And the Winner is….Juno Awards 2018

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Submitted by Cashbox Canada

The JUNO Awards has evolved from an industry awards event to a weeklong festival that travels city to city across the country. It encompasses both public-facing fan events and industry/networking opportunities featuring a diverse array of Canadian artists and emerging talent. The JUNO Week events include JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, JUNOfest, JUNO Fan Fare, JUNO Cup, and more! The JUNO Awards were created to celebrate and promote Canadian music and artists.The Juno Awards of 2018 were presented in Vancouver, British Columbia during the weekend of 24–25 March 2018. The primary telecast ceremonies were held at Rogers Arena. The following are the nominees and winners of the Junos 2018.

Juno Fan Choice Award
Alessia Cara
Jessie Reyez
Justin Bieber
Shawn Hook
Winner: Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Walk Off the Earth

Single of the Year
Alessia Cara, "How Far I'll Go"
Arcade Fire, "Everything Now"
Arkells, "Knocking at the Door"
The Weeknd, "I Feel it Coming"
Winner: Shawn Mendes, "There's Nothing Holdin' me Back"

International Album of the Year
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
Ed Sheeran, Divide
Winner: Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
Post Malone, Stoney
Taylor Swift, Reputation

Album of the Year
Winner: Arcade Fire, Everything Now
Johnny Reid, Revival
Michael Bublé, Nobody But Me
Ruth B, Safe Haven
Shania Twain, Now

Artist of the Year
Daniel Caesar
Winner: Gord Downie
Ruth B
Shania Twain

Group of the Year
Winner: A Tribe Called Red
Arcade Fire
Broken Social Scene

Artist of the Year
Allan Rayman
Charlotte Cardin
Winner: Jessie Reyez
Virginia to Vegas

Breakthrough Group of the Year
James Barker Band
Winner: The Beaches
The Dead South
The Franklin Electric
The Jerry Cans

Songwriter of the Year
Amelia Curran: "Come Back For Me," "Watershed," "Try" (Amelia Curran, Watershed)
Charlotte Cardin: "Main Girl," "Paradise Motion," "The Kids" (Charlotte Cardin, Main Girl)
Winner: Gord Downie and Kevin Drew: "A Natural," "Introduce Yerself," "The North" (Gord Downie, Introduce Yerself)
Rose Cousins: "Chosen," "Grace" (co-songwriter Mark Erelli), "White Flag" (co-songwriter KS Rhoads) (Rose Cousins, Natural Conclusion)
Scott Helman: "21 Days" (co-songwriters Simon Wilcox, Thomas "Tawgs" Salter, Michael J. Wise, Ron Lopata), "It's Kinda Complicated" (co-songwriters Thomas "Tawgs" Salter, Todd Clark, Ron Lopata), "PDA" (co-songwriters Simon Wilcox, Thomas "Tawgs" Salter, Ron Lopata) (Scott Helman, Hȏtel de Ville)

Country Album of the Year
Dean Brody, Beautiful Freakshow
High Valley, Dear Life
Winner: James Barker Band, Game On
Jess Moskaluke, Past the Past
Tim Hicks, Shake These WallsAdult

Alternative Album of the Year
Winner: Gord Downie, Introduce Yerself
Leif Vollebekk, Twin Solitude
Terra Lightfoot, New Mistakes
Timber Timbre, Sincerely, Future Pollution
Whitehorse, Panther in the Dollhouse

Alternative Album of the Year
Winner: Alvvays, Antisocialites
Arcade Fire, Everything Now
Land of Talk, Life After Youth
Tanya Tagaq, Retribution
Weaves, Wide Open

Pop Album of the Year
Winner: Lights, Skin & Earth
Ria Mae, My Love
Ruth B, Safe Haven
Scott Helman, Hȏtel de Ville

Rock Album of the Year
Big Wreck, Grace Street
Death From Above, Outrage! Is Now
Nickelback, Feed the Machine
Winner: The Glorious Sons, Young Beauties and Fools
Theory, Wake up Call

