The 41st Juno Awards (Canada’s music awards) ceremony was held in Ottawa on Sunday, April 1st. With the witty 81 year old William Shatner hosting (and singing a medley of Canadian rock classics in his patent spoken-word style), the somewhat lower profile show, compared to previous years, had some highlights and low including a Christmas album for Album of the Year (but I still like Buble) and Beiber for fan choice! Anyways, here are the list of winners:
JUNO FAN CHOICE: Justin Bieber
SINGLE OF THE YEAR: The Sheepdogs, “I Don’t Know.”
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Michael Bublé, Christmas.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Feist
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Dan Mangan
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Dallas Green for “We Found Each Other” and “Weightless,” from Little Hell.
INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Adele, 21.
NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Sheepdogs.
GROUP OF THE YEAR: Arkells
COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Terri Clark, Roots and Wings.
ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Feist, Metals.
ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Dan Mangan, Oh Fortune.
POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Hedley, Storms.
ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR: The Sheepdogs, Learn & Burn.
ROOTS AND TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR, SOLO: Bruce Cockburn, Small Source of Comfort.
ROOTS AND TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR, GROUP: The Wailin’ Jennys, Bright Morning Stars.
BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR: MonkeyJunk, To Behold.
WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Kiran Ahluwalia, Aam Zameen: common ground.
JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Brian Howes for Hedley, “Heavens Gonna Wait” (from Storms) and Nickelback, “Trying Not to Love You” (from Here and Now).
MUSIC DVD OF THE YEAR: Feist:Look What the Light Did Now.
METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR: KEN mode, Venerable.