Juno Awards of 1991

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Juno Awards of 1991
Date 3 March 1991
Venue Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia
Hosted by Paul Shaffer
Television/radio coverage
Network CBC

The Juno Awards of 1991, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 3 March 1991 in Vancouver, British Columbia at a ceremony in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Paul Shaffer was the host for the ceremonies, which were broadcast on CBC Television.

This was the first time the award ceremonies were hosted away from Toronto. A category for rap music also made its debut at these 1991 awards.

Nominees and winners[edit]

Canadian Entertainer of the Year[edit]

Winner: The Tragically Hip

Other Nominees:

Best Female Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Celine Dion

Other Nominees:

Best Male Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Colin James

Other Nominees:

Most Promising Female Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Sue Medley

Other Nominees:

Most Promising Male Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Andy Curran

Other Nominees:

Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: Blue Rodeo

Other Nominees:

Most Promising Group[edit]

Winner: Leslie Spit Treeo

Other Nominees:

Songwriter of the Year[edit]

Winner: David Tyson

Other Nominees:

Best Country Female Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Rita MacNeil

Other Nominees:

Best Country Male Vocalist[edit]

Winner: George Fox

Other Nominees:

Best Country Group or Duo[edit]

Winner: Prairie Oyster

Other Nominees:

Best Instrumental Artist[edit]

Winner: Ofra Harnoy

Other Nominees:

International Entertainer of the Year[edit]

Winner: The Rolling Stones

Other Nominees:

Best Producer[edit]

Winner: David Tyson, Baby, It's Tonight; Don't Hold Back Your Love;

Other Nominees:

Best Recording Engineer[edit]

Winner: Gino/Joe Vannelli, The Time Of Day; Sunset On LA

Other Nominees:

Canadian Music Hall of Fame[edit]

Winner: Leonard Cohen

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award[edit]

Winner: Mel Shaw, CARAS founder

Nominated and winning albums[edit]

Best Album[edit]

Winner: Unison, Celine Dion

Other Nominees:

Best Children's Album[edit]

Winner: Mozart's Magic Fantasy, Susan Hammond

Other Nominees:

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

Winner: R. Murray Schafer: Five String Quartets, The Orford String Quartet

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album (Large Ensemble)[edit]

Winner: Dubussy: Images, Nocturnes, Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, conductor Charles Dutoit

Other Nominees:

Best Album Design[edit]

Winner: Robert Lebeuf, Sue Medley by Sue Medley

Other Nominees:

International Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, MC Hammer

Other Nominees:

Best Jazz Album[edit]

Winner: Two Sides, Mike Murley

Other Nominees:

Best Hard Rock/Metal Album[edit]

Winner: Presto, Rush

Other Nominees:

Best Roots or Traditional Album[edit]

Winner: Dance and Celebrate by Bill Bourne and Alan MacLeod

Other Nominees:

Nominated and winning releases[edit]

Single of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Just Came Back", Colin James

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Composition[edit]

Winner: String Quartet No.5 - 'Rosalind', R. Murray Schafer

Other Nominees:

Best Dance Recording[edit]

Winner: "Don't Wanna Fall In Love" (Knife Feel Good Mix), Jane Child

Other Nominees:

International Single of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Vogue", Madonna

Other Nominees:

Best R&B/Soul Recording[edit]

Winner: Dance To The Music (Work Your Body), Simply Majestic featuring B. Kool

Other Nominees:

Rap Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: Symphony in Effect by Maestro Fresh-Wes

Other Nominees:

Best Reggae/Calypso Recording[edit]

Winner: Soldiers We Are All, Jayson & Friends

Other Nominees:

Best Video[edit]

Winner: Joel Goldberg, "Drop The Needle" by Maestro Fresh-Wes

Other Nominees:


  • Taylor, Kate (7 February 1991). "Junos recognize rap (But it's still small voice in chorus of nominations)". The Globe and Mail. pp. C1,C3. 
  • Lacey, Liam (4 March 1991). "James, Dion top vocalists (Juno says Tragically Hip are entertainers of the year)". The Globe and Mail. p. C1. 

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