Warner Music Canada Artists Claim 17 Nominations At The 2010 Juno Awards
Michael Bublé - Album of the Year (Crazy Love), Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year (Crazy Love), Songwriter of the Year (“Haven’t Met You Yet,” “Hold On”): Single of the Year (“Haven’t Met You Yet”); Juno Fan Choice Award
Leading the pack of all nominees is Michael Bublé with six nominations. His latest album, Crazy Love has become a world-wide phenomenon selling over 4.5 million copies since its release in mid-October. The single, “Haven’t Met You Yet” topped Canada’s AC radio charts for a staggering 20-plus weeks. His many TV appearances have lit up sets around the world and his performance of “Cry Me A River” in front of the Sydney Opera House during the final episode of Australian Idol literally lit up Sydney Harbor with an extraordinary fireworks display. Already a six-time Juno winner, Michael Bublé will perform live on the Juno Awards in St. Johns and then will head out on a cross-Canada tour this summer.
Producer’s Bob Rock and David Foster each have received Juno Award nominations for the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year for their work on Michael’s Crazy Love album.
Billy Talent – Group of the Year; Album of the Year (Billy Talent III); Rock Album of the Year (Billy Talent III); Single of the Year ("Rusted From the Rain")
Billy Talent have spent the past eight months dominating concert stages around the world, headlining tours throughout the U.S. and Europe, performing everywhere from Chicago, L.A. and New York City to London, Paris, Milan and on to Moscow. All of this has been in support of the platinum-plus album Billy Talent III. Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden), Billy Talent III spawned the chart topping single “Rusted From The Rain” as well as the scorching singles “Devil On My Shoulder” and “Saint Veronika.” Since 2004, Billy Talent have won 5 Juno Awards including Best New Artist (2004) and Group of the Year in both 2005 and 2007. Billy Talent will perform on the 2010 Juno Awards telecast live from St. Johns, NFLD.
Blue Rodeo – Group of the Year
With the release of their ambitious double album The Things We Left Behind, Blue Rodeo have received some of the best reviews of their career with critics and fans all agreeing that the band has hit yet another creative zenith. Blue Rodeo have received 27 Juno Award nominations over the course of their 25 year career and have been called to the podium to accept 10 trophies including an unprecedented 5 Group of the Year awards. The band is currently on the final leg of a three month long tour of Canada, playing to sold-out crowd’s right across the country. Blue Rodeo will be performing on the 2010 Juno awards show telecast live from St. Johns, NFLD.
Darryl Neudorf has been nominated for Engineer of the Year for his work on the song “And When You Wake Up” from Blue Rodeo’s album The Things We Left Behind.
Isabel Bayrakdarian – Classical Album of the Year – Vocal or Choral Performance (Gomidas Songs)
Born in Lebanon of proud Armenian heritage, Isabel Bayrakdarian now calls Toronto home. She burst onto the international opera scene after winning first prize in the 2000 Operalia competition founded by Plácido Domingo. Since then she has performed in many of the world's major opera houses and concert halls. On her latest album, Gomidas Songs which examines the legacy of Gomidas Vardabet, the 19th-century composer who preserved, transcribed and interpreted the lullabies, hymns, folk dances and ancient songs of his Armenian homeland. This is Isabel’s fifth Juno award nomination. She has won the Juno Award in this category the previous four times she was nominated
Tegan & Sara – Alternative Album of the Year (Sainthood)
Sainthood is the sixth full length album released by the Vancouver-based twins since their 1999 debut Under Feet Like Ours. Over the course of the past decade they have become one of the most celebrated and beloved forces in modern music. Sainthood was produced by Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla (who also produced the duo’s 2007 critically acclaimed album The Con) and Howard Redakop (who produced their 2004 breakthrough, So Jealous). This is Tegan and Sara’s third Juno Award nomination.
Finally, Warner Music Canada distributed Six Shooter recording artist Amelia Curran has received a Juno nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo for her album Hunter, Hunter.