Arcade Fire & Jessie Reyez Lead 2018 JUNO Awards Nominees

[![buffy Sainte-Marie presenting The Weeknd with the JUNO Award for Single of the Year winner [Photo: CARAS/iPhoto]](/content/images/2016/04/Weeknd-Buffy-JUNO-300x256.jpg)](/content/images/2016/04/Weeknd-Buffy-JUNO.jpg)Buffy Sainte-Marie  &The Weeknd at the 2016 JUNO Award. [Photo: CARAS/iPhoto]
The nominees for the 47th Annual JUNO Awards were announced today by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference at The Great Hall in Toronto. Canada’s premier talent will head west for JUNO Week 2018, hosted in Vancouver from March 19-25. The week-long celebration will culminate in a live broadcast of The JUNO Awards on CBC on Sunday, March 25 from Rogers Arena in Vancouver.For a complete list of the 2018 nominations and biographies of the nominees, go to [](

Arcade Fire leads off with four nominations: Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Group of the Year, and Alternative Album of the Year.

Jessie Reyez also received four nominations for JUNO Fan Choice, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, and Video of the Year.

Artists with three nominations included Arkells for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, and Video of the Year; the late Gord Downie for Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Adult Alternative Album of the Year; Hedley for JUNO Fan Choice, Group of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year; and Ruth B for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year.

The host province, of British Columbia, was well-represented across all categories this year including: Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year (Anciients and Archspire); Video of The Year (Emma Higgins and Grimes); Dance Recording of the Year and Jack Richardson Producer of the Year (Felix Cartal); Instrumental Album of The Year (Five Alarm Funk and Peregrine Falls); Jack Richardson Producer of the Year (Brian Howes and Jason Van Poederooyen); Comedy Album of the Year (Charlie Demers and Ivan Decker); Classical Composition of the Year (Jocelyn Morlock);Electronic Album of the Year (Kid Koala); JUNO Fan Choice (Hedley, Shawn Hook, Theory; and Blues Album of the Year (Williams, Wayne and Isaak); Children’s Album of the Year (Bobs & LoLo); Vocal Jazz Album of the Year ( Diana Krall, Bria Skonberg and Michael Kaeshammer); Jazz Album of the Year: Group (Christine & Ingrid Jensen); and Adult Contemporary Album of the Year (Michael Buble);

For more information on the 2018 JUNO Awards and 2018 nominations, please visit

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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