On Tuesday, February 1, Canadaian musicians were in the spotlight once again as the list of nominees were revealed for the 2011 , which will celebrate their 40th anniversary by bringing the festivities back to for the first time in eleven years.

Topping the list of nominees, with six nods, will be competing for best album, artist, songwriter, single, rap recording, and the fan choice award. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences () and also revealed that Drake will be also be taking the stage to host the televised event which takes place Sunday, March 27 at Toronto’s .

Other multiple-nominees included , , , and of course, the young pop sensation, . CARAS and CTV also revealed some of the performers who will take the stage during this year’s Juno Awards, including Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Down With Webster, and , and more performers will be announced in the weeks to come.

Juno Week festivities run from March 21 to 27, and tickets for the 2011 Juno Awards go on sale this Saturday, February 5, with CTV airing the event live on Sunday, March 27. Tickets start $62.25 and go up to $213.75 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

Leading up to the Juno Awards, other events scheduled during Juno Week include the Juno Cup, Juno Fest, Juno Fan Fare, the Songwriters’ Circle, and the invitation-only Gala Dinner & Awards.

Stay tuned for more details and ongoing coverage of the 2011 Juno Awards.

Complete list of 2011 JUNO AWARDS NOMINEES:

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD (PRESENTED BY LIVE NATION)
Drake
Hedley
Johnny Reid
Justin Bieber
Michael Bublé

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Oh Canada” – Classified
“Find Your Love” – Drake
“Perfect” – Hedley
“Hallelujah” – Vancouver Winter 2010 kd lang
“Wavin’ Flag” – Young Artists for Haiti

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Recovery – Eminem
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
Animal – Ke$ha
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Speak Now – Taylor Swift

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION)
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
Thank Me Later – Drake
The Show Must Go – Hedley
A Place Called Love – Johnny Reid
My World 2.0 – Justin Bieber

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Johnny Reid
Justin Bieber
Neil Young
Sarah McLachlan

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire
Broken Social Scene
Down With Webster
Great Big Sea
Three Days Grace

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)
Basia Bulat
Bobby Bazini
Caribou
Hannah Georgas
Meaghan Smith

NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)
Die Mannequin
Hollerado
Misteur Valaire
My Darkest Days
Said The Whale

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO)
Arcade Fire – “Ready To Start” | “We Used To Wait” | “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” — THE SUBURBS
Drake – “Fireworks”- co-songwriter M. Samuels | “Over”- co-songwriters N. Shebib, M. Samuels, C. Kalla & A. Cook | “Show Me A Good Time”- co-songwriters K. West, J. Bhasker & E. Wilson — THANK ME LATER
Hannah Georgas – “Chit Chat” | “The Deep End” – co-songwriter Robbie Driscoll | “Lovers Breakdown” — THIS IS GOOD
Royal Wood – “Waiting” | “On Top Of Your Love” | “Tonight I Will Be Your Guide” — THE WAITING
Sarah McLachlan – “Illusions of Bliss” | “Forgiveness”- co-songwriter Pierre Marchand | “ You Is Easy” — LAWS OF ILLUSION

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY COUNTRY STYLE)
Love Rules – Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Trail in Life – Dean Brody
Sunshine – Deric Ruttan
Day Job – Gord Bamford
A Place Called Love – Johnny Reid

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY GALAXIE, YOUR MUSICAL UNIVERSE)
Black Dub – Black Dub Jive
You I Wind Land and Sea – Justin Nozuka
Steel City Trawler – Luke Doucet And The White Falcon
Le Noise – Neil Young
Oh Little Fire – Sarah Harmer

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LONG & MCQUADE)
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
Forgiveness Rock Record – Broken Social Scene
Les chemins de verre – Karkwa
Heartland – Owen Pallett
Champ – Tokyo Police Club

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY RECORDING ARTISTS’ COLLECTING SOCIETY – A DIVISION OF ACTRA)
Better in Time – Bobby Bazini
Time to Win Vol. 1 – Down With Webster
Can’T keEp A SecrEt – Faber Drive
My World 2.0 – Justin Bieber
Laws of Illusion – Sarah McLachlan

