Alvvays, Labeled and Wealthy Aucoin get recognition for Nova Scotia from Junos


By SaltWire and Postmedia

A veteran of the hip-hop scene, an acclaimed rock band and a mainstay of digital music have nabbed Nova Scotia-related nods for Juno Awards.

Enfield’s Labeled (Luke Boyd) is within the working for rap album of the yr for Retrospected (Acoustic).

Blue Rev, the acclaimed newest album by Toronto band Alvvays, fronted by Molly Rankin of Mabou, is within the working for different album of the yr. 

And eclectic Halifax musician Wealthy Aucoin is nominated for digital album of the yr for Artificial Season One.

The ceremony takes place March 13 in Edmonton, hosted by actor Simu Liu. The nominations for Canada’s high music prizes have been introduced by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences on Tuesday.

It was an excellent day for The Weeknd. The singer led nominations for the 52nd annual Juno Awards, with six.

The artist, whose actual title is Abel Tesfaye, is up for the fan selection trophy, in addition to single of the yr (Sacrifice) and each greatest album and greatest pop album for Daybreak FM. He’s additionally within the working for artist and songwriter of the yr.

Tesfaye now has a profession complete of 35 nominations and 17 wins going into the 2023 awards. His complete equals the Tragically Hip’s victories, and he solely trails Anne Murray, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal. Murray leads the group with 25 Juno Awards.

Pop-punk singer Avril Lavigne and pop artist Tate McRae are additionally front-runners; every has 5 nominations.

Lavigne and the Weeknd will vie for artist of the yr, together with Lauren Spencer-Smith, Michael Buble and Shawn Mendes. Within the album of the yr class, Love Sux (Lavigne), I Used to Assume I May Fly (McRae) and Daybreak FM are up towards Who Harm You? (Ali Gatie) and Demons Protected by Angels (Nav).

In the meantime, the group of the yr class is stacked with Arcade Hearth, Arkells, Billy Expertise, Metric and The Reklaws. As for breakthrough artist, it’s all the way down to Dax, Devon Cole, Preston Pablo, RealestK and RAave.

Juno organizers additionally introduced three performers for the occasion. 4-time Juno winner Jessie Reyez, first-time Juno nominee Aysanabee and rock group Alexisonfire will all take the stage.

Juno fan selection

Avril Lavigne

Lauren Spencer-Smith

MacKenzie Porter

Preston Pablo 31

RAave 31

Shawn Mendes

Tate McRae

The Reklaws

The Weeknd



Chew Me, Avril Lavigne

Flowers Want Rain, Preston Pablo and Banx & Ranx 31

When You’re Gone, Shawn Mendes

she’s all i wanna be, Tate McRae

Sacrifice, The Weeknd

Worldwide album

=, Ed Sheeran

Harry’s Home, Harry Types


Midnights, Taylor Swift

Pink (Taylor’s Model), Taylor Swift


WHO HURT YOU?, Ali Gatie

Love Sux, Avril Lavigne

Demons Protected By Angels, NAV

i used to suppose i may fly, Tate McRae

Daybreak FM, The Weeknd


Avril Lavigne

Lauren Spencer-Smith

Michael Buble

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd


Arcade Hearth


Billy Expertise


The Reklaws

Breakthrough artist


Devon Cole

Preston Pablo 31


RAave 31

Breakthrough group

Banx & Ranx

Hurt & Ease

Uncommon People

Tommy Lefroy

Wild Rivers


Abel Tesfaye


Tate McRae

Tenille Townes


Nation album

Manner Again, Excessive Valley

Honkytonk Revival, Jade Eagleson

Bronco, Orville Peck

Masquerades, Tenille Townes

Good Ol’ Days, The Reklaws

Pop album

In The Meantime, Alessia Cara

Love Sux, Avril Lavigne

The Loneliest Time, Carly Rae Jepsen

i used to suppose i may fly, Tate McRae

Daybreak FM, The Weeknd

Rock album

Otherness, Alexisonfire

Disaster Of Religion, Billy Expertise

Get Rollin’, Nickelback

Outta Sight, The Sheepdogs

EXPLOSIONS, Three Days Grace

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