Charlotte Cardin, Daniel Caesar and Talk lead 2024 Juno nominees


In a near-exact repeat of her 2022 performance, Montreal artist Charlotte Cardin leads the 2024 Juno nominations with six nominations, with nominations for artist, album, pop album, songwriter- composer and single of the year, as well as the TikTok Fans’ Choice Award, show organizers said. announced Tuesday.

Cardin, who both hosted the event and won in four of those categories two years ago, was part of a somewhat newer generation of performers following the 2023 ceremony, which seemed preoccupied with nostalgia.

Toronto’s Daniel Caesar has five Juno nominations this year, for Fans’ Choice, as well as Single, Album, Artist and Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year. Alongside Caesar is Ottawa’s Talk, real name Nick Durocher, who also racked up five nominations: album, alternative album, single, breakthrough artist and songwriter of the year.

César, 28, now has more career Juno nominations than Grammy nominations. César won his first Grammy, for Best R&B Performance, in 2019 and his first Juno, for Best R&B/Soul Recording, the year before, for the title track. Freudian.

Durocher’s professional success is even more recent than that of César. After spending the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic out of work and living in his parents’ basement, Durocher wrote and released the song Flee to Mars in 2022.

The TikTok virality of this track propelled Durocher to talk show appearances and wider fame. His first album, Lord of the Flies, the Birds and the Beeswas released in 2023.

Juno organizers also announced Tuesday that the awards show, which will take place in Halifax, will include performances by Josh Ross, Karan Aujila and Talk. Cardin had already been announced as a performer.

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Multi-platinum Canadian singer Nelly Furtado will host and perform.

While rockers Nickelback and Arkells are once again up for awards, musicians with slightly less gold on their shelves make up the bulk of the nominee list.

A man dressed in a tie-dye shirt and hot pink overalls gives the "peace" symbol with both hands.  He stands in front of an empty stage.
Talk, aka Nick Durocher, poses at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on December 16, 2022. Although he only recently appeared on the music scene, he has five Juno nominations this year. (Jackson Weaver/CBC)

Nominees in key categories:

TikTok Juno Fans’ Pick: Charlotte Cardin, Daniel Caesar, DVBBS, Josh Ross, Karan Aujla, Shubh, Tate McRae, The Weeknd, ThxSoMch, leave Earth.

Artist of the year: Charlotte Cardin, Daniel Caesar, Lauren Spencer Smith, Shania Twain, Tate McRae.

Album: Neo-RomanceAlexandra Stréliski; 99 nightsCharlotte Cardin; Never enoughDaniel Caesar; MirrorLauren Spencer Smith; Lord of the Flies, the Birds and the BeesTalk.

Bachelor: Confetti, Charlotte Cardin; AlwaysDaniel Caesar; The era of pretty girlsLu Kala; A little happyTalk; GreedyTate McRae.

Band: Arkells, Loud Luxury, Nickelback, The Beaches, Get Out of the Earth.

Revolutionary artist: Connor Price, Karan Aujla, Lu Kala, Shubh, Parler.

Revolutionary group: Big Tits and the Bass, Crash Adams, Good Kid, Men I Trust, New West.

Songwriter: Allison Russell; Aysanabee; Charlotte Cardin, Jason Brando and wife; Nicolas Durocher and Connor Riddell; William Prince.

A revolutionary reputation

A number of musicians tied for three nominations, including breakthrough artist nominee Connor Price. A former actor with guest spots on Chicago Med, Supernatural And The Rick Mercer ReportPrice also found success on TikTok, notably with his series “Spin the Globe”, later released as an album of the same name.

The series, in which the Toronto rapper randomly chose artists from around the world to collaborate with, won album and rap single of the year for Spinnina collaboration with the Dutchman Bens.

Alberta’s Tate McRae, who has quickly become a mainstay at the Juno Awards, is winning the awards for the fourth year in a row since being nominated for Breakthrough Artist in 2021. Despite nine nominations from 2021 to 2023, she doesn’t hasn’t won yet.

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Songwriter and dancer Tate McRae, 19, is on a roll this year, nominated for five Junos, including pop album of the year. She chats to Ian Hanomansing about her journey from dancing on So You Think You Can Dance to becoming a pop star.

