Silverstein, PUP and Dizzy are among the 2021 JUNO Awards nominees
Every year, an array of talented Canadian and international music artists are honored at the Canadian JUNO Awards. On Tuesday, the stacked list of nominations for the virtual 2021 JUNO Awards ceremony was announced ahead of its broadcast on May 16.
The Weeknd leads this year's list with a staggering six nominations. However, the 2021 nominations are particularly historic for a few bands in rock and alternative music. Silverstein, PUP, Dizzy and July Talk are just a few of the artists to earn nominations in the Rock Album Of The Year and Alternative Album Of The Year categories.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 JUNO Awards were canceled and the awards were handed out virtually in June. Despite this, a large group of artists took home awards last year including Avril Lavigne for the Fan Choice Award and Alessia Cara who walked away with Album Of The Year. Billie Eilish also won big and took home International Album Of The Year for WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?.
Now, the 2021 nominations are finally here. On Tuesday, The Block's Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe hosted the official nominee announcement. Silverstein's A Beautiful Place To Drown, Crown Lands' self-titled, JJ Wilde's Ruthless, Neil Young & Crazy Horse's Colorado and Sam Roberts Bands' All Of Us are nominated for Rock Album Of The Year.
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This marks PUP's fifth nomination at the JUNO Awards. They were first nominated for Video Of The Year in 2015 for "Guilt Trip" which stars Finn Wolfhard. However, the award went to Kiesza's "Hideaway." That same year, they were also nominated for Recording Package Of The Year for PUP.Dark DaysAdeleHelloMorbid Stuff
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The 2021 JUNO Awards nominations ceremony and the full list of nominations are available below. The 2021 JUNO Awards will be broadcasted on Sunday, May 16 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on CBC TV.
2021 JUNO Awards nominations:
JUNO Fan Choice Presented by Freedom Mobile
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Single Of The Year
Brett Kissel - "Drink About Me"
JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels- "If The World Was Ending"
Justin Bieber Featuring Quavo - "Intentions"
Lennon Stella - "Kissing Other People"
The Weeknd - "Blinding Lights"
International Album Of The Year
Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By
Harry Styles - Fine Line
Luke Combs - What You See Ain't Always What You Get
Pop Smoke - Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon
Taylor Swift - folklore
Album Of The Year
Ali Gatie - YOU
Celine Dion - Courage
Justin Bieber - Changes
Leonard Cohen - Thanks For The Dance
The Weeknd - After Hours
Artist Of The Year
Group Of The Year
Half Moon Run
The Glorious Sons
Breakthrough Artist Of The Year
Breakthrough Group Of The Year
Songwriter Of The Year
The Weeknd, Belly & Jason Quenneville
Country Album Of The Year
Dallas Smith - Timeless
Jade Eagleson - Jade Eagleson
Lindsay Ell - heart theory
Mackenzie Porter - Drinkin' Songs: The Collection
Tenille Townes - The Lemonade Stand
Adult Alternative Album Of The Year
Bahamas - Sad Hunk
Basia Bulat - Are You in Love?
Begonia - Fear
Rufus Wainwright - Unfollow The Rules
Sarah Harmer - Are You Gone
Alternative Album Of The Year
Curtis Waters - Pity Party
Dizzy - The Sun And Her Scorch
July Talk - Pray For It
PUP - This Place Sucks Ass
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light
Pop Album Of The Year
Johnny Orlando - It's Never Really Over
JP Saxe - Hold It Together
Justin Bieber - Changes
Lennon Stella - Three. Two. One.
Ryland James - Ryland James
Rock Album Of The Year
Crown Lands - Crown Lands
JJ Wilde - Ruthless
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Colorado
Sam Roberts Band - All of Us
Silverstein - A Beautiful Place To Drown
Rap Recording Of The Year
88Glam - New Mania
BBNO$ & Yung Gravy - Baby Gravy 2
Eric Reprid - Cold World
NAV - Good Intentions (Brown Boy 2 Deluxe Version)
Tobi - ELEMENTS Vol. 1
Dance Recording Of The Year
Felix Cartal, Sophie Simmons - MINE
Frank Walker - Dancing In The Dark
KAYTRANADA - BUBBA
Rezz X Grabbitz - Someone Else
So Sus- Voices
Music Video Of The Year
Ben Knechtel, Scott Helman - "Wait No More"
Brittney Canda & Vincent Rene-Lortie, Sheenah Ko - "Wrap Me Up"
Emma Higgins, Jessie Reyez - "NO ONE'S IN THE ROOM"
Les Solis & Peter Huang, Jessie Reyez - "INTRUDERS"
Nick Denboer, DeadMau5 & The Neptunes - "Pomegranate"
Electronic Album Of The Year
Attlas - Lavender God
Bob Moses - Desire
Caribou - Suddenly
Jessy Lanza - All The Time
Cri - Juvenile
Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year
Annihilator - Ballistic, Sadistic
Kataklysm - Unconquered
Protest the Hero - Palimpsest
Unleash The Archers - Abyss
Vile Creature - Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!
Adult Contemporary Album Of The Year
Alanis Morissette - Such Pretty Forks in the Road
Celine Dion - Courage
Craig Stickland - Pour dejouer l-ennui
Storry - CH IIII: The Come Up
Jack Richardson Producer Of The Year
Album Artwork Of The Year
Julien Hebert, David Beauchemin, Florence Obrecht, Marc-Etienne Mongrain
Lido Pimienta, Orly Anan, Mat Dunlap, Daniela Murillo
Luke Hoskin, John Meloche, Martin Wittfooth
Peter Dreimanis, Scott Waring, Leah Fay, Lyle Bell, Ty Snaden
2021 Humanitarian Award Recipient
The Tragically Hip
2021 MusiCounts Teach Of The Year
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