2023 JUNO Nominees and performers announced

Canadas biggest night in music is in Edmonton this year. The 2023 Juno Nominees were announced today and here is the list of nominees as well as artists expected to perform at this years awards showcase in Edmonton

The 2023 Juno Nominees were announced today and here is the list of nominees as well as artists expected to perform at this years awards showcase in Edmonton. Stay up to date with your Junos coverage by visiting the Windspeaker Radio Networks stations, website and socials ! 


Pop- Punk sensaion Avril Lavigne and Pop singer Tate MCrae tie for most nominations at five a piece.

Jessie Reyez, Aysanabee and Alexisonfire will take the stage at the 52nd Juno Awards along side previously announced performers, singer/rapper AP Dhillon, Banx & Ranx, Preston Pablo ,  Albertas Country sensation Tenille Townes along with Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Nickelback.

Here is the full list of this years nominees:

Contemporary Indigenous artist or group of the year

  • Watin, Aysanabee 
  • Zhawenim, Digging Roots
  • Code Red, Indian City
  • Beyond the Reservoir, Julian Taylor 
  • The Crossing, Susan Aglukark

Traditional Indigenous artist or group of the year

  • Kâkîsimo ᑳᑮᓯᒧᐤ, Cikwes 
  • Katajjausiit, Iva & Angu
  • Mikwanak Kamôsakinat, Joel Wood
  • Ôskimacîtahowin: A New Beginning, Northern Cree
  • Unbreakable, the Bearhead Sisters


TikTok Juno fan choice

  • Avril Lavigne 
  • Lauren Spencer-Smith
  • MacKenzie Porter
  • Preston Pablo
  • Rêve
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Tate McRae
  • The Reklaws
  • The Weeknd
  • Tyler Shaw

Single of the year

  • "Bite Me," Avril Lavigne 
  • "Flowers Need Rain," Preston Pablo and Banx & Ranx 
  • "When You're Gone," Shawn Mendes 
  • "She's all I Wanna Be," Tate McRae 
  • "Sacrifice," the Weeknd

International album of the year

  • =, Ed Sheeran
  • Harry's House, Harry Styles
  • Montero, Lil Nas X
  • Midnights, Taylor Swift
  • Red (Taylor's Version), Taylor Swift 

Album of the year

  • Who Hurt You?, Ali Gatie
  • Love Sux, Avril Lavigne
  • Demons Protected By Angels, Nav
  • I Used to Think I Could Fly, Tate McRae
  • Dawn FM, the Weeknd 
  • Artist of the year

  • Avril Lavigne
  • Lauren Spencer-Smith
  • Michael Bublé
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd 


Breakthrough artist of the year

  • Dax
  • Devon Cole
  • Preston Pablo
  • RealestK
  • Rêve 

Group of the year

  • Arcade Fire
  • Arkells
  • Billy Talent
  • Metric
  • The Reklaws 


Breakthrough group of the year

  • Banx & Ranx
  • Harm & Ease
  • Rare Americans
  • Tommy Lefroy
  • Wild Rivers 


Country album of the year

  • Way Back, High Valley
  • Honkytonk Revival, Jade Eagleson 
  • Bronco, Orville Peck
  • Masquerades, Tenille Townes 
  • Good Ol' Days, the Reklaws 

Adult alternative album of the year

  • Born Losers, Altameda 
  • The Garden, Basia Bulat 
  • Being Somewhere, Dan Mangan 
  • Colder Streams, the Sadies 
  • How is it That I Should Look at the Stars, the Weather Station 

Alternative album of the year

  • Blue Rev, Alvvays 
  • Duality, Luna Li 
  • Sewn Back Together, Ombiigizi 
  • The Unraveling of PupTheBand, Pup 
  • Tongues, Tanya Tagaq

Pop album of the year

  • In the Meantime, Alessia Cara
  • Love Sux, Avril Lavigne
  • The Loneliest Time, Carly Rae Jepsen
  • I Used to Think I Could Fly, Tate McRae
  • Dawn FM, the Weeknd

Rock album of the year

  • Otherness, Alexisonfire
  • Crisis of Faith, Billy Talent
  • Get Rollin', Nickelback
  • Outta Sight, the Sheepdogs
  • Explosions, Three Days Grace


Vocal jazz album of the year 

  • Featuring, Caity Gyorgy 
  • Blue, Diana Panton 
  • Venez donc chez moi, Laura Anglade and Sam Kirmayer 
  • Nikki by Starlight, Nikki Yanofsky 
  • The Ostara Project, the Ostara Project

Jazz album of the year 

  • Joy, Ernesto Cervini 
  • A Little Louder Now, Lauren Falls
  • El Tinajon, Luis Deniz 
  • Rumba, Rafael Zaldivar 
  • Kinds of Love, Renee Rosnes

