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INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Sentimental Strings Bobby Creed & His Orchestra aka Roberto Occhipinti Somerset

Belladonna Daniel Lanois Epitaph

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Christmas Serenity George Carlaw aka Yuri Sazonoff Somerset

Rainy Days and Mondays Nancy Walker Somerset

Balance Tomas Hamilton aka Charles T. Cozens Somerset

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Boom Desjardins Boom Desjardins

Jann Arden Jann Arden

219 Days Kalan Porter

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It's Time Michael Bublé

These Old Charms Theresa Sokyrka

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Hedley Hedley

Jonas Jonas

All The Right Reasons Nickelback

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Healthy In Paranoid Times Our Lady Peace

Gasoline Theory Of A Deadman

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR)

Daniel Powter

Divine Brown

Jonas Déjà Musique

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Martha Wainwright

Skye Sweetnam

NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR)

Bedouin Soundclash

Boys Night Out

Hedley

Pocket Dwellers

Silverstein Victory

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SOCAN)

Arcade Fire

"Wake Up" | "Rebellion (Lies)" | "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" - Josh Deu

FUNERAL - Arcade Fire Merge*FAB

Joel Plaskett

"Happen Now" | "Natural Disaster" | "Lying on a Beach"**LA DE DA - Joel Plaskett MapleMusic*Universal

Kathleen Edwards

"In State | "Copied Keys"**"Back to Me" - Colin Cripps

BACK TO ME - Kathleen Edwards MapleMusic*Universal

Neil Young

"The Painter" | "When God Made Me" | "Prairie Wind"**PRAIRIE WIND - Neil Young Reprise*Warner

Ronald Eldon Sexsmith

"Listen" | "One Less Shadow" | "Lemonade Stand"**DESTINATION UNKNOWN - Sexsmith & Kerr Ronboy Rhymes*Warner

COUNTRY RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Waitin' On The Wonderful Aaron Lines

Amanda Wilkinson Amanda Wilkinson

Hey, Do You Know Me Lisa Brokop

Life Goes On Terri Clark

T he Road Hammers The Road Hammers

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Are You Ready Blue Rodeo

Back To Me Kathleen Edwards

Ex-Girlfriends Low Millions Manhattan

Broken (and other rogue states) Luke Doucet

Prairie Wind Neil Young

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Boy-Cott-In The Industry Classified

It's Called Life Eternia

Fire & Glory Kardinal Offishall

The Dusty Foot Philosopher K'Naan

United We Fall Sweatshop Union Battle

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Broken Social Scene Broken Social Scene

Elevator Hot Hot Heat

Live It Out Metric

So Jealous Tegan & Sara

Twin Cinema The New Pornographers

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Twenty For One Cadence

Christmas Songs Diana Krall

Rock Swings Paul Anka

Just You, Just Me Ranee Lee Justin

Sophie Milman Sophie Milman

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Shurum Burum Jazz Circus David Buchbinder

Encuentro en la Habana Hilario Duran & Perspectiva

Radio Guantánamo (Guantánamo Blues Project Vol. 1) Jane Bunnett

One Take: Volume Two Marc Rogers, Robi Botos, Phil Dwyer, Terri Lyne Carrington

Yemaya Roberto Occhipinti

TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Mainly Mingus Dave Young Quintet

Ask Me Later Don Thompson Quartet

In a Sentimental Mood Ian McDougall

Time Flies P.J. Perry Justin

Let Me Tell You About My Day Phil Dwyer with Alan Jones and Rodney Whitaker

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Le trashy saloon Anik Jean

Hors de tout doute France D'Amour

Pages blanches Jim Corcoran

Garde la tête haute Senaya

Sur le fil Stéphanie Lapointe

CHILDREN'S ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A Butterfly In Time CMSM Concert Theatre Productions CMSM Concert Theatre Productions

Happy All of the Time Jake Jake

The Fabulous Song Michelle Campagne & Davy Gallant The Secret Mountain

Canada Needs You (Volume One) Mike Ford MapleMusic

Baroque Adventure: The Quest for Arundo Donax Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Magic Horn Canadian Brass Opening Day

