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P.E.I.’s Rose Cousins, The East Pointers, Alvvays nab Juno nominations

The East Pointers have made their first foray into the studio as a trio and emerged with a record that should be a serious contender for roots/traditional recording of the year when next year’s East Coast Music Awards roll around. Group members include, from left, Jack Charron, Koady Chaisson and Tim Chaisson.
The East Pointers, from left, Jack Charron, Koady Chaisson and Tim Chaisson, are nominated for a Juno Award for Traditional Roots Recording of the Year for their album "What We Leave Behind." - Submitted

TORONTO - P.E.I.-born singer/songwriter Rose Cousins and traditional trio The East Pointers and indie pop band Alvvays are up for the biggest prizes in Canadian music.

Cousins and The East Pointers – Tim Chaisson, Koady Chaisson and Jake Charron – and Alvvays – made up of Molly Rankin, Kerri MacLellan, and Islanders Alec O’Hanley, Brian Murphy and Phil MacIsaac - each snagged Juno Award nominations on Tuesday.

Cousins is nominated for Songwriter of the Year for the songs “Chosen” and “Grace” co-written with Mark Erelli; and “White Flag,” co-written with KS Rhoads from her album “Natural Conclusion.”

P.E.I.’s Rose Cousins.
P.E.I.’s Rose Cousins.

The East Pointers are nominated for Traditional Roots Album of the Year for “What We Leave Behind.”

Arcade Fire and Jessie Reyez lead the nominees for this year's Juno Awards, which take place in Vancouver.

Arcade Fire is in the running for best group, single, album and alternative album.

Reyez is nominated for best R&B/soul recording, best music video, breakthrough artist of the year and Juno Fan Choice awards.

The late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, the Arkells, Ruth B and Hedley have three nominations apiece.

The Juno Awards will be hosted by pop crooner Michael Buble and airs March 25 on CBC-TV.

Performers are set to include Reyez, Daniel Caeser and Hedley, while a tribute to Downie is also planned.

During Tuesday's announcement, Junos president Allan Reid acknowledged criticisms that the Canadian music industry suffers from a lack of female representation.

“There are very important conversations happening in our world right now around gender equality and sexual harassment,” said Reid, who is also president of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Alvvays
Alvvays

“It is critical that we work collectively as an industry to support a larger representation of women in music and encourage a culture that nurtures their participation and success.”

He said CARAS is working to open up technical career paths for women in the industry and better support artist development.

With files from The Guardian


Full list of nominees:

JUNO Fan Choice

Jessie Reyez

Shawn Hook

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

Theory

Walk Off The Earth

Justin Bieber

Hedley

Arkells

Alessia Cara

Single of the Year

There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back - Shawn Mendes

I Feel It Coming ft. Daft Punk - The Weeknd

How Far I’ll Go - Alessia Cara

Knocking at the Door - Arkells

Everything Now - Arcade Fire

International Album of the Year

DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar

Stoney - Post Malone

reputation - Taylor Swift

24K Magic - Bruno Mars

÷ - Ed Sheeran

Album of the Year

Revival - Johnny Reid

Nobody But Me - Michael Bublé

Safe Haven -Ruth B

Now - Shania Twain

Everything Now - Arcade Fire

Artist of the Year

Ruth B

Shania Twain

Gord Downie

Daniel Caesar

Lights

Group of the Year

A Tribe Called Red

Arcade Fire

Alvvays

Broken Social Scene

Hedley

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Jessie Reyez

NAV

Virginia to Vegas

Allan Rayman

Charlotte Cardin

Breakthrough Group of the Year

James Barker Band

The Beaches

The Dead South

The Franklin Electric

The Jerry Cans

Songwriter of the Year

“Chosen”, “Grace” – co-songwriter Mark Erelli, “White Flag” – co-songwriter KS Rhoads NATURAL CONCLUSION – Rose Cousins
Rose Cousins

“21 Days” – co-songwriters Simon Wilcox, Thomas 'Tawgs' Salter, Michael J. Wise, Ron Lopata, “It’s Kinda Complicated” – co-songwriters Thomas 'Tawgs' Salter, Todd Clark, Ron Lopata, “PDA” – co-songwriters Simon Wilcox, Thomas 'Tawgs' Salter, Ron Lopata HÔTEL DE VILLE – Scott Helman
Scott Helman

“Come Back for Me”, “Watershed”, “Try” WATERSHED – Amelia Curran
Amelia Curran

“A Natural”, “Introduce Yerself”, “The North” INTRODUCE YERSELF – Gord Downie
Gord Downie & Kevin Drew

“Main Girl”, “Paradise Motion”, “The Kids” MAIN GIRL – Charlotte Cardin
Charlotte Cardin