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones – Cancer Bats
Fino + Bleed – Die Mannequin
Life Turns Electric – Finger Eleven
Population: Declining – Hail the Villain
Vancouver – Matthew Good

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CRYSTAL SENSATIONS)
The Beat Goes On – Emilie-Claire Barlow
Last Call – Jeff Healey
Nina – Kellylee Evans
Tracing Light – Laila Biali
Nikki – Nikki Yanofsky

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY WORLD VISION ARTIST ASSOCIATES)
Ricochet – Adrean Farrugia
Big Sky – Chet Doxas
Treelines – Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra
Next Exit – Kelly Jefferson Quartet Cellar
Jerusalem Trilogy – Matt Herskowitz

TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Re: Visions, Works for Jazz Orchestra – Earl MacDonald
Hieronymus – Félix Stüssi 5 & Ray Anderson
Our First Set – John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra
Songbook Vol.2 – Kirk MacDonald Quartet
Drum Lore – Owen Howard

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Spirit Dance – David Braid & Canadian Brass
Continent & Western – Fond of Tigers
Room of Wonders – Jayme Stone
Sundogs – The Creaking Tree String Quartet
Rising Sun – The Souljazz Orchestra

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Brun – Bernard Adamus
Nous – Daniel Bélanger
Silence – Fred Pellerin
Les chemins de verre – Karkwa
Belmundo – Regal Radio

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Encore – Gregg LeRock
The Little Blue Doggy – Michelle Campagne
Proud Like a Mountain – Peter Lenton
Number 3 – The Kerplunks
Power to the Little People – The Monkey Bunch

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Armenian Chamber – Amici Ensemble
Anton Kuerti : Schumann – Anton Kuerti
Beethoven : Piano Trios Op. 70 No. 1, Ghost & No. 2: Op 11 – Gryphon Trio
Marc-André Hamelin- Études – Marc-André Hamelin
Bach : Six Suites for Solo Cello – Winona Zelenka

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT
Arvo Pärt : Portrait – Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà
James Ehnes, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto – James Ehnes
Chopin Piano Concertos – Janina Fialkowska and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under Bramwell Tovey
Mozart: Scott and Lara St. John/The Knights – Lara St. John
Bonbons – Les Violons du Roy under Bernard Labadie

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE
Salsa baroque – Ensemble Caprice
Great Operatic – Arias Gerald Finley
Britten – Les Illuminations – Karina Gauvin
Night and Dreams – Measha Brueggergosman
Into Light – musica intima

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
“Last Dance” – Clark Ross — PIANO ATLANTICA
“Exaudi” – Jocelyn Morlock — INTO LIGHT
“Piano Concerto” – Larysa Kuzmenko 3 — CONCERTI
“Quomodo Sedet Sola Civita (How doth the city sit solitary)” – Peter-Anthony Togni — LEMENTATIO JEREMIAE PROPHETAE
“Duo For Violin And Piano” – R. Murray Schafer — WILD BIRD

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Thank Me Later – Drake Cash
Vaudeville – D-Sisive
At Last – Eternia & MoSS
Treat of the Day – Ghettosocks
TSOL – Shad

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Business Casual – Chromeo
Sofi Needs a Ladder – Deadmau5
Fixin’ To Thrill – Dragonette
Table Dancer – Keshia Chanté
Stereo Love – Mia Martina & Edward Maya

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Nightlife – Karl Wolf
Test Drive – Keshia Chanté
Stars – Quanteisha Benjamin
So Much – Raghav ft. Kardinal Offishall
Come True – SILVER (aka Solitair) ft. Kardinal Offishall

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
System Shakedown – Dubmatix
Likkle But Mi Tallawah – Elaine Lil’Bit Shepherd
Brighter Days – Lyndon John X (LJX)
Million Chance – Tony Anthony
Don’t Wanna Go – Tonya P

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK)
CerAmony – CerAmony
Derek Miller with Double Trouble – Derek Miller
The Great Unknown – Eagle & Hawk
The Black Star – Joey Stylez
Vigilance – Little Hawk Ojiji

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
Love Songs for the Last Twenty – Del Barber
The Early Widows – Justin Rutledge
Fall For Beauty – Lynn Miles
My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs – Old Man Luedecke
The Garden – Ruth Moody

