Drake may have boycotted this year’s Juno Awards nominations but that has not stopped Music Express readers from the ability to vote for him as Drake has been nominated for four microphone awards, sponsored by Long & McQuade.
Drake has been nominated as Top Male Vocalist, Top R&B/Rap artist, Top R&B/Rap album for `Scorpion’, and Top Live Artist/Group for awards that will be determined by a general public online vote.
Meghan Patrick is a triple award nominee up for Top Female, Top Female Country Artist and Top Country Album for ‘Country Music Made Me Do It’
Pickering’s Sean Mendes has been nominated for Top Male Vocalist and Top Pop/Rock Album for his self titled release plus other double nominees are The Trews for Top Group and Top Live Artist/Group, Washboard Union, for Top Country Group and Top Country Album for ‘What We’re Made Of’. the Arkells for Top Group and Top Album ‘Rally Cry’.
The Sheepdogs for Top Group and Top Album ‘Changing Colours’, Dear Rouge is up for a pair of awards as Top Group and Top album for ‘Phases’ and The Reklaws are up for Top Country Group and Top Country Album ‘Feels Like That’.
Drake faces competition for The Top Male Vocalist from Mendes, Michael Buble, Jim Cuddy and Alan Doyle.
Patrick faces off against Alessia Cara, Shania Twain, Serena Ryder and Jessie Reyez for Top Female Artist while the five Top Group nominees are The Trews, The Sheepdogs, Arkells.
The Arkells, The Sheepdogs and The Trews, Dear Rouge and Monster Truck are nominated for Top Group while other Top Album nominees are Three Days Grace for their ‘Outsider’ release.
Winners will be determined by a fan poll.
Voting information will be announced shortly.
Complete Nominees are listed below:
2019 Music Express Awards Nominees:
Arkells, Dear Rouge, Monster Truck, The Sheepdogs, The Trews.
Top Male Vocalist
Michael Buble, Jim Cuddy, Alan Doyle, Drake, Sean Mendes
Top Female Artist
Alessia Cara, Meghan Patrick, Jessie Reyez, Serena Ryder, Shania Twain
Arkells – Rally Cry, Dear Rouge – Phases, Sean Mendes – Sean Mendes, The Sheepdogs – Changing Colours, Three Days Grace – Outsider.
Top Country Group
High Valley, James Barker Band, The Hunter Brothers, The Reklaws, Washboard Union.
Top Country Male Artist
Gord Bamford, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Brett Kissel, Dallas Smith.
Top Country Female Artist
Lindsay Ell, Madeline Merlo, Jess Moskaluke, Meghan Patrick, Shania Twain.
Top R&B/Rap Group/Artist
Classified, Drake, Party Next Door, Jessie Reyez, The Weeknd.
Top R&B/Rap Album
Classified – “Tomorrow Could Be The Days Things Change, Drake-Scorpion, Jesse Reyez – Being Human In Public, Party Next Door – P3, The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy.
Top New Group/Artist
Berlin FM, Birds Of Bellwoods, Johnny Orlando, The Beaches, The East Pointers.
Comeback Of The Year
Barney Bentall, Glass Tiger, Sloan, Tea Party, The Pursuit Of Happiness.
Top Blues Artist/Group
Jack de Keyzer, David Gogo, Myles Goodwyn, Sue Foley, Jesse Roper.
Top Blues Album
Jack de Keyzer – Checkmate, David Gogo – 19 Vultures, Myles Goodwyn – Myles Goodwyn & Friends, Sue Foley – Ice Queen, Jesse Roper – Access To Infinity.