Country Album of the Year

Game On - James Barker Band

Past the Past - Jess Moskaluke

Shake These Walls - Tim Hicks

Beautiful Freakshow - Dean Brody

Dear Life - High Valley

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Twin Solitude - Leif Vollebekk

New Mistakes - Terra Lightfoot

Sincerely, Future Pollution - Timber Timbre

Panther In The Dollhouse - Whitehorse

Introduce Yerself - Gord Downie

Alternative Album of the Year

Life After Youth - Land of Talk

Retribution - Tanya Tagaq

Everything Now - Arcade Fire

Wide Open - Weaves

Antisocialites - Alvvays

Pop Album of the Year

Skin & Earth - Lights

My Love - Ria Mae

Safe Haven - Ruth B

Hȏtel de Ville - Scott Helman

Cageless - Hedley

Rock Album of the Year

Feed The Machine - Nickelback

Young Beauties and Fools - The Glorious Sons

Wake Up Call - Theory

Grace Street - Big Wreck

Outrage! Is Now - Death From Above

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Come On
Kellylee Evans

Old School Yule!
Matt Dusk

No Filter
Michael Kaeshammer

With a Twist
Bria Skonberg

Turn Up the Quiet
Diana Krall

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

Contumbao
Hilario Durán

Root Structure
Mike Downes

Ralph Bowen
Ralph Bowen

The Tide Turns
Brad Cheeseman

Rich in Symbols
Chet Doxas

Jazz Album of the Year: Group

Otterville
Andrew Downing’s Otterville

Murphy
Carn Davidson 9

The North
David Braid, Mike Murley, Anders Mogensen & Johnny Aman

Infinitude
Christine Jensen & Ingrid Jensen

Rev
Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop

Instrumental Album of the Year

Cuphead
Kristofer Maddigan

Hapax
Oktopus

Peregrine Falls
Peregrine Falls

Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Do Make Say Think

Sweat
Five Alarm Funk

Francophone Album of the Year

L’étoile thoracique
Klȏ Pelgag

La science du coeur
Pierre Lapointe

Almanach
Patrice Michaud

Nos Eldorados
Alex Nevsky

Paloma
Daniel Bélanger

Children's Album of the Year

The Moblees (Songs from the Hit TV Show)
The Moblees

Love, Kisses and Hugs
Splash’N Boots

Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
Big Block Singsong

Blue Skies
Bobs & LoLo

Hear the Music
Fred Penner

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber

Stravinsky & Prokofiev: Transcriptions pour piano
David Jalbert

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6 & 9 ‘Kreutzer’
James Ehnes with Andrew Armstrong

Chopin Recital 3
Janina Fialkowska

Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol. 5
Louis Lortie

Chamber Works by Szymon Laks
ARC Ensemble

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble

Beethoven & Schubert: Violin Concerto
James Ehnes with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Chopin: Works for Piano & Orchestra
Jan Lisiecki with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Elgar & Tchaikovsky
Johannes Moser with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

The Shaman & Arctic Symphony
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra & Nunavut Sivuniksavut Performers

Rebelles Baroques
Arion Orchestre Baroque

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral

Mother of Light: Armenian hymns & chants in praise of Mary
Isabel Bayrakdarian with Coro Vox Aeterna

Schubert Sessions: Lieder with Guitar
Philippe Sly & John Charles Britton

Crazy Girl Crazy
Barbara Hannigan with Ludwig Orchestra

The Tree of Life
Daniel Taylor with The Trinity Choir

In the Stream of Life: Songs by Sibelius
Gerald Finley with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Classical Composition of the Year

