2016 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Winners

Thirty-five 2016 Juno Award winners were announced at the 2016 Juno Awards Dinner and Gala Saturday night in Calgary. The evening hosted over 1000 industry professionals who were treated to performances and a dinner by celebrity chef Roger Mooking.

Roger Mooking and host Jessi Cruickshank - Photo: CARAS/iPhoto - 2016 Juno Award winners
Roger Mooking and host Jessi Cruickshank – Photo: CARAS/iPhoto

The evening was the prelude to Sunday’s Juno show that will be aired on CTV. Five remaining categories will be announced during that show.

Here are the most recent winners.

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (IDLA ASSOCIATED LABEL DISTRIBUTION)
25 Adele XL/Beggars Group*Select

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR, THE
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, CANADA’S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS AND RADIO
STARMAKER FUND)
Dear Rouge Universal

Dear Rouge, winner, Breakthrough Group of the Year - Photo: CARAS/iPhoto - 2016 Juno Award winners
Dear Rouge, winner, Breakthrough Group of the Year – Photo: CARAS/iPhoto

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY SOCAN)
Abel Tesfaye “Can’t Feel My Face” – co-songwriters Max Martin, Savan
Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami, “In The Night” – co-songwriters
Ahmad Balshe, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami,
“The Hills” – co-songwriters Ahmad Balshe, Emmanuel Nickerson, Carlo
Mantagnese BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADESS – The Weeknd The Weeknd
XO*Universal

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Leave No Bridge Unburned Whitehorse Six Shooter*Universal

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LONG & MCQUADE)
Deep in the Iris BRAIDS Flemish Eye*Outside

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY TD)
Purpose Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Physical World Death From Above 1979 Last Gang* Universal

Death from Above 1979, winner, Rock Album of the Year - Photo: CARAS/iPhoto - 2016 Juno Award winners
Death from Above 1979, winner, Rock Album of the Year – Photo: CARAS/iPhoto

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Clear Day Emilie-Claire Barlow Empress*eOne

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
Movin’ Forward Robi Botos A440*Universal

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
Forest Grove Allison Au Quartet Independent

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Never Were The Way She Was Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld
Constellation*Outside

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
À Paradis City Jean Leloup Dare to Care*Select

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
More Sheep, Less Sleep The Swinging Belles Independent

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Franck & Strauss: Violin Sonatas James Ehnes Onyx*HM

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH
LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT
Symphony and New Works for Organ and Orchestra Orchestre
Symphonique de Montréal with Olivier Latry and Jean-Willy Kunz
Analekta*Select

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE
Las Ciudades de Oro L’Harmonie des Saisons ATMA*Naxos

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
Airline Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems Dinuk Wijeratne
Centrediscs*Naxos

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Drake Cash Money*Universal

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY STINGRAY MUSIC)
Save Me ft. Katy B Keys N Krates Dim Mak*BMG Chrysalis

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Beauty Behind the Madness The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Nah Complain ft. Daddy U Roy Kafinal Sing N Act*Independent

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ABORIGINAL
PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK)
Power In The Blood Buffy Sainte-Marie True North*eOne

CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Power In The Blood Buffy Sainte-Marie True North*eOne

TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A Wanderer I’ll Stay Pharis and Jason Romero Borealis*eOne

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
This Is From Here Harrison Kennedy Electro-Fi*Outside

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OFTHE YEAR
Where The Light Is Dan Bremnes Sparrow/Universal*David C. Cook

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADA
COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS)
Neo-Reconquista Boogat Maisonnette*Select

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Bob Ezrin “Honey Honey”, “What Love Is All About” WHAT LOVE IS
ALL ABOUT – Johnny Reid Johnny Mac Entertainment*Universal

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ONTARIO INSTITUTE
OF AUDIO RECORDING TECHNOLOGY [OIART])
Shawn Everett “Don’t Wanna Fight”, “Gimme All Your Love”
SOUND & COLOUR – Alabama Shakes Maple Music/ATO*Fontana
North

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR
lyde Henry Productions: Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski
(Art Directors/Designers/Illustrators/Photographers),
Constellation: Ian Ilavsky (Designer) LOST VOICES – Esmerine
Constellation*Outside

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY MUCHFACT, EXCLUSIVELY FUNDED BY
BELL MEDIA)
Hello Xavier Dolan ADELE XL*Select

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Other Day Pomo HW&W*Sony

HEAVY METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Of Ghosts and Gods Kataklysm Nuclear Blast*Sony

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
What Love is All About Johnny Reid Johnny Mac
Entertainment*Universal

Check out the Juno Website for more info – http://junoawards.ca

 

 

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