It’s that time of year again — the JUNO awards are coming up. On Mar. 30 big names in Canadian music will gather at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre for the annual award ceremony.
This year the awards will be co-hosted by Classified, Johnny Reid and Serena Ryder.
Nominees for the awards were released early in February and Arcade Fire is leading the pack with six nominations, including group of the year and album of the year.
In 2011, Arcade Fire took home four JUNO Awards for their album ‘The Suburbs’ including group of the year, album of the year, alternative album of the year and songwriter of the year.
Not far behind Arcade Fire in nominations, Michael Bublé and Serena Ryder are nominated in five categories each, while Céline Dion, Drake, Hedley, and Tegan and Sara are each up for four nominations.
Take a look at this year’s nominations for artist of the year, along with winners from the past 10 years in the same category.
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“For the Fan Choice Award I guess it’s pretty great to see a band from Burlington in there – Walk Off The Earth,” said Adam Tokarchuck, frontman of Hamilton based band The Mackinaws.
“Oh, and rock album of the year has to be Monstertruck. They’re from Hamilton and they rock!” said Tokarchuck.
For a full list of 2014 JUNO Award nominees click here.
Arcade Fire, OneRepublic and Sarah McLachlan are the most recent artists that are confirmed to be performing at the awards. Other confirmed performers include:
- Brett Kissel
- Dean Brody
- Gord Bamford
- Matt Mays
- Robin Thicke
- Sarah McLachlan
- Serena Ryder
- Tegan and Sara
- The Sheepdogs
- Walk Off The Earth
- Arcade Fire
The JUNO Awards will take place from Mar. 24 – 30 and are scheduled to air Sunday, Mar 30 at 8 p.m. CT/9 p.m. ET. Tune in to see who takes home a statuette.