Juno Awards of 1984
|Juno Awards of 1984|
|Date||5 December 1984|
|Venue||Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario|
|Hosts||Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin|
The Juno Awards of 1984, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 5 December 1984 in Toronto at a ceremony hosted by Joe Flaherty and Andrea Martin of SCTV at Exhibition Place Automotive Building. The ceremonies were broadcast on CBC Television from 8pm Eastern Time.
- 1 Awards ceremony
- 2 Nominees and winners
- 2.1 Female Vocalist of the Year
- 2.2 Male Vocalist of the Year
- 2.3 Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year
- 2.4 Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year
- 2.5 Group of the Year
- 2.6 Most Promising Group of the Year
- 2.7 Composer of the Year
- 2.8 Country Female Vocalist of the Year
- 2.9 Country Male Vocalist of the Year
- 2.10 Country Group or Duo of the Year
- 2.11 Instrumental Artist of the Year
- 2.12 Producer of the Year
- 2.13 Recording Engineer of the Year
- 2.14 Canadian Music Hall of Fame
- 3 Nominated and winning albums
- 4 Nominated and winning releases
- 5 References
- 6 Bibliography
- 7 External links
In October 1983, Juno organizers CARAS decided to move the awards date later in the year, tentatively to 3 December 1984 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. A stated reason for this move was to promote Canadian artists during the Christmas shopping season. CARAS also wanted to assume more control over the awards broadcast from CBC. Eventually, it was determined that CBC would continue to televise the Junos, but for 1984 would work with major music promoter Concert Productions International on the broadcast.
In August 1984, it was confirmed that the awards would take place at Exhibition Place two days later than planned. At the same time, a preliminary selection of "semi-finalist" artists and albums was also announced. The final set of nominations were determined in late October.
Bryan Adams was the heavy favorite of the evening with nominations in five categories of which he would take home four awards including "Male Vocalist of the Year" and "Album of the Year" for the hit Cuts Like a Knife album which had sold more than 3 million copies in the U.S. and over 300,000 copies in Canada. When Adams and his co-writing partner Jim Vallance won the "Composer of the Year" award, Adams excitedly accepted it on behalf of the absent Vallance: "This is the one I really wanted to win. Jim and I have been writing for six years together. Jimmy we did it! Right on!"
The ratings for the television broadcast were far down from the previous year with an estimated 1,443,000 viewers.
Nominees and winners
This was the last year that the "Comedy Album of the Year" was awarded.
Bryan Adams was nominated twice in the same category for "Composer of the Year" award for two different songs both from the Cuts Like a Knife album.
The Good Brothers were given their final "Country Group of the Year" award after a record eight years in a row, while Loverboy claimed the "Group of the Year" award for the third year in a row, as did Liona Boyd for the "Instrumental Artist of the Year" award.
Winner: Carole Pope
Winner: Bryan Adams
Winner: Sherry Kean
Winner: Parachute Club
- Bryan Adams and Eric Kagna, "Straight from the Heart"
- Billy Bryans, Laurie Conger, Lynne Fernie, Lorraine Segato, "Rise Up"
- Ivan Doroschuk, "Safety Dance"
- Corey Hart, "Sunglasses at Night"
Winner: Anne Murray
Winner: Murray McLauchlan
Winner: The Good Brothers
Winner: Liona Boyd
- Kerry Crawford and Jon Goldsmith, Stealing Fire by Bruce Cockburn
- Dalbello, whomanfoursays by Dalbello
- Daniel Lanois, Parachute Club by Parachute Club
- David Tyson, Stand Back by The Arrows
- Gary Gray, Weapons by Rough Trade
- John Naslen, No Borders Here by Jane Siberry
- John Naslen, On Purpose by Tim Ryan
- Lenny De Rose, whomanfoursays by Dalbello
Nominated and winning albums
- Heather Brown and Deborah Samuel, whomanfoursays by Dalbello
- Dean Motter, Visions of Our Future by The Tenants
- Dean Motter and Pat Harbron, Honeymoon Suite by Honeymoon Suite
- Bart Schoales, Stealing Fire by Bruce Cockburn
- I Can Do Anything, Sphere Clown Band
- Music Builders, Music Builders
- Reflections on Crooked Walking, Ann Mortifee
- Special Delivery, Fred Penner
- Andrew Davis Plays the Organ at Roy Thomson Hall, Andrew Davis
- Brass in Berlin, Canadian Brass
- Sibelius: Symphony #2, Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Andrew Davis
- Viola Nouveau, Rivka Golani-Erdesz
- Can't Slow Down, Lionel Richie
- Colour by Numbers, Culture Club
- Eliminator, ZZ Top
- Let's Dance, David Bowie
- A New Look, Doug Hamilton and Brass Connection
- Bye Bye Baby, Ed Bickert
- Indian Summer, Fraser MacPherson
- The Lion's Eyes, Steve Holt
- Air Farce Live, Royal Canadian Air Farce
- Go to Hell, Maclean and Maclean
- Laugh to Your Heart's Delight, Al Clouston
Nominated and winning releases
- "Cuts Like a Knife", Bryan Adams
- "Safety Dance", Men Without Hats
- "Straight from the Heart", Bryan Adams
- "Sunglasses at Night", Corey Hart
- "Every Breath You Take", The Police
- "Islands in the Stream", Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
- "Let's Dance", David Bowie
- "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", Cyndi Lauper
- Robert Fresca, "Rise Up" by Parachute Club
- Rob Quartly, "Doesn't Really Matter" by Platinum Blonde
- Rob Quartly, "Standing in the Dark" by Platinum Blonde
- Rob Quartly, "I Want You Back" by Sherry Kean
- Krewen (2010), p. 54.
- Krewen (2010), p. 57.
- Krewen (2010), pp. 57, 65.
- Canadian Press (18 October 1983). "1984 Juno Awards moved to December". The Globe and Mail. pp. E2.
- Canadian Press (29 August 1984). "Adams has seven chances as leading Juno contender". The Globe and Mail. pp. M7.
- "Final Juno nominees announced". The Globe and Mail. 22 October 1984. pp. M11.
- Lacey, Liam (6 December 1984). "Adams the big winner as Junos polish up act". The Globe and Mail. pp. E1.
- Krewen, Nick. (2010). Music from far and wide: Celebrating 40 years of the Juno Awards. Key Porter Books Limited, Toronto. ISBN 978-1-55470-339-5