Juno Awards Announce 2010 Nominees, Including Drake, Metric, Japandroids and, Um, Michael Bublé and Justin Bieber

Juno Awards Announce 2010 Nominees, Including Drake, Metric, Japandroids and, Um, Michael Bublé and Justin Bieber
Well, today is Juno nominee day. So, like it or not, Canada's answer to the Grammys has announced its long list of potential winners.

As usual, it's a downright cringeworthy list of noms, with the likes of Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé and Billy Talent leading the way with several nominations each. Head over to the International Album of the Year category and you have Susan Boyle, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and that Black Eyed Peas crew. Yeah, it's not a pretty sight. Oh, and there are of course a pile of nominees that you've likely never even heard of.

There are a few less-painful-to-report nominees, including Drake (who scored multiple nominations), Metric (who have a triple Juno nod), Handsome Furs and Japandroids (both nominated for Alternative Album of the Year), Classified (who got props for Single of the Year) and Charles Spearin (whose The Happiness Project was nominated for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year). And on the plus side, Nickelback are a less dominating presence this time around.

Still, overall, it's likely one more reason for the Americans to poke fun at us Canadians yet again. But, really, we should be used to that by now on the Junos front.

To see who comes out on top at the 2010 Juno Awards, the awards ceremony will be taking place on April 18 in St. John's, Newfoundland, and it will be aired on CTV.

Stay tuned for Exclaim!'s full report on the Juno nominees announcement, with interviews from several of those artists up for awards.

Preceded by the list of this year's performers, here are all the nominees for the 2010 Juno Awards:

2010 JUNO AWARD PERFORMERS
Billy Talent

Blue Rodeo

Drake

Johnny Reid

Justin Bieber

Metric

Michael Bublé

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD (PRESENTED BY PEPSI)
Ginette Reno Melon-Miel*Select
Johnny Reid Open Road*Universal
Maxime Landry Productions J*Select
Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner
Nickelback EMI

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Rusted From The Rain Billy Talent WEA*Warner
Anybody Listening Classified HalfLife*Sony
Best I Ever Had Drake Aspire*Universal
Haven't Met You Yet Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner
Love Is A First The Tragically Hip Universal

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The E.N.D. Black Eyed Peas Interscope*Universal
Circus Britney Spears Zomba*Sony
Only By The Night Kings Of Leon RCA*Sony
I Dreamed A Dream Susan Boyle Simcoe*Sony
Fearless Taylor Swift Big Machine/Open Road*Universal

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION)
III Billy Talent WEA*Warner
Quiet Nights Diana Krall Verve*Universal
Dance With Me Johnny Reid Open Road*Universal
My World Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal
Crazy Love Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Diana Krall Verve*Universal
Jann Arden Universal
Johnny Reid Open Road*Universal
K'Naan A&M/Octone*Universal
Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Billy Talent WEA*Warner
Blue Rodeo WEA*Warner
Hedley Universal
Metric Last Gang*Universal
The Tragically Hip Universal

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND CANADA'S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS)

Carly Rae Jepsen MapleMusic*Fontana North
Danny Fernandes CP*Fontana North
Drake Aspire*Universal
Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal
Shiloh Universal

NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND CANADA'S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS)

Arkells Dine Alone*Universal
Down With Webster Universal Motown*Universal
Stereos Universal
Ten Second Epic Black Box*Fontana North
The New Cities Sony

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO)

Carly Rae Jepsen & Ryan Stewart
"Tug Of War" | "Bucket" | "Money And The Ego"
TUG OF WAR -€“ Carly Rae Jepsen MapleMusic*Fontana North
Emily Haines & James Shaw
"Gimme Sympathy" | "Sick Muse" | "Help I'm Alive"
FANTASIES -€“ Metric Last Gang*Universal
Joel Plaskett
"Through & Through & Through" | "Deny, Deny, Deny" | "All The Way Down The Line"
THREE -€“ Joel Plaskett MapleMusic*Universal
K'Naan
"Wavin Flag" -€“ co-songwriters B. Mars, P. Lawrence & J. Daval | "Take A Minute", "If Rap Gets
Jealous" -€“ co-songwriters G. Eaton & B. West
TROUBADOUR -€“ K'Naan A&M/Octone*Universal
Michael Bublé
"Haven't Met You Yet", "Hold On" -€“ co-songwriters Alan Chang & Amy S. Foster
CRAZY LOVE -€“ Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Go Doc Walker Open Road*Universal
Believe Emerson Drive Valory/Open Road*Universal
Dance With Me Johnny Reid Open Road*Universal
The Long Way Home Terri Clark EMI
The Road Hammers II The Road Hammers Open Road*Universal

