Juno Awards: 3 nominations for Rêve and Banx and Ranx
With three citations each, dance pop singer Rêve and the duo Banx and Ranx are the Quebec artists with the most nominations for the Juno Awards on March 13 in Edmonton.
Rêve, the stage name of Montrealer Briannah Donolo, finds herself battling with Avril Lavigne, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd for the People's Choice Juno. < /p>
The one who became a viral sensation following her performance of the national anthems at the Bell Center in 2014, is also nominated in the Artist Revelation of the Year category while his success CTRL + ALT + DEL, which is nearing 40 million streams on Spotify, earning it a spot among the Juno contenders for dance recording of the year.
Montreal producer duo Banx and Ranx, who have collaborated with Rêve on several songs, including CTRL + ALT + DEL, also received three citations, including one in the prestigious Song of the Year category for Flowers Need Rain, with Preston Pablo. They are also eyeing the Junos for Group Breakthrough and Achievement of the Year.
However, no one in Quebec will be able to repeat the feat of Charlotte Cardin, champion of the Juno Awards 2022 with four victories in prestigious categories.
However, it will be interesting to see who will win the Juno for the French-language album as the category is high this year. Former winners Daniel Bélanger (Mercure en mai) and Les Louanges (Crash) are in the running alongside Ariane Roy (Medium Plaisir) , Hubert Lenoir (PICTURA BY IPSE: direct music) and Lisa LeBlanc (Chiac Disco).
Other Quebec artists to watch include Jean-Michel Blais (Instrumental Album), Kaytranada (Director, Rap song) and Voivod (Metal album).
Despite the allegations of sexual misconduct against its singer Win Butler, Arcade Fire can still hope to get their hands on the Juno Group of the Year.
In total, artists born or working in Quebec garnered more than forty citations.
Unsurprisingly, international star The Weeknd dominates the nominations 2023, with six, thanks to the success of her album Dawn FM. Avril Lavigne and Tate McRae follow with five quotes.