2012 JUNO Award Nominations

The 2012 JUNO nominations were just announced this morning! In case you missed them, here are some highlights from this year’s nominations. A big congratulations goes out to all of the nominees. The JUNO Awards air April 1st.

Single of the Year:

City and Colour – “Fragile Bird”

Hedley – “Invincible”

Johnny Reid – “Let’s Go Higher”

Nickelback – “When We Stand Together”

The Sheepdogs – “I Don’t Know”

Artist of the Year: 

City and Colour




Michael Bublé

Group of the Year:


Down With Webster



Sam Roberts Band

“New” Artist of the Year: 

Alyssa Reid

Dan Mangan

Diamond Rings


Lindi Ortega

“New” Group of the Year:


Hey Rosetta!

Mother Mother

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Sheepdogs

Songwriter of the Year:

Dallas Green – “Fragile Bird”, “We Found Each Other”, “Weightless” Little Hell – City and Colour

Dan Mangan – “About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All”, “Post-War Blues”, “Oh Fortune” Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan

Feist – “How Come You Never Go There”, “Graveyard” – co-songwriters Mocky & Chilly Gonzales, “The Circle Married The Line” – co-songwriters Mike Little & Chris Byrne Metals– Feist

Jim Cuddy – “Everyone Watched The Wedding”, “Skyscraper Soul”, “Watch Yourself Go Down” Skyscraper Soul – Jim Cuddy

Ron Sexsmith – “Get In Line”, “Believe It When I See It”, “Middle of Love” Long Player Later Bloomer– Ron Sexsmith

Adult Alternative Album of the Year:

Cuff The Duke – Morning Comes

Feist – Metals

Jenn Grant – Honeymoon Punch

Jim Cuddy – Skyscraper Soul

Ron Sexsmith – Long Player Late Bloomer

Alternative Album of the Year:

Braids – Native Speaker

Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune

Destroyer – Kaputt

Fucked Up – David Comes To Life

Timber Timbre – Creep On Creepin’ On

Rock Album of the Year: 

Arkells – Michigan Left

Matthew Good – Lights of Endangered Species

Sam Roberts Band  Collider

Sloan – The Double Cross

The Sheepdogs – Learn & Burn

Video of the Year:

John JP Poliquin – “The Stand” – Mother Mother

Jon Busby – “Rows of Houses” – Dan Mangan

Jose Lourenco – “Stamp” – The Rural Alberta Advantage

Michael Maxxis – “Good Day At The Races” – Hollerado

Mike Roberts – “Rumbleseat” – The Sadies


  1. I’m extremely, extremely happy at the appearance of Braids/Destroyer! Also Colin Stetson for instrumental/contemp. jazz and Socalled for World. This is really great!

    • Couldn’t agree more. Great to see some new faces on the nominations list. Regarding the “new” aspect: I remember a few years back the Stills were nominated as best new group which is even more hilarious than this year’s nominations.

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