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44th Annual JUNO Award Winners are Announced

44th Annual JUNO Award WinnersThe 44th Annual JUNO Awards ceremony took place on 15th March 2015, at FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, Ontario. The various concerts and events related to the awards began on 9 March 2015. The main ceremony was hosted by Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard.

Alanis Morissette is the 2015 inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Rush is the year’s recipient of the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award. The Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award recipient is Ray Danniels of Anthem Records (Rush) and SRO Management.

Michael Buble won Juno Fan Choice Awards 2015. The Juno for Aboriginal Album went to Tanya Tagaq’s Animism, while Jane Bunnett and Maqueque won Jazz Album and Diana Panton won Vocal Jazz Album.

Devin Townsend Project won the award for Metal/ Hard Rock Music Album and Caribou’s Our Love was the winner in the Electronic Album category. The Rap Recording of the Year honor went to Naturally Born Strangers for The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers.

See full list of winners given below :

44th Annual JUNO Awards

Category Winners
JUNO FAN CHOICE Michael Buble
SINGLE OF THE YEAR Rude Magic! Sony
INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR In the Lonely Hour Sam Smith Capitol*Universal
ALBUM OF THE YEAR Popular Problems Leonard Cohen Columbia*Sony
ARTIST OF THE YEAR The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Univers
GROUP  OF  THE  YEAR Arkells Arkells Music*Universal
BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR Kiesza Island*Universal
BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR Magic! Sony
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR Bahamas “All the Time”,“Bitter Memories”, “Stronger Than That” BAHAMAS IS AFIE–Bahamas Barchords *Universal
COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR Lifted Dallas Smith 604*Universal
ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR Bahamas Is Afie Bahamas Barchords*Universal
ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR July Talk July Talk Sleepless*Universal
POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR Little Machines Lights Lights Music*Universal
ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR High Noon Arkells Arkells Music*Universal
VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR Red Diana Panton Diana Panton*eOne
JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR : SOLO Vista Obscura Kirk MacDonald Addo*Conveyor
JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR : GROUP Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Justin Time*Universal
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR Encuentro Quartango Tangovation
FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR Maladie d’amour Jimmy Hunt Dare To Care*D.E.P
CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR Where In The World Fred Penner The Children’s Group*eOne
CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE James Ehnes Chandos*Naxos
CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR MOZART: Piano Concertos Nos.22 & 24 Angela Hewitt Hyperion*HM
CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR Schubert: Winterreise Gerald Finley & Julius Drake Hyperion*HM
CLASSICAL  COMPOSITION  OF  THE  YEAR Airline Icarus Brian Current AIRLINE ICARUS – COMPLETE OPERA Naxos
RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers Naturally Born Strangers Legends League*Independent
DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR Sound of A Woman Kiesza Island *Universal
R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR Often The Weeknd The Weeknd XO*Universal
REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR Welcome the King Exco Levi Kheilstone*Independent
ABORIGINAL  ALBUM  OF  THE YEAR Animism Tanya Taga Six Shooter*Universal
ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO The Raven’s Sun Catherine MacLellan Independent
ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP Let It Lie The Bros. Landreth Independent*Fontana North
BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR Solo Recordings, Vol.2 Steve Hill Independent*Outside
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/ GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR VIP Manic Drive Bema Media*David C. Cook
WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR 500 Years of Night Quique Escamilla Lulaworld*Outside
JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Adam Messinger “Change Your Life” (co-producer Nasri Atweh) THE NEW CLASSIC -Iggy Azalea Island Def Jam*Universal |“Rude ”DON’T KILL THE MAGIC –Magic!Sony
RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Eric Ratz “Ghosts ” GHOSTS–Big Wreck Anthem*Warner | “Satellite Hotel” BLACK BUFFALO–One Bad Son 604*Universal
RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR Roberta Hansen (Art Director /Designer/Illustrator ) , Mike Latschislaw (Photographer) PILGRIMAGE –Steve Bell Signpost*Outside
VIDEO OF THE YEAR Hideaway Kiesza, Blayre Ellestad, Rami Afuni and Ljuba Castot KIESZA Island *Universal
ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR Our Love Caribou Merge*F.A.B
METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR Z² Devin Townsend Project HevyDevy*eOne
ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR Shine On Sarah McLachlan Verve *Universal

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