And the Winners Are Juno Winners 2015


Submitted by Cashbox Canada

Once again the Junos have come and gone and we think this year they got it right. The fans still love Michael Buble, the Arkells are still making great music, Kiesza is breaking through, Magic truly are magic, and Sam Smith is popular here. We are extremely please that Leonard Cohen received Album of the Year, which goes to show age truly doesn’t matter but talent tells it all!

Juno Fan Choice Award: Michael Buble
Single of the Year: “Rude,” Magic!
Album of the Year: Popular Problems, Leonard Cohen
Artist of the Year: The Weeknd
Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Kiesza
Rock Album of the Year: High Noon, Arkells
International album of the Year: In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
Group of the Year: Arkells
Breakthrough group of the Year: Magic!
Songwriter of the Year: Bahamas
Country album of the Year: Lifted, Dallas Smith
Adult Alternative Album of the year: Bahamas is Afie, Bahamas
Alternative Album of the Year: July Talk, July Talk
Pop Album of the Year: Little Machines, Lights
Vocal jazz Album of the Year: Red, Diana Panton
Jazz Album of the Year (solo): Vista Obscura, Kirk MacDonald
Jazz Album of the Year (group): Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
Instrumental Album of the Year: Encuentro, Quartango
Francophone Album of the Year: Maladie d’amour, Jimmy Hunt
Children’s Album of the Year: Where in the World, Fred Penner
Classical Album of the Year (solo or chamber ensemble): Bartok: Chamber Works for Violin Vol. 3, James Ehnes
Classical Album of the Year (large ensemble or soloist(s) with large ensemble accompaniment): Schubert: Winterreise, Gerald Finley and Julius Drake
Classical Composition of the Year: Airline Icarus, Brian Current
Rap Recording of the Year: The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers, Naturally Born Strangers
Dance Recording of the Year: Sound of a Woman, Kiesza
R&B/Soul Recording of the Year: Often, the Weeknd
Reggae Recording of the Year: Welcome the King, Exco Levi
Aboriginal Album of the Year: Animism, Tanya Tagaq
Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (solo): The Raven’s Sun, Catherine MacLellan
Roots and traditional Album of the Year (group): Let it Lie, The Bros. Landreth
Blues Album of the Year: Solo Recordings, Vol. 2, Steve Hill
Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year: VIP, Manic Drive
Jack Richardson Producer of the Year: Adam Messinger
Video of the Year: Hideaway, Kiesza
Electronic Album of the Year: Our Love, Caribou
Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year: Z(squared), Devin Townsend Project
Adult Contemporary Album of the Year: Shine On, Sarah McLachlan