The Jerry Cans, Alessia Cara, the Beaches, more react to their 2018 Juno nominations
There were a lot of happy — and swearing — Canadian musicians
The nominees for the 47th annual Juno Awards were announced on Tuesday, Feb. 6, with Arcade Fire, Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez, Arkells and the late Gord Downie leading the field with the most nominations.
A lot of musicians took to Twitter to express their gratitude — or incredible surprise — once the nominations started rolling. But before Allan Reid, president of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), got that far, he talked about the Junos' and CARAS' move "into making a commitment" to support a larger representation of women in music, and "encourage a culture that nurtures their participation and success."
Good to hear <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJUNOAwards?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TheJUNOAwards</a> talking about making moves to help make the music industry a better place for women <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/livetweeting?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#livetweeting</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Junos?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Junos</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/pressconference?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#pressconference</a>—@SixShooterR
After detailing what that commitment would look like (a working group looking at gender equality within CARAS/the Junos; a scholarship for women in production and engineering; a program called Good Night Out to "promote safety and prevent sexual harassment at clubs during JunoFest"), the nominations started rolling, and the musicians weighed in.
Alessia Cara, nominated for the Juno Fan Choice Award and single of the year (for "How Far I'll Go"):
.<a href="https://twitter.com/TheJUNOAwards?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TheJUNOAwards</a> thank u 🖤—@alessiacara
Charlotte Cardin, nominated for breakthrough artist and songwriter of the year:
The Jerry Cans, nominated for breakthrough group of the year and contemporary roots album of the year, were game to start a party in Iqaluit:
Tamara Lindeman, a.k.a. the Weather Station, is weighing her odds of winning:
Lights slept through the nominations, but quickly caught up:
Ruth B, nominated for album of the year, artist of the year and pop album of the year:
Tanya Tagaq, who's nominated for alternative album of the year (a nomination people thought she might have gotten last year), sent her love to fellow nominees:
Clairmont the Second, nominated for rap recording of the year:
The Beaches, nominated for breakthrough group of the year:
James Barker Band, nominated for breakthrough group of the year and country album of the year, trying to keep it clean:
And Scott Helman — nominated for songwriter of the year, pop album of the year and whose album is nominated for the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award — didn't keep it as clean: