JUNO Awards Dinner Gala Winners 2015

Last night, the JUNOS pre-broadcast gala dinner took place at the Hamilton Convention Centre. It was hosted by Jessi Cruickshank. Below are all the winners of the awards that were announced so far.


Group of the Year: Arkells

Breakthrough Group of the Year: Magic!

Pop Album of the Year: Lights, Little Machines

Adult Alternative Album of the Year: Bahamas, Bahamas is Afie

Alternative Album of the Year: July Talk, July Talk

Rap Recording of the Year: Naturally Born Strangers, The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers

Dance Recording of the Year: Kiesza, Sound of a Woman

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year: The Weeknd, “Often”

Reggae Recording of the Year: Exco Levi, “Welcome the King”

Aboriginal Album of the Year: Tanya Tagaq, Animism

Roots and Traditional Album/Solo: Catherine MacLellan, The Raven’s Sun

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year/Group: The Bros. Landreth, Let it Lie

Electronic Album of the Year: Caribou, Our Love

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year: Devin Townsend Project, Z2

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year: Sarah McLachlan, Shine On

Songwriter of the Year: Bahamas, “All the Time,” “Bitter Memories” and “Stronger Than That,” from Bahamas, Bahamas is Afie

Country Album of the Year: Dallas Smith, Lifted

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year: Diana Panton, Red

Jazz Album of the Year/Solo: Kirk MacDonald, Vista Obscura

Jazz Album of the Year/Group: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Instrumental Album of the Year: Quartango, Encuentro

Francophone Album of the Year: Jimmy Hunt, Maladie d’amour

Children’s Album of the Year: Fred Penner, Where in the World

Classical Album of the Year/Solo or Chamber Ensemble: James Ehnes,Bartok:Chamber Works for Violin, Vol. 3

Classical Album of the Year/Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment: Angela Hewitt, Mozart:Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 24

Classical Composition of the Year: Brian Current, “Airline Icarus,” from Airline Icarus: The Complete Opera

Blues Album of the Year: Steve Hill, Solo Recordings, Vol. 2

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album: Manic Drive, VIP

World Music Album of the Year: Quique Escamilla, 500 Years of Night

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award: Adam Messinger, “Change Your Life” (co-producer Nasri Atweh) from Iggy Azalea, The New Classic; “Rude” from Magic!, Don’t Kill the Magic

Recording Engineer of the Year: Eric Ratz, “Ghosts” from Ghosts, Big Wreck; “Satellite Hotel” from Black Buffalo, One Bad Son

Recording Package of the Year: Roberta Hansen (art director/designer/illustrator) and Mike Latschislaw (photographer) for Steve Bell, Pilgrimage

Video of the Year: Kiesza, “Hideaway” (directors: Blayre Ellestad, Rami Afuni, Juba Castot).

International Album of the Year: Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour