​Here Are the 2021 Juno Awards Nominees

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Mar 9, 2021

The Juno Awards will celebrate their 50th anniversary this May, and this year's nominees have just been announced.

Artists up for awards in 2021 include the Weeknd, Jessie Reyez, Justin Bieber, Savannah Ré, Arkells, TOBi, Half Moon Run, the Glorious Sons, Alanis Morissette, Shay Lia, Kaytranada, WondaGurl, Murda Beatz, Alessia Cara, JP Saxe, Crown Lands, Céline Dion, Leonard Cohen, NAV and Shawn Mendes.

The Weeknd leads the pack with six nominations total, including nods for Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Artist of the Year. Jessie Reyez, JP Saxe and Justin Bieber each follow closely behind with five nominations each.

Of course, we already knew that the ceremony would include the Tragically Hip receiving the 2021 Humanitarian Award for "humanitarian contributions [which] have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada and beyond."

As previously reported, the Junos' 50th anniversary will also feature the introduction of three new statuette trophies for award winners, inspired by those awarded between 2000 and 2010 that were designed by Shirley Elford.

Beginning with this year's milestone ceremony, Juno Award winners will receive a gold version, while a silver version will be handed out to Special Award recipients. A gold and silver version will be awarded to Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees.

The 50th annual JUNO Awards will take place May 16 in Toronto. The awards show will be broadcast nationwide through CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos.

See the full list of nominees below.

2021 Juno Awards Nominees:
Juno Fan Choice
Ali Gatie 
Curtis Waters 
JP Saxe 
Justin Bieber 
Lennon Stella 
Les Cowboys Fringants 
Shawn Mendes 
Tate McRae 
The Weeknd
Single of the Year
Brett Kissel - "Drink About Me"
JP Saxe - "If The World Was Ending" (feat. Julia Michaels)
Justin Bieber - "Intentions" (feat. Quavo)
Lennon Stella - "Kissing Other People"
The Weeknd - "Blinding Lights"

International Album of the Year

Eminem - Music to Be Murdered By
Harry Styles - Fine Line
Luke Combs - What You See Ain't Always What You Get
Pop Smoke - Shoot For the Stars Aim for the Moon
Taylor Swift - folklore
Album of the Year
Ali Gatie - YOU
Céline Dion - Courage
Justin Bieber - Changes 
Leonard Cohen - Thanks for the Dance
The Weeknd - After Hours
Artist of the Year
Ali Gatie
Céline Dion
Jessie Reyez
Justin Bieber
The Weeknd
Group of the Year
Half Moon Run
Loud Luxury
The Glorious Sons
The Reklaws
Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Curtis Waters
JP Saxe
Ryland James
Tate McRae
Breakthrough Group of the Year
Crown Lands
Peach Pit
Young Bombs
Songwriter of the Year
Alanis Morissette
Alessia Cara
Jessie Reyez
JP Saxe
The Weeknd

Country Album of the Year

Dallas Smith - Timeless
Jade Eagleson - Jade Eagleson
Lindsay Ell - heart theory
MacKenzie Porter - Drinkin' Songs: The Collection
Tenille Townes - The Lemonade Stand

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Bahamas - Sad Hunk
Basia Bulat - Are You In Love?
Begonia - Fear
Rufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules
Sarah Harmer - Are You Gone

Alternative Album of the Year

Curtis Waters - Pity Party
Dizzy - The Sun and Her Scorch
July Talk - Pray For It
PUP - This Place Sucks Ass
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light

Pop Album of the Year

Johnny Orlando - It's Never Really Over
JP Saxe - Hold It Together
Justin Bieber - Changes
Lennon Stella - Three. Two. One.
Ryland James - Ryland James

Rock Album of the Year

Crown Lands - Crown Lands
JJ Wilde - Ruthless
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Colorado
Sam Roberts Band - All Of Us
Silverstein - A Beautiful Place to Drown

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Diana Krall - This Dream of You
Laila Biali - Out of Dust
Matt Dusk - Sinatra
Sammy Jackson - With You
Sophie Day - Clémence

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

Andrés Vial - Gang of Three
Elmer Ferrer - Básico, No Básico y Dirigido Elmer
Jocelyn Gould - Elegant Traveler
Junior Santos - Conpambiche
Rachel Therrien - VENA

Jazz Album of the Year: Group

Andy Milne and Unison - The reMission
Brandi Disterheft Trio with George Coleman - Surfboard
Rmie R Roussel Trio - Rythme de passage
Florian Hoefner Trio - First Spring
Pat LaBarbera/Kirk MacDonald Qunitet - Trane of Thought, Live at the Rex

Instrumental Album of the Year

Blitz//Berlin - Movements III
Bruce Cockburn - Crowing Ignites
David Foster - Eleven Words
Flore Laurentienne - Volume 1
Gordon Grdina - Prior Street

Francophone Album of the Year
2Frères - À tous les vents
Klô Pelgag - Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs
Les Cowboys Fringants - Les antipodes 
Louis-Jean Cormier - Quand la nuit tombe
Pierre Lapointe - Pour déjouer l'ennui
Children's Album of the Year

ABC Singsong - Letters and Numbers
Charlie Hope - Goodnight to You All: Traditional Lullabies from Ireland & the UK
Ginalina - Small But Mighty
Njacko Backo and Kalimbas at Work - J'aime mon école
Splash'N Boots - Heart Parade

