The 2017 Juno Awards aired last night from Ottawa! It was a night filled with special moments including a tribute to Leonard Cohen who took home the most coveted “Album of The Year” award, which was accepted his son and grandson to close out the night! One of the most talked about things going into this year’s awards was that Michael Buble wouldn’t be there to fulfill his hosting duties as he takes time to be with family. Instead Russell Peters and Bryan Adams hosted the night together, I won’t be surprised if they aren’t asked back…or at least not together. Something about the pairing was awkward you could tell they had trouble finding the chemistry they needed to pull off a lot of the big jokes they had planned, needless to say Michael Buble’s presence was definitely missed! Shawn Mendes was one of the most nominated going into the show but he walked away with just one award, “Juno Fan Choice”.
By far my favourite performance of the night goes to Alessia Cara who teamed up with Zedd to perform their new song ‘Stay’ as well as ‘Scars to Your Beautiful’. She took home the award for “Pop Album of the Year”!
The red carpet was small at the Junos this year but these three ladies were among the best dressed of the night: Ruth B, Alexis Young, and Saskatchewan’s Jess Moskaluke who took home the award for “Country Album of the Year”
Check out the full list of winners below!
Album Of The Year: Leonard Cohen, You Want it Darker.
Group Of The Year: The Tragically Hip, Man Machine Poem.
Breakthrough Artist: Ruth B.
Songwriter Of The year: Gord Downie for “The Stranger,” “The Only Place to Be” and “Son” from Secret Path.
Pop Album Of the Year: Alessia Cara, Know-It-All.
Country Album Of The Year: Jess Moskaluke, Kiss Me Quiet.
Fan Choice Award: Shawn Mendes
Announced on Saturday night:
Artist Of The Year: Leonard Cohen.
Single Of The Year: The Strumbellas, “Spirits.”
Breakthrough Group Of The Year: The Dirty Nil.
Adult Alternative Album Of The Year: Gord Downie, Secret Path.
Alternative Album Of The Year: July Talk, Touch.
Rock Album Of The Year: The Tragically Hip, Man Machine Poem.
Rap Recording Of The Year: Jazz Cartier, “Hotel Paranoia.”
Dance Recording Of The Year: Bit Funk Featuring Shae Jacobs, “Off The Ground.”
R&B/Soul Recording Of The Year: The Weeknd, “Starboy”
Reggae Recording Of The Year: Exco Levi, Siren.
Indigenous Music Album Of The Year: Quantum Tangle, Tiny Hands.
Contemporary Roots Album Of The Year: William Prince, Earthly Days.
Traditional Roots Album Of The Year: The East Pointers, Secret Victory.
Blues Album Of The Year: Paul Reddick, Ride The One.
Vocal Jazz Album Of The Year: Bria Skonberg, Bria.
Jazz Album Of The Year — Solo: Renée Rosnes, Written In The Rocks.
Jazz Album Of The Year — Group: Metalwood, Twenty.
Instrumental Album Of The Year: The Fretless, Bird’s Nest.
Francophone Album Of The Year: Laurence Nerbonne, Xo.
Children’s Album Of The Year: Diana Panton, I Believe In Little Things.
Classical Album Of The Year — Solo Or Chamber: New Orford String Quartet, Brahms: String Quartets, Op. 51, Nos. 1 & 2.
Classical Album Of The Year — Large Ensemble: Steve Wood And The Northern Cree Singers And Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Going Home Star — Truth And Reconciliation.
Jack Richardson Producer Of The Year: A Tribe Called Red, “R.E.D.” (Featuring Yasiin Bey, Narcy And Black Bear) And “Sila” (Featuring Tanya Tagaq) From We Are The Hallucination.
Recording Engineer Of The Year: Jason Dufour For “Push + Pull” And “Beck + Call” From July Talk’s Touch.
Recording Package Of The Year: Gord Downie, Secret Path — Jonathan Shedletzky (Art Director), Isis Essery (Designer) And Jeff Lemaire (Illustrator).
Video Of The Year: Grimes, “Kill V. Maim” (Director: Claire Boucher).
Electronic Album Of The Year: Kaytranada, 99.9%.
Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year: Mandroid Echostar, i.
Adult Contemporary Album Of The Year: Sarah Mclachlan, Wonderland.
International Album Of The Year: Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams.