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Congratulations to the #FACTORfunded JUNO Nominees!

FACTOR is a proud sponsor of this year's 45th annual JUNO awards, recognizing the very best in Canada's musical talent.  

In addition to sponsoring JUNO Week 2016, we’re very pleased to announce the following #FACTORfunded artists and nominated albums Congratulations to all for the much-deserved recognition!

Catch the awards live from Calgary, AB on Sunday April 3.

Breakthrough Group of the Year (sponsored by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, and Radio Starmaker Fund)

Dear Rouge

Half Moon Run


The Elwins

Young Empires

Country Album of the Year

Autumn Hill, Anchor (Wax, Universal)

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Joel Plaskett, The Park Avenue Sobriety Test (Pheromone, Fontana North)

Mo Kenney, In My Dreams (Pheromone, Fontana North)

Whitehorse, Leave No Bridge Unburned (Six Shooter, Universal)

Alternative Album of the Year

BRAIDS, Deep in the Iris (Flemish Eye, Outside)

Destroyer, Poison Season (Merge, F.A.B.)

Majical Cloudz, Are You Alone? (Arts & Crafts, Universal)

Viet Cong, Viet Cong (Flemish Eye, Outside)

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Jaclyn Guillou, This Bitter Earth (Independent)

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

Curtis Nowosad, Dialectics (Cellar Live, Conveyor)

Robi Botos, Movin’ Forward (A440, Universal)

Jazz Album of the Year: Group

Jerry Granelli Trio, What I Hear Now (Addo, Conveyor)

Classical Composition of the Year

Nicole Lizée, Bookburners (Centrediscs, Naxos)

Rap Recording of the Year

BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, Sour Soul (eOne)

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Fortunate Ones, The Bliss (Pony, Outside)

Frazey Ford, Indian Ocean (Nettwerk, Sony)

LeE HaRVeY OsMOND, Beautiful Scars (Latent, Warner)

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

Jayme Stone, Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project (Borealis, eOne)

Blues Album of the Year

Big Dave McLean, Faded But Not Gone (Hen, eOne)

Blackburn, In This World (Electro-Fi, Outside)

David Gogo, Vicksburg (Cordova Bay, Fontana)

Contemporary Christian / Gospel Album of the Year

Tim Neufeld, TREES – Chapter 2 (Sony, David C. Cook)

World Music Album of the Year

Alex Cuba, Healer (Caracol, Fontana North)

Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Moorka (Independent)

Recording Engineer of the Year

Gus Van Go for “Downtown”, “Sweet Disaster” off Whitehorse, Leave No Bridge Unburned (Six Shooter, Universal) 

Recording Package of the Year

Cam Dales (Art Director/Designer), Ben Clarkson (Art Director/Illustrator) for Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Club Meds (Arts & Crafts, Universal)

Electronic Album of the Year

Humans, Noontide (Hybridity, Select)

Heavy Metal Album of the Year

Diemonds, Never Wanna Die (eOne)