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY GALAXIE, YOUR MUSICAL UNIVERSE)

Nineteen Seventy-Seven 1977 Independent
Masters Of The Burial Amy Millan Arts & Crafts*EMI
Way Down Here Cuff The Duke Noble*Universal
How To Fall Down In Public Howie Beck 13 Clouds*Fontana North
Three Joel Plaskett MapleMusic*Universal

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Face Control Handsome Furs Sub Pop*Outside
Post-Nothing Japandroids Polyvinyl*Sonic Unyon
I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day Julie Doiron Endearing*Fontana North
Fantasies Metric Last Gang*Universal
Sainthood Tegan & Sara Warner Bros.*Warner

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Show Must Go Hedley Universal
My World Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal
The Listening LIGHTS Underground Operations*Universal
Crazy Love Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner
Stereos Stereos Universal

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Old Crows/Young Cardinals Alexisonfire Dine Alone*Universal
III Billy Talent WEA*Warner
Dark Horse Nickelback EMI
We Are The Same The Tragically Hip Universal
Life Starts Now Three Days Grace Jive*Sony

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

I Like Men Carol Welsman E1 Music
Quiet Nights Diana Krall Verve*Universal
Haven't We Met Emilie-Claire Barlow Empress*E1 Music
Lovelight Michael Kaeshammer Alert*Universal
Ranee Lee Lives Upstairs Ranee Lee Justin Time*EMI

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Happiness Project Charles Spearin Arts & Crafts*EMI
Infernal Machines Darcy James Argue's Secret Society New Amsterdam*Naxos
Motion Hilario Duran Alma*Universal
Silverbirch John Roney Effendi*Select
Songbook Vol. 1 Kirk MacDonald Quartet Addo Records

TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Regeneration Al Henderson Septet Cornerstone*Outside
Bluesy Lunedi Alain Bédard Effendi*Select
Strands II Darren Sigesmund Independent
Pleased To Meet You Oliver Jones and Hank Jones Justin Time*EMI
It's About Time Terry Clarke Blue Music

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Beats On Canvas Beats On Canvas BOC Records
As Seen Through The Windows Bell Orchestre Arts & Crafts*EMI
Trifecta Pavlo, Rik Emmett, Oscar Lopez PRO*Fontana North
Yalla Yalla! Sultans Of String Independent*Outside
L'ile de Sept Villes The Hylozoists Independent*Outside

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Les sentinelles dormant Andrea Lindsay GSI*Select
mille excuses milady Jean Leloup Grosse Boîte*Sélect
Dans Mon Corps Les Trois Accords Indica*Outside
Un toi dans ma tête Luc De Larochellière Les Disques Victoire*DEP
Un serpent sous ses fleurs Yann Perreau Bonsound*Select

CHILDREN'S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Action Packed Bobs & Lolo Independent
I'm Me! Charlie Hope Little Maple Leaf
Love My New Shirt Norman Foote Inarow Records
We Share The Earth The Bee's Knees The Children's Group*E1 Music
Walk On The Kerplunks Independent

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Philip Glass : Portrait Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà  Analekta*Select
El Dorado Caroline Léonardelli Centaur*IndiePool
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Quartet No. 1 I Musici de Montréal Analekta*Select
James Ehnes plays Paganini 24 Caprices James Ehnes Onyx*SRI
Joel Quarrington: Garden Scene Joel Quarrington Analekta*Select

