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!

Members of MonkeyJunk receive the Juno for Blues Album of the Year for their album To Behold. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Don’t forget to follow @Trina_stewart and @christinauntold for the backstage play-by-play!  We are participating with CTV and Bell Media via the Digital Media Room.

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)

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