Six of the categories McRae was nominated in also included the second-winningest Juno artist, The Weeknd. This year, for the first time since 2020, he’s only up for one award: Fans’ Choice.

Allison Russell, freshly won at the Grammy Awards and performance alongside Joni Mitchell, is also in place for three statues. She will compete for music video, songwriter and contemporary roots album of the year – the category for which she received her first nomination and which she won in 2022.

Aysanabee, a first-time nominee and performer last year, repeats his nomination for Contemporary Indigenous Artist of the Year, while expanding his nominations for Songwriter and Alternative Album of the Year for Here and now.

Record group of the year

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Arkells is once again in the running for group of the year at the Junos, after breaking a record at last year’s awards. (Canadian Walk of Fame)

Arkells continues its supremacy in the group of the year space. With this nod this year, they are now tied with April Wine for fourth most nominated group (with eight nominations), placing them behind Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo and Rush. In 2023, Arkells became the group to win the category the most times, breaking Blue Rodeo’s record of five.

They will face Nickelback, Walk off the Earth, Loud Luxury and The Beaches, the latter of whom are also scheduled to perform.

This year’s awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 24 and will be broadcast live on CBC. Tegan and Sara will receive the 2024 Humanitarian Award, presented by actor Elliot Page.

Rapper Maestro Fresh Wes will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, while Halifax’s Chip Sutherland will receive the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.

Other nominees include:

Country Album of the Year: The Compass project – Album Sud, Brett Kissel; Just here, Dean Brody; Do it anyway, Jade Eagleson; Ahead of our time, James Barker Band; Reverse my truth, Tyler Joe Miller.

Adult alternative album: Blue powder, Begonia birthday cake; Multitudes, Feist; Are we good, Hayden; Motewolonuwok, Jeremy Dutcher; Revolution, Shawnee Kish.

Alternative album: Here and now, Aysanabee; DizzyDizzy; Learn tooLeith Ross; We see each other in the darkSoftcult; Lord of the Flies, the Birds and the BeesTalk.

Rap album/EP: Bag or dieBbno$; Spin the globeConnor Prize; Crying crystalsHaviah Mighty; At Kaytra, that of Kaytra; PanicTobi.

Rap single: American NightmareBelly; Spinnin (with Bens), Connor Price; Honey breadHaviah Powerful; Minimum wagePress; Someone I knew, Tobi.

Contemporary Indigenous artist or group: Here and nowAysanabee; Scream, scream and screamBlue Moon Marquee; InuktitutÉlisapie; Revolution, Shawnee Kish; Bekka Ma’iinganSon.

Traditional Indigenous artist or group: Sing. Pray. Love.Joel Bois; LFS5, Nimkii and the Ninis; Mitòòdebi (For my loved ones)The Bearhead Sisters; ReverieRed River Hikers; Drum NationYoung Scouts.

Pop album: 99 nightsCharlotte Cardin; Mirror, Lauren Spencer Smith; Return of SaturnDream; Queen of meShania Twain; Lost in translationValley.

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Lauren Spencer Smith performs at the Juno Awards in Toronto on May 15, 2022. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

French album: If weFouki? In the secondKarkwa; In concert with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (under the direction of conductor Simon Leclerc), Les Cowboys Fringants & the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; To drink standing up, Dirtybeard; UnconventionalSouldia.

Children’s album: Big wordsABC sings; Going Back: Family Folk Songs Memorized and Remixed, Vol. 1Refined; Love-a-BySplash’N Boots; Welcome to the Flea CircusLes Belles Swingantes ; Maestro Fresh Wes Presents: Young Maestro Sticks to Your Vision for Young Athletes.

Contemporary roots album: The ghostAllison Russell; We will never be the same againGood Lovers; Beyond the tankJulien Taylor; A light in the attic, Logan Staats; Stand in joyWilliam Prince.

Traditional Roots Album: Painting horseBenjamin Dakota Rogers; The breath entersDavid Francey; Roses, Jackson Hollow; Second hand, James Keelaghan; ResilienceMorgan Toney.

Contemporary R&B recording: For the bestAquila; Never enoughDaniel Caesar; Hill of SorrowJon Vinyl; When it bloomsNonso Amadi; FacetsShay Lia.

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