Folklore Denise Djokic & David Jalbert Endeavor

J.S. Bach: Sonates pour violon et clavecin, Vol. 1 James Ehnes & Luc Beauséjour

Albéniz: Iberia Marc-André Hamelin Hyperion

Awakening St. Lawrence String Quartet

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT

Freitas Branco: Violin Concerto Alexandre Da Costa - Extremadura Symphony Orchestra - Jesús Amigo XXI-21*SRI

J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concertos Vol. 1 Angela Hewitt - Australian Chamber Orchestra - Richard Tognetti Hyperion*SRI

Brahms: Concertos pour piano et oeuvres pour piano seul Anton Kuerti - Orchestra Métropolitain du Grand Montréal - Joseph Rescigno Analekta*Select/Naxos

Concerti Virtuosi Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Jeanne Lamon Analekta*Select/Naxos

Beethoven: Symphonies nos. 5 et 6 Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Bruno Weil Analekta*Select/Naxos

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE

Viardot-Garcia: Lieder Chansons Canzoni Mazurkas Isabel Bayrakdarian - Serouj Kradjian Analekta*Select/Naxos

Hyver Karina Gauvin/Les Boréades - Francis Colpron ATMA*SRI

Scarlatti: Stabat Mater Emma Kirkby, Daniel Taylor - Theatre of Early Music ATMA*SRI

Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin Michael Schade & Malcolm Martineau CBC Records*Universal

Schubert: Winterreise Russell Braun, Carolyn Maule CBC Records*Universal

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

Illuminations Brian Cherney

OVATION 4 CBC Records

Our Finest Hour Chan Ka Nin

MAJESTIC FLAIR CBC Records*Universal

String Quartet No. 1 (The Awakening) Christos Hatzis

AWAKENING EMI

Illuminations Peter Togni

THE HEART HAS ITS REASONS Warner Classics

Symphony for Strings Robert Turner

OVATION 4 CBC Records

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

She's Looking Good Boza Modified

Hot Box Da Skunk Blow Media

Spanish Fly Hatiras & Macca feat. Shawna B. Blow Media

Robopop M1 Reinvent Music*DEP/Universal

Walkin & Talkin Ray Charles vs DIO Caliber*Nervous

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

The Naughty Song Cory Lee Sextant

Divine Brown Divine Brown Blacksmith*Universal

This Is Me Jully Black Jully Black Entertainment*Universal

Massari Massari Capital Prophet*MapleNationwide/Universal

Back For More Shawn Desman Uomo/SONY BMG

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Reggae Time Blessed Explorer*Universal

Hot Gal feat. Rally Bop Carl Henry CeSoul*DEP/Universal

River of Healing Jah Beng Kornerstone

Mind & Body, Sold Odel Ohm Grown Records*Universal

Live Up Truths and Rights Big Wig Productions

ABORIGINAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Rattle & Drum Asani Arbor*EMI

Muskrat Blues and Rock & Roll Billy Joe Green Thunderboy

Hometown Burnt Project 1 Sunshine

Life Is… Eagle & Hawk Eagle & Hawk

Sinaa tagaq tagaq

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO

Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer Corb Lund Stony Plain*Warner

Mantras For Madmen Harry Manx Dog My Cat*Fusion III

Songs From The Gravel Road Ian Tyson Stony Plain*Warner

Love Sweet Love Lynn Miles True North*Universal

Récidive Yves Lambert La Prûche Libre*Fusion III

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP

Ambassador Elliott Brood Six Shooter*Warner

Malins Plaisirs Genticorum Roues et Archets*Fusion III

The Hard & The Easy Great Big Sea WEA*Warner

Destination Unknown Sexsmith & Kerr Ronboy Rhymes*Warner

The Duhks The Duhks Sugarhill*Fusion III

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Voice + Story Harrison Kennedy Black & Tan

Songs of Vice and Sorrow Julian Fauth Electro-Fi*Festival

Let It Loose Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne Electro-Fi*Festival

Villanelle Paul Reddick NorthernBlues*Festival

The Gas and the Clutch The Perpetrators Perps*Festival

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Amanda Falk Amanda Falk Avante*CMC

