Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

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The Juno Award for "R&B/Soul Recording of the Year" was awarded from 1985 to 2020, as recognition each year for the best rhythm and blues/soul album in Canada.[1] Beginning with the Juno Awards of 2021, it was split into two new categories for Contemporary R&B/Soul Recording of the Year and Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.[2]


Best R&B/Soul Recording (1985 - 2002)[edit]

Year Winner(s) Recording Nominees Ref.
1985 Liberty Silver Lost Somewhere Inside Your Love
1986 Billy Newton-Davis Love is a Contact Sport
1987 Kim Richardson Peek-A-Boo
1988 No Juno Awards this year
1989 Erroll Starr Angel
1990 Billy Newton-Davis Spellbound
1991 Simply Majestic feat. B-Kool Dance To The Music (Work Your Body)
1992 Love & Sas Call My Name
1993 Love & Sas Once in a Lifetime
1994 Rupert Gayle The Time Is Right (I'll Be There For You)
1995 Bass Is Base First Impression for the Bottom Jigglers
1996 Deborah Cox Deborah Cox
1997 Carlos Morgan Feelin' Alright
1998 Deborah Cox "Things Just Ain't the Same"
1999 Deborah Cox One Wish
2000 2Rude feat. Snow, Smoothe tha Hustler, Latoya and Miranda Thinkin' About You
2001 jacksoul Sleepless
2002 Glenn Lewis Don't You Forget It

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year (2003 - Present)[edit]

Year Winner(s) Recording Nominees Ref.
2003 Remy Shand The Way I Feel
2004 In Essence The Master Plan [3]
2005 Keshia Chanté Keshia Chanté
2006 Shawn Desman Back for More
2007 jacksoul mySOUL
2008 Jully Black Revival
2009 Divine Brown The Love Chronicles
2010 jacksoul "Lonesome Highway"
2011 Quanteisha "Stars"
2012 Melanie Fiona "Gone and Never Coming Back"
2013 The Weeknd Trilogy
2014 JRDN featuring Kardinal Offishall "Can't Choose"
2015 The Weeknd "Often"
2016 The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness
2017 The Weeknd Starboy
2018 Daniel Caesar Freudian
2019 Jessie Reyez Being Human in Public
2020 Jessie Reyez, Tory Lanez and Tainy "Feel It Too" [4]


  1. ^ "Juno Award winners list by year" (Requires a search by year). Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. MetroLeap Media. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  2. ^ Holly Gordon, "The Weeknd, JP Saxe, Jessie Reyez and Justin Bieber lead 2021 Juno Award nominations". CBC Music, March 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "A look at Juno Awards nominees". Canadian Press, April 1, 2004.
  4. ^ Melody Lau, "Alessia Cara and Tory Lanez lead the 2020 Juno nominations". CBC Music, January 28, 2019.