WARNER MUSIC CANADA ARTISTS CLAIM 14 NOMINATIONS AT THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS

February 7, 2017 - At a press conference held today in Toronto, Warner Music Canada and its affiliated labels earned a total of 14 nominations for the 2017 JUNO Awards.  CTV will broadcast the JUNO Awards from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
Billy Talent – Group of the Year of the Year; Rock Album of the Year (Afraid Of Heights); Producer of the Year (Ian D’Sa); Recording Engineer of the Year (Eric Ratz)
After a four year absence from the recording studio, Billy Talent returned with a vengeance in 2016 with the album Afraid of Heights.  The record was produced by guitarist Ian D’Sa whose work earned him his first nomination for Producer of the Year. Afraid Of Heights yielded the Rock Radio hits “Afraid Of Heights” and “Louder Than The DJ”.  Following the release of the album, the band headlined a sold out tour of Europe.  Billy Talent have returned to Canada for a national arena tour beginning February 16 in Abbotsford, B.C. With these nods, Billy Talent have now received a total of 22 nominations over their career which includes 7 wins.

Tegan & Sara – Group of the Year; Songwriter of the Year (Tegan Quinn and Sara Quinn); Pop Albums of the Year (Love You To Death)
Tegan and Sara’s Love You To Death was one of the most anticipated new releases of 2016.  The album release was preceded by the single “Boyfriend” which solidified the duo’s place on the world stage of Pop music and earned them the nomination for Songwriter of the Year.  These nominations bring the band’s total to 12 with three wins in 2014.

Chantal Kreviazuk – Adult Alternative Album of the Year (Hard Sail)
One of Canada's most esteemed singer-songwriters, Chantal Kreviazuk earns her sixth career Juno Award nomination in recognition of "Hard Sail," her first studio release in nearly seven years. Chantal spent the last few years focused on raising her three sons with husband Raine Maida, as well as crafting songs for such artists as Drake, Pitbull and Kendrick Lamar. In 2015, Chantal and Raine became members of the Order of Canada, recognizing their efforts to raise awareness and support for numerous causes, including human and animal rights, mental health, education and the environment. The couple were also honoured with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the Juno Awards in 2014.
Coldplay – International Album of the Year (A Head Full of Dreams)
This marks the fourth time Coldplay have been nominated in this category (with wins in 2006 and 2009).  The platinum certified A Head Full of Dreams has produced four hits singles including the recently released stripped-down version of “Everglow” recorded after a technical mishap at the Glastonbury Festival.  Coldplay make their long-awaited return to Canada this summer for shows in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Dvsn – R&B / Soul Recording of the Year (Sept. 5th)
Toronto’s Dvsn exploded onto the international music scene with the release of their debut album Sept. 5th.  Dvsn is Daniel Daley and Nineteen85.  The group gained initial recognition when their song “With Me” debuted on Apple’s Beats 1 radio.

PARTNEXTDOOR – R&B / Soul Recording of the Year (PARTYNEXTDOOR 3)
This first-time nomination for PARTYNEXTDOOR comes as he enjoys mainstream pop radio success with the single “Not Nice” a Top 10 hit in America and Top 20 in Canada.

Warner affiliated artist nominations:
Paul Reddick – Blues Album of the Year (Ride The One)
Colin Linden – Blues Album of the year (Rich In Love)
Annihilator – Heavy Metal Album of the Year (Suicide Society)

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