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
City City – Chic Gamine
Girls from the North Country, Dala Live in Concert – Dala
La part du feu – Le Vent du Nord
Sundogs – The Creaking Tree String Quartet
That’s the State I’m In – The Marigolds

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Where’s The Blues Taking Me – FATHEAD
Bread And Buddha – Harry Manx
Everywhere West – Jim Byrnes
It’s A Long Road – The Johnny Max Band
The Sojourners – The Sojourners

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Clarity – Article One
Love & the Lack Thereof – Greg Sczebel
The Chase – Manafest
Newworldson – Newworldson
The Saving One – Starfield

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS)
Aksil – Élage Diouf
The Rumba Foundation – Jesse Cook
Gakondo – Mighty Popo
Supermagique – Pacifika
Soy Panamericano – Roberto López

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SLAIGHT MUSIC)
Arcade Fire (co-producer Markus Dravs) “Ready To Start” | “We Used To Wait – THE SUBURBS
Brian Howes “Cha-Ching” | “Perfect” – THE SHOW MUST GO – Hedley
Daniel Lanois “Hitchhiker” LE NOISE -Neil Young Reprise*Warner | “I Believe in You” BLACK DUB – Black Dub
David Foster “Bring Me To Life” BELIEVE- Katherine Jenkins UK*Warner| “Secret” COMMITMENT – Seal
Gavin Brown & Sarah Harmer “Captive” | “New Loneliness” OH LITTLE FIRE – Sarah Harmer

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
David Travers-Smith “Cold Outside” THE GARDEN-Ruth Moody Red House*Outside| “Vinicius” ROOM OF WONDERS – Jayme Stone
Jeff Wolpert “On A Bright May Morning” THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY – Loreena McKennitt Quinlan Road*Universal | “Midnight Train to Georgia” SOUL BALLADS – David Clayton-Thomas
Kevin Churko “Let It Die” | “Life Won’t Wait” SCREAM – Ozzy Osbourne
Lenny De Rose “Captive” | “Late Bloomers” OH LITTLE FIRE – Sarah Harmer
Mike Plotnikoff “What Do You Got?” GREATEST HITS: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION – Bon Jovi Island*Universal | “Break” LIFE STARTS NOW – Three Days Grace

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR
Corri-Lynn Tetz (Art Director) Cloak and Cipher LAND OF TALK Land
Graeme Patterson (Art Director) New Inheritors WINTERSLEEP
James Mejia (Art Director/Designer/Illustrator) Mutant Message BY DIVINE RIGHT
Justin Peroff, Robyn Kotyk & Joe McKay (Art Directors/Designers); Jimmy Collins & Elisabeth Chicoine (Photographers)
Forgiveness Rock Record Vinyl Box Set BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
Vincent Morisset (Art Director) Caroline Robert (Designer); Gabriel Jones (Photographer)
The Suburbs ARCADE FIRE

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY VEVO)
“Perfect” – Kyle Davison – HEDLEY
“Saint Veronika” – Michael Maxxis – BILLY TALENT
“Chargez!” – Benjamin Lussier – ARIEL
“Collect Call” – Christopher Mills – METRIC
“Forced to Love” – Adam Makarenko & Alan Poon (Makapoon) – BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE

MUSIC DVD OF THE YEAR
Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage – Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Pegi Cecconi, Noah Segal, Shelley Nott, John Virant – RUSH
This Movie is Broken – Bruce McDonald Dany M. Chiasson, Niv Fichman, Noah Segal, Amy Paquette – BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
The Lost Tapes – Christopher Mills Nick Blasko, Geoff McLean, Christopher Mills – BUCK 65
Céline-Tournée Mondiale Taking Chances Le Spectacle – Jean Lamoureux, Julie Snyder – CÉLINE DION
The Virtual Haydn – Jeremy Tusz, Tom Beghin, Martha De Francisco, Wieslaw Woszczyk – TOM BEGHIN

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Swim Caribou
Ivory Tower -Chilly Gonzales
Crystal Castles (II) – Crystal Castles
Latin – Holy Fuck
Running High – Poirier

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