2017 JUNO Awards Main Gala – Winners

The 2017 JUNO Awards main gala took place in Ottawa on April 2nd. The event was co-hosted by comedian Russell Peters and diamond rock superstar Bryan Adams. Performances ranged from Alessia Cara, Arkells, A Tribe Called Red, Billy Talent, Bryan Adams, Dallas Smith, July Talk, Ruth B, Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Mendes, and The Strumbellas. Feist gave a special tribute to the late, great Leonard Cohen. Most of the awards were given out at the Dinner and Awards on April 1, with the eight remaining trophies presented at the main gala. Seven categories (plus the Music Hall of Fame induction award) are below with the nominees and winners bolded in red and the official JUNO badge beneath.

The 2018 JUNO Awards will be held in … are you ready? … VANCOUVER!

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Know-It-All, Alessia Cara
Summerland, Coleman Hell
Astoria, Marianas Trench
Illuminate, Shawn Mendes
Love You to Death, Tegan and Sara

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kaytranada
Ruth B
Tory Lanez
Andy Shauf
Jazz Cartier

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Score, Aaron Pritchett
Hearts on Fire, Chad Brownlee
Side Effects, Dallas Smith
Tin Roof, Gord Bamford
Kiss Me Quiet, Jess Moskaluke

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

 “Leaving Nashville” – co-songwriter Abe Stoklasa THE DRIVER – Charles Kelly Capitol*Universal “What Kind of Love is That” – co-songwriter Tom Douglas, “They Don’t Make Anything in That Town” HARD SETTLE, AIN’T TROUBLED – Donovan Woods: Donovan Woods

 “Boyfriend” – co-songwriter Greg Kurstin, “100x” – co-songwriter Jesse Shatkin, “Stop Desire” LOVE YOU TO DEATH – Tegan and Sara: Tegan Quin and Sara Quin

 “The Stranger”, The Only Place To Be”, “Son” SECRET PATH – Gord Downie: Gord Downie

 “You Want It Darker”, It Seemed the Better Way”, “Traveling Light” YOU WANT IT DARKER – Leonard Cohen: Leonard Cohen

 “Lost Boy”, “Superficial Love”, “2 Poor Kids” THE INTRO – Ruth B: Ruth Berhe

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Billy Talent
The Tragically Hip
Arkells
Tegan and Sara
The Strumbellas

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD

Hedley
Justin Bieber
Drake
Shawn Mendes
Alessia Cara
Belly
Ruth B
The Weeknd
Tory Lanez
The Strumbellas

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Starboy, The Weeknd
Illuminate, Shawn Mendes
You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen
Views, Drake
Encore un Soir, Céline Dion

CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME

Sarah McLachlan

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