From Bublé to Anciients to 5 Alarm Funk, Vancouver well-represented as 2018 Juno nominations are announced

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      Superstar crooner Michael Bublé, jazz giant Diana Krall, and metal alchemists Anciients are among the West Coast nominees for the 2018 Juno Awards, which will be held in Vancouver.

      The nominations were announced this morning in Toronto.

      Stadium-sized Vancouver hitmakers Nickelback are up for rock album of the year with Feed the Machine, the group competing against hometown labelmates Theory of a Deadman for Wake Up Call.

      Locals Hedley join the likes of Arcade Fire, A Tribe Called Red, and Alvvays in the group of the year category. 

      Turn Up the Quiet from Nanaimo-born and West Vancouver-based Diana Krall is nominated for vocal jazz album of the year. 

      Junos host Michael Bublé will find himself competing for adult contemporary album as well as album of the year with Nobody But Me. Lights, who splits her time between Vancouver and Toronto is nominated for artist of the year. 

      In addition to performing at the Juno Awards ceremony, Hedley will compete in the pop album category for Cageless.

      One of Vancouver's most raved-about Iive acts, Five Alarm Funk, is up for instrumental album of the year with Sweat, with Anciients getting a nomination for Voice of the Void

      Vancouver is also represented in the comedy category, with Ivan Decker's I Wanted To Be A Dinosaur and Charles Demers's Fatherland up for comedy album of the year. 

      For a full list of all Juno nominees, go to www.junoawards.ca.

      The Juno awards will be handed out on March 25 at Rogers Arena.

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