2012 JUNO Awards Predictions

27 Mar


Artist of the year:



Michael Bublé

City and Colour  “Winner”


Best Album:

Goodbye Lullabye, Avril Lavigne

Take Care, Drake;  “Winner”

Under the Mistletoe, Justin Bieber

Christmas, Michael Bublé

Here and Now, Nickleback

Best Single:

Fragile Bird, City and Colour

Invincible, Hedley

Let’s Go Higher, Johnny Reid

When We Stand Together, Nickelback

I Don’t Know, The Sheepdogs  “Winner”

Note:  Now I’m just picking the Sheepdogs because I think “I Don’t Know” is a better song than “Let’s go Higher”.  Johnny Reid could easily take this category!!

Best Group:

Arkells  “Winner”

Down With Webster



Sam Roberts Band

International album:

21, Adele;  “Winner”

Mylo Zyloto, Coldplay;

Born This Way, Lady Gaga

Sorry for Party Rocking, LMFAO

Loud, Rihanna

New artist:

Alyssa Reid

Dan Mangan  “Winner”

Diamond Rings


Lindi Ortega

Note:  This category is very close between Dan Mangan and Alyssa Reid.  Alyssa is not as popular in eastern Canada and she is in the west.  Dan Mangan is not as popular as Alyssa in the West, but is much more popular in the East and is more popular in the west than Alyssa is in the east.  Winner Dan Mangan by a hair.

New group:


Hey Rosetta

Mother Mother

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Sheepdogs.  “Winner”


Juno fan choice:

Arcade Fire

Avril Lavigne

City and Colour



Ginette Reno,


Justin Bieber  “Winner”

Michael Bublé



Dallas Green  “Winner”

Dan Mangan


Jim Cuddy

Ron Sexsmith.

Country album:

16 & 1, Doc Walker

High Valley, High Valley

Everything, Jason McCoy

Forget About the World, Jimmy Rankin  “Winner”

Roots and Wings, Terri Clark


Adult alternative album

Morning Comes, Cuff The Duke

Metals, Feist  “Winner”

Honeymoon Punch, Jenn Grant

Skyscraper Soul, Jim Cuddy

Long Player Late Bloomer, Ron Sexsmith

Alternative album:

Native Speaker, Braids

Oh Fortune, Dan Mangan  “Winner”

Kaputt, Destroyer

David Comes To Life, F–ked Up

Creep On Creepin’ On, Timber Timbre.

Pop album:

Goodbye Lullaby, Avril Lavigne

Time To Win Vol. II, Down With Webster

Storms, Hedley

Siberia, Lights  “Winner”

Ever After, Marianas Trench

Note:  I just want to see her win.  I think she deserves it and her Siberia album is her best yet!!

Rock album:

Michigan Left, Arkells  “Winner”

Lights of Endangered Species, Matthew Good

Collider, Sam Roberts Band

The Double Cross, Sloan

Learn & Burn, The Sheepdogs

Vocal jazz album:

To Brazil With Love, Diana Panton

Two Kites, Fern Lindzon

Le carré de nos amours, Sonia Johnson  “Winner”

In The Moonlight, Sophie Milman

Skin Tight, The Nylons

Contemporary jazz album

Rest of the Story, Chris Tarry

New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges, Colin Stetson

Idiosyncrasie, François Bourassa Quintet

Cuban Rhapsody, Hilario Duran & Jane Bunnett  “Winner”

Changing Seasons, Phil Dwyer Orchestra feat. Mark Fewer

Traditional jazz album

Aspects of Oscar, Dave Young Quintet  “Winner”

Verge, David Braid

Deep Shadows, Kirk MacDonald Orchestra

Still Rollin’, Mike Murley Septet

Live In Baden, Oliver Jones

Instrumental album:

Cats & Dogs, Andrew Collins  “Winner”

New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges, Colin Stetson

L’Âge du cuivre, L’Orkestre des Pas Perdus

Télescope, MAZ

Stretch Orchestra, Stretch Orchestra

Francophone album:

Le désert des solitudes, Catherine Major

Blonde, Coeur de Pirate  “Winner”

C’est un monde, Fred Pellerin

Le vrai le faux, Jérôme Minière

La caverne, Malajube

Rap recording

Handshakes and Middle Fingers, Classified

Jonestown 2: Jimmy Go Bye Bye, D-Sisive

Take Care, Drake  “Winner”

Anywhere (Ol’ Time Killin’ Part.2), Kardinal Offishall

Daggermouth, Swollen Members

Dance recording:

Brand New Chick, Anjulie

Aural Psynapse, Deadmau5

Barbara Streisand, Duck Sauce  “Winner”

Hello, Martin Solveig & Dragonette

Devotion, Mia Martina.

