiasson, Amélie Mandeville, Félix Dyotte and Clara Luciani. In addition to the Contemporary category, Pour déjouer l’ennui is also in the running for Album Francophone de L’année.

Find the complete list of Juno Nominees here and those partnered with The Orchard, below:

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR / RÉVÉLATION DE L’ANNÉE (GROUPE) 

Manila Grey (1z Co) 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR / COMPOSITEUR DE L’ANNÉE 

Alanis Morissette (Epiphany Music/Thirty Tigers)

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR / ALBUM ADULTE ALTERNATIF DE L’ANNÉE 

Fear – Begonia (Rex Baby Records)

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR / ALBUM ROCK DE L’ANNÉE

A Beautiful Place to Drown  – Silverstein (UNFD/Silverstein Music) 

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO / ALBUM DE JAZZ DE L’ANNÉE

Elegant Traveler – Jocelyn Gould (Posi-tone)

ALBUM FRANCOPHONE DE L’ANNÉE 

Quand la nuit tombe – Louis-Jean Cormier (Simone Records)

Pour déjouer l’ennui – Pierre Lapointe (Audiogram)

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR / ALBUM POUR ENFANTS DE L’ANNÉE

Heart Parade – Splash’N Boots (Splash’N Boots)

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE / ALBUM CLASSIQUE DE L’ANNÉE : GRAND ENSEMBLE

Mozart: Concertos pour piano / Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 24 –  Les Violons du Roy, conducted by Jonathan Cohen, feat. Charles Richard-Hamelin (Groupe Analekta)

Ginastera – Bernstein – Moussa: Œuvres pour violon et orchestre / Works for Violin and Orchestra – Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano, feat. Andrew Wan (Groupe Analekta)

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR / COMPOSITION CLASSIQUE DE L’ANNÉE

Violin Concerto “Adrano” – Samy Moussa (Groupe Analekta)

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR / ENREGISTREMENT REGGAE DE L’ANNÉE

“Roots Rock (ft. Micah Shemaiah, Lasai & Big Sugar)” –  Dubmatix (Renegade Recordings)

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR / ALBUM DE MUSIQUE DU MONDE DE L’ANNÉE

Kora Flamenca – Zal Sissokho (Groupe Analekta)

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR / ALBUM ÉLECTRONIQUE DE L’ANNÉE

Juvenile – CRi (Courage)

METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR / ALBUM DE MUSIQUE MÉTAL/HARD DE L’ANNÉE

Abyss – Unleash The Archers (Napalm Records)

Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! – Vile Creature (Prosthetic Records)

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR / ALBUM ADULTE CONTEMPORAIN DE L’ANNÉE

Such Pretty Forks in the Road – Alanis Morissette (Epiphany Music/Thirty Tigers)

Pour déjouer l’ennui – Pierre Lapointe (Audiogram)

TRADITIONAL R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR / ENREGISTREMENT R&B/SOUL TRADITIONNEL DE L’ANNÉE 

“Take Care of You (feat. Syd)” – Charlotte Day Wilson (Stone Woman)

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