Juno Award for Single of the Year

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The Juno Award for Single of the Year has been awarded since 1974 for the best single in Canada. It has also been known as Best Single and Best Selling Single.[citation needed] The award goes to the artist.

Best Single (1974)[edit]

Year Winner Song Nominees Ref.
1974 - Pop Terry Jacks "Seasons in the Sun" [1][2]
1974 - Contemporary
1974 - Country Murray McLauchlan "Farmer's Song"
1974 - Folk

Best Selling Single (1975 - 1979)[edit]

Year Winner Song Nominees Ref.
1975 Terry Jacks "Seasons in the Sun"
1976 Bachman–Turner Overdrive "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
1977 Sweeney Todd "Roxy Roller"
1978 Patsy Gallant "Sugar Daddy"
1979 Nick Gilder "Hot Child in the City"

Single of the Year (1980 - 1998)[edit]

Year Winner Song Nominees Ref.
1980 Anne Murray "I Just Fall In Love Again"
1981 Martha and the Muffins "Echo Beach"
Anne Murray "Could I Have This Dance"
1982 Loverboy "Turn Me Loose"
1983 Payola$ "Eyes of a Stranger"
1984 The Parachute Club "Rise Up"
1985 Corey Hart "Never Surrender"
1986 Glass Tiger "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)"
1987 Glass Tiger "Someday"
1988 No Juno Awards this year
1989 Blue Rodeo "Try"
1990 Alannah Myles "Black Velvet"
1991 Colin James "Just Came Back"
1992 Tom Cochrane "Life Is a Highway"
1993 Céline Dion and Peabo Bryson "Beauty and the Beast"
1994 The Rankin Family "Fare Thee Well Love"
1995 Jann Arden "Could I Be Your Girl"
1996 Alanis Morissette "You Oughta Know"
1997 Alanis Morissette "Ironic"
1998 Sarah McLachlan "Building a Mystery"

Best Single (1999 - 2002)[edit]

Year Winner Song Nominees Ref.
1999 Barenaked Ladies "One Week"
2000 The Tragically Hip "Bobcaygeon"
2001 Nelly Furtado "I'm Like a Bird"
2002 Nickelback "How You Remind Me"

Single of the Year (2003 - present)[edit]

Year Winner Song Nominees Ref.
2003 Avril Lavigne "Complicated"
2004 Nelly Furtado "Powerless (Say What You Want)"
2005 k-os "Crabbuckit"
2006 Michael Bublé "Home"
2007 Nelly Furtado ft Timbaland "Promiscuous"
2008 Feist "1234"
2009 Kardinal Offishall "Dangerous"
2010 Michael Bublé "Haven't Met You Yet"
2011 Young Artists for Haiti "Wavin' Flag"
2012 The Sheepdogs "I Don't Know"
2013 Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe"
2014 Tegan and Sara "Closer"
2015 Magic! "Rude"
2016 The Weeknd "Can't Feel My Face"
2017 The Strumbellas "Spirits"
2018 Shawn Mendes "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back"
2019 Shawn Mendes "In My Blood"
2020 Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello "Señorita" [3]
2021 The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" [4]
2022 Charlotte Cardin "Meaningless" [5]
2023 The Weeknd "Sacrifice" [6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Congratulations Juno Award winners". Billboard, April 27, 1974.
  2. ^ "Juno Award nominations". Ottawa Journal, March 22, 1974.
  3. ^ Melody Lau, "Alessia Cara and Tory Lanez lead the 2020 Juno nominations". CBC Music, January 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Holly Gordon and Andrea Warner, "Here are the 2021 Juno Award winners". CBC Music, June 4, 2021.
  5. ^ Jackson Weaver, "Charlotte Cardin, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber lead 2022 Juno Award nominees". CBC News, March 1, 2022.
  6. ^ Jenna Benchetrit and Arti Patel, "The Weeknd picks up 4 wins on Junos 2023 opening night". CBC News, March 11, 2023.