Livin' for Something Janelle Life-Vision*CMC

In This Time Patricia Shirley Sereniti*CMC

MMHMM Relient K Capitol/Gotee*CMC/EMI

The Art of Breaking Thousand Foot Krutch Tooth & Nail*CMC/EMI

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Fusion Adham Shaikh Sonicturtle

Humo De Tabaco Alex Cuba Band Universal

Djama Alpha Yaya Diallo Jericho Beach*Festival

Capivara Celso Machado Surucuà Art*Festival

Gaïa Gaïa Jajou*Select

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

David Foster "Home" | "Feeling Good" IT'S TIME - Michael Bublé 143/Reprise*Warner

Gggarth Richardson "Gunnin" | "Villain" HEDLEY - Hedley Universal

Jann Arden/Russell Broom "Where No One Knows Me" | "Willing To Fall Down"**JANN ARDEN - Jann Arden Universal

Neil Young "The Painter" PRAIRIE WIND - Neil Young Reprise*Warner

Nickelback (co-producer Joey Moi) "Photograph" | "Animals" ALL THE RIGHT REASONS - Nickelback EMI

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Adam Messinger & Dylan Bell "Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" | "Sittin' In the Cellar"**TWENTY FOR ONE - Cadence Cadence

Denis Tougas "Oleander" I AM A MOUNTAIN - Sarah Harmer Cold Snap*Universal

"Independent Thief" BACK TO ME - Kathleen Edwards MapleMusic*Universal

Randy Staub "Angels Losing Sleep" HEALTHY IN PARANOID TIMES - Our Lady Peace SONY BMG

"Animals" ALL THE RIGHT REASONS - Nickelback EMI

Russell Broom "Where No One Knows Me" JANN ARDEN - Jann Arden Universal

"God Bless The American Housewife" Music From and Inspired by Desperate Housewives - SHeDaisy Hollywood Records*Universal

Vic Florencia "Everyday is a Holiday" | "Melancholy Melody" WIKKED LIL GRRRLS - Esthero

Reprise*Warner

CD/DVD ARTWORK DESIGN OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY EVER-REDDY PACKAGING)

Seth (Director/Designer/Illustrator)

A Story-Gram From Vinyl Café Inc. STUART MCLEAN Vinyl Café*Outside

Louise Upperton (Director/Designer); Christopher Mills, Kevin Drew, Justin Peroff (Illustrators)

Broken Social Scene BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Arts & Crafts*EMI

Rob Baker (Director/Illustrator); Garnet Armstrong (Director/Designer); Susan Michalek (Designer); Will Ruocco (Illustrator)

Hipeponymous THE TRAGICALLY HIP Universal

Matthew Good (Director); Garnet Armstrong (Director/Designer); Ivan Otis (Photographer)

In A Coma: 1995 - 2005 MATTHEW GOOD Universal

James Mejia/Jud Haynes (Director/Designer/Illustrator)

2005 Album WINTERSLEEP Dependent*Outside

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY VIDEOFACT)

Bom Bom Bom Floria Sigismondi LIVING THINGS Zomba*SONY BMG

Devil's Eyes Micah Meisner & Rich Terfry BUCK 65 WEA*Warner

Con Toda Palabra Ralph Dfouni & Brigitte Henry LHASA DE SELA Audiogram*Select

Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) Plates Animation ARCADE FIRE Merge*FAB

Rebellion (Lies) Chris Grismer ARCADE FIRE Merge*FAB

MUSIC DVD OF THE YEAR

À la station C Mathieu Houde, Ariane Moffatt, Dominic Laurence Paul Pagé ARIANE MOFFATT Audiogram*Select

LIVE 8 - Toronto Michael Watt Rob Brooks VARIOUS ARTISTS EMI

Hipeponymous Pierre Lamoureux/Christopher Mills Gord Downie/Allan Reid/Shawn Marino

THE TRAGICALLY HIP Universal

Live At The Montréal Jazz Festival Pierre Seguin Luc Châtelain DIANA KRALL Verve*Universal

¿Publicity Stunt? The Love Movement K-OS Virgin*EMI

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