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 Home > News > 2008 Juno Award Nominees
  15 February 2008  

2008 Juno Award Nominees


On Sunday 6 April 2008 will take place the Juno Awards ceremony in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). This live ceremony will reward Canadian artists.

Nominees who will be vying for Canada’s Music Awards were announced at today’s Juno Awards media conference held in Toronto at The Fairmont Royal York hotel. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) named this year’s best in the Canadian recording industry, including 2008 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees, Triumph.


Juno Fan Choice Award
Avril Lavigne
Céline Dion
Claude Dubois
Michael Bublé
Nelly Furtado

Single Of The Year
Girlfriend Avril Lavigne
1234 Feist
Paralyzer Finger Eleven
Seven Day Fool Jully Black
Everything Michael Bublé

International Album Of The Year
Lost Highway Bon Jovi
The Dutchess Fergie
Noël Josh Groban
Good Girl Gone Bad Rihanna
Timbaland Presents Shock Value Timbaland

Album Of The Year
The Best Damn Thing Avril Lavigne
D’elles Céline Dion
Taking Chances Celine Dion
The Reminder Feist
Call Me Irresponsible Michael Bublé

Artist Of The Year
Avril Lavigne
Céline Dion
Michael Bublé
Pascale Picard Zone

Group Of The Year
Arcade Fire Merge
Blue Rodeo
Finger Eleven

Instrumental Album Of The Year
Foley Room Amon Tobin
Snake Road Bob Lanois
The Utmost Jayme Stone
Jalopy Joey Wright
Kensington Suite Richard Underhill

Pop Album Of The Year
Friends & Legends Anne Murray
Street Gospels Bedouin Soundclash
Taking Chances Céline Dion
The Reminder Feist
Call Me Irresponsible Michael Bublé

Rock Album Of The Year
Them Vs. You Vs. Me Finger Eleven
Hospital Music Matthew Good
The Lucky Ones Pride Tiger
Underclass Hero Sum 41 Aquarius
The Saint Alvia Cartel The Saint Alvia Cartel

New Artist Of The Year
Jeremy Fisher
Justin Nozuka
Serena Ryder
Suzie McNeil

New Group Of The Year
Faber Drive
State of Shock

Songwriter Of The Year
Avril Lavigne
“Girlfriend” | “Keep Holding On” - Lukasz Gottwald
“When You’re Gone” - Butch Walker
The Best Damn Thing - Avril Lavigne J/RCA*Sony BMG
Daniel Bélanger
“La Fin de l’Homme” | “Télévision” | “Sports et Loisirs”
L’Echec Du Matériel - Daniel Bélanger Audiogram*Select
“My Moon My Man” | “1234” | “I Feel It All”
The Reminder - Feist Arts&Crafts*EMI
Joel Plaskett
“Fashionable People” | “Nothing More To Say” | “Face Of The Earth”
Ashtray Rock - Joel Plaskett Emergency MapleMusic*Universal
Rufus Wainwright
“Going To A Town” | “Release The Stars” | “Do I Disappoint You”
Release The Stars Rufus Wainwright Geffen*Universal

Country Recording Of The Year
Moments That Matter Aaron Lines
Honkytonks And Heartaches Gord Bamford
Kicking Stone Johnny Reid
Risk Paul Brandt
Life Is Calling My Name Shane Yellowbird

Adult Alternative Album Of The Year
Small Miracles Blue Rodeo
Goodbye Blue Monday Jeremy Fisher
Chrome Dreams II Neil Young
Release The Stars Rufus Wainwright
No Stranger Tom Cochrane

Rap Recording Of The Year
The Revolution Belly
The Fewturistic Brassmunk
Memoirs Of A Playbwoy JDiggz
Port Authority Marco Polo
The Old Prince Shad

Alternative Album Of The Year
Neon Bible Arcade Fire
LP Holy Fuck Young Turks
Close To Paradise Patrick Watson
The Con Tegan and Sara
Welcome To The Night Sky Wintersleep

Vocal Jazz Album Of The Year
Destination Moon Deborah Cox
The Very Thought Of You Emilie-Claire Barlow
Holly Cole Holly Cole
Days Like These Michael Kaeshammer
Make Someone Happy Sophie Milman

Contemporary Jazz Album Of The Year
Metamophora Altered Laws
Forty Revolutions David Occhipinti
Onward! Manteca
Chasing After Light Michael Occhipinti and Creation Dream
Almost Certainly Dreaming The Chris Tarry Group

Traditional Jazz Album Of The Year
Debut Brandi Disterheft
Twotet Deuxtet David Braid/Matt Brubeck
Foundations Jodi Proznick Quartet
Live Jazz Legends Oliver Jones, PJ Perry, Ian MacDougall, Terry Clarke, Michele Donato
Code Breaking Tara Davidson

Francophone Album Of The Year
D’elles Céline Dion
L’homme qui me ressemble Damien Robitaille
L’échec du matériel Daniel Bélanger
De retour à la source Isabelle Boulay
Vers à soi Jorane

Children’s Album Of The Year
This Is Daniel Cook Here We Are! Daniel Cook and Friends
Gonna Keep Dancing Eddie Douglas
Music Soup Jen Gould
Superstars The Doodlebops
Prokoviev : Peter And The Wolf Windsor Symphony Orchestra

Classical Album Of The Year: Solo Or Chamber Ensemble
Rameau Keyboard Suite Angela Hewitt
Bach Cello Suites Jean-Guihen Queyras
Alkan Concerto Solo For Piano Marc-André Hamelin
After Reading Shakespeare Matt Haimovitz
Shostakovich : Complete Works For Piano Trio / Silvestrov postlude DSCH The Gryphon Trio

