Shawn Mendes Leads 2019 Juno Awards Nominations

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A foot of snow that blanketed Toronto and brought about havoc on roads in a single day didn't delay the Canadian Academy of Recordings Arts and Sciences (CARAS) from saying the nominees for the 48th Juno Awards, March 16 and 17, nor the sudden host of the televised present, Sarah McLachlan, from displaying up.

"It took me about 12 hours to get right here from Vancouver yesterday and I bought into Toronto and virtually each single flight was canceled so I really feel very, very fortunate," McLachlan advised the members of the business and media assembled at CBC headquarters in downtown Toronto, and people watching the dwell stream.  

The two-hour Junos will air on CBC, March 17, from Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, about two hours from Toronto.

"I used to be extraordinarily honored to be requested to host the Junos. I used to be excited; I used to be terrified. It's one thing that's effectively outdoors of my consolation zone, so I believed ‘I've to deal with this.’ I feel it's going to be an entire lot of enjoyable," McLachlan added.

The nominees had been introduced over two movies that went via every of the 42 classes from pop to jazz to producer to classical.  

Shawn Mendes led the pack with a complete of six — fan selection, single, album, artist, songwriter, and pop album, and only one behind is fellow Torontonian The Weeknd, up in opposition to Mendes in 4 of the classes, fan selection, single, album, and artist, plus R&B/Soul Recording which he’s gained 4 earlier occasions.

First time nominees with 4 a chunk are singer bülow (who has a Canadian smash along with her single “Not A Love Song”) for fan selection, single, breakthrough artist and pop album and London locals Loud Luxury (which has a giant hit with “Body”) additionally up for fan selection, single, breakthrough group, and dance recording.

The awards are unfold out over two nights, the bulk given out at a personal gala dinner on the Saturday night time (March 16), this 12 months on the London Convention Centre. But the televised awards, which is performer-heavy normally with lower than 10 awards, is the coveted of the 2.  

Previously introduced had been the three huge awards. “Sunglasses At Night” singer-songwriter Corey Hart shall be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame; producer David Foster will obtain the Humanitarian Award and the recipient of The Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, honoring a member of the Canadian music business, is broadcast veteran Duff Roman.

All classes are for Canadian artists, besides International Album of the Year, which this 12 months pits Camila Cabello’s Camila; Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy; Maroon 5’s Red Pill Blues; Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys; and Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD.

All awards are voted on by CARAS members aside from fan selection, for which the general public get to vote (junofanchoice.ca) for Alessia Cara, Previously introduced had been the three huge awards. “Sunglasses At Night” singer-songwriter Corey Hart shall be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame; producer David Foster will obtain the Humanitarian Award; and the recipient of The Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, honoring a member of the Canadian music business, is broadcast veteran Duff Roman., bülow,  Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, KILLY, Loud Luxury, NAV, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, or Tory Lanez.  

Only three performers on the televised present have been revealed up to now: Corey Hart, who apparently hasn’t carried out dwell on TV in 20 years; Loud Luxury; and bülow.

Over virtually 50 years in Juno historical past, hosts have included Paul Anka, Burton Cummins, Paul Shaffer, Anne Murray, Barenaked Ladies, Jann Arden, Nelly Furtado, Bryan Adams, Shania Twain, Michael Buble, Drake and Alanis Morissette. Before she got here out on stage, CARAS president Allan Reid recounted how he was attending Canada’s Walk of Fame and chatting with "a really acquainted face within the room" and thought to himself that they've by no means hosted the Junos.

“Now they're certainly one of Canada's most beloved artists. They're charming, they're sensible, they're humble, they usually're humorous," Reid mentioned. "They're a 12-time Juno award winner they usually've obtained each honor that CARAS can bestow on an artist — our humanitarian award, the worldwide achievement award, and she or he gave one of the inspiring speeches on the Ottawa Junos when was inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame. So we requested her and she or he mentioned, 'What took you so lengthy?' She really, she mentioned, 'Yes.'"

The 48th annual Juno Awards broadcast will air dwell throughout Canada on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on CBCMusic.ca/junos

The award ceremonies are a part of Juno Week (March 11-17) which incorporates the JunoCup, musicians vs ex NHLers , a hockey sport with proceeds to MusiCounts, CARAS’ music schooling charity (March 15), adopted by the Juno Cup Jam; Juno Songwriters’ Circle hosted by Alan Doyle (March 17); JunoFest (March 15-16 within the native venues), and normally fan fare (autograph periods in a single location with a number of the nominees) which has not been introduced but.