Phi, Caelestis
Andrew Staniland

Breathe
James Rolfe

My Name is Amanda Todd
Jocelyn Morlock

The Shaman
Vincent Ho

Cœur à Cœur
Alice Ping Yee Ho

Rap Recording of the Year

Coach Fresh
Maestro Fresh Wes

001: Experiments
Lou Phelps

Shooters
Tory Lanez

Mumble Rap
Belly

Lil Mont from the Ave
Clairmont The Second

Dance Recording of the Year

Deeper
KAPRI

Closer ft. Laurell
Nick Fiorucci

Almost Home ft. Nadia Ali & Iro
Sultan + Shepard

Get What You Give
Felix Cartal

Not Going Home ft. Gia Koka & CMC$
DVBBS

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Foreign Water
Jahkoy

Kiddo
Jessie Reyez

Human
Jhyve

Unbound 01
Keshia Chanté

Freudian
Daniel Caesar

Reggae Recording of the Year

Greater
Kirk Diamond

Love How You Whine
Kreesha Turner & K’Coneil

The Light
Ammoye

Hold Up Slow Down
Blessed

Neva Judge
Eyesus

Indigenous Music Album of the Year

Here & Now
Indian City

The Fight Within
Iskwé

Sedna
Kelly Fraser

Medicine Songs
Buffy Sainte-Marie

PowWowStep
DJ Shub

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Inuusiq
The Jerry Cans

The Weather Station
The Weather Station

Watershed
Amelia Curran

Bone on Bone
Bruce Cockburn

Medicine Songs
Buffy Sainte-Marie

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

Jayme Stone’s Folklife
Jayme Stone

What We Leave Behind
The East Pointers

Illusion & Doubt
The Dead South

The Willow Collection
Cassie and Maggie

Rove
Còig

Blues Album of the Year

Time to Roll
MonkeyJunk

No Time Like Now
Steve Strongman

Big City, Back Country Blues
Williams, Wayne and Isaak

Better the Devil You Know
Big Dave McLean

Something I’ve Done
Downchild

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year

We Are Free
Jon Neufeld

These Are The Days
Love & The Outcome

Stones
Manafest

Echoes
Matt Maher

First Day of My Life
The Color

World Music Album of the Year

A New Tradition Vol. 2: Return of the KUISi
Beny Esguerra and New Tradition

Where the Galleon Sank
Kobo Town

Meter
Autorickshaw

La Migra
Battle of Santiago

Femme
Briga

Jack Richardson

Producer of the Year

“Get You ft. Kali Uchis”, “We Find Love” FREUDIAN – Daniel Caesar
Jordan Evans & Matthew Burnett

“PDA” HÔTEL DE VILLE – Scott Helman, “Electric Love” (co-producer Mike Wise) UTOPIA – Serena Ryder
Thomas “Tawgs” Salter

“Better Days” (co-producer Jacob Hoggard) CAGELESS – Hedley, “The Drugs” (co-producer Ryan Guldemond) NO CULTURE – Mother Mother
Brian Howes & Jason Van Poederooyen

“Get What You Give” GET WHAT YOU GIVE – Felix Cartal, “Drifting Away” DRIFTING AWAY – Felix Cartal
Felix Cartal

“L-O-V-E”, “Night and Day” (co-producer Tommy Lipuma) TURN UP THE QUIET – Diana Krall
Diana Krall

Recording Engineer of the Year

“Get You ft. Kali Uchis”, “We Find Love” FREUDIAN – Daniel Caesar
Riley Bell

“Slip Away” NO SHAPE – Perfume Genius, “Pain” A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING – The War on Drugs
Shawn Everett

“Widowmaker” SWEAT – Five Alarm Funk, “Speak” SPÜKEN – Ninjaspy
Ben Kaplan

“Knocking at the Door” MORNING REPORT – Arkells, “My Little RnR” WILD CAT – Danko Jones
Eric Ratz

“Paradise” NEW MISTAKES – Terra Lightfoot, “Boys Like You” PANTHER IN THE DOLLHOUSE – Whitehorse
Gus van Go

Album Artwork of the Year

COCONUT CHRISTMAS – The Lost Fingers
Geneviève Lapointe (Art Director), Martin Tremblay (Photographer)

MECHANICS OF DOMINION – Esmerine
Jean-Sébastien Denis (Art Director & Illustrator), Ian Ilavsky (Designer), Guy L'Heureux (Photographer)

FREUDIAN – Daniel Caesar
Keavan Yazdani (Art Director & Photographer), Sean Brown (Designer), Eric Lachance (Illustrator)

STUBBORN PERSISTENT ILLUSIONS -- Do Make Think Say
Marianne Collins (Art Director & Illustrator), Ian Ilavsky (Designer), Steve Farmer (Photographer)

EVERYTHING NOW – Arcade Fire
Catherine Lepage & Simon Rivest (Art Directors)

Video of the Year

LEAVING THE TABLE - Leonard Cohen
Christopher Mills

THE DRUGS - Mother Mother
Emma Higgins

VENUS FLY - Grimes
Grimes (Claire Boucher)

GATEKEEPER - Jessie Reyez
Peter Huang

KNOCKING AT THE DOOR - Arkells
Shane Cunningham & Mark Myers

Electronic Album of the Year

Music To Draw To: Satellite
Kid Koala ft. Emilíana Torrini

Mass Manipulation
Rezz

Tenderness
Blue Hawaii

Someone Else
CRi

Two Hearts
Dabin

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

II: Vanishing
Longhouse

Strange Peace
Metz

Striker
Striker

Voice of the Void
Anciients

Relentless Mutation
Archspire

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

Revival
Johnny Reid

Nobody But Me
Michael Bublé

The Grand Hustle
Nuela Charles

Christmas Together
The Tenors

Rooted
Alysha Brilla

Comedy Album of the Year

I Wanted To Be A Dinosaur
Ivan Decker

Sorry! (A Canadian Album)
K. Trevor Wilson

In Living Kohler
Rebecca Kohler

Fatherhood
Charlie Demers

[Indistinct Chatter]
DJ Demers

Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Barenaked Ladies

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award

Denise Donlon

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