Junos – Who’s From Ontario?

Of the Juno Awards major categories, 14 of the winners are either residing in Ontario or originally from Ontario. It makes me proud! The ones that make me the proudest are those who are not signed to a label. Special shout out to David Braid, Stretch Orchestra, Charlie Hope and Murray Porter for getting a Juno while staying Indie!

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR: Arkells

Label: Universal
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Phil Dwyer Orchestra featuring Mark Fewer, Changing Seasons.

Label: Universal
Location: Originally from Toronto, Ontario, now in BC

TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: David Braid, Verge.

Label: Indie
Location: Toronto

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Stretch Orchestra, Stretch Orchestra.

Label: Indie
Location: Somewhere in Ontario

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Charlie Hope, Songs Stories and Friends: Let’s Go Play!

Label: Indie
Location: originally from Toronto, Ontario, now in Seattle Washington

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR: Drake, Take Care.

Label: Universal
Location: Toronto, Ontario

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR: Melanie Fiona, Gone and Never Coming Back.

Label: Universal
Location: Toronto, Ontario

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Murray Porter, Songs Lived & Life Played.

Label: Indie
Location: Originally from Six Nations, Ontario, now living in BC

ROOTS AND TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR, SOLO: Bruce Cockburn, Small Source of Comfort.

Label: eOne
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

note: order of canada

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR: MonkeyJunk, To Behold.

Label: Warner
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Kiran Ahluwalia, Aam Zameen: common ground.

Label: Outside
Location: Toronto, Ontario

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR: George Seara for Michael Kaeshammer, “A Little Bit of Love” (from Kaeshammer) and Laila Biali, “Let Go” (from Tracing Light).

Location: Toronto, Ontario

VIDEO OF THE YEAR: The Sadies, “Rumbleseat,” directed by Mike Roberts.

Label: Outside 
Location: Toronto, Ontario

WALT GREALIS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Gary Slaight

Location: Of Slaight Communications – Toronto, Ontario

 

And finally, the newest members of the CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME: Blue Rodeo

Labels: WEAWarner Music Group,Rounder
Origin: Toronto, Ontario