Juno Awards 2015 Wrap-Up + Winners List

Arkells, July Talk, Bahamas, and more took home Junos last night

The 2015 Juno Awards celebrated another year of great CanCon in Hamilton, Ontario last night. The gala was hosted by Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard with stunning performances from Arkells, Sam Roberts Band with Lights, Alanis Morissette, Deadmau5, and more. Indie88’s very own Carlin Burton was also there, co-hosting Juno TV’s Backstage Live Lounge alongside Lauren Toyota.

My most uncomfortable and also most tender @julytalk interview yet.

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Some highlights from the evening saw Arkells winning Rock Album and Group of the Year, Bahamas was recognized for Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album, Alternative Album of the Year went to July Talk, and Leonard Cohen won Album of the Year for Popular Problems. Congrats to all the winners!

Check out the full list of winners below:

Juno Fan Choice Award: Michael Buble

Single of the year: “Rude,” Magic!

Album of the year: Popular Problems, Leonard Cohen

Artist of the year: The Weeknd

Breakthrough artist of the year: Kiesza

Rock album of the year: High Noon, Arkells

International album of the year: In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

Group of the year: Arkells

Breakthrough group of the year: Magic!

Songwriter of the year: Bahamas

Country album of the year: Lifted, Dallas Smith

Adult alternative album of the year: Bahamas is Afie, Bahamas

Alternative album of the year: July Talk, July Talk

Pop album of the year: Little Machines, Lights

Vocal jazz album of the year: Red, Diana Panton

Jazz album of the year (solo): Vista Obscura, Kirk MacDonald

Jazz album of the year (group): Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Instrumental album of the year: Encuentro, Quartango

Francophone album of the year: Maladie d’amour, Jimmy Hunt

Children’s album of the year: Where in the World, Fred Penner

Classical album of the year (solo or chamber ensemble): Bartok: Chamber Works for Violin Vol. 3, James Ehnes

Classical album of the year (large ensemble or soloist(s) with large ensemble accompaniment): Schubert: Winterreise, Gerald Finley and Julius Drake

Classical composition of the year: Airline Icarus, Brian Current

Rap recording of the year: The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers, Naturally Born Strangers

Dance recording of the year: Sound of a Woman, Kiesza

R&B/Soul recording of the year: Often, the Weeknd

Reggae recording of the year: Welcome the King, Exco Levi

Aboriginal album of the year: Animism, Tanya Tagaq

Roots and traditional album of the year (solo): The Raven’s Sun, Catherine MacLellan

Roots and traditional album of the year (group): Let it Lie, The Bros. Landreth

Blues album of the year: Solo Recordings, Vol. 2, Steve Hill

Contemporary Christian/gospel album of the year: VIP, Manic Drive

Jack Richardson producer of the year: Adam Messinger

Video of the year: Hideaway, Kiesza

Electronic album of the year: Our Love, Caribou

Metal/hard music album of the year: Z(squared), Devin Townsend Project

Adult contemporary album of the year: Shine On, Sarah McLachlan

(Main image via Arkells’ Facebook)