Juno Awards of 1985

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Juno Awards of 1985
Date4 November 1985
VenueHarbour Castle Hilton Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted byAndrea Martin, Martin Short
Television/radio coverage

The Juno Awards of 1985, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 4 November 1985 in Toronto. The ceremony was hosted by Andrea Martin and Martin Short at the Harbour Castle Hilton Hotel.

New categories for R&B/Soul and Reggae/Calypso were introduced this year. Nominations in secondary categories (children's, video, producer, recording engineer, classical and jazz) were announced 27 September 1985.

The ceremonies were broadcast nationally on CBC Television from 7pm Eastern Time. These included performances by Liberty Silver, Kim Mitchell and a duet of Tina Turner and Bryan Adams. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney was also in attendance.

Earlier in 1985, most major Canadian music artists joined each other to create the benefit single "Tears Are Not Enough". It was not represented among the year's Juno nominations although it demonstrated strength in the Canadian music industry.

This marked the first year that a black female was awarded a Juno: Liberty Silver.

Nominees and winners[edit]

Female Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Luba

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Male Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Bryan Adams

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Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: k.d. lang

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Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Paul Janz

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Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: Parachute Club

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Most Promising Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: Idle Eyes

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Composer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance

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Country Female Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Anne Murray

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Country Male Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Murray McLauchlan

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Country Group or Duo of the Year[edit]

Winner: The Family Brown

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Instrumental Artist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Canadian Brass

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Producer of the Year[edit]

Winner: David Foster, Chicago 17 by Chicago

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Recording Engineer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Hayward Parrott, Underworld by The Front

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Canadian Music Hall of Fame[edit]

Winner: Wilf Carter

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award[edit]

Winner: A. Hugh Joseph

Nominated and winning albums[edit]

Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Reckless, Bryan Adams

Other nominees:

Best Album Graphics[edit]

Winner: Rob MacIntyre and Dimo Safari, Strange Animal by Gowan

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Best Children's Album[edit]

Winner: Murmel Murmel Munsch, Robert Munsch

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Best Classical Album of the Year - Solo or Chamber Ensemble[edit]

Winner: W.A. Mozart-String Quartets, The Orford String Quartet

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Best Classical Album of the Year - Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) With Large Ensemble Accompaniment[edit]

Winner: Ravel: Ma Mere L'oye/Pavane Pour un Infante Debunte/Tombeau de Couperin And Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, l'Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, Charles Dutoit conductor

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International Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Born in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen

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Best Jazz Album[edit]

Winner: A Beautiful Friendship, Don Thompson

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Nominated and winning releases[edit]

Best Selling Single[edit]

Winner: "Never Surrender", Corey Hart

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International Single of the Year[edit]

Winner: "I Want to Know What Love Is", Foreigner

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

Winner: "Lost Somewhere Inside Your Love", Liberty Silver

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Best Reggae/Calypso Recording[edit]

Winner: "Heaven Must Have Sent You", Liberty Silver and Otis Gayle

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Best Video[edit]

Winner: Rob Quartly, "A Criminal Mind" by Gowan

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  • "Jazz, classical records up for Junos". The Globe and Mail. 28 September 1985. p. 15.
  • Lacey, Liam (2 November 1985). "Juno who's who". The Globe and Mail. pp. D1.
  • Lacey, Liam (2 November 1985). "Jolt of Juno power could do the trick". The Globe and Mail. pp. D3.

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