Instrumental album of the year 

  • Canadiana, Canadian Brass 
  • Everything was Forever Until it was no More, Esmerine 
  • Iguana, Hard Rubber Orchestra 
  • Aubades, Jean-Michel Blais 
  • Lionheart, Stephan Moccio 

Album francophone de l'année

  • Medium plaisir, Ariane Roy
  • Mercure en mai, Daniel Bélanger
  • Pictura de ipse: Musique directe, Hubert Lenoir
  • Crash, Les Louanges
  • Chiac Disco, Lisa LeBlanc

Children's album of the year 

  • Nice to Meet You, Beppie 
  • Say Hello, Jeremy and Jazzy
  • I am Love, Splash'N Boots
  • Walk off the Earth & Romeo Eats, Vol. 2, Walk off the Earth and Romeo Eats 
  • Maestro Fresh Wes Presents: Julia the Great, Young Maestro and Keysha Freshh

Classical album of the year (solo artist)

  • Winner of the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition Warsaw 2021, Bruce Liu 
  • Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1, David Jalbert
  • La Zingarella: Through Romany Songland, Isabel Bayrakdarian
  • Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, James Ehnes 
  • Fables, Philip Chiu

Classical album of the year (large ensemble)

  • Clara – Robert – Johannes: Lyrical Echoes, Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Shelley 
  • Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Ensemble Caprice, Ensemble Vocal Arts-Quebec, conducted by Matthias Maute, featuring Karina Gauvin
  • Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen – Arvo Pärt: Symphonie No. 4, 'Los Angeles,' I Musici de Montréal, conducted by Jean-Marie Zeitouni
  • Viola Borealis, Orchestre de l'Agora, conducted by Nicolas Ellis, featuring Marina Thibeault 
  • Radiant Dawn: Music for Advent and Christmas, The Elora Singers, conducted by Mark Vuorinen

Classical album of the year (small ensemble) 

  • Nagamo, Andrew Balfour and musica intima
  • Hemsi: Chamber Works, ARC Ensemble 
  • Vagues et ombres, collectif9 
  • Early Italian Cello Concertos, Elinor Frey and Rosa Barocca, conducted by Claude Lapalme 
  • De la cour de Louis XIV à Shippagan! Chants traditionnels acadiens et airs de cour du XVIIe siècle, Suzie LeBlanc, Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, Vincent Lauzer, and Sylvain Bergeron

Classical composition of the year 

  • An Overall Augmented Sense of Well-being, Anthony Tan 
  • Bestiary I & II, Bekah Simms 
  • The Black Fish, Keyan Emami 
  • Prayers for Ruins, Nicole Lizée
  • Supervillain Études, Vincent Ho

Rap album/EP of the year 

  • Gonzo, Boslen
  • Retrospected (Acoustic), Classified
  • The Fleur Print Vol. 2, Jazz Cartier
  • Demons Protected by Angels, Nav
  • Shall I Continue?, Tobi

Dance recording of the year

  • "Afterglow," Bob Moses and Kasablanca 
  • "Shinigami Eyes," Grimes 
  • "These Nights," Loud Luxury feat. Kiddo 
  • "Ctrl + Alt + Del," Rêve 
  • Spiral, Rezz

Contemporary R&B recording of the year

  • When Flowers Bloom, Adria Kain
  • "If I get Caught," dvsn 
  • No Longer in the Suburbs, Dylan Sinclair 
  • Yessie, Jessie Reyez
  • "WTF," Savannah Ré

Reggae recording of the year

  • Water, Ammoye 
  • "Like a Star," Celena
  • "Jah Love," Exco Levi
  • "In the Streets," Kairo McLean 
  • "Reggae Party,"  Kirk Diamond, Kairo McLean and Finn feat. Kairo McLean

Contemporary roots album of the year

  • O Glory, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings 
  • That was you and Me, Fortunate Ones 
  • Hold on to Love, Shakura S'Aida
  • Come Morning, the Bros. Landreth 
  • House of Dreams, the East Pointers

Traditional roots album of the year 

  • Hurricane Clarice, Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves
  • 20 printemps, Le Vent du Nord 
  • Narrow Line, Mama's Broke
  • Tell 'Em You Were Gold, Pharis & Jason Romero 
  • The Empress, the McDades

Blues album of the year 

  • Long River, Angelique Francis
  • Midnight Blues, Crystal Shawanda 
  • Thanks for Tomorrow, Harrison Kennedy 
  • Preach to my Soul, Spencer Mackenzie 
  • Live at the King Eddy, the Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer

Contemporary Christian/gospel album of the year 

  • Into the Wild, Dan Bremnes
  • Trust, Daniel Ojo
  • Jordan St. Cyr, Jordan St. Cyr
  • Only Ever Always, Love & the Outcome
  • The Church Will Rise, Tehillah Worship

