Drake, Kardinal Offishall & JRDN receive multiple nominations for 2012 JUNO Awards [News]
Toronto, ON – The 2012 JUNO Award Nominees have been announced and the Rap Recording of the Year is looking very competitive. The category has representation from both Canadian coasts and 3 artists from Toronto. The nominees are Classified for his album Handshakes and Middle Fingers, D-Sisive for his Jonestown 2: Jimmy Go Bye Bye album, Drake for his Take Care album, Swollen Members for the album Daggermouth and the single “Anywhere (Ol’ Time Killin’ Part 2)” by Kardinal Offishall.
Drake received additional nominations for Juno Fan Choice Award and Artist of the Year. His album Take Care was also nominated for Album of the Year (sponsored by Music Canada). Halifax’s JRDN (aka Jordan Croucher) picked up nominations for New Artist of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. Other nominees in that category include Jully Black for “Set It Off” featuring Kardinal Offishall, Karl Wolf’s “Ghetto Love” also featuring Kardinal Offishall, Melanie Fiona’s Gone and Never Coming Back and Robin Thicke’s “Pretty Lil’ Heart” featuring Lil Wayne. Last but not least, Noah “40” Shebib received a nomination for Jack Richardson Producer of the Year (sponsored by Slaight Music).
Congrats to all of the nominees! Winners will be announced Sunday, April 1st at the live taping in Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place.