And The 2009 Juno Nominees Are…

Juno Awards

Well, mostly a bunch of crappy bands who sell a lot of records make up this year’s Juno nominees, but amongst all of the chaff, you can find a little bit of wheat including: Black Mountain, Chad VanGaalen, Fucked Up, Plants and Animals, The Stills, Sloan, Ron Sexsmith, Kathleen Edwards, Hawksley Workman, Sam Roberts, Tokyo Police Club, Crystal Castles and a few others I probably missed.

2009 Juno Awards Selected Categories

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Famous Last Words Hedley Universal
Dark Horse Nickelback EMI
Simple Plan Simple Plan Atlantic * Warner
70’s Volume 2 Sylvain Cossette Vega * DEP/Universal
Lost In The 80’s The Lost Fingers Tandem * Select/Sony

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
In The Future Black Mountain Jagjaguwar * Scratch
Soft Airplane Chad VanGaalen Flemish Eye * Outside
The Chemistry Of Common Life Fucked Up Matador * Alternative Dis. Alliance
Parc Avenue Plants and Animals Secret City * Fusion III
Oceans Will Rise The Stills Arts & Crafts * EMI

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Between The Beautifuls Hawksley Workman Universal
Asking For Flowers Kathleen Edwards MapleMusic * Universal
Exit Strategy Of The Soul Ron Sexsmith Ronboy Rhymes * Warner
The Baroness Sarah Slean WEA * Warner
is it o.k Serena Ryder EMI

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bryan Adams Polydor * Universal
City and Colour Dine Alone * Universal
k.d. lang Nonesuch * Warner
Sam Roberts Universal
Serena Ryder EMI

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Great Big Sea WEA * Warner
Nickelback EMI
Simple Plan Atlantic * Warner
The Trews Bumstead * Universal
Tokyo Police Club Mean Beard * Universal

NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR
Beast Pheromone/Vega * Universal
Cancer Bats Distort * Universal
Crystal Castles Last Gang * Universal
Plants and Animals Secret City * Fusion III
The Stills Arts & Crafts * EMI

The Junos will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2009 in Vancouver, BC. Tickets for the show go on sale February 7, 2009 at 10AM.

View the rest of the nominees after the jump, or download the PDF over here.

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD (PRESENTED BY PEPSI)
Celine Dion Sony
Feist Arts & Crafts * EMI
Hedley Universal
Nickelback EMI
The Lost Fingers Tandem * Select/Sony

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Taking Chances” Celine Dion Sony
“Lay It On The Line” Divine Brown WEA * Warner
“Dangerous” Kardinal Offishall Kon Live * Universal
“Lost” Michael Bublé Reprise * Warner
“Gotta Be Somebody” Nickelback EMI

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Black Ice AC/DC Columbia * Sony
Viva La Vida Coldplay Capitol * EMI
Chinese Democracy Guns N’ Roses Geffen * Universal
Sleep Through The Static Jack Johnson Brushfire * Universal
Death Magnetic Metallica Warner Bros. * Warner

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Crystal Shawanda Sony
Jessie Farrell 604 * Universal
Kreesha Turner EMI
Lights Underground Operations * Universal
Nikki Yanofsky A440 * Universal

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO)
Alanis Morissette
“Underneath” | “Not As We” | “In Praise Of The Vulnerable Man”
FLAVORS OF ENTANGLEMENT – Alanis Morissette Maverick * Warner
Dallas Green
“Waiting…” | “Sleeping Sickness” | “The Girl”
BRING ME YOUR LOVE – City and Colour Dine Alone * Universal
Gordie Sampson
“When I Said I Would”- Whitney Duncan/John Shanks
WHEN I SAID I WOULD – Whitney Duncan Warner Bros. * Warner
“Just A Dream” – Hillary Lindsey/Steve McEwan
CARNIVAL RIDE – Carrie Underwood 19 * Sony
“Davey Jones” – Michael Logan
FOR THE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN – Gordie Sampson MapleMusic * Universal
Hedley
“Old School” | “For The Nights I Can’t Remember” – Dave Genn
“Never Too Late” – Greig Nori
FAMOUS LAST WORDS – Hedley Universal
Nathan Ferraro
“Never Again” | “Change For You”
“Unaware” – Gavin Brown
HOLES – The Midway State Remedy * EMI

