Twelve-time JUNO winner and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Sarah McLachlan hosted the 48th Annual JUNO Awards live from London, Ontario’s Budweiser Gardens.
The show opened with a bang… not to mention cheers, flips and more from the Western Mustangs Band and Cheerleaders who joined London’s own Loud Luxury on stage for their performance of “Body” featuring Brando.
The crowd was audibly surprised when the previously unannounced international icon Sting took the stage to introduce another living icon, David Foster. Together, the two music legends awarded global emerging star Jessie Reyez with her second JUNO statuette. The evening’s additional awards were claimed bybülow, Arkells, and Brett Kissel.
After a hard-fought social campaign driven by fans around the world, 8-time JUNO winner Avril Lavigne took home the JUNO Fan Choice Award Presented by TD for the second time in her career. She last won the award in 2005.
Following his four major wins at The JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by SOCAN, Shawn Mendes also took home Album of the Year Sponsored by Music Canada and delighted fans with a special performance of “In My Blood” from his current tour in Europe.
The broadcast also featured performances by Arkells, Bahamas, bülow, Cœur de pirate featuring Loud, Jeremy Dutcher featuring Blake Pouliot, Nav, The Reklaws, Sarah McLachlan, and Tyler Shaw.
The night was capped with a very special and memorable occasion – the induction of legendary singer-songwriter Corey Hart into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Fans were also treated to the singer’s first live television performance in over 20 years – a stirring rendition of his massive hits, “Never Surrender” and “Sunglasses at Night”.
Photo Credit: CARAS/Ryan Bolton
2018 JUNO Awards
March 25, 2018
Multiple JUNO Award winner Michael Bublé returned to host The 2018 JUNO Awards at Rogers Arena in his hometown of Vancouver, BC.
The evening was packed with several special moments, including a moving tribute to Gord Downie introduced by Kevin Drew and Pearl Wenjack with performances by Sarah Harmer, Kevin Hearn and City and Colour. Downie was also awarded Artist of the Year during the broadcast, making him the most awarded male artist in JUNO Awards history.
From start to finish, The 2018 JUNO Awards featured amazing performances by some of Canada’s top artists, including Arkells, Daniel Caesar, Diana Krallwith guest Michael Bublé, Felix Cartal, Jessie Reyez, Lights, Shawn Hook, and The Jerry Cans. International Achievement Award winners Arcade Fire opened the broadcast with their mega-hit “Everything Now”, and the Northern Touch Allstars: Rascalz, Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust and Choclair surprised fans with a performance of their hit song, “Northern Touch”, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking hip-hop release.
The evening’s awards were anchored by the Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction of eight-time JUNO Award winners Barenaked Ladies, alongside co-founder and singer-songwriter Steven Page. Presented by rock icon and fellow Hall of Famer Geddy Lee, the recognition marked three decades as legendary performers and one of Canada’s most celebrated groups. To cap off an already unforgettable evening, the Barenaked Ladies and Page took the stage for a special one-time performance of “If I Had $1,000,000” with original member Andy Creegan and “One Week,” joined by friends Jann Arden, Jim Cuddy, The Jerry Cans, City & Colour, Eric McCormack and Northern Touch Allstars and more.
2017 JUNO Awards
April 2, 2017
As a signature event for Ottawa 2017, in honour of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, The 2017 JUNO Awards aired live from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau delivered a touching speech on Leonard Cohen’s legacy and introduced a tribute performance of “Hey That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” by Feist. Bryan Adams closed the broadcast with an all-star jam of the co-host’s classic hit “Summer of ’69.”
Alanis Morissette was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in Hamilton, the same city where she won 5 JUNOS for Jagged Little Pill in 1996.
2014 JUNO Awards
March 30, 2014
Bachman-Turner Overdrive, the 2014 Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductees, performed on-stage together for the first time since 1991
2013 JUNO Awards
April 21, 2013
International superstar Michael Bublé hosted The 2013 JUNO Awards—the biggest event ever held at the Brandt Centre in Regina, SK!
2012 JUNO Awards
April 1, 2012
The JUNO Awards returned to Ottawa, Canada’s Capital Region for the second time! Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, hosted the show!
2011 JUNO Awards
March 27, 2011
The JUNO Awards celebrated their 40th Anniversary and returned to Toronto for the first time since taking the “show on the road” in 2002. Aptly, the show was hosted by Drake.
2010 JUNO Awards
April 18, 2010
This year, the JUNO Awards saw 94 first time nominees and returned to St. John’s Newfoundland for the second time
2009 JUNO Awards
March 29, 2009
This year attracted more than four million viewers, pulling in a larger audience than any other broadcaster during its two-hour run time
2008 JUNO Awards
April 6, 2008
Feist won all five categories in which she was nominated (Single of the Year, Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Pop Album of the Year)
2007 JUNO Awards
April 1, 2007
Nelly Furtado swept up all five categories in which she was nominated (Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and JUNO Fan Choice Award)
2006 JUNO Awards
April 6, 2006
The Allan Waters Humanitarian Award was created to recognize an outstanding Canadian artist whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada. The first recipient was JUNO Award winner Bruce Cockburn
2005 JUNO Awards
April 3, 2005
For the first time since CTV had taken over as broadcaster, a non-musician hosted the show (Brent Butt).