R&B/Soul recording:


Set it Off ft. Kardinal Offishall,Jully Black

Ghetto Love ft. Kardinal Offishall, Karl Wolf

Gone And Never Coming Back, Melanie Fiona

Pretty Lil’ Heart ft. Lil Wayne, Robin Thicke  “Winner”

Reggae recording:

Seeds of Love & Life ft. Luciano, Dubmatix

Bleaching Shop, Exco Levi

Lover’s Paradise, Jay Douglas  “Winner”

Woman, Steele

Rescue Me, Tanya Mulling.

Aboriginal album:

Speakers of Tomorrow, Bruthers of Different Muthers

To Whom It May Concern, Donny Parenteau  “Winner”

One Nation, Flying Down Thunder and Rise Ashen

Lived & Life Played, Murray Porter

The Gift of Life, Randy Wood

Roots & Traditional album, solo:

Small Source of Comfort, Bruce Cockburn  “Winner”

Floods & Fires, Craig Cardiff

A Tribute To John Allan Cameron, Dave Gunning

Late Edition, David Francey

Little Red Boots, Lindi Ortega

Roots & Traditional album,group:

Let The Rain Fall, Good Lovelies

The Place I Left Behind, The Deep Dark Woods

Row Upon Row Of The People We Know, The Once  “Winner”

Bright Morning Stars, The Wailin’ Jennys

When The Wolves Go Blind, Twilight Hotel

Blues album:

Still Blue, Bill Johnson

Soul Bender, David Gogo  “Winner”

Shame The Devil, Harrison Kennedy

To Behold, MonkeyJunk

Me ‘n’ Mabel, Suzie Vinnick

Contemporary Christian/Gospel album:

On The Altar of Love, Downhere

Crazy Love, Hawk Nelson

Forevermore, Jon Bauer

Imperfections & Directions, Kellie Loder  “Winner”

Don’t Close Your Eyes, Sky Terminal

World Music album:

Afo Gné, Aboulaye Kone et Bolo Kan

Flores, Tambores e Amores, Aline Morales

From Night To The Edge Of Day, Azam Ali  “Winner”

Aam Zameen : common ground, Kiran Ahluwalia

Sleepover, Socalled

Producer of the year:

Bob Rock (Jann Arden)

Brian Howes (Hedley, Nickelback)  “Winner”

David Foster (Shania Twain, Michael Bublé)

k.d. lang (k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang)

Noah “40” Shebib (Drake)

Recording engineer:

Chris Shreenan-Dyck (Jim Cuddy)  “Winner”

David Travers-Smith (The Wailin’ Jennys, Oh Susanna)

George Seara (Michael Kaeshammer, Laila Biali)

Jeff Wolpert (Sarah Slean)

Michael Phillip Wojewoda (Paisley Jura)

Recording package:

Metals, Feist; 12, Dinah Thorpe  “Winner”

Rest of the Story, Chris Tarry

Get Yourself Home, Laura Repo

Creep On Creepin’ On, Timber Timbre

Video of the year:

The Stand, Mother Mother

Rows of Houses, Dan Mangan

Stamp, The Rural Alberta Advantage

Good Day At The Races, Hollerado  “Winner”

Outside Rumbleseat, The Sadies

Music DVD:

Feist: Look At What The Light Did Now

Tegan and Sara: Get Along

Rush: Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland  “Winner”

Peter Katz: Peter Katz Live At The Music Gallery

David Francey: Burning Bright

Electronic album:

A Little More Than Everything, Arthur Oskan

Feel It Break, Austra; Azari & III, Azari & III  “Winner”

It’s All True, Junior Boys

Ravendeath, 1972, Tim Hecker

Metal/hard music album:

Juggernaut of Justice, Anvil  “Winner”

Burning Fortune, Cauldron

Deconstruction, Devin Townsend

Die Miserable, F–k The Facts

Venerable, KEN mode



Let me know what you think,  if you agree or disagree I would love to know what you think!


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