COUNTRY RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Thankful Aaron Pritchett 604 * Universal
Dawn Of A New Day Crystal Shawanda Sony
Beautiful Life Doc Walker Open Road * Universal
What I Do George Canyon Reiny Dawg * Universal
Chasing The Sun Tara Oram Open Road * Universal

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY 91.7 THE BOUNCE)
Flavors of Entanglement Alanis Morissette Maverick * Warner
No Sleep At All Creature Bonsound * Universal
Wake Up And Say Goodbye David Usher MapleMusic * Universal
Passion Kreesha Turner EMI
Holes The Midway State Remedy * EMI

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Terminal Romance Matt Mays & El Torpedo Sonic * Warner
Fortress Protest The Hero Underground Operations * Universal
Love At The End Of The World Sam Roberts Universal
Parallel Play Sloan murderecords * Sony
No Time For Later The Trews Bumstead * Universal

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
If the Moon Turns Green… Diana Panton Independent
Parkdale Elizabeth Shepherd Do Right! Music * Outside
Lucky Molly Johnson A440 * Universal
Ella…Of Thee I Swing Nikki Yanofsky A440 * Universal
Ima Yvette Tollar Rolvermaryem * Outside

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Existential Detective Barry Romberg’s Random Access Large Ensemble Romhog * Outside
Rasstones François Bourassa Quartet Effendi * Fusion III
Embracing Voices Jane Bunnett EMI
The Sicilian Jazz Project Michael Occhipinti True North * Universal
A Bend In The River Roberto Occhipinti Alma * Universal

TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Small Wonder Brad Turner Quartet Maximum * EMI
Solo Chris Donnelly Alma * Universal
For Kenny Wheeler Don Thompson Quartet Sackville Records
TV Trio John Stetch Brux Records
Second Time Around Oliver Jones Justin Time * Fusion III

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Nostomania DJ Brace presents The Electric Nosehair Orchestra Balanced Records
The Soundtrack The Creaking Tree String Quartet Independent * Outside
The Furniture Moves Underneath Inhabitants Drip Audio * Fontana North
Telescope Steve Dawson Black Hen * Fontana North
Auk/Blood Tanya Tagaq Jericho Beach * Outside

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Tous les sens Ariane Moffatt Audiogram * Select
L’arbre aux parfums Caracol Indica * Outside
Coeur de pirate Coeur de pirate Dare To Care * Select
Le volume du vent Karkwa Audiogram * Select
Tradarnac Swing LAFAB * Select

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Snacktime! Barenaked Ladies Desperation * Warner
FiddleFire! Chris McKhool Independent * Outside
Oui! Gregg LeRock Grafton * Fontana North
Catchy Tune Jack Grunsky Casablanca Kids * EMI
The Kerplunks The Kerplunks Independent

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Schumann: Sonata in F# Minor & Humoreske Angela Hewitt Hyperion * SRI
Haydn: Six Sonatas for Piano Anton Kuerti Analekta * Select
Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues opus 87 David Jalbert ATMA * Naxos
Homage James Ehnes ONYX * SRI
Schubert: Complete Piano Trios The Gryphon Trio Analekta * Select

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

ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT
Bruckner: Symphonie Nº 9 Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal/Yannick Nézet-Séguin ATMA * Naxos
Beethoven: Ideals Of The French Revolution Orchestre symphonique de Montréal/Kent Nagano Analekta * Select
Bach: Métamorphoses Orchestre symphonique de Québec/Yoav Talmi ATMA * Naxos
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 Tafelmusik/Bruno Weil Analekta * Select
Haydn: Symphonies 62, 107 & 108 Toronto Chamber Orchestra/Kevin Mallon Naxos

