The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences finally revealed the 2020 Juno Awards nominees, in a press conference hosted by CBC Music's Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe. As every year, the Junos will honour the best in Canadian music, and pop artist Lennon Stella, as well as Daniel Caesar are set to perform this year.

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Alexandra Streliski

Ali Gatie


Lennon Stella

Tenille Townes

Dance Recording of the Year

Felix Cartal & Lights, "Love Me"

Frank Walker, "Only When it Rains"

Loud Luxury "I'm Not Alright'

RALPH, "Gravity"

Sultan + Shepard, "We Found Love" 

Country Album of the Year

Aaron Goodvin, V

Dallas Smith, The Fall

Dean Brody, Black Sheep

Hunter Brothers, State of Mind

Meghan Patrick, Wild as Me

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber

Angela Schwarzkopf, detach

Ensemble Paramirabo, Alone & Unalone

James Ehnes, Beethoven: Violin Sonatas OP.12

Marina Thibeault and Marie-Eve Scarfone, elles

Quatuor Molinari, John Zorn: Cat O' Nine Tails, the Dead Man, Memento Mori & kol nidre

Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year

Celeigh Cardinal



Northern Haze


Producer of the Year

Ben Kaplan

Derek Hoffman

Jon Levine

Michael Wise

Steve Bays

Francophone Album of the Year

Fred Pellerin, Aprés

Jean Leloup, Lètrange pays

Koriass, La Nuit des longes couteaux

Les Louanges, La Nuit est une panthére

Loud, Tout ca pour ca

Artist of the Year

Alessia Cara

Bryan Adams

Jessie Reyez

Shawn Mendes

Tory Lanez

Jazz Album of the Year

Al Muirhead's Canadian Quintet, Undertones

Brad Turner Quarter with Seamus Blake, Jump Up

Dave Young Trio, Trouble in Mind

Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop, Abundance

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year

Brian Doerksen, The Heart of Christmas

Brooke Nicholls, Pursue

Dan Bremnes, Wherever I Go

Fresh IE, Ill Street Blues

Matt Maher, The Advent of Christmas

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

City and Colour, A Pill for Loneliness

Half Moon Run, A Blemish in  the Great Light

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Leonard Cohen, Thanks for the Dance

Patrick Watson, Wave

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

April Verch, Once a Day

Miranda Mulholland, By Appointment or Change

Natalie MacMaster, Sketches

The Dead South, Sugar & Joy

The Small Glories, Assiniboine & the Red

Music Video of the Year

Caraz, "Bun Dem"

Johnny Jansen, "Record Shop"

Jonathan Robert, "Topographe"

Le Ged, "Back Off"

Sarah Legault, "Little Star"

Pop Album of the Year

Alessia Cara, The Pains of Growing

Avril Lavigne, Head Above Water

Bülow, Crystalline,

Elijah Woods & Jamie Fine, 8:47

Walk Off the Earth, Here We Go!

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

Bryan Adams, Shine a Light

Lauren Spencer-Smith, Unplugged Vol. 1

Marc Jordan, Both sides

Nuela Charles, Melt

Renée Lamoureaux, Empower

International Album of the Year

Ariana Grande, thank u, next

Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Sleep, Where Do We Go?

Ed Sheeran, No. 6 Collaborations Project

Khalid, Free Spirit

Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding

Reggae Recording of the Year

Exco Levi, Wah Gwaan

Jay Douglas, Jah Children

Lyndon John X, The Warning Track

Petraa, Never Broken

Storry, Another Man

Blues Album of the Year

Big Dave McLean, Pocket Full of Nothin'

Dawn Tyler Watson, Mad Love

Durham Country Poets, Hand me Down Blues

Michael Jerome Browne, That's Where It's at

Whitehorse, The Northern South vol. 2

Classical Composition of the Year

Ana Sokolovic, "Evta"

Bekah Simms, "Everything is...distorted" 

Jared Miller, "Under Sea, Above Sky"

Rose Bolton, "The Coming of Sobs"

Vincent Ho, "Kickin' it 2.0"

