Destination Ontario, Ontario Creates and The JUNOS came together to create HOMEGROWN, a video series profiling five Ontario-born, first-time JUNO Award nominees. Get to know the artists through an intimate look at their lives from home during a pandemic, their journeys to The JUNOS, and their shared connection to Ontario.

Julian Taylor

From: Fenelon Falls, Ontario
Nominated for:
Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year

Savannah Ré

From: Scarborough, Ontario
Nominated for:
Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year, Traditional Soul/R&B Recording of the Year


From: London, Ontario
Nominated for:
Traditional Soul/R&B Recording of the Year

Ryland James

From: Deseronto, Ontario
Nominated for:
Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year

JJ Wilde

From: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
Nominated for:
Rock Album of the Year

For the full list of 2021 JUNO Award nominees, click here.