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Juno Nominees: The High and Lows!



The Juno nominations were just announced a few minutes ago and as expected,it looks like  Drake is going to be having one hell of a night!

Not only is the former Degrassi-er hosting the biggest night in Canadian music, Drake also  leads the pack with six JUNO Award nominations.  Other big nominees include  Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Hedley, Johnny Reid, Justin Bieber and Sarah McLachlan all who picked up several nominations.

Fans/haters of the Junos will notice that every year the awards seem to be building their cred with alternative nominees like BSS and Arcade Fire.  The show used to be very Top 40 friendly and with Metric winning several awards last year, the musical tides are definitely changing.

Perhaps the most shocking part of today’s announcement was the price of the tickets to the award show.  The cheapest tickets are $62 and go all the way to $213!  Since the show is only two hours long (with commercials) that is quite a steep price for Canadian music fans, don’t you think? In case you’re wondering, that works out to about $2.42 a minute!

Not that you won’t get to see some great performances  Arcade Fire , Broken Social Scene, Down With Webster Hedley and Johnny Reid are all scheduled to perform!

The Junos will take place on March 27th in Toronto!

Here’s a list of some of the BIG categories!  (Click here to see the entire list!)

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD
Drake Cash Money*Universal
Hedley Universal
Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*EMI
Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal
Michael Bublé WEA*Warner

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Oh Canada Classified HalfLife*Sony
Find Your Love Drake Cash Money*Universal
Perfect Hedley Universal
Hallelujah Vancouver Winter 2010 kd lang Nonesuch*Warner
Wavin’ Flag Young Artists for Haiti Universal

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Recovery Eminem Interscope*Universal
Teenage Dream Katy Perry Capitol*EMI
Animal Ke$ha RCA*Sony
Need You Now Lady Antebellum Capitol Nashville*EMI
Speak Now Taylor Swift Big Machine/Open Road*Universal

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Suburbs Arcade Fire Sonovox*F.A.B.
Thank Me Later Drake Cash Money*Universal
The Show Must Go Hedley Universal
A Place Called Love Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*EMI
My World 2.0 Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake Cash Money*Universal
Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*EMI
Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal
Neil Young Reprise*Warner
Sarah McLachlan Nettwerk*Sony

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire Sonovox*F.A.B.
Broken Social Scene Arts & Crafts*EMI
Down With Webster Universal Motown*Universal
Great Big Sea WEA*Warner
Three Days Grace Jive*Sony

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Basia Bulat Secret City*EMI
Bobby Bazini Mungo Park* Sélect
Caribou Merge*F.A.B.
Hannah Georgas Hidden Pony*EMI
Meaghan Smith Sire/WEA*Warner

NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR
Die Mannequin WEA*Warner
Hollerado Royal Mountain*Arts & Crafts/EMI
Misteur Valaire Mr. Label*Outside/Select
My Darkest Days 604*Universal
Said The Whale Hidden Pony*EMI

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire
“Ready To Start” | “We Used To Wait” | “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”
THE SUBURBS – Arcade Fire Sonovox*F.A.B.*Arcade Fire Music
Drake
“Fireworks”- co-songwriter M. Samuels | “Over”- co-songwriters N. Shebib, M. Samuels, C. Kalla & A. Cook | “Show Me A Good Time”- co-songwriters K. West, J. Bhasker & E. Wilson
THANK ME LATER – Drake Cash Money*Universal*EMI Music Publishing
Hannah Georgas
“Chit Chat” | “The Deep End” – co-songwriter Robbie Driscoll | “Lovers Breakdown”
THIS IS GOOD – Hannah Georgas Hidden Pony Records*EMI*Beetle Bomb Music
Royal Wood
“Waiting” | “On Top Of Your Love” | “Tonight I Will Be Your Guide”
THE WAITING – Royal Wood MapleMusic*Universal* MapleMusic Publishing
Sarah McLachlan
“Illusions of Bliss” | “Forgiveness”- co-songwriter Pierre Marchand | “Loving You Is Easy”
LAWS OF ILLUSION – Sarah McLachlan Nettwerk*Sony*Tyde Music


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