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE

ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT
Mathieu, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn: Concertino & Concertos Alain Lefèvre & London
Mozart Players Alalekta*Select
Bartók Les Violons du Roy ATMA*Naxos
Mendelssohn -€“ Piano Concertos 1 & 2 -€“ Symphony No. 5 Louis Lortie and Orchestre
symphonique de Québec ATMA*Naxos
Selections From the 2009 National Tour National Youth Orchestra of Canada Independent
Bruckner 8 Yannick Nézet-Séguin & Orchestre Métropolitain ATMA*Naxos

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE

Adrianne Pieczonka sings Puccini Adrianne Pieczonka Orfeo*SRI
Songs By Ravel Gerald Finley Hyperion*SRI
Gomidas Songs Isabel Bayrakdarian Nonesuch*Warner
Porpora Arias Karina Gauvin ATMA*Naxos
Melodiya: Glinka, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky Marianne Fiset; Orchestre
Radio-Canada Musique; Jean-Philippe Tremblay, conductor Analekta*Select

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

Nocturne Leonard Enns SHADOWLAND Independent
Angels In Flight Marjan Mozetich LAMENT IN THE TRAMPLED GARDEN Centrediscs*CMC
Lament In The Trampled Garden Marjan Mozetich LAMENT IN THE TRAMPLED GARDEN
Centrediscs*CMC
Dreams Of Flying Rob Teehan NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF CANADA Independent
Earth Songs Stephen Chatman EARTH SONGS Centrediscs*CMC

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Still Fly Big Page, Drake & U.G.O. Crew Smoke & Mirrors*E1 Music
Self Explanatory Classified HalfLife*Sony
So Far Gone Drake Aspire*Universal
Yes! k-os Crown Loyalist*Universal
Troubadour K'Naan A&M/Octone*Universal

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Shine 4U Carmen and Camille TwinSpin Music
For Lack Of A Better Name Deadmau5 Ultra*EMI
Runnin Doman and Gooding ft. Dru & Lincoln Heaven Recordings
I'm No Human Misstress Barbara MapleMusic*Universal
Thunderheist Thunderheist Big Dada*Universal

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

INTRO Danny Fernandes CP*Fontana North
Lonesome Highway jacksoul Sony
The Long Way Home Jarvis Church EMI
The Black Book Jully Black Universal
The Bridge Melanie Fiona Universal Motown/SRC*Universal

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
American Dream Carl Henry III Mosaic
Gonna Be Alright Dubmatix ft. Prince Blanco 7 Arts
Show Me The Way Kim Davis Independent
Wha-La-La-Leng Poirier Ninja Tune*Outside
Breaking Up Tanya Mullings MegaCity

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK)

Distant Morning Star Digawolf Independent
We Are Digging Roots Odeimin*Outside
Sing Soul Girl Inez Leslemot
Swagger Lucie Idlout Sun Rev*Outside
Trail Of Tears Wayne Lavallee Dixiefrog*Outside

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO

Hunter, Hunter Amelia Curran Six Shooter*Warner
Pink Strat Bahamas Nevado*Fontana North
Losin' Lately Gambler Corb Lund New West*Universal
Queen's Hotel John Wort Hannam Black Hen*Fontana North
Achin In Yer Bones Romi Mayes Independent*Outside

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP

Annie Lou Annie Lou Independent
Let's Just Stay Here Carolyn Mark & NQ Arbuckle Mint*Outside
Good Lovelies Good Lovelies Independent*Fontana North
Lost Channels Great Lake Swimmers Nettwerk*Sony
No Fool For Trying Madison Violet True North*Universal

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Steady Movin' Carlos del Junco NorthernBlues*Outside
From The Water Colin Linden True North*Universal
I Need A Hat Downchild Linus*Universal
The Corktown Sessions Jack de Keyzer Blue Star*Indiepool
Low Fidelity Treasa Levasseur Slim Chicken*Outside

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Dear Diary FM Static David C. Cook*EMI
What I Gotta Say Janelle Life Vision Communications
Where's Our Revolution Matt Brouwer Black Shoe*Fontana North
Devotions Steve Bell Singpost Music
Welcome To The Masquerade Thousand Foot Krutch Tooth & Nail*EMI

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS)

