Juno Awards of 1989

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Juno Awards of 1989
Date 12 March 1989
Venue O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by André-Philippe Gagnon
Television/radio coverage
Network CBC

The Juno Awards of 1989, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 12 March 1989 in Toronto at a ceremony in the O'Keefe Centre. André-Philippe Gagnon was the host for the ceremonies, which were broadcast on CBC Television.

Blue Rodeo won in three of its five nominations: Best Group, Best Single and Best Video. k.d. lang and Robbie Robertson were also notable winners in 1989.

The previous Juno Awards ceremonies were conducted on 2 November 1987. There was no awards event in 1988 due to a decision to restore the Juno scheduling to the earlier portion of each year. The awards had been conducted early each year from its 1970 inception until 1984.

Nominees and winners[edit]

Canadian Entertainer of the Year[edit]

(This award was chosen by a national poll rather than by Juno organisers CARAS.)

Winner: Glass Tiger

Other Nominees:

Best Female Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Céline Dion

Other Nominees:

Best Male Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Robbie Robertson

Other Nominees:

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Sass Jordan

Other Nominees:

Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Colin James

Other Nominees:

Best Group[edit]

Winner: Blue Rodeo

Other Nominees:

Most Promising Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts

Other Nominees:

Composer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Tom Cochrane

Other Nominees:

Country Female Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: k.d. lang

Other Nominees:

Country Male Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Murray McLauchlan

Other Nominees:

Instrumental Artist of the Year[edit]

Winner: David Foster

Other Nominees:

International Entertainer of the Year[edit]

Winner: U2

Other Nominees:

Producer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Daniel Lanois and Robbie Robertson, "Showdown at Big Sky" & "Somewhere Down the Crazy River" from Robbie Robertson by Robbie Robertson

Other Nominees:

Recording Engineer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Mike Fraser, "Calling America" & "Different Drummer" from Victory Day by Tom Cochrane&Red Rider

Other Nominees:

Canadian Music Hall of Fame[edit]

Winner: The Band

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award[edit]

Winner: Sam Sniderman

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Winner: Pierre Juneau

Nominated and winning albums[edit]

Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson

Other Nominees:

Best Children's Album[edit]

Winner (tied): Fred Penner's Place - Fred Penner and Lullaby Berceuse - Connie Kaldor and Carmen Campagne

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album: Solo or Chamber Ensemble[edit]

Winner: Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata - Ofra Harnoy

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album (Large Ensemble)[edit]

Winner: Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta - Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Charles Dutoit conductor

Other Nominees:

Best Album Graphics[edit]

Winner: Hugh Syme, Levity by Ian Thomas

Other Nominees:

International Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Dirty Dancing soundtrack - various artists

Other Nominees:

Best Jazz Album[edit]

Winner: Looking Up - The Hugh Fraser Quintet

Other Nominees:

Best Roots & Traditional Album[edit]

Winner: The Return of the Formerly Brothers - Amos Garrett, Doug Sahm and Gene Taylor

Other Nominees:

Nominated and winning releases[edit]

Single of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Try" - Blue Rodeo

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Composition[edit]

Winner: Songs of Paradise - Alexina Louie

International Single of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Pump Up the Volume" - MARRS

Other Nominees:

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

Winner: Angel - Erroll Starr

Other Nominees:

Best Reggae/Calypso Recording[edit]

Winner: Conditions Critical - Lillian Allen

Other Nominees:

Best Video[edit]

Winner: Michael Buckley, "Try" - Blue Rodeo

Other Nominees:


  • Bastien, Mark (2 February 1989). "Blue Rodeo tops Juno list". The Globe and Mail. pp. C5. 
  • Dafoe, Chris (13 March 1989). "Robertson, Blue Rodeo and a tearful k.d. lang top list of Juno winners". The Globe and Mail. pp. D7. 

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