Even though I wasn’t there and my report won’t be half as exciting as the play by-play, I decide to post the winners from the JUNO Gala that was held last night in our nation’s capital of Ottawa Ontario.
While my lover Drake was a no-show to accept his award, The Sheepdogs took home two awards for New Group and Rock Album. They know how to keep a crowd entertained!
If you were watching the award updates on Twitter last night, the JUNO Award’s Social Media Team, Sirius Canada, and Eric Alper did a fabulous job reporting the dinner ceremony as it happened. Thanks so much!
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Here are the winners from Saturday night’s non-televised gala.
- Group: Arkells
- New Group: Sheepdogs
- Rock Album: Sheepdogs, Learn & Burn
- Pop Album: Hedley, Storms
- Alternative Album: Dan Mangan, Oh Fortune
- Adult Alternative Album: Feist, Metals
- International Album: Adele, 21
- Rap Recording: Drake, Take Care
- R&B/Soul Recording: Melanie Fiona, Gone and Never Coming Back
- Video: The Sadies, Rumbleseat (directed by Mike Roberts)
- Music DVD: Feist, Look at What the Light Did Now (produced by Anthony Seck, Jannie McInnes, Chip Sutherland)
- Electronic Album: Tim Hecker, Ravedeath, 1972
- Metal/Hard Music Album: KEN mode, Venerable
- Country Album: Terri Clark, Roots & Wings
- Roots & Traditional Album (solo): Bruce Cockburn, Small Source of Comfort
- Roots & Traditional Album (group): Wailin’ Jennys, Bright Morning Stars
- Francophone Album: Malajube, La caverne
- Blues Album: MonkeyJunk, To Behold
- Contemporary Jazz Album: Phil Dwyer Orchestra ft. Mark Fewer, Changing Seasons
- Traditional Jazz Album: David Braid, Verge
- Instrumental Album: Stretch Orchestra, Stretch Orchestra
- Children’s Album: Charlie Hope, Songs, Stories and Friends: Let’s Go Play!
- Classical Album (solo or chamber ensemble): Marc-André Hamelin, Lizst Piano Sonata
- Classical Album (large ensemble or soloist(s) with large ensemble accompaniment): Alexandre Da Costa/Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Daugherty: Fire and Blood
- Classical Album (vocal or choral performance): Jane Archibald/Orchestre Symphonique Bienne/Thomas Rosner, Haydn Arias
- Classical Composition: Derek Charke, Sepia Fragments
- Reggae Recording: Exco Levi, Bleaching Shop
- Aboriginal Album: Murray Porter, Songs Lived & Life Played
- Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album: Downhere, On the Altar of Love
- World Music Album: Kiran Ahluwalia, Aam Zameen: Common Ground
- Producer: Bones Howe, Heaven’s Gonna Wait (Hedley) and Trying Not to Love You (Nickelback)
- Recording Engineer: George Seara, A Little Bit of Love (Michael Kaeshammer) and Let Go (Laila Biali)
- Recording Package: Jeff Harrison, Kim Ridgewell for Rest of the Story (Chris Tarry)