Nominations announced for The 2017 JUNO Awards

TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the nominees for the 46th Annual JUNO Awards. JUNO Week 2017 will be hosted in Ottawa from March 27 through April 2, 2017, and a live broadcast of The 2017 JUNO Awards will air on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday, April 2 from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

To view a complete list of the 2017 nominations, please visit junoawards.ca.

Drake garnered an impressive five nominations: JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year and Rap Recording of the Year.

Shawn Mendes also received five nominations: JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year*.

The Weeknd followed suit with five nominations: JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year, and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.

Close behind with four nominations were Alessia Cara, including JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year*; and the late Leonard Cohen for Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year* and Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Full press release available here.

*Award Sponsors for The 2017 JUNO Awards include JUNO Fan Choice (presented by TD), Album of the Year (sponsored by Music Canada), Pop Album of the Year (sponsored by TD) and Songwriter of the Year (presented by SOCAN).

Premier Partners of The 2017 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ottawa 2017, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Ottawa Tourism, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.

About CARAS

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l'enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards, MusiCounts, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and other year-round initiatives.

SOURCE 2017 JUNO Awards

For further information: For more information on the JUNO Awards, please contact: Zai Karim, rock-it promotions, zai@rockitpromo.com, 416 656 0707


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