This year’s Juno Awards take place in Ottawa on 4/1, and today the nominees for their annual prizes were revealed. A lot of familiar names — Drake, Feist, Avril Lavigne — headline the nominees. Something tells me the Black Keys won’t be happy with a selection or two. Two Christmas albums made the “Best Album” list, so either it was a bad year for Canadian albums or the best year for Christmas albums ever! Shatner hosts, obviously. Scan the nominees below.
Artist Of The Year
City and Colour
Goodbye Lullabye, Avril Lavigne
Take Care, Drake
Under the Mistletoe, Justin Bieber
Christmas, Michael Bublé
Here and Now, Nickelback.
“Fragile Bird,” City And Colour
“Let’s Go Higher,” Johnny Reid
“When We Stand Together,” Nickelback
“I Don’t Know,” The Sheepdogs.
For the rest of the nominees, head to CBC. The ceremony is in Ottawa on 4/1.