Juno Awards of 1996

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Juno Awards of 1996
Date 10 March 1996
Venue Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario
Hosted by Anne Murray
Television/radio coverage
Network CBC

The Juno Awards of 1996, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 10 March 1996 in Hamilton, Ontario at a ceremony in the Copps Coliseum. Anne Murray was the host for the ceremonies, which were broadcast on CBC Television.

Quebec-based independent classical label Analekta Records boycotted the Junos after failing to receive a Juno nomination after attempts for five years. Analekta claimed its sales were twice that of CBC Records.[1]

Several record stores such as CD Plus, HMV, Sunrise and Music World also intended to boycott the Junos because competing music retailer Columbia House had signed on as a Juno advertiser.[2]

Nominations were announced 31 January 1996. Prominent nominees were Alanis Morissette and Shania Twain who had recent internationally successful albums who both won Grammy Awards on 28 February 1996.[3] Alanis Morissette won in five Juno categories, becoming this year's major winner.[4]

Nominees and winners[edit]

Levi's Entertainer of the Year[edit]

Presented by David Clayton-Thomas, Denny Doherty, John Kay, Domenic Troiano and Zal Yanovsky, this award was chosen by a national poll rather than by Juno organisers CARAS.

Winner: Shania Twain

Other Nominees:

Best Female Vocalist[edit]

Presented by Russell DeCarle and Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Winner: Alanis Morissette

Other Nominees:

Best Male Vocalist[edit]

Presented by Susan Aglukark and Kim Mitchell.

Winner: Colin James

Other Nominees:

Best New Solo Artist[edit]

Winner: Ashley MacIsaac

Other Nominees:

Group of the Year[edit]

This award was presented by Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees The Diamonds and The Crew Cuts

Winner: Blue Rodeo

Other Nominees:

Best New Group[edit]

Winner: Philosopher Kings

Other Nominees:

Songwriter of the Year[edit]

Winner: Alanis Morissette

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Best Country Female Vocalist[edit]

Presented by George Fox and Charlie Major, this award was accepted on Twain's behalf by her sister Carrie-Anne because she was too sick to attend.

Winner: Shania Twain

Other Nominees:

Best Country Male Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Charlie Major

Other Nominees:

Best Country Group or Duo[edit]

Winner: Prairie Oyster

Other Nominees:

Best Instrumental Artist[edit]

Winner: Liona Boyd

Other Nominees:

Best Producer[edit]

Winner: Michael Phillip Wojewoda, "End of the World" by The Waltons; "Beaton's Delight" by Ashley MacIsaac

Other Nominees:

Best Recording Engineer[edit]

Winner: Chad Irschick, "O Siem" by Susan Aglukark

Other Nominees:

Canadian Music Hall of Fame[edit]

Winners: David Clayton-Thomas, Denny Doherty, John Kay, Domenic Troiano, Zal Yanovsky

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award[edit]

Winner: Ronnie Hawkins

Nominated and winning albums[edit]

Best Album[edit]

Presented by Deborah Cox and Robbie Robertson.

Winner: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette

Other Nominees:

Best Children's Album[edit]

Winner: Celery Stalks At Midnight, Al Simmons

Other Nominees:

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

Winner: Alkan: Grande Sonate/Sonatine/ Le Festin d'Esope, piano Marc-Andre Hamelin

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album (Large Ensemble)[edit]

Winner: Shostakovich: Symphonies 5 & 9, Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, conductor Charles Dutoit

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album (Vocal or Choral Performance)[edit]

Winner: Ben Heppner Sings Richard Strauss, tenor Ben Heppner, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis

Other Nominees:

Best Album Design[edit]

Winner: Tom Wilson and Alex Wittholz, Birthday Boy

Other Nominees:

Best Selling Album (Foreign or Domestic)[edit]

Winner: No Need to Argue, The Cranberries

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Best Blues/Gospel Album[edit]

Winner: That River, Jim Byrnes

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Best Mainstream Jazz Album[edit]

Winner: Vernal Fields, Ingrid Jensen

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Best Contemporary Jazz Album[edit]

Winner: NOJO, Neufeld-Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra

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Best Selling Francophone Album[edit]

Winner: D'eux, Celine Dion

Other Nominees:

Rock Album of the Year[edit]

Presented by Burton Cummings and Alannah Myles.

Winner: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette

Other Nominees:

Best Roots or Traditional Album - Group[edit]

Winner: Gypsies & Lovers, The Irish Descendants

Other Nominees:

Best Alternative Album[edit]

Winner: What Fresh Hell is This?, Art Bergmann

Other Nominees:

Nominated and winning releases[edit]

Single of the Year[edit]

Winner: "You Oughta Know", Alanis Morissette

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Composition[edit]

Winner: Concerto For Violin And Orchestra, Andrew P. MacDonald, David Stewart, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Other Nominees:

Best Music of Aboriginal Canada Recording[edit]

Winner: ETSI Shon "Grandfather Song", Jerry Alfred and the Medicine Beat

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Best Rap Recording[edit]

Winner: "E-Z On Tha Motion", Ghetto Concept

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Best R&B/Soul Recording[edit]

Presented by Ronnie Hawkins and Colin James.

Winner: Deborah Cox, Deborah Cox

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Best Reggae Recording[edit]

Winner: "Now and Forever", Sattalites

Other Nominees:

Best Global Album[edit]

Winner: Music From Africa, Takadja

Other Nominees:

Best Dance Recording[edit]

Winner: "A Deeper Shade Of Love (Extended Mix)", Camille

Other Nominees:

  • "Come Into My Life (Extended Mix)", JLM
  • "Get Away (Stonebridge and Nick Nice Club Mix)", Shauna Davis
  • "Never Let You Go (Tempered Club Mix)", Temperance
  • "Take Control (Matrix Airplay Edit)", BKS

Best Video[edit]

Presented by Amanda Marshall and The Odds.

Winner: Jeth Weinrich, "Good Mother" by Jann Arden

Other Nominees:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Globe and Mail (6 January 1996). "For the love of music". The Globe and Mail. pp. C1,C2. 
  2. ^ Globe and Mail (15 February 1996). "Arts Ink: Coupland's name on U.S author list / Juno boycott". The Globe and Mail. pp. D2. 
  3. ^ Canadian Press (1 February 1996). "Juno nominees reflect success of female singers". The Globe and Mail. pp. D2. 
  4. ^ Renzetti, Elizabeth (11 March 1996). "You Oughta Know: Morissette sweeps Junos". The Globe and Mail. pp. C1. 

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