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber

Ensemble Made In Canada - MOSAÏQUE
James Ehnes, Jon Kimura Parker, Jens Lindemann - Bach & Brahms Reimagined
La Peste Les Barocudas - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 4, 5 & 8 
Quatuor Bozzini - Ana Sokolović: Short Stories 

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble

Les Violons du Roy - Mozart: Concertos pour piano / Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 24 
Louis Lortie with BBC Philharmonic - Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 5, & Other Works  
Orchestre symphonique de Laval - Jacques Hétu: Concertos 
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal - Ginastera - Bernstein - Moussa: Œuvres pour violon et orchestre / Works for Violin and Orchestra 
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal - Penderecki: St. Luke Passion

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral

Barbara Hannigan with Ludwig Orchestra - La passione
Erin Wall, Joshua Hopkins, Andrew Staples, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir with Toronto - 
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis - Massenet: Thaïs 
Karina Gauvin with Pacific Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Weimann - Nuits blanches: Airs d'opéra à la cour de Russie au XVIIe siècle / Opera Arias at the Russian Court of the 18th Century 
Luminous Voices, conducted by Timothy Shantz - Sea Dreams 
Sarah Slean with Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Bernhard Gueller - Sarah Slean and Symphony Nova Scotia 

Classical Composition of the Year

Alexina Louie - "Take The Dog Sled"
Ana Sokolović  - "Commedia dell'arte"
Anna Höstman - "Harbour"
Samy Moussa - "Violin Concerto 'Adrano'"
Zosha Di Castri - "Tachitipo"

Rap Recording of the Year
88Glam - New Mania
bbno$ & Yung Gravy - Baby Gravy 2
Eric Reprid - Cold World 
NAV - Good Intentions (Brown Boy 2 Deluxe Version)

Dance Recording of the Year

Felix Cartal & Sophie Simmons - "MINE"
Frank Walker - "Dancing In The Dark"
Kaytranada - BUBBA
Rezz x Grabbitz - "Someone Else"
So Sus - Voices

Reggae Recording of the Year

Ammoye - "Give It All"
Blessed - "Black Man"
Dubmatix - "Roots Rock" (feat. Micah Sheaiah, Lasai & Big Sugar)
Kirk Diamond - "Let It Be Done"
TOME x Sean Kingston - "I Pray"
Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year
Burnstick - Kîyânaw
Crystal Shawanda - Church House Blues
Julian Taylor - The Ridge
Leela Gilday - North Star Calling
Terry Uyarak - Nunarjua Isulinginniani
Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year
Jessie Reyez - Before Love Came to Kill Us
Savannah Ré - "Where You Are"
Shay Lia - Solaris
The Weeknd - After Hours
TOBi - "Holiday"

Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Charlotte Day Wilson - "Take Care of You" (feat. Syd)
Dylan Sinclair - Proverb
Emanuel - Alt Therapy Session 1: Disillusion
IAMTHELIVING - In This Thing Called Life
Savannah Ré - "Solid"

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Julian Taylor - The Ridge
Leela Gilday - North Star Calling
Rose Cousins - Bravado
Tami Neilson - CHICKABOOM!
William Prince - Reliever

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

Beòlach - All Hands
Le Diable à Cinq - Debout!
Nick Hornbuckle - 13 or So
Pharis & Jason Romero - Bet On Love
Rum Ragged - The Thing About Fish

Blues Album of the Year

Angel Forrest - Hell Bent with Grace
Crystal Shawanda - Church House Blues
Dione Taylor - Spirits in the Water
Rick Fines - Solar Powered Too
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar - The Reckless One

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year

Allen Froese - All Things New
K-Anthony - The Cure
Matt Maher - Alive & Breathing
Shawna Cain - The Way
Steve Bell - Wouldn't You Love to Know?

World Music Album of the Year

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra - VelkomBak
Lengaïa Salsa Brava - The Gold Diggers
Mazacote - Patria
OKAN - Espiral
Zal Sissokho - Kora Flamenca
Producer of the Year
Akeel Henry
Jordon Manswell
Murda Beatz

Recording Engineer of the Year

George Seara
Jason Dufour
Johann Deterville
John 'Beetle' Bailey
Serban Ghenea

Album Artwork of the Year

Lynn Hanson - Just Words
Klô Pelgag - Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs
Lido Pimienta - Miss Colombia
Protest the Hero - Palimpsest
July Talk - Pray For It

Music Video of the Year

Scott Helman - "Wait No More"
Sheenah Ko - "Wrap Me Up"
Jessie Reyez - "No One's In the Room"
Jessie Reyez - "Intruders"
deadmau5 & the Neptunes - "Pomegranate"

Electronic Album of the Year

ATTLAS - Lavender God
Bob Moses - Desire
Caribou - Suddenly
CRi - Juvenile
Jessy Lanza - All the Time

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

Annihilator - Ballistic, Sadistic
Kataklysm - Unconquered
Protest the Hero - Palimpsest
Unleash the Archers - Abyss
Vile Creature - Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

Alanis Morissette - Such Pretty Forks in the Road
Céline Dion - Courage
Craig Strickland - Starlit Afternoon
Pierre Lapointe - Pour déjouer l'ennui
STORRY - CH III: The Come Up

Comedy Album of the Year

Derek Seguin - PanDerek (1st Wave!)
Jacob Samuel - Horse Power
Matt Wright - Existing Is Exhausting
Nick Nemeroff - The Pursuit of Comedy Has Ruined My Life
Shirley Gnome - Decoxification

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