Juno Awards of 1998

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Juno Awards of 1998
Date 22 March 1998
Venue GM Place, Vancouver, British Columbia
Host Jason Priestly
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBC
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The Juno Awards of 1998 were presented in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The primary ceremonies at GM Place before an audience of 10 000 on 22 March 1998.

Actor Jason Priestly of the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 hosted these ceremonies which were televised by CBC. A backstage internet telecast was also introduced for this year. Performers included Jann Arden, Leahy, Sarah McLachlan, Our Lady Peace and, Shania Twain.

Nominations were announced on 11 February 1998. The previously combined Blues/Gospel category became separate Best Blues Album and Best Gospel Album categories as of this year.

The Canadian Music Hall of Fame welcomed David Foster as its 1998 inductee.

Controversy[edit]

Vancouver rap group Rascalz refused their Best Rap Recording award, citing that urban music was hidden in the untelevised Saturday ceremony, rather than being featured during the broadcast of the Sunday evening ceremonies. The band alleged that racism was a factor in the award's scheduling, and for several weeks cultural critics and hip hop musicians debated the issue — some suggested, in fact, that the hip hop award's lack of visibility could be seen as not just a result of Canadian hip hop's poor commercial performance, but also a contributing factor.

The award was moved to the main ceremony for the 1999 awards, where it was again won by Rascalz for their single "Northern Touch".

Nominees and winners[edit]

Best Female Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Sarah McLachlan

Other Nominees:

Best Male Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Paul Brandt

Other Nominees:

Best New Solo Artist[edit]

Winner: Holly McNarland

Other Nominees:

Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: Our Lady Peace

Other Nominees:

Best New Group[edit]

Winner: Leahy

Other Nominees:

Songwriter of the Year[edit]

Winner: Sarah McLachlan with Pierre Marchand, "Building A Mystery" by Sarah McLachlan

Other Nominees:

Best Country Female Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Shania Twain

Other Nominees:

Best Country Male Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Paul Brandt

Other Nominees:

Best Country Group or Duo[edit]

Winner: Farmer's Daughter

Other Nominees:

International Achievement Award[edit]

Winners:

International Album[edit]

Spice Girls

Best Instrumental Artist[edit]

Winner: Leahy

Other Nominees:

Best Producer[edit]

Winner: Pierre Marchand, "Building A Mystery" by Sarah McLachlan

Other Nominees:

Best Recording Engineer[edit]

Winner: Michael Phillip Wojewoda, "Armstrong and the Guys" and "Our Ambassador" by Spirit of the West

Other Nominees:

Canadian Music Hall of Fame[edit]

Winner: David Foster

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award[edit]

Winner: Sam Feldman

Nominated and winning albums[edit]

Best Album[edit]

Winner: Surfacing, Sarah McLachlan,

Other Nominees:

Best Children's Album[edit]

Winner: Livin' in a Shoe, Judy & David

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album (Solo or Chamber Ensemble)[edit]

Winner: Marc-André Hamelin Plays Franz Liszt, Marc-André Hamelin

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Best Classical Album (Large Ensemble)[edit]

Winner: Mozart Horn Concertos, James Sommerville, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album (Vocal or Choral Performance)[edit]

Winner: Soirée française, tenor Michael Schade, baritone Russell Braun, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Richard Bradshaw

Other Nominees:

Best Album Design[edit]

Winner: John Rummen, Crystal Heald, Stephen Chung, Andrew MacNaughtan, Justin Zivojinovich, Songs of a Circling Spirit by Tom Cochrane

Other Nominees:

  • Carylann Loeppky, Crystal Heald, Karma by Delerium
  • John Rummen, Dennis Keeley, Surfacing by Sarah McLachlan
  • Alex Wittholz, Felix Wittholz, Catherine McRae, Kevin Westenberg, Clumsy by Our Lady Peace
  • Michael Wrycraft, Kurt Swinghammer, Stephen Chung, David Wilcox Greatest Hits Too by David Wilcox

Best Blues Album[edit]

Winner: National Steel, Colin James

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Best Gospel Album[edit]

Winner: Romantics & Mystics, Steve Bell

Other Nominees:

Best Selling Album (Foreign or Domestic)[edit]

Winner: Spice, Spice Girls

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Best Mainstream Jazz Album[edit]

Winner: In The Mean Time, The Hugh Fraser Quintet

Other Nominees:

Best Contemporary Jazz Album[edit]

Winner: Metalwood, Metalwood

Other Nominees:

Best Roots or Traditional Album - Group[edit]

Winner: Molinos, The Paperboys

Other Nominees:

Best Roots or Traditional Album - Solo[edit]

Winner: Other Songs, Ron Sexsmith

Other Nominees:

Best Alternative Album[edit]

Winner: Glee, Bran Van 3000

Other Nominees:

Best Selling Francophone Album[edit]

Winner: Marie Michèle Desrosiers chantes les classique de Noël, Marie Michèle Desrosiers

Other Nominees:

Blockbuster Rock Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Clumsy, Our Lady Peace

Other Nominees:

Nominated and winning releases[edit]

Single of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Building a Mystery", Sarah McLachlan

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Composition[edit]

Winner: "Electra Rising", Malcolm Forsyth

Other Nominees:

Best Rap Recording[edit]

Winner: Cash Crop, Rascalz (refused)

Other Nominees:

Best R&B/Soul Recording[edit]

Winner: "Things Just Ain't The Same", Deborah Cox

Other Nominees:

Best Music of Aboriginal Canada Recording[edit]

Winner: The Spirit Within, Mishi Donovan

Other Nominees:

Best Reggae/Calypso Recording[edit]

Winner: "Catch De Vibe", Messenjah

Other Nominees:

Best Global Album[edit]

Winner: La Llorona, Lhasa

Other Nominees:

Best Dance Recording[edit]

Winner: "Euphoria (Rabbit in the Moon Mix)", Delerium

Other Nominees:

Best Video[edit]

Winner: Javier Aguilera, "Gasoline" by Moist

Other Nominees:

References[edit]

  • Gill, Alexandra (12 February 1998). "Boys make gains at Junos / Women still lead overall nominations". The Globe and Mail. pp. C1–C2. 
  • "1998 Juno award nominees". The Vancouver Sun. 21 March 1998. p. C4. 
  • Cernetig, Miro (23 March 1998). "McLachlan caps hot year with four Juno Awards". The Globe and Mail. pp. A1,A15. 

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