Alex Cuba Alex Cuba Caracol*EMI
Comfortably Mine Domenic Mancuso Independent
Slide To Freedom 2: Make A Better World Doug Cox & Salil Bhatt NorthernBlues*Outside
Sunplace Jaffa Road Independent
La danse de l'exilé Karim Saada R.S.B.*Espace Émergence

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Bob Rock "Haven't Met You Yet" | "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" -€“ CRAZY LOVE -€“ Michael
Bublé Reprise*Warner
David Foster "Cry Me A River" | "All Of Me" -€“ CRAZY LOVE -€“ Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner
Fred St-Gelais "Plaisirs amers" | "C'est mois" -€“ VERSION 3.0 -€“ Marie-Mai Musicor*Select
Kevin Churko "Look Where You're Walking" (co-producer Kane Churko) -€“ MODERN SCIENCE
Modern Science Mimortl | "The Dream" THE DREAM -€“ In This Moment Century*EMI
Michael Phillip Wojewoda (co-producer Jennifer Foster) "Palm Trees" | "The Key (Different
Than I Used To Be)" SONGS FROM THE ALIEN BEACON -€“ Jennifer LFO Kanada Kid

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Dan Brodbeck "Apple Of My Eye" | "Be Careful" NO BAGGAGE -€“ Dolores O'Riordan
Zoë/Rounder*Universal
Darryl Neudorf "And When You Wake Up" THE THINGS WE LEFT BEHIND -€“ Blue Rodeo
WEA*Warner | "Fever" MIDDLE CYCLONE -€“ Neko Case ANTI-*Epitaph
Denis Tougas "Save Your Love" | "The Mad Mile" THE MAD MILE -€“ Kirsten Jones Pop
Bottle*Fontana North
John 'Beetle' Bailey "I Can't Make You Love Me" TAKE LOVE EASY -€“ Sophie Milman
Linus*Universal | "Havana City" MOTION -€“ Hilario Duran Alma*Universal
John Drew "Oh! The Boss Is Coming!" | "Pullin' Punches" JACKSON SQUARE -€“ Arkells Dine
Alone*Universal

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR

Alex Durlak (Art Director)
Potential Things CANAILLE Standard Form*Outside
Justin Ellsworth (Art Director/Designer); Vanessa Heins (Photographer); Daniel
Romano & Ken Reaume (Illustrators)
Bring Me Your Love (Special Edition) CITY AND COLOUR Dine Alone*Universal
Martin Bernard (Art Director); Stéphane Cocke (Photographer); Thomas Csano
(Designer/Illustrator)
Beats on Canvas BEATS ON CANVAS BOC Records
Rachelle Dupere (Art Director); Derek Henderson (Photographer); Evan Kaminsky
(Designer)
Masters Of The Burial AMY MILLAN Arts & Crafts*EMI
Thomas Csano (Art Director/Designer); Alex McLean (Illustrator)
Wooden Arms PATRICK WATSON Secret City*EMI

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY MUCHFACT)

Mr. Hurricane Ben Steiger-Levine BEAST Pheromone*Universal
Heavens To Purgatory Ben Steiger-Levine THE MOST SERENE REPUBLIC Arts & Crafts*EMI
Anybody Listening Harv CLASSIFIED HalfLife*Sony
Little Bit Of Red Marc Ricciardelli SERENA RYDER EMI
It's Okay WeWereMonkeys LAND OF TALK Land of Talk*Secret City/EMI

MUSIC DVD OF THE YEAR

Miroir Noir Vincent Morisset, Vincent Morisset & Arcade Fire ARCADE FIRE Merge*F>A>B
Snakes & Arrows Live Pierre & François Lamoureaux Allan Weinrib, Pegi Cecconi, Ray Daniels
RUSH Anthem*Universal
Iron Maiden Flight 666 Sam Dunn, Scott McFadyen Ron Smallwood, Stefan Demetriou, Andy
Taylor IRON MAIDEN EMI
The Trews Acoustic -€“ Friends & Total Strangers Tim Martin, John-Angus MacDonald, Larry
Wanagas THE TREWS Bumstead*Universal
DRUM! Live Aaron Young, Doris Mason, Colin Smeltzer, Daniel Brooker Brookes Diamond
DRUM! Independent*Fontana North