Global music album of the year

  • In the Footsteps of Rumi, Ghalia Benali, Constantinople, Kiya Tabassian
  • Thieves of Dreams, Lenka Lichtenberg 
  • José Louis and the Paradox of Love, Pierre Kwenders
  • Vox.Infold, Ruby Singh
  • Tradisyon, Wesli 

Jack Richardson producer of the year

  • Akeel Henry: "For Tonight," Giveon (co-producers Sevn Thomas, Jahaan Sweet); "Splash," John Legend (co-producer Tone, Kevin Ekofo).
  • Banx & Ranx: "Ctrl + Alt + Del," Rêve; "Dynamite feat. Sia," Sean Paul (co-producers Greg Kurstin, Jason Jigzagula Henriques).
  • Kaytranada: "dog food," IDK; "Iced Tea," Joyce Wrice and Kaytranada.
  • Mike Wise: "10 Things I Hate About You," Leah Kate; "Yuck," Charli XCX.
  • Murda Beatz: "California Breeze," Lil Baby (co-producer Marcel Korkutata); "Have Mercy," Chlöe (co-producers Chlöe, BoogzDaBeast, Fnz, Joseph L'Etranger).

Recording engineer of the year

  • Derek Hoffman: "My Body," Lili-Ann De Francesco; "Stronger Than you Know," the East Pointers.
  • George Seara: "Hell/Heaven," Keshi; "It'll be Okay," Shawn Mendes.
  • Gus van Go: "Grow up Tomorrow," the Beaches; "What Feels Like Eternity," Metric.
  • Jason Dufour: "She Don't Know," Jade Eagleson; "The old Me," Ria Mae.
  • Serban Ghenea: "That's What I Want," Lil Nas X; "Unholy," Sam Smith feat. Kim Petras.

Album artwork of the year

  • Emy Storey (art director, designer, photographer), Becca McFarlane and Pamela Littky (photographers): Crybaby, Tegan and Sara.
  • Ian Ilavsky (art director and designer), Maciek Szczerbowski (illustrator): Everything was Forever Until it was no More, Esmerine.
  • Jud Haynes (art director, designer): Kubasongs, Kubasonics.
  • Kee Avil (art director), Lawrence Fafard (photographer): Crease, Kee Avil.
  • Lights (art director, illustrator), Virgilio Tzaj (designer), Matt Barnes (photographer): PEP, Lights.

Music video of the year

  • "Fraud" by Emma Higgins (Jessie Reyez)
  • "Unholy" by Floria Sigismondi (Sam Smith and Kim Petras)
  • "Have Mercy" by Karena Evans (Chlöe)
  • "Different Than Before" by Mayumi Yoshida (Amanda Sum)
  • "Remember me for Me" by Sterling Larose (SonReal and Lily Moore)

Electronic album of the year

  • Not OK, Mecha Maiko
  • Spectrums, Odonis Odonis
  • Nightmare on Rezz Street 2 Mix, Rezz
  • Synthetic Season One, Rich Aucoin
  • Interior, Teen Daze

Metal/hard music album of the year

  • Psychic Jailbreak, Cancer Bats
  • Merciless Destruction, Get the Shot
  • Paid in Full, Skull Fist
  • Synchro Anarchy, Voivod
  • Thought Form Descent, Wake

Adult contemporary album of the year

  • Adventure Book, Francois Klark
  • Descendant, Jann Arden
  • He Sang she Sang, Marc Jordan & Amy Sky
  • Higher, Michael Bublé
  • A Tyler Shaw Christmas, Tyler Shaw

Comedy album of the year

  • Let me Hold Your Baby, Courtney Gilmour
  • Splash Pad, Jackie Pirico
  • A Person who is Gingerbread, Jon Dore 
  • Here Live, not a Cat, Matt Wright
  • Things Black Girls Say — the Album, Zabrina Douglas

Traditional R&B/soul recording of the year

  • "Please do not Lean," Daniel Caesar feat. BadBadNotGood
  • Palisade, Jon Vinyl
  • "All I Need," Safe
  • How to Make Love, TheHonestGuy
  • "Last One," Savannah Ré feat. Dylan Sinclair

Rap single of the year

  • "Alejandro Sosa," 6ixbuzz and Pengz
  • "Been Himma," Dom Vallie
  • "Wrath," Freddie Dredd
  • "Twin Flame," Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak
  • "Wrong Decisions," Nav

Underground dance single of the year

  • "Debonair," Bensley 
  • "Aye Aye," Blond:ish and Cameron Jack
  • "The Time Is (Now)," Fred Everything
  • "I Knew Techno," Greg Gow
  • "Easy," Tiga

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