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Published on April 3rd, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Here’s Who Won Junos at Last Night’s Gala Dinner

The Juno TV broadcast isn’t the half of it. Not even close. The program will feature eight awards, max, with the rest of the time devoted to performances and appearances. The vast bulk of the awards are handed out the night before at the Saturday night gala dinner.

Here’s who won what.

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (IDLA ASSOCIATED LABEL DISTRIBUTION)
25, Adele (XL/Beggars Group*Select)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Weeknd, The Weeknd (XO*Universal)

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR(SPONSORED BY FACTOR, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, CANADA’S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)
Dear Rouge (Universal)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY SOCAN)
Abel Tesfaye “Can’t Feel My Face” – co-songwriters Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami, “In The Night” – co-songwriters Ahmad Balshe, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami, “The Hills” – co-songwriters Ahmad Balshe, Emmanuel Nickerson, Carlo Mantagnese BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADESS – The Weeknd, The Weeknd (XO*Universal)

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Leave No Bridge Unburned, Whitehorse (Six Shooter*Universal)

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LONG & MCQUADE)
Deep in the Iris, BRAIDS (Flemish Eye*Outside )

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY TD)
Purpose, Justin Bieber (Island Def Jam*Universal)

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Physical World, Death From Above 1979 (Last Gang*Universal)

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Bob Ezrin “Honey Honey”, “What Love Is All About” WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT – Johnny Reid Johnny Mac Entertainment*Universal

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF AUDIO RECORDING TECHNOLOGY [OIART])
Shawn Everett “Don’t Wanna Fight”, “Gimme All Your Love” SOUND & COLOUR – Alabama Shakes Maple Music/ATO*Fontana North

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR
Clyde Henry Productions: Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (Art Directors/Designers/Illustrators/Photographers), Constellation: Ian Ilavsky (Designer) LOST VOICES – Esmerine (Constellation*Outside)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR(SPONSORED BY MUCHFACT, EXCLUSIVELY FUNDED BY BELL MEDIA)
“Hello,” Xavier Dolan ADELE (XL*Select)

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Other Day, Pomo (HW&W*Sony)

HEAVY METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Of Ghosts and Gods, Kataklysm (Nuclear Blast*Sony)

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
What Love is All About Johnny Reid Johnny (Mac Entertainment*Universal)

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake (Cash Money*Universal)

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY STINGRAY MUSIC)
“Save Me” ft. Katy B Keys N Krates (Dim Mak*BMG Chrysalis)

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd The Weeknd (XO*Universal)

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Nah Complain ft. Daddy U Roy Kafinal (Sing N Act*Independent)

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR(SPONSORED BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK)
Power In The Blood, Buffy Sainte-Marie (True North*eOne)

CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Power In The Blood, Buffy Sainte-Marie (True North*eOne)

TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A Wanderer I’ll Stay, Pharis and Jason Romero (Borealis*eOne)

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Clear Day, Emilie-Claire Barlow (Empress*eOne)

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
Movin’ Forward, Robi Botos (A440*Universal)

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
Forest Grove, Allison Au Quartet (Independent)

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Never Were The Way She Was, Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld (Constellation*Outside)

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
À Paradis City, Jean Leloup (Dare to Care*Select)

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
More Sheep, Less Sleep, The Swinging Belles (Independent)

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Franck & Strauss: Violin Sonatas, James Ehnes (Onyx*HM)

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT
Symphony and New Works for Organ and Orchestra Orchestre, Symphonique de Montréal with Olivier Latry and Jean-Willy Kunz (Analekta*Select)

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE
Las Ciudades de Oro, L’Harmonie des Saisons (ATMA*Naxos)

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
Airline Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems, Dinuk Wijeratne (Centrediscs*Naxos)

 




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