Double Juno nominees James Barker Band won for Country Album of the Year
Double Juno nominees James Barker Band won for Country Album of the Year

Saturday Night Juno Gala Award Winners

Saturday evening, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) handed out 36 off-camera Juno awards and recognized four people for special achievement honours in the Canadian music industry at the 2018 SOCAN-presented Juno Gala Dinner & Awards at Vancouver’s Convention Centre.

The four-hour multi-platform streamed event was hosted by CBC q’s Tom Power and included multiple performances and the lion’s share of awards going to first-time winners.

The evening celebrated the longstanding achievements of Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall, who took home statuettes for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year and Jack Richardson Producer of the Year. The BC native will take the stage tonight, giving a performance from her award-winning album, Turn Up the Quiet.

First-time winners taking the spotlight, receiving 20 of the 36 awards, included Alvvays (Alternative Album of the Year, sponsored by Long & McQuade), Anciients (Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year), Barbara Hannigan (Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral), Do Make Say Think (Instrumental Album of the Year), Ivan Decker (Comedy Album of the Year, sponsored by SiriusXM Canada), James Barker Band (Country Album of the Year), Jan Lisiecki (Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble), Janina Fialkowska (Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber), Jocelyn Morlock (Classical Composition of the Year), Kendrick Lamar (International Album of the Year), Kirk Diamond (Reggae Recording of the Year), Kobo Town (World Music Album of the Year), Nick Fiorucci (Dance Recording of the Year), Marianne Collins with Ian Ilavsky and Steve Farmer (Album Artwork of the Year), Rezz (Electronic Album of the Year), Riley Bell (Recording Engineer of the Year), The Beaches (Breakthrough Group of the Year, sponsored by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters), The Color (Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year), The Dead South (Traditional Roots Album of the Year), and The Glorious Sons (Rock Album of the Year).

Additional highlights of the evening included the presentation of four special awards: The Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, presented by Jann Arden to broadcast trailblazer and fearless music industry veteran Denise Donlon for her significant role in shaping the Canadian music scene and paving a path for success for women in the industry.  

The International Achievement Award, given to Arcade Fire in recognition of the band’s tremendous global success and charitable endeavours.

The Humanitarian Award, presented to Gary Slaight for his unstinting support of Canada’s homegrown music scene, emerging Canadian artists and ongoing philanthropic support of health care, social service, culture and at-risk youth at home and abroad.

Lastly, the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award was presented by the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation to Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy for his extraordinary impact on music education.

The night featured performances by 2018 Juno nominees Clairmont The Second (Rap Recording of the Year), Iskwé (Indigenous Music Album of the Year sponsored by APTN), James Barker Band (Breakthrough Group of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and Country Album of the Year), Terra Lightfoot (Adult Alternative Album of the Year) and one of the 2018 Allan Slaight Juno Master Class winners, Caveboy.

Below is the complete list of 2018 Juno Award Winners from Saturday night.

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LIVE NATION CANADA)

There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back

Shawn Mendes

Island*Universal

 

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

DAMN.

Kendrick Lamar

Interscope*Universal

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED WITH APPLE MUSIC)

A Tribe Called Red

Pirates Blend*Sony

 

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, AND CANADA’S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS)

The Beaches

Universal

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY SOCAN)

Gord Downie & Kevin Drew

“A Natural”, “Introduce Yerself” “The North”

INTRODUCE YERSELF –Gord Downie

Arts & Crafts*Universal

 

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Game On

James Barker Band

Universal

 

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Introduce Yerself

Gord Downie

Arts & Crafts*Universal

 

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LONG & MCQUADE)

Antisocialites

Alvvays

Royal Mountain*Universal

 

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Skin & Earth

Lights

Lights*Universal

 

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Young Beauties and Fools

The Glorious Sons

Black Box*Universal

 

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Turn Up The Quiet

Diana Krall

Verve*Universal

 

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO

Root Structure

Mike Downes

Addo

 

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP

The North

David Braid, Mike Murley, Anders

Mogensen & Johnny Aman

Addo

 

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Stubborn Persistent Illusions

Do Make Say Think

Constellation*Outside

 

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Paloma

Daniel Bélanger

Audiogram*Sony

 

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Hear the Music

Fred Penner

Linus*IDLA

 

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER

Chopin Recital 3

Janina Fialkowska

ATMA*Naxos

 

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE

Chopin: Works for Piano & Orchestra

Jan Lisiecki with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Deutsche Grammaphon*Universal

 

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL

Crazy Girl Crazy

Barbara Hannigan with Ludwig

Orchestra

Alpha*Naxos

 

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

My Name is Amanda Todd

Jocelyn Morlock

Analekta*Select

 

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Closer ft. Laurell

Nick Fiorucci

Hi-Bias*Independent

 

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Greater

Kirk Diamond

Independent

 

INDIGENOUS MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY APTN)

Medicine Songs

Buffy Sainte-Marie

True North*IDLA

 

CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Bone on Bone

Bruce Cockburn

True North*IDLA

 

TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Illusion & Doubt

The Dead South

Curve*eOne

 

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Time to Roll

MonkeyJunk

Stony Plain*Warner

 

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

First Day of My Life

The Color

Independent

 

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Where the Galleon Sank

Kobo Town Stonetree*Independent

 

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Diana Krall

“L-O-V-E”, “Night and Day”

(co-producer Tommy Lipuma) TURN UP THE QUIET

– Diana Krall Verve*Universal

 

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Riley Bell - “Get You ft. Kali Uchis”, “We Find Love”

Freudian

Daniel Caesar

Golden Child*Independent

 

ALBUM ARTWORK OF THE YEAR

Marianne Collins (Art Director & Illustrator), Ian Ilavsky (Designer), Steve Farmer (Photographer)

STUBBORN PERSISTENT ILLUSIONS

Do Make Say Think

Constellation*Outside

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY STINGRAY MUSIC)

Venus Fly ft. Janelle Monáe

Grimes (Claire Boucher)

Grimes - Crystal Math*Universal

 

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Mass Manipulation- Rezz

Mau5trap*Kobalt

 

METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Voice of the Void

Anciients - Seasons of Mist*Sony

 

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Nobody But Me- Michael Bublé

Reprise*Warner

 

COMEDY ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SIRIUSXM CANADA)

I Wanted To Be A Dinosaur- Ivan Decker

Independent

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