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Warner Music Canada Artists Claim 14 Nominations at The 2013 Juno Awards!
February 19 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


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At a press conference held today in Toronto, Warner Music Canada and its affiliated labels earned a total of 14 nominations for the 2013 JUNO Awards. The JUNO Awards will be hosted by Warner Bros. recording artist Michael Bublé who is also a nominee and will perform during the show. CTV will broadcast the JUNO Awards from the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Michael Bublé â Juno Fan Choice Award
Burnaby, B.C.âs Michael Bublé has become one of the worldâs biggest musical stars since bursting on to the world stage a decade ago. His boundless energy, quick wit and timeless music have made him a peerless concert attraction. He headlines 10 sold-out nights at Londonâs O2 Arena later this year during his world tour in support of his latest album scheduled for release this spring.

k.d. lang â Canadian Music Hall of Fame
k.d.lang won her first Juno Award in 1985. That night she leapt on to the stage in a white wedding dress to accept the award for Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year. Over the next quarter century she fulfilled that promise by redefining both pop music and country music becoming one of the most innovative and groundbreaking artists in Canadian music history. In 1989, her emotional duet with Roy Orbison on the smash hit âCryingâ solidified k.d.lang as one of the greatest singers in the world. After winning over the Nashville music scene with the albums Angel With A Lariat and Shadowland she switched musical hats and delivered the adult contemporary smash of Ingenue with its hit single âConstant Craving.â With her most recent album, Sing It Loud, k.d. returned to her records recording an album she says was âmade for performing live at Canadian folk festivals.â

Billy Talent â Single Of The Year (âViking Death Marchâ); Group Of The Year; Rock Album of the Year (Dead Silence)
Billy Talentâs run of chart-topping albums continued this past year with their fourth album, Dead Silence. Critics and fans have been raving about the songwriting and sonic power of this, the bandâs first self-produced album. Billy Talent spent the second half of 2012 touring throughout Europe headlining shows from London to Moscow. They played to over 100,000 fans at the famed Rock Am Ring festival in Germany where Dead Silence debuted at #1 the week of its release. Billy Talent will headline an arena tour of Canada this Spring.

The Sheepdogs â Single of the Year (âThe Way It Isâ); Group of the Year; Rock Album of the Year (The Sheepdogs)
In the summer of 2011, The Sheepdogs became the first unsigned act to ever grace the cover of Rolling Stone. The Saskatoon-based foursome have been tireless road warriors, bring their meat-and-potatoes rock all around the world. Both their debut album, Learn & Burn and 2012âs self-titled sophomore release have been certified gold in Canada.

Victoria Duffield â Pop Album of the Year (Shut Up And Dance)
Victoria Duffield was one of the most successful Canadian artists to emerge in 2012. The Abbotsford, BC singer/songwriter/dancer released her debut album, Shut Up and Dance, featuring the platinum-certified title track, which was the most played song at radio by a Canadian artist for nine weeks and reached the top spot on the MuchMusic countdown. The album also includes the multi-format hit singles âFeel,â âBreak My Heartâ and the Cody Simpson duet âThey Donât Know About Us.â Victoria has earned 3 Canadian Radio Music Award nominations and a MuchMusic Video Award nomination.

Big Wreck â Rock Album of the Year (Albatross)
Big Wreck made a triumphant return in 2012 with the album Albatross. Though it had been nearly 10 years since the bandâs last release, Rock Radio eagerly embraced the albumâs title song as the first single, pushing it to the top of the charts. Big Wreck then embarked on a sold-out headlining tour across Canada.

Warner Music Canada distributed Six Shooter has two nominations with recording artist Amelia Curran receiving a Juno nomination for Root & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo for the record Spectators while Danny Michel gets a nod for the album Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me in the category World Music Album of the Year: Solo. Eric Ratz is nominated as Recording Engineer of the Year for his work on the latest albums from Big Wreck and Billy Talent. Coalition Recording artist Barlow are nominated for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for the record Burning Days.