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year
Bria Skonberg, With a Twist
Winner: Diana Krall, Turn up the Quiet
Kellylee Evans, Come On
Matt Dusk, Old School Yule!
Michael Kaeshammer, No Filter

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo
Brad Cheeseman, The Tide Turns
Chet Doxas, Rich in Symbols
Hilario Durán, Contumbao
Winner: Mike Downes, Root Structure
Ralph Bowen, Ralph Bowen

Jazz Album of the Year: Group
Andrew Downing's Otterville, Otterville
Carn Davidson 9, Murphy
Christine Jensen & Ingrid Jensen, Infinitude
Winner: David Braid, Mike Murley, Anders Mogensen & Johnny Aman, The North
Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop, Rev

Instrumental Album of the Year
Winner: Do Make Say Think, Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Five Alarm Funk, Sweat
Kristofer Maddigan, Cuphead
Oktopus, Hapax
Peregrine Falls, Peregrine Falls

Francophone Album of the Year
Alex Nevsky, Nos Eldorados
Winner: Daniel Bélanger, Paloma
Klȏ Pelgag, L'étoile thoracique
Patrice Michaud, Almanach
Pierre Lapointe, La science du coeur

Children's Album of the Year
Big Block Singsong, Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
Bobs & Lolo, Blue Skies
Winner: Fred Penner, Hear the Music
Splash 'N Boots, Love, Kisses and Hugs
The Moblees,The Moblees (Songs from the Hit TV Show)

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral
Winner: Barbara Hannigan with Ludwig Orchestra, Crazy Girl Crazy
Daniel Taylor with the Trinity Choir, The Tree of Life
Gerald Finley with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, In the Stream of Life: Songs by Sibelius
Isabel Bayrakdarian with Coro Vox Aeterna, Mother of Light: Armenian Hymns & Chants in Praise of Mary
Philippe Sly & John Charles Britton, Schubert Sessions: Lieder with Guitar

Classical Composition of the Year
Alice Ping Yee Ho, Cœur à Cœur
Andrew Staniland, Phi, Caelestis
James Rolfe, Breathe
Winner: Jocelyn Morlock, My Name is Amanda Todd
Vincent Ho, The Shaman

Rap Recording of the Year
Belly, Mumble Rap
Clairmont the Second, Lil Mont From the Ave
Lou Phelps, 001: Experiments
Maestro Fresh Wes, Coach Fresh
Winner: Tory Lanez, Shooters

Dance Recording of the Year
DVBBS feat. Gia Koka & CMC$, Not Going Home
Felix Cartal, Get What You Give
KAPRI, Deeper
Winner: Nick Fioricci feat. Laurell, Closer
Sultan + Shepard feat. Nadia Ali & Iro, Almost Home

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
Winner: Daniel Caesar, Freudian
Jahkoy, Foreign Water
Jessie Reyez, Kiddo
Jhyve, Human
Keshia Chanté, Unbound 01

Reggae Recording of the Year
Ammoye, The Light
Blessed, Hold up Slow Down
Eyesus, Neva Judge
Winner: Kirk Diamond, Greater
Kreesha Turner & K'Coneil, Love How You Whine

Indigenous Music Album of the Year
Winner: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Medicine Songs
DJ Shub, PowWowStep
Indian City, Here & Now
Iskwé, The Fight Within
Kelly Fraser, Sedna

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year
Amelia Curran, Watershed
Winner: Bruce Cockburn, Bone on Bone
Buffy Sainte-Marie, Medicine Songs
The Jerry Cans, Inuusiq
The Weather Station, The Weather Station

Traditional Roots Album of the Year
Cassie and Maggie, The Willow Collection
Còig, Rove
Jayme Stone, Jayme Stone's Folklife
Winner: The Dead South, Illusion & Doubt
The East Pointers, What We Leave Behind

Blues Album of the Year
Big Dave McLean, Better the Devil You Know
Downchild, Something I've Done
Winner: MonkeyJunk, Time to Roll
Steve Strongman, No Time Like Now
Williams, Wayne and Isaak, Big City, Back Country Blues

