A Recap of the 2017 Juno Awards

Taking a look at last night's winners

Last night Ottawa hosted this year’s Juno Awards, and the awards show was anything but uneventful. Unsurprisingly, Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip took home a ton of awards. Justin Trudeau opened the show by phoning in a request to Bryan Adams to play “Summer of 69.” Of course, Adams took the stage to play his hit, along with guests Sarah McLachlan, Alessia Cara and members of Billy Talent and the Arkells.

The show also saw Feist covering Leonard Cohen’s “Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye.”

Perhaps the spiciest moment of the night occurred when Paul Langlois’ thank you speech. The Hip’s Langlois and Rob Baker were accepting the band’s award for Group of the Year, when the show’s producers started cutting off Langlois’ speech with break music. “Oh, you’re gonna play me off are you?” said Langlois. “Go to commercial, go ahead! This is my arena, not yours.” The Hip also won Rock Album of the Year.


Gord Downie couldn’t attend the event, but he did win songwriter of the year for “Secret Path.” He also won adult alternative album of the year and recording package of the year. See a full list of winners below.

Full List of Juno Awards’ Winners:

-Album Of The Year: Leonard Cohen, You Want it Darker.
-Group Of The Year: The Tragically Hip, Man Machine Poem.
-Breakthrough Artist: Ruth B.
-Songwriter Of The year: Gord Downie for “The Stranger,” “The Only Place to Be” and “Son” from Secret Path.
-Pop Album Of the Year: Alessia Cara, Know-It-All.
-Country Album Of The Year: Jess Moskaluke, Kiss Me Quiet.
-Fan Choice Award: Shawn Mendes.
-Artist Of The Year: Leonard Cohen.
-Single Of The Year: The Strumbellas, “Spirits.”
-Breakthrough Group Of The Year: The Dirty Nil.
-Adult Alternative Album Of The Year: Gord Downie, Secret Path.
-Alternative Album Of The Year: July Talk, Touch.
-Rock Album Of The Year: The Tragically Hip, Man Machine Poem.
-Rap Recording Of The Year: Jazz Cartier, “Hotel Paranoia.”
-Dance Recording Of The Year: Bit Funk Featuring Shae Jacobs, “Off The Ground.”
-R&B/Soul Recording Of The Year: The Weeknd, “Starboy”
-Reggae Recording Of The Year: Exco Levi, Siren.
-Indigenous Music Album Of The Year: Quantum Tangle, Tiny Hands.
-Contemporary Roots Album Of The Year: William Prince, Earthly Days.
-Traditional Roots Album Of The Year: The East Pointers, Secret Victory.
-Blues Album Of The Year: Paul Reddick, Ride The One.
-Vocal Jazz Album Of The Year: Bria Skonberg, Bria.
-Jazz Album Of The Year — Solo: Renée Rosnes, Written In The Rocks.
-Jazz Album Of The Year — Group: Metalwood, Twenty.
-Instrumental Album Of The Year: The Fretless, Bird’s Nest.
-Francophone Album Of The Year: Laurence Nerbonne, Xo.
-Children’s Album Of The Year: Diana Panton, I Believe In Little Things.
-Classical Album Of The Year — Solo Or Chamber: New Orford String Quartet, Brahms: String Quartets, Op. 51, Nos. 1 & 2.
-Classical Album Of The Year — Large Ensemble: Steve Wood And The Northern Cree Singers And Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Going Home Star — Truth And Reconciliation.
-Jack Richardson Producer Of The Year: A Tribe Called Red, “R.E.D.” (Featuring Yasiin Bey, Narcy And Black Bear) And “Sila” (Featuring Tanya Tagaq) From We Are The Hallucination.
-Recording Engineer Of The Year: Jason Dufour For “Push + Pull” And “Beck + Call” From July Talk’s Touch.
-Recording Package Of The Year: Gord Downie, Secret Path — Jonathan Shedletzky (Art Director), Isis Essery (Designer) And Jeff Lemaire (Illustrator).
-Video Of The Year: Grimes, “Kill V. Maim” (Director: Claire Boucher).
-Electronic Album Of The Year: Kaytranada, 99.9%.
-Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year: Mandroid Echostar, i.
-Adult Contemporary Album Of The Year: Sarah Mclachlan, Wonderland.
-International Album Of The Year: Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams.