Canadian superstars like Daniel Caesar, Tate McCrae and Charlotte Cardin are up for multiple awards at this year’s Juno Awards. Joining them on the winner’s stage could also be some notable Humber faculty and alumni.
The Canadian music industry announced nominations for this year’s ceremony at an event in downtown Toronto Tuesday morning.
Charlotte Cardin leads the nominations with six, followed by Daniel Caesar with five.
Juno Awards CEO Alan Reid said he’s looking forward to the awards, to be held in Halifax on March 24.
“We cannot wait to bring the party and celebrate this year’s nominees with music fans from across the country,” Reid said.
Ten-time Juno Award winner Nelly Furtado will host the 53rd annual awards. She previously hosted the 2007 edition and said she wouldn’t be where she is without the awards.
“The Juno’s have always shown the spotlight on the richest of the talent coming out of this country, honouring the biggest, best-known acts and also launching the careers of some up-and-coming stars,” Furtado said.
Furtado will also perform at the awards, along with The Beaches and Charlotte Cardin.
Humber College is well-represented in the nominations.
Alumni Anthony Carone (Arkells) and Joel Cassady (Walk Off the Earth) will compete against each other in the Group of the Year Category.
Humber’s jazz program is also well represented, with multiple nominations for alumni and faculty members, including Alex Bird, Ewen Farncombe, Caity Gyorgy and Laila Biali for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.
Humber guitar professor Jocelyn Gould is up for Jazz Album of the Year (solo). She previously won the Juno in that category in 2021.
Other notable Humber nominees include:
- PRODUCER OF THE YEAR- Jack Richardson and Hill Kourkoutis
- ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR– Leith Ross.
- JAZZ ALBUM O THE YEAR (GROUP)– Allison Au with the Migrations Ensemble, Hilario Duran & His Latin Big Band and Mike Murley and Mark Eisenman Quartet.
- TIKTOK JUNO FAN CHOICE– Walk off the Earth (Joel Cassady).
The Junos will air on CBC Television on March 24th. Fans can vote for the TikTok Juno Fan Choice award up until 9 p.m. on the night of the show.