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year
Jon Neufeld, We are Free
Love & the Outcome, These Are the Days
Manafest, Stones
Matt Maher, Echoes
Winner: The Color, First Day of my Life

World Music Album of the Year
Autorickshaw, Meter
Battle of Santiago, La Migra
Beny Esguerra and New Tradition, A New Tradition Vol. 2: Return of the KUISi
Briga, Femme
Winner: Kobo Town, Where the Galleon Sank

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award
Brian Howes & Jason Van Poederooyen: "The Drugs" (co-producer Ryan Guldemond) (Mother Mother, No Culture)
Winner: Diana Krall: "L-O-V-E," "Night and Day" (co-producer Tommy Lipuma) (Diana Krall, Turn Up the Quiet)
Felix Cartal: "Get What You Give" (Felix Cartal, Get What You Give), "Drifting Away" (Felix Cartal, Drifting Away)
Jordan Evans & Matthew Burnett: "Get You" feat. Kali Uchis, "We Find Love" (Daniel Caesar, Freudian)
Thomas "Tawgs" Salter: "PDA" (Scott Helman, Hȏtel de Ville)

Recording Engineer of the Year
Ben Kaplan: "Widowmaker" (Five Alarm Funk, Sweat), "Speak" (Ninjaspy, Spüken)
Eric Ratz: "Knocking at the Door" (Arkells, Morning Report), "My Little RnR" (Danko Jones, Wild Cat)
Gus van Go: "Paradise" (Terra Lightfoot, New Mistakes), "Boys Like You" (Whitehorse, Panther in the Dollhouse)
Winner: Riley Bell: "Get You" feat. Kali Uchis, "We Find Love" (Daniel Caesar, Freudian)
Shawn Everett: "Slip Away" (Perfume Genius, No Shape), "Pain" (The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding)

Album Artwork of the Year
Catherine Lepage & Simon Rivest (art directors) (Arcade Fire, Everything Now)
Geneviève Lapointe (art director), Martin Tremblay (photographer) (The Lost Fingers, Coconut Christmas)
Jean-Sébastien Denis (art director, illustrator), Ian Ilavsky (designer), Guy L'Heureux (photographer) (Esmerine, Mechanics of Dominion)
Keavan Yazdani (art direction, photographer), Sean Brown (designer), Eric Lachance (illustrator) (Daniel Caesar, Freudian)
Winner: Marianne Collins (art director, illustrator), Ian Ilavsky (designer), Steve Farmer (photographer) (Do Make Say Think, Stubborn Persistent Illusions)

Video of the Year
Christopher Mills, "Leaving the Table" (Leonard Cohen)
Emma Higgins, "The Drugs" (Mother Mother)
Winner: Claire Boucher, "Venus Fly" (Grimes)
Peter Huang, "Gatekeeper" (Jessie Reyez)
Shane Cunningham and Mark Myers, "Knocking at the Door" (Arkells)

Electronic Album of the Year
Blue Hawaii, Tenderness
CRi, Someone Else
Dabin, Two Hearts
Kid Koala feat. Emilíana Torrini, Music to Draw to: Satellite
Winner: Rezz, Mass Manipulation

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year
Winner: Anciients, Voice of the Void
Archspire, Relentless Mutation
Longhouse, II: Vanishing
Metz, Strange Peace
Striker, Striker

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year
Alysha Brilla, Rooted
Johnny Reid, Revival
Winner: Michael Bublé, Nobody But Me
Nuela Charles, The Grand Hustle
The Tenors, Christmas Together

Comedy Album of the Year
Charlie Demers, Fatherland
DJ Demers, [Indistinct Chatter]
Winner: Ivan Decker, I Wanted to be a Dinosaur
K. Trevor Wilson, Sorry! (A Canadian Album)
Rebecca Kohler, In Living Kohler

Humanitarian Award
Gary Slaight

International Achievement Award
Arcade Fire

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award
Denise Donlon

A moving tribute to Gord Downie was truly the highlight of this year’s Junos.
Full Gord Downie Tribute | Kevin Drew, Pearl Wenjack, Dallas Green, Sarah Harmer
Courtesy of CBC
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