We had a wonderful year in Canadian music. There has been an overflow of chart-topping singles and sing along anthems hailing from our humble country. For my predictions, I’m taking a look at ALL The Factors. Radio play and Spotify charts may dictate our hit songs but I’m going to look into each artist nominated and give my honest opinion.

JUNO Fan Choice

Alessia Cara

Avril Lavigne


Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine


Loud Luxury


Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

Tory Lanez


Album of the Year


Hubert Lenoir

These Are The Days

Jann Arden

Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes

My Dear Melancholy,

The Weeknd


Three Days Grace

Artist of the Year

Alessia Cara

Michael Bublé

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

Tory Lanez

Single of the Year

Growing Pains

Alessia Cara

Not A Love Song



Loud Luxury

In My Blood

Shawn Mendes

Pray For Me

The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar


Songwriter of the Year

“No Wrong”, “Way With Words”, “Any Place”


Publisher – Downtown DLJ Songs

Afie Jurvanen


“Our Friend Bobby”, “Truck Full of Money”, “Next Year” –co-songwriters Chris Lindsey, Logan Wall

BOTH WAYS – Donovan Woods

Publisher – Meant Well/Warner Chappell Music

Donovan Woods


“Be Careful” – co-songwriter Boi-1da INVASION OF PRIVACY – Cardi B (Atlantic*WMG)

“Better Now” – co-songwriter Louis Bell BEERBONGS & BENTLEYS – Post Malone (Republic*UMG)

“Call Out My Name” MY DEAR MELANCHOLY, – The Weeknd (Universal)

Publisher – Sony Music Publishing

Frank Dukes


“Promises” – co-songwriters Adam Richard Wiles, Sam Smith – PROMISES – Calvin Harris (Sony)

“One Kiss” – co-songwriters Adam Richard Wiles, Dua Lipa – ONE KISS – Calvin Harris (Sony)

“Apple Juice” – co-songwriters Fredrik Ball, Tim Suby – BEING HUMAN IN PUBLIC – Jessie Reyez (Universal)

Publisher – BMG Rights Management

Jessie Reyez


“Lost In Japan” – co-songwriters Nate Mercereau, Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger

“Youth”- co-songwriters Geoff Warburton, Khalid Robinson, Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger

“In My Blood”- co-songwriters Geoff Warburton, Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger

SHAWN MENDES – Shawn Mendes

Publisher – Universal Music Publishing

Shawn Mendes


Breakthrough Artist of the Year 



Johnny Orlando


Meghan Patrick


For more on fashion, lifestyle, and culture — follow us @HOLRMagazine.