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

Kobra and the Lotus, Evolution

Lindsay Schoolcraft, Martyr

Single Mothers, Through a Wall

Striker, Play to Win

The Agonist, Orphans

JUNO Fan Choice Award

Alessia Cara

Ali Gatie

Avril Lavigne


Justin Bieber

Loud Luxury


Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

Tory Lanez

Group of the Year


Elijah Wood's & Jamie Fine

Loud Luxury

The Reklaws

Walk Off the Earth

Comedy Album of the Year

Adam Christie, General Anxiety Disorder

Jarrett Campbell, Straight White Fail

Monty Scott, The Abyss sTARES bACK

Sophie Buddle, Lil Bit of Buddle

Steph Tolev, I'm Not Well

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral

Chor Leoni Men's Choir, When There is Peace: An Armistice Oratorio

Gerald Finley, Schubert: Schwanengesang; Brahms: Vier Erneste Gesänge

Ottawa Bach Choir, Handel: Dixit Dominus, Bach & Schutz: Motets

Peter Barrett, Martha Guth, Allyson McHardy, Helen Becqué, Summer Night

Philipp Esly with Le Chimera Project, Schubert: Winterreise

Rock Album of the Year

Big Wreck, ...But for the Sun

Headstones, Peopleskills

Sum 41, Order in Decline

The Dirtynil, Master Volume

The Glorious Sons, A War on Everything

Instrumental Album of the Year

Alexandra Stréliski, Inscape

Bill McBirne with Bernie Senensky, The Silent Wish

Kevin Hearn, Calm and Cents

Ron Davis' SymphRONica, SymphRONica UpfRONt

Tanya Tagaq, Toothsayer

Single of the Year

Alessia Cara, "Out of Love"

Bülow, "Sweet Little Lies" 

Lennon Stella, "La Di Da"

Scott Helman, "Hang Ups"

Shawn Mendes, "Señorita"

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Bria Skonberg, Nothing Ever Happens

Dominique Fils-Aimé, Stay Tuned!

Elizabeth Shepherd, Montréal

Jazz Affair, Wishes

Monkey House, Friday

Rap Recording of the Year

88Glam, "88glam2"

Classified, "Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change"

Killy, "Light Path 8"

Nav, "Bad Habits"

Tory Lanez, "Freaky"

Electronic Album of the Year

Bob Moses, Battle Lines

Electric Youth, Memory Emotion

Jacques Greene, Dawn Chorus

Keys n' Krates, A Beat Tape for Your Friends

Rezz, Beyond the Senses

Recording Engineer of the Year

George Seara

Jason Dufour

John Bailey

Ryan Worsley

Vic Florencia

World Music Album of the Year

Djely Tapa, Barokan

Okan, Sombras

Okavango African Orchestra, Africa Without Borders

Romina Di Gasbarro, Risorgimento

Silla and Rise, Galactic Gala

Children's Album of the Year

Big Block Singsong, Greatest Hits vol. 4

Diana Panton, A Cheerful Little Earful

GForce, It's GForce

Girl Pow-r, This is Us

Sharon and Bram, Sharon, Bram & Friends

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble

Canada's National Orchestra, The Bound of Our Dreams

Jan Lisiecki, Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos

Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, Sibelius 1

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, The John Adams Album

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal feat. Charles Richard-Hamelin, Chopin: Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Alternative Album of the Year

Black Mountain, Destroyer

FoxWarren, Foxwarren

Mac DeMarco, Here Comes the Cowboy

Orville Peck, Pony

Pup, Morbid Stuff

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

Jacques Kuba Seguin, MiGRATIONS

Joel Miller, Unstoppable

John Stetch, Black Sea Suite

Ted Quinlan, Absolutely Dreaming

The Mark Kelso Jazz Project, The Chronicles of Fezziwig

Brakthrough Group of the Year

Hunter Brothers

Neon Dreams

Palaye Royale

The Blue Stones


Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Catherine MacLellan, Coyote

Del Barber, Easy Keeper

Irish Mythen, Little Bones

Justin Rutledge, Passages

Lee Harvey Osmond, Mohawk

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Amaal, "Black Dove"

Daniel Caesar, "Case Study 01"

Jessie Reyez, Tory Lanez, & Tainy, "Feel it Too"

Tanika Charles, "The Gumption"

Tory Lanez, "Chixtape 5"

Album of the Year

Alessia Cara, The Pains of Growing

Alexandra Stréliski, Inscapce

Bryan Adams, Shine a Light

Michael Bublé, love

Nav, Bad Habits

Songwriter of the Year

Alessia Cara


Patrick Watson

Tenille Townes

Tim Baker

The 2020 Juno Awards will take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 15 March 2020! 

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