Juno Awards of 2011

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Juno Awards of 2011
Date 26-27 March 2011
Venue Air Canada Centre, Toronto
Host Drake
Television/Radio coverage
Network CTV
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The Juno Awards of 2011 honoured Canadian music industry achievements in the latter part of 2009 and in most of 2010. The awards were presented in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, during the weekend of 26 and 27 March 2011. A week of related events began on 21 March 2011. This occasion marked 40 years since the 1971 Juno Awards, the first year the ceremonies were conducted by that name.[1]

The primary ceremony on 27 March was televised nationally by CTV. Dean Cameron, president of EMI Music Canada since 1988, was designated the 2011 recipient of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.[2] Shania Twain was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.[3] Neil Young was presented with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his work in such causes as Farm Aid.[4]

Drake received six nominations. Arcade Fire earned five nods. Broken Social Scene, Justin Bieber and Hedley each received four nominations. Johnny Reid and Sarah McLachlan each earned two nods. Die Mannequin and Neil Young received two nominations.

Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Shania Twain at the 2011 Juno Awards

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Events[edit]

Most awards were announced at a private gala dinner on 26 March 2011 at Exhibition Place, Allstream Centre.[5][6] Rap musician and actor Drake hosted the primary awards ceremony from the Air Canada Centre the next evening.[7]

A new trophy design was introduced for the 2011 awards, consisting of a laser engraving of Shirley Elford's Juno spiral figure encased within a transparent block. Elford had created individual trophies since the 2000 awards, but was unable to continue this work due to cancer.[8]

Other events during the Juno week include:[5]

Main ceremony performers[edit]

The following artists performed at the main ceremony:[10]

- * - these artists appeared in a tribute of the Junos' 40th anniversary

Nominees and winners[edit]

Nominations for the various award categories were announced on 1 February 2011.[11] Most awards were announced at the private 26 March gala, with eight categories announced the following day on the main televised ceremony.[12]

People[edit]

Juno Fan Choice Award[edit]

Winner: Justin Bieber

Other nominees:

Artist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Neil Young

Other nominees:

Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: Arcade Fire

Other nominees:

New Artist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Meaghan Smith

Other nominees:

New Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: Said the Whale

Other nominees:

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Daniel Lanois, "Hitchhiker" (Neil Young, Le Noise); "I Believe in You" (Black Dub, Black Dub)

Other nominees:

Recording Engineer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Kevin Churko, "Let It Die", "Life Won’t Wait" (Ozzy Osbourne, Scream)

Other nominees:

Songwriter of the Year[edit]

Winner: Arcade Fire, "Ready To Start", "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)", "We Used To Wait"; all from The Suburbs

Other nominees:

  • Drake, "Fireworks" (written with M. Samuels), "Over" (written with N. Shebib, M. Samuels, C. Kalla, A.Cook), "Show Me A Good Time" (written with K. West, J. Bhasker, E. Wilson); all from Thank Me Later
  • Hannah Georgas, "Chit Chat", "The Deep End" (written with Robbie Driscoll), "Lovers Breakdown"; all from This Is Good
  • Sarah McLachlan, "Forgiveness" (written with Pierre Marchand), "Illusions of Bliss", "Loving You Is Easy"; all from Laws of Illusion
  • Royal Wood, "On Top Of Your Love", "Tonight I Will Be Your Guide", "Waiting"; all from The Waiting

Albums[edit]

Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: The Suburbs, Arcade Fire

Other nominees:

Aboriginal Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: CerAmony, CerAmony

Other nominees:

Adult Alternative Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Le Noise, Neil Young

Other nominees:

Alternative Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: The Suburbs, Arcade Fire

Other nominees:

Blues Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Everywhere West, Jim Byrnes

Other nominees:

Children's Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Proud Like a Mountain, Peter Lenton

Other nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (solo or chamber ensemble)[edit]

Winner: Beethoven: Piano Trios Op. 70 No. 1, Ghost & No. 2: Op 11, Gryphon Trio

Other nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (large ensemble)[edit]

Winner: Mozart: Scott and Lara St. John/The Knights, Scott and Lara St. John

Other nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (vocal or choral performance)[edit]

Winner: Great Operatic Arias, Gerald Finley

Other nominees:

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Love & the Lack Thereof, Greg Sczebel

Other nominees:

Country Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: A Place Called Love, Johnny Reid

Other nominees:

Electronic Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Swim, Caribou

Other nominees:

Francophone Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Les Chemins de verre, Karkwa

Other nominees:

Instrumental Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Continent & Western, Fond of Tigers

Other nominees:

International Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Teenage Dream, Katy Perry

Other nominees:

Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Treelines, Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra

Other nominees:

Traditional Jazz Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Our First Set, John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra

Other nominees:

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Nina, Kellylee Evans

Other nominees:

Pop Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: My World 2.0, Justin Bieber

Other nominees:

Rap Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: TSOL, Shad

Other nominees:

Rock Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Vancouver, Matthew Good

Other nominees:

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (solo)[edit]

Winner: My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs, Old Man Luedecke

Other nominees:

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (group)[edit]

Winner: La part du feu, Le Vent du Nord

Other nominees:

World Music Album of the Year (solo)[edit]

Winner: Aksil, Elage Diouf

Other nominees:

Songs[edit]

Single of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Wavin' Flag", Young Artists for Haiti

Other nominees:

Classical Composition of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Duo For Violin And Piano", R. Murray Schafer (album, Wild Bird)

Other nominees:

Dance Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Sofi Needs a Ladder", Deadmau5

Other nominees:

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Stars", Quanteisha

Other nominees:

Reggae Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Likkle But Mi Tallawah", Elaine Lil'Bit Sheppard

Other nominees:

Other[edit]

Music DVD of the Year[edit]

Winner: Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (Rush), Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Pegi Cecconi, Shelley Nott, Noah Segal, John Virant

Other nominees:

Recording Package of the Year[edit]

Winner: Elisabeth Chicoine, Jimmy Collins, Robyn Kotyk, Joe McKay, Justin Peroff, Charles Spearin: Forgiveness Rock Record (vinyl box set), Broken Social Scene

Other nominees:

Video of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Kyle Davison, Perfect", Hedley

Other nominees:

Compilation album[edit]

A compilation album featuring selected Juno nominees was released on 8 March 2011 by EMI Music Canada. Sales of the album support the CARAS music education charity MusiCounts. The artists and track listing is as follows:[13]

  1. "Ready To Start", Arcade Fire
  2. "All To All", Broken Social Scene
  3. "Find Your Love", Drake
  4. "Baby", Justin Bieber with Ludacris
  5. "Hollywood", Michael Bublé
  6. "Perfect", Hedley
  7. "Oh...Canada", Classified
  8. "The Good Life", Three Days Grace
  9. "Your Man", Down with Webster
  10. "Porn Star Dancing" (rock version), My Darkest Days with Zakk Wylde
  11. "Camilo (The Magician)", Said the Whale
  12. "Take Back The Fear", Hail the Villain
  13. "Nothing But A Song", Great Big Sea
  14. "Let’s Go Higher", Johnny Reid
  15. "Loving You Is Easy", Sarah McLachlan
  16. "Walk With Me", Neil Young
  17. "I Wonder", Bobby Bazini
  18. "Hallelujah" (new version), k.d. lang
  19. "Wavin’ Flag", Young Artists For Haiti

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toronto, Ontario will host the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Juno Awards in 2011". CARAS. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Dean Cameron, President of EMI Music Canada to receive Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award". CARAS. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Shania to join Canadian Music Hall of Fame". CBC News. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "'A Heart of Gold' Neil Young to be honoured with the 2011 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award". CARAS. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "2011 JUNO Awards and 40th Anniversary Event Listings" (pdf). CARAS. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011 Juno Award nominations announced". CARAS. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  7. ^ Sterdan, Darryl (1 December 2010). "Drake to host 2011 Juno Awards". Winnipeg Sun (QMI Agency). Retrieved 4 December 2010. 
  8. ^ Rockingham, Graham (27 October 2010). "Juno redesign incorporates local artist’s iconic original". Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 10 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Juno Hoops". Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "Final performance details announced for CTV broadcast of the 2011 Juno Awards". CARAS. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "2011 Juno Awards nominations announced". CARAS. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  12. ^ "32 Juno Award winners are crowned! Canada's music elite gather to celebrate 40 years of the Juno Awards". CARAS. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  13. ^ "EMI Music Canada to release the 2011 Juno Awards compilation album" (pdf). EMI Music Canada. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 

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