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE
The Voice of Bach Daniel Taylor Sony
Gloria! Vivaldi’s Angels Ensemble Caprice Analekta * Select
Schumann: Dichterliebe & other Heine Settings Gerald Finley Hyperion * SRI
Handel: Arias Karina Gauvin ATMA * Naxos
Bach and the Liturgical Year Shannon Mercer/Luc Beauséjour
Analekta * Select

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
Manhattan Music Bramwell Tovey MANHATTAN MUSIC Opening Day * Universal
Flanders Fields Reflections John Burge FLANDERS FIELDS REFLECTIONS Marquis * EMI
Song of Songs Sid Robinovitch SEFARÁD Marquis * EMI
From The Dark Reaches T. Patrick Carrabré FIREBRAND Centrediscs * Fusion III
Notes Towards A Poem That Can Never Be Written Timothy Corlis NOTES TOWARDS Chestnut Hall

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
A Captured Moment In Time DL Incognito URBNET * Fontana North
The Book D-Sisive URBNET * Fontana North
I Rap Now Famous HHC * KOCH
Not 4 Sale Kardinal Offishall Kon Live * Universal
Point Blank Point Blank TiltRock * KOCH

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ENERGY 101.5)
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright James Doman Heaven * EMI
Get Blahsted Hatiras & MC Flipside Hatrax * IODA
Move For Me Deadmau5 vs. Kaskade Ultra * EMI
Random Album Title Deadmau5 Ultra * EMI
Yes We Can House Music United SPG * DEP/Universal
2009 JUNO AWARD NOMINEES
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R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
The Love Chronicles Divine Brown WEA * Warner
The Promise Deborah Cox Deco * KOCH
Elise Estrada Elise Estrada Rockstar Music * KOCH
TONY Ivana Santilli Do Right! Music * Outside
Money Zaki Ibrahim Sony

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Jah Lift Me Up Blessed Hard Drive Productions
Renegade Rocker Dubmatix 7 Arts * Fusion III
Everything Humble Palm of Gold Records
The Peacemaker’s Chauffeur Jason Wilson Wheel Records * Nuff Ent.
Truth Will Reveal Souljah Fyah One Girl Records * Love Empire Ent.

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK)
First Law Of The Land Billy Joe Green Americuse Empire/Strongfront * Indiepool
Running For The Drum Buffy Sainte-Marie Gypsy Boy * EMI
Auk/Blood Tanya Tagaq Jericho Beach * Outside
The World (And Everything In It) Team Rezofficial Arbor * EMI
No Lies Tracy Bone Arbor * EMI

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
Tinderbox Fred Eaglesmith Lonesomeday * Outside
Ghost Notes Matthew Barber Outside
The Contradictor Ndidi Onukwulu Jericho Beach * Outside
Proof Of Love Old Man Luedecke Black Hen * Fontana North
Happy Here Suzie Vinnick Independent * Outside

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
Chic Gamine Chic Gamine Independent
Fast Paced World The Duhks Sugar Hill * EMI
Mountain Meadows Elliott BROOD Six Shooter * Warner
XOK NQ Arbuckle Six Shooter * Warner
Highway Prayer Twilight Hotel Independent * Outside

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Get Way Back – A Tribute To Percy Mayfield Amos Garrett Stony Plain * Warner
Acoustic Blues – Got “˜Em From The Bottom Big Dave McLean Stony Plain * Warner
Love & Sound Garrett Mason Soul In Sound
Mess Of Blues Jeff Healey Stony Plain * Warner
Ramblin’ Son Julian Fauth Electro-Fi * Outside

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Colors And Sounds Article One Inpop * EMI/CMG
Ending Is Beginning Downhere Centricity * David C. Cook
Roar Of Heaven Life Support Downloaded Records
Salvation Station newworldson Inpop * EMI/CMG
I Will Go Starfield Sparrow * EMI/CMG

