Juno Awards of 1990

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Juno Awards of 1990
Date 18 March 1990
Venue O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by Rick Moranis
Television/radio coverage
Network CBC

The Juno Awards of 1990, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 18 March 1990 in Toronto at a ceremony in the O'Keefe Centre. Rick Moranis was the host for the ceremonies, which were broadcast on CBC Television.

Alannah Myles won in three Juno categories on the strength of her internationally successful debut album.

Specialty television service YTV would broadcast a repeat of the televised awards ceremony one week later, according to a five-year agreement announced before the 1990 Juno Awards.

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: The Jeff Healey Band

Other Nominees:

Best Female Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Rita MacNeil

Other Nominees:

Best Male Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Kim Mitchell

Other Nominees:

Most Promising Female Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Alannah Myles

Other Nominees:

Most Promising Male Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Daniel Lanois

Other Nominees:

Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: Blue Rodeo

Other Nominees:

Most Promising Group[edit]

Winner: The Tragically Hip

Other Nominees:

Best Composer[edit]

Winner: David Tyson and Christopher Ward (for Alannah Myles)

Other Nominees:

Best Country Female Vocalist[edit]

Winner: k.d. lang

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Best Country Male Vocalist[edit]

Winner: George Fox

Other Nominees:

Best Country Group or Duo[edit]

Winner: The Family Brown

Other Nominees:

Best Instrumental Artist[edit]

Winner: Manteca

Other Nominees:

International Entertainer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Melissa Etheridge

Other Nominees:

Best Producer[edit]

Winner: Bruce Fairbairn, Pump by Aerosmith

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Best Recording Engineer[edit]

Winner: Kevin Doyle, Alannah Myles by Alannah Myles

Other Nominees:

Hall of Fame Award[edit]

Winner: Maureen Forrester

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award[edit]

Winner: Rush

Nominated and winning albums[edit]

Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Alannah Myles, Alannah Myles

Other Nominees:

Best Children's Album[edit]

Winner: Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Susan Hammond and Barbara Nichol

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album (Solo or Chamber Ensemble)[edit]

Winner: 20th Century Original Piano Transcriptions, Louis Lortie

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album (Large Ensemble)[edit]

Winner: Boccherini: Cello Concertos and Symphonies, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Other Nominees:

Best Album Design[edit]

Winner: Hugh Syme, Presto by Rush

Other Nominees:

International Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Girl You Know It's True, Milli Vanilli (disqualified)

Other Nominees:

Best Jazz Album[edit]

Winner: Skydance, Jon Ballantyne Trio featuring Joe Henderson

Other Nominees:

Best Roots and Traditional Album[edit]

Winner: * Je Voudrais Changer D'Chapeau, La Bottine Souriante

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Nominated and winning releases[edit]

Single of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Black Velvet", Alannah Myles

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Composition[edit]

Winner: Concerto For Harp and Chamber Orchestra, Oskar Morawetz

Other Nominees:

International Single of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Swing The Mood", Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers

Other Nominees:

Best R&B/Soul Recording[edit]

Winner: Spellbound, Billy Newton-Davis

Other Nominees:

Best Reggae/Calypso Recording[edit]

Winner: Too Late To Turn Back Now, Sattalites

Other Nominees:

Best Dance Recording[edit]

Winner: "I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden)", Kon Kan

Other Nominees:

Best Video[edit]

Winner: Cosimo Cavallaro, "Boomtown" by Andrew Cash

Other Nominees:


  • Nunes, Julia (8 February 1990). "Alannah Myles and Rita MacNeil lead the pack of Juno nominees". The Globe and Mail. p. C5. 
  • Nunes, Julia (19 March 1990). "Myles scores musical hat trick (Rocker picks up three Juno Awards)". The Globe and Mail. p. C7. 

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