2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards – Winners

The 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards took place April 1st from 6 p.m. ET in Ottawa. Koriass opened with a stellar performance. President and CEO of CARAS, Allan Reid, garbed in a kilt in honour of his Scottish ancestry, introduced the event that was hosted by Newfoundland’s Tom Power. Aaron Pritchett presented the first award, Electronic Album of the Year, won by Kaytranada who gets bonus points for accepting the award wearin’ a tuque. Jess Moskaluke gave a dynamite performance of her country hit “Dive My Away”. William Prince delivered a beautiful performance as well. Daniel Caesar impressed with his R&B pizzazz, Kardinal Offishall joined Neon Dreams in the final performance.

Interestingly, the Single of the Year Award, arguably the most prestigious next to the Album of the Year Award, was given out here rather than at the main gala. It was won by The Strumbellas for “Spirits”. Canadian actor Keifer Sutherland popped up to present the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award to Randy Lennox in a segment that took up a large chunk of the event time-wise. Another surprise stage presence was Chantal Kreviazuk who presented the Artist of the Year Award which went for sentimentality, as Leonard Cohen took it. Other notables on the stage were diamond artist Sarah McLachlan who won Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, looking ever so radiant. Jim Cuddy spoke about the work of MusiCounts. Bruce Cockburn presented the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award to Buffy Sainte-Marie.

At the main televised gala tomorrow night, awards will be presented in the seven categories of JUNO Fan Choice, Album of the Year, Group of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Country Album of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year. As well, Sarah McLachlan will be inducted into the Music Hall of Fame.

The awards presented at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards are as below – all nominees per category with winners bolded in red.

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Treat You Better,  Shawn Mendes
One Dance, Drake
Wild Things, Alessia Cara
Starboy, The Weeknd
Spirits, The Strumbellas

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
This is Acting, Sia
ANTI, Rihanna
Made in the A.M., One Direction
A Head Full of Dreams, Coldplay
Dangerous Woman, Ariana Grande

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Shawn Mendes
Drake
Alessia Cara
Leonard Cohen
The Weeknd

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR
Bleeker
Cold Creek County
Bob Moses
The Zolas
The Dirty Nil

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Quiet Nights, Matt Dusk & Florence K
You’ll Never Know, Heather Bambrick
I’m Still Learning, Barbra Lica
Bria, Bria Skonberg
Words, Amanda Tosoff

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Ridge, Sarah Neufeld
Flow, David Braid
Movements 1, Blitz//Berlin
Bird’s Nest, The Fretless
Everyone Knows Everyone, Pugs & Crows and Tony Wilson

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Trente, Karim Ouellet
Le fantastique des astres, Yann Perreau
Ultramarr, Fred Fortin
Love Suprême, Koriass
XO, Laurence Nerbonne

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Nouvelle Journée, Lorraine Klaasen
Subcontinental Drift, Sultans of String
Okavango African Orchestra, Okavango African Orchestra
Nazar, Turkwaz
Dance of the Infidels, Nomadica

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
I Believe in Little Things, Diana Panton
Owl Singalong, Raffi
Big Yellow Tunes, Splash‘N Boots
De Tombouctou à Bombay, Kattam
Wordplay, Will Stroet

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Schubert: Sonatas and Impromptus, Janina Fialkowska
Overtures to Bach, Matt Haimovitz
Brahms: String Quartets, Op. 51 NOS. 1 & 2, New Orford String Quartet
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, OP. 71 TH14, Stewart Goodyear
Beethoven, Enescu & Chopin: Works for Piano (Live), Charles Richard-Hamelin

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Encore un soir, Céline Dion
Hard Sail, Chantal Kreviazuk
Beating Heart, Mark Masri
Wonderland, Sarah McLachlan
A Fine Line, Heather Rankin

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Northern South Vol. 1, Whitehorse
Ride the One, Paul Reddick
Rich in Love, Colin Linden
Blue Highways, Colin James
Monkey Brain, Sean Pinchin

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT
Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir
Poulenc: Piano Concertos & Aubade, Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier, BBC Philharmonic
Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation, Steve Wood and the Northern Cree Singers, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Schumann, Jan Lisiecki, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Vivaldi: Concertos, Les Violons du Roy & Mathieu Lussier

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE
L’Aiglon, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano
Dark Star Requiem, Tapestry Opera, Gryphon Trio, Elmer Iseler Singers
Handel Messiah, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Sir Andrew Davis
Bach: Magnificat BWV 243, Arion Baroque Orchestre, Alexandre Weimann
Four Thousand Winter, Daniel Taylor, The Trinity Choir

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation, Christos Hatzis
The Debrecen Passion, Kati Agócs
Immersion, Jordan Nobles
And I need a room to receive five thousand people with raised glasses…or…what a glorious day, the birds are singing “halleluia”, Ana Sokolović
Dark Star Requiem, Andrew Staniland

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Limitless ft. Delaney Jane, Adventure Club
Northern Lights, Zeds Dead
Let You Get Away ft. Ashe, Shaun Frank
Off the Ground ft. Shae Jacobs, Bit Funk
You Can’t Deny, Jacques Greene