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS)
Shivaboom Eccodek White Swan * Outside
The Art Of The Early Egyptian Qanun George Dimitri Sawa Independent
Africa To Appalachia Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko Independent * Outside
Contrabanda Lubo & Kaba Horo Crosscurrent * Fusion III
Cairo to Toronto Maryem & Ernie Tollar Independent * Outside

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
David Foster “A Change Is Gonna Come” – SOUL – Seal Warner Bros. | “Silent Night” – NOEL Josh Groban
143/Reprise * Warner
Daniel Lanois “Here Is What Is” | “Not Fighting Anymore” HERE IS WHAT IS – Daniel Lanois Red Floor * Fontana
North
k.d. lang “I Dream Of Spring” | “Coming Home” WATERSHED – k.d. lang Nonesuch * Warner
Nickelback & Joey Moi (co-producer Mutt Lange) “Gotta Be Somebody | “Something In Your Mouth” DARK
HORSE – Nickelback EMI
Stuart Brawley “Don’t Stop Now” | “Falling” INSIDE OUT – Emmy Rossum Geffen * Universal

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Joey Moi “Gotta Be Somebody” | “Never Gonna Be Alone” DARK HORSE – Nickelback EMI
John “Beetle” Bailey “Lucky” | “If I Were A Bell” LUCKY – Molly Johnson A440 * Universal
Kevin Churko “Disappearing” | “The Big Bang” U-CATASTROPHE – Simon Collins Razor & Tie * Sony
Mike Fraser “Rock N’ Roll Train” BLACK ICE – AC/DC Columbia * Sony | “Them Kids” LOVE AT THE END OF THE
WORLD – Sam Roberts Universal
Randy Staub “Something In Your Mouth” DARK HORSE – Nickelback EMI

CD/DVD ARTWORK DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Anouk Pennel (Director/Designer); Stéphane Poirer (Illustrator)
En concert dans la forêt des mal-aimés avec l’Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal PIERRE LAPOINTE
Independent * Select
Phoebe Greenberg (Director); George Fok (Designer), Daniel Fortin (Illustrator) Leda & St. Jacques,
Productions l’Éloi (Photographer)
Pulse Of The Planet SLIM WILLIAMS Phi * DEP
John Cook (Director); Kelly Ferguson (Designer); John James Audubon (Illustrator); Koko Bonaparte
(Photographer)
Sugarbird PAUL REDDICK Northern Blues * Outside
Mark Sasso (Director/Designer); Casey Laforet (Designer)
Mountain Meadows ELLIOTT BROOD Six Shooter * Warner
Dallas Wehrle (Director); Robyn Kotyk (Director/Designer); Alex vs. Alex (Photographer)
Kensington Heights CONSTANTINES Arts & Crafts * EMI

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY VIDEOFACT)
Honey Honey Anthony Seck FEIST Arts & Crafts * EMI
Going On Wendy Morgan GNARLES BARKLEY Downtown * Warner
Blond Kryptonite Davin Black SAINT ALVIA Stomp * Warner
Detroit “˜67 Dave Pawsey SAM ROBERTS Universal
Them Kids Dave Pawsey SAM ROBERTS Universal

MUSIC DVD OF THE YEAR
Blue Road Christopher Mills, Geoff McLean BLUE RODEO WEA * Warner
A MultiMedia Life Joan Prowse Gilles Paquin BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE Gypsy Boy * EMI
Live In Las Vegas – A New Day Jean Lamoureux Julie Snyder CELINE DION Columbia * Sony
Here Is What Is Adam Vollick, Adam Samuels DANIEL LANOIS Red Floor * Fontana North
It All Started With A Red Stripe Alex Liu, Greg Benedetto, Kenny Bridges, George Stroumboulopoulos MONEEN
Dine Alone * Universal

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