Classical Album Of The Year: Large Ensemble Or Soloist(s) With Large Ensemble Accompaniment
Elgar Violin Concertos James Ehnes, Andrew Davis, Philharmonia Orchestra
Korngold, Barber And Walton Violin Concertos James Ehnes, Bramwell Tovey, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Walter Music Les Violons du Roy
L’Estro Armonico Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
La Mer Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal

Classical Album Of The Year: Vocal Or Choral Performance
Sameul Barber Songs Gerald Finley
Membra Jesu Nostri Les Voix Baroques Buxtehude - Membra
Surprise Measha Brueggergosman
Schubert Among Friends The Aldeburgh Connection
Constantinople The Gryphon Trio

Classical Composition Of The Year
This Isn’t Silence Brian
Constantinople Christos Hatzis
Quantum Mechanics O’Jeffrey Ryan
Letters From Mignon R. Murray Schafer
A Child Cry From Izieu Oskar Morawetz

Dance Recording Of The Year
All U Ever Want Billy Newton-Davis vs. Deadmau5
Fancy Footwork Chromeo
Poppin’ Beats Hatiras
After Hours Melleefresh vs. Deadmau5
Every Time You Move Nick Fiorucci

R&B/Soul Recording Of The Year
The Birth of Cornelius Corneille
Goldrush Ebrahim
We Can All Be Free God Made Me Funky
Revival Jully Black
2U Keshia Chanté

Reggae Recording Of The Year
Final Road Blessed
Don’t Go Korexion
Two Chord Skankin’ LJX
Don’t Go Pretending Mikey Dangerous
Music is My Life Tanya Mullings

Aboriginal Recording Of The Year
The Dirty Looks Derek Miller
What It takes Donny Parenteau
Phoenix Fara Palmer
Home And Native Land Little Hawk
Nikawiy Askiy Sandy Scofield

Roots & Traditional Album Of The Year: Solo
Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier! HCorb Lund
Right Of Passage David Francey Right Of Passage
For All Time Jill Barber
The Devil on a Bench in Stanley Park Justin Rutledge
Short Stories Oh Susanna

Roots & Traditional Album Of The Year: Group
¿Buddy, Where You Been? Compadres - James Keelaghan & Oscar Lopez
In Good We trust Harry Manx & Kevin Breit
Stellar Jays John Reischman & The Jaybirds
Key principles Nathan
News Seasons The Sadies

Blues Album Of The Year
Builfding Full of Blues Fathead
High Country Blues Harrison Kennedy
Blues Thing Jack de Keyzer
Junction City Little Miss Higgins
A Lesson I’ve Learned The Johnny Max Band

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album Of The Year
Beautiful Amanda Falk B
Holy God Brian Doerksen
Roots Revolution Newworldson
K Five Score and Seven Years Ago Relient
The Flame In All Of Us Thousand Foot Krutch

World Music Album Of The Year
Agua Del Pozo Alex Cuba
So The Journey Goes Autorickshaw
Jogo Da vida Celso Machado
Frontiers Jesse Cook Frontiers
Wanderlust Kiran Ahluwalia

Jack Richardson Producer Of The Year
Bob Rock «Everything» - «Call Me Irresponsible» - Michael Bublé | «Bomb» - Langford - Part One Payolas
Joni Mitchell «Hana», «Bad dreams» - «Shine» - Joni Mitchell
Kevin Churko (co-producer Ozzy Osbourne) «I don’t wanna stop», «God bless the almighty dollar» - «Black rain» - Ozzy Osbourne
Rhys Fulber «Weak in the knees», «Just another day» - «If your memory serves you well» - Serena Ryder
Skratch Bastid «Way back when», «The Outskirts» - «Situation» - Buck 65

Recording Engineer Of The Year
George Seara «The house is haunted by the echo of your last goodbye» - Holly Cole
Jeff Wolpert «P2», «The other one» - Onward!
John «Beetle» Bailey «Something in the air between us» - Make Someone Happy | «I’m on fire» - In Good We Trust
Kevin Churko «I don’t wanna stop», «God bless the almighty dollar» - Black Rain
Richard Chycki «Far cry» - Snakes and Arrows | «Ordinary day» - Are You Listening

CD/DVD Artwork Design Of The Year
Felix Wittholz (Director/Designer/Illustrator) Situation
Jeff Harrison (Director/Designer/Illustrator); Clinton Hussey (Photographer) Ornamental Etherworld
John Cook (Director/Photographer); Mark Buchner (Director/Designer); Greg Bennett (Photographer) Revue: The Best Of Paul Reddick
Mathieu Houde (Director); Simon Rivest (Designer); Catherine Lepage (Designer/Illustrator); Mathieu Doyon (Photographer) 2X2
Tracy Maurice (Director/Designer); François Miron (Photographer) Neon Bible

Video Of The Year
Arcade Fire Neon Bible Vincent Morriset
Bedouin Soundclash Walls Fall Down Marc Ricciardelli
Blue Rodeo C’Mon Christopher Mills
Marianas Trench Shaketramp Kyle Davison
Tokyo Police Club Cheer It On Sean Wainsteim

Music DVD Of The Year
666 Live Pierre & François Lamoureux, Billy Talent, Pierre Tremblay, Steve Blair
Trinity Revisited Pierre & François Lamoureux
Danny Michel & The Black Tornados Thomas Kelp, Danny Michel
One Night at the Metropolis Pierre Séguin, Jesse Cook, Darrell Gilmour
Nights From the Alhambra Julia Knowles, Loreena McKennitt

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