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The 2018 Juno Nominees list is officially here, and reflects the amazing successes in Canadian music over the last 12 months. Jessie Reyez tied with Arcade Fire for most nominations with four, while Grammy's Best New Artist Alessia Cara and crowd favourite Daniel Caesar also nabbed noms in the Single of the Year and Artist of the Year categories, respectively.
The R&B/Soul category is stacked, with Caesar, Reyez, Jahkoy, Jhyve and Keshia Chanté all up for the award. The rap category announcement had tongues wagging with the absence of a few key players, namely Drake, who chose not to submit his More Life project for consideration despite it being one of the biggest releases last year the world over. Music journalist Samantha O'Connor also pointed out that Killy didn't receive a nod, despite having submitted his work for consideration and also having one of the biggest viral hits with "Killamonjaro."
Vancouver will play host to this year's ceremony and will be hosted by Michael Buble. Reyez, Caeser and Hedley are al set to perform at the ceremony, with a tribute to The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie, who passed away from brain cancer in October, also planned. Check out some of the nominees below, and watch for the Juno Awards to air live on March 25 on CBC.
Juno Fan Choice Award:
Theory of a Dead Man
Walk Off the Earth
Single of the Year:
Shawn Mendes - "There's Nothing Holding Me Back"
The Weeknd - "I Feel It Coming" (ft. Daft Punk)
Alessia Cara - "How Far I'll Go"
Arkells - "Knocking at the Door"
Arcade Fire - "Everything Now"
International Album of the Year:
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
Post Malone - Stoney
Taylor Swift - Reputation
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
Ed Sheeran - ÷
Artist of the Year:
Group of the Year:
A Tribe Called Red
Broken Social Scene
Breakthrough Artist of the Year:
Virginia to Vegas
Rap Recording of the Year:
Maestro Fresh Wes - "Coach Fresh"
Lou Phelps - "001: Experiments"
Tory Lanez - "Shooters"
Belly - "Mumble Rap"
Clairmont The Second - "Lil Mont from the Ave"
R&B/Soul Recording of the Year:
Jahkoy - Foreign Water
Jessie Reyez - Kiddo
Jhyve - Human
Keshia Chanté - Unbound 01
Daniel Caesar - Freudian