Singer Nelly Furtado leads the pack with six nominations for the 2001 Juno Awards, which honor the best in Canadian music. Furtado earned nods for best new solo artist, best pop album (“Whoa, Nelly”), and best single “(I’m Like A Bird”), among others. Barenaked Ladies are close behind with five nominations, including best single (“Pinch Me”) and best album (“Maroon”). This year’s 30th anniversary awards will be presented March 30 at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario.
Other notable nominees include the Tragically Hip, Matthew Good Band, soulDecision, Jesse Cook, and Isabelle Boulay with three each. Among the host of artists with two nominations are Sarah Harmer, Treble Charger, Terri Clark, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Furtado, soulDecision, Treble Charger, and the reunited Guess Who are among the acts tapped to perform at the awards presentation. For more information, visit the awards’ official Web site.
Here are the nominations for the Juno Awards major categories:
Barenaked Ladies, “Maroon”
Matthew Good Band, “Beautiful Midnight”
Our Lady Peace, “Happiness … Is Not A Fish That You Can Catch”
soulDecision, “No One Does It Better”
Tragically Hip, “Music @ Work”
Barenaked Ladies, “Pinch Me”
Nelly Furtado, “I’m Like A Bird”
Jacksoul, “Can’t Stop”
Treble Charger, “American Psycho”
Edwin, “Alive” (director: Rob Heydon)
Finger Eleven, “Drag You Down” (director: Micha Dahan)
Matthew Good Band, “The Future Is X-Rated” (director: William Morrison)
Matthew Good Band, “Load Me Up” (director: William Morrison)
Our Lady Peace, “Thief” (director: Micha Dahan)
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