2004 JUNO Awards
April 4, 2004
Walt Grealis, founder of the JUNO Awards, posthumously received the Special Achievement Award named after him
2003 JUNO Awards
April 6, 2003
As the host, Shania Twain wore six custom-designed outfits emblazoned with different hockey team logos throughout the evening
2002 JUNO Awards
April 4, 2002
In 2002 CTV took over as the JUNO Awards Broadcast Partner and with CARAS took the show on the road to St. John’s, NL.
2001 JUNO Awards
March 4, 2001
This year was the last for the JUNO Awards to be televised by CBC. Rick Mercer served as host.
2000 JUNO Awards
March 12, 2000
The Moffatts hosted and The JUNO Award statuette was redesigned by artist Shirley Elford.
1999 JUNO Awards
March 7, 1999
Best Album of the Year was expanded to include individual pop and rock categories and Luc Plamondon was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
1998 JUNO Awards
March 22, 1998
Hosted by Jason Priestley with performances by Jann Arden, Sarah McLachlan, and Shania Twain. David Foster was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. A backstage telecast was introduced to add to the JUNO Awards website.
1997 JUNO Awards
March 9, 1997
Instrumental Artist of the Year, Ashley MacIssac, opened the show with his band blasting through “Devil in the Kitchen”, all while wearing wrestling masks.
1996 JUNO Awards
March 10, 1996
Alanis Morissette took home five JUNO Awards for the album Jagged Little Pill, including Female Vocalist of the Year
1995 JUNO Awards
March 26, 1995
This year marks the 25th Annual JUNO Awards and the first year fans attended the Broadcast show.
1994 JUNO Awards
March 20, 1994
The most Promising Male Vocalist and Most Promising Female Vocalist categories are combined to become Best New Solo Artist
1993 JUNO Awards
March 21, 1993
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame welcomed its newest inductee, Anne Murray
1992 JUNO Awards
March 29, 1992
Bryan Adams sets a JUNO Awards record by being nominated in seven categories
1991 JUNO Awards
March 3, 1991
Maestro Fresh Wes won the first JUNO Award for Rap Recording of the Year for his debut album, Symphony in Effect
1990 JUNO Awards
March 18, 1990
Featured performances by Cowboy Junkies with special guest Lyle Lovett, Jeff Healy Band (with special guests), Maestro Fresh-Wes, Kim Mitchell, Alannah Myles, Rod Stewart, Milli Vanilli
1989 JUNO Awards
March 12, 1989
Every band that performed at the Awards this year had double platinum records. Performers were: Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, Crowded House, Glass Tiger, Jeff Healy Band, Colin James, k.d lang and the Reclines, Rita MacNeil, The Band and Blue Rodeo.
No Show in 1988
The JUNO Awards were not held this year due to the rescheduling of the Awards to take place in the spring instead of the fall
1987 JUNO Award
November 2, 1987
k.d lang won Country Female Vocalist of the year, ending Anne Murray’s seven consecutive wins in that category
1986 JUNO Awards
November 10, 1986
Bob Dylan makes a surprise appearance to induct Gordon Lightfoot into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
1985 JUNO Awards
November 4, 1985
The Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award was created to recognize individuals who have contributed to the growth and development of the Canadian music industry
1984 JUNO Awards
December 5, 1984
This year a new category was added to the JUNO Awards: Best Video
1983 JUNO Awards
April 5, 1983
During the opening segment, the hosts held up a compact disc and explained that it was going to be the future. Burton Cummings had never seen or touched one before that night
1982 JUNO Awards
April 14, 1982
Loverboy won six JUNO Awards that night: Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Composer of the Year, Producer of the Year, and Engineer of the Year
1981 JUNO Awards
February 5, 1981
Pierre Elliot Trudeau made his second appearance at the JUNO Awards to induct Joni Mitchell into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
1980 JUNO Awards
February 4, 1980
The night’s biggest winner was Anne Murray who won four JUNO Awards (Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Female Vocalist and Country Female Vocalist)
1979 JUNO Awards
March 21, 1979
Pierre Trudeau was the first Canadian Prime Minister to attend the JUNO Awards and he was also a presenter
1978 JUNO Awards
March 29, 1978
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame was introduced and its first inductees were jazz pianist Oscar Peterson and band leader Guy Lombardo
1977 JUNO Awards
March 16, 1977
New categories were introduced to the JUNO Awards: Best Classical Album of the Year, Best Jazz Album
1976 JUNO Awards
March 15, 1976
When accepting their award for Group of the Year, Bachman Turner Overdrive’s Randy Bachman pulled a maple leaf-styled plaque from a brown paper bag and presented it to Walt Grealis
1975 JUNO Awards
March 25, 1975
The first televised JUNO Awards was broadcasted on CBC television
1974 JUNO Awards
March 25, 1974
For the first time, the Awards charged $12.50 a ticket for the event and the show sold out
1973 JUNO Awards
March 12, 1973
The first radio broadcast of the JUNO Awards aired nationally on the CBC Radio program “The Entertainers”
1972 JUNO Awards
February 22, 1972
This year, The Stampeders won in three different categories—Best Group, Best Produced Single, and Composer honours
1971 JUNO Awards
February 22, 1971
The Awards formally changed its name to The JUNO Awards
1970 RPM Awards
February 23, 1970
The JUNO Awards was originally named the RPM Gold Leaf Awards, created by RPM Publishers, Walt Grealis and Stan Klees.