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
“Afraid of Heights” AFRAID OF HEIGHTS – Billy Talent Warner, “Don’t Tell Me How to Live” SITTIN’ HEAVY – Monster Truck: Eric Ratz
“Treat You Better”, “Don’t Be A Fool” ILLUMINATE – Shawn Mendes: George Seara
“The Magician”, “To You” THE PARTY – Andy Shauf: Andy Shauf
“Shine A Light” BANNERS EP – BANNERS, “Armageddon” ARMAGEDDON – Michelle Treacy: Matty Green
“Push + Pull”, “Beck + Call” TOUCH – July Talk: Jason Dufour

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Sorry, Ammoye
Cry Every Day, Blessed
Roll ‘Dem ft. Gappy Ranks, Dubmatix
Siren, Exco Levi
Who Feels It Knows, Jay Kartier

TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Someday the Heart Will Trouble the Mind, The High Bar Gang
Gathering, Maria Dunn
The Original Jenny Whiteley, Jenny Whiteley
Auprès du poêle, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin
Secret Victory, The East Pointers

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
Blue Canvas, Brandi Disterheft
Written in the Rocks, Renee Rosnes
Momentum, Shirantha Beddage
Superconductor, Seamus Blake
Nudging Forever, Mike Janzen

CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Family Album, Matthew Barber & Jill Barber
Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?, Lisa LeBlanc
Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams, Corin Raymond
Earthly Days, William Prince
Strange Country, Kacy & Clayton

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Eternally Grateful, Warren Dean Flandez
Hootenanny!, Tim Neufeld & the Glory Boys
Where the Good Way Lies, Steve Bell
Reborn, MANAFEST
Potter & Clay, Jaylene Johnson

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
“Work” (Co-producer Charlotte Day Wilson) CDW – Charlotte Day Wilson, “High Five” (Co-producer Dan Kurtz) ROYAL BLUES – Dragonette: Howie Beck
“The Enforcer” (Co-producer Monster Truck) SITTIN’ HEAVY – Monster Truck, “Fever” DEALBREAKER – Royal Tusk: Eric Ratz
“R.E.D. ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear”, “Sila ft. Tanya Tagaq” WE ARE THE HALLUCI NATION – A Tribe Called Red: A Tribe Called Red
“One Dance”, “Too Good” VIEWS – Drake: Nineteen85
“Afraid of Heights”, “Rabbit Down the Hole” AFRAID OF HEIGHTS – Billy Talent:
Ian D’Sa

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Kill v Maim – GRIMES, Claire Boucher
Lite Spots – KAYTRANADA, Martin C. Pariseau
R.E.D. ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear – A Tribe Called Red, Yassin “Narcy” Alsalman
Killa – WIWEK/SKRILLEX, Jodeb
The Stranger – Gord Downie, Justin Stephenson

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
Real Enemies, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
One Way Up, Dave Young Quintet
Twenty, Metalwood
Flux, Quinsin Nachoff’s FLUX
Sweet Canadiana, Order of Canada Band

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR
OOBOPOPOP – Valaire: Karim Charlebois-Zariffa (Art Director, Designer), Olivier Charland (Illustrator), Scottie Cameron (Photographer)
L’HEPTADE – Harmonium: John Wellman, Chris Shepherd, Joshua Gearey (Art Directors)
SECRET PATH – Gord Downie: Jonathan Shedletzky (Art Director), Isis Essery (Designer), Jeff Lemire (Illustrator)
LIVE AT COPPS – Alexisonfire: Justin Ellsworth (Art Director, Designer), Dustin Rabin (Photographer)
ART ANGELS – Grimes: Claire Boucher (Art Director, Designer, Illustrator), Rankin (Photographer)

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Another Day in Paradise, Belly
Views, Drake
I Told You, Tory Lanez
Hotel Paranoia, Jazz Cartier
Die Every Day, Tasha the Amazon

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
99.9%, KAYTRANADA
Congrats, Holy Fuck
We Are the Halluci Nation, A Tribe Called Red
Days Gone By, Bob Moses
Checkpoint Titanium, Harrison

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Touch, July Talk
Art Angels, Grimes
IV, Black Mountain
Weaves, Weaves
Sore, Dilly Dally

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Good Advice, Basia Bulat
Secret Path, Gord Downie
The Great Detachment, Wintersleep
You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen
The Party, Andy Shauf

METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Transcendence, Devin Townsend Project
Pacific Myth, Protest the Hero
Beast, Despised Icon
Suicide Society, Annihilator
Coral Throne, Mandroid Echostar

INDIGENOUS MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Fish Out of Water, Crystal Shawanda
Round Dance & Beats (Powwow), Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie
Tiny Hands, Quantum Tangle
Debut, Silla + Rise
Earthly Days, William Prince

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Starboy, The Weeknd
Sept. 5th, Dvsn
Pilgrim’s Paradise, Daniel Caesar
Soul Run, Tanika Charles
 PartyNextDoor 3, PartyNextDoor

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Morning Report, Arkells
Afraid of Heights, Billy Talent
Sittin’ Heavy, Monster Truck
TerraForm, Sam Roberts Band
Man Machine Poem, The Tragically Hip

ALLAN WATERS HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Buffy Sainte-Marie

WALT GREALIS SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Randy Lennox

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