Juno Awards of 2009

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Juno Awards of 2009
Date 28–29 March 2009
Venue General Motors Place, Vancouver, British Columbia
Host Russell Peters
Television/Radio coverage
Network CTV

The Juno Awards of 2009 honoured music industry achievements in Canada in the latter part of 2007 and in most of 2008. These ceremonies were held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada during the weekend ending 29 March 2009.[1][2]

Loverboy was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and Sarah McLachlan received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award.[3] Long-time broadcast executive Fred Sherratt, a former CHUM Limited executive, received the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.[4]



Preliminary award-related events began on 26 March 2009. The following day featured a Welcome Reception at the Commodore Ballroom and a Juno Cup ice hockey game at the UBC Thunderbird Arena.[5]

Most awards were announced at a Gala Dinner and Awards which was a restricted-access, non-televised event at Vancouver's Westin Bayshore Hotel on 28 March 2009. The only multiple-category winner at that event was The Stills who won New Group of the Year and Alternative Album of the Year (Oceans Will Rise). Kardinal Offishall's single "Dangerous" was awarded Single of the Year, over competition from songs by established major artists such as Michael Bublé, Céline Dion and Nickelback.[6]

Primary ceremonies[edit]

Loverboy, inductees of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, at the 2009 Juno Awards ceremony

The primary awards ceremony on 29 March 2009 was telecast by CTV from General Motors Place and hosted for the second consecutive year by Russell Peters.[1][7][8]

Artists performing at the ceremonies broadcast included City and Colour, Nickelback, Sarah McLachlan and Simple Plan.[9] The complete list of performing artists was:[10]

Nominees and winners[edit]

The band Nickelback received five Juno Award nominations, the most of any band or individual artist. Celine Dion and Hedley earned nominations in three categories apiece.[11] Performances have also been scheduled from Simple Plan and Alexisonfire vocalist Dallas Green (performing as City and Colour).[12]

Nominees were announced at a press conference on 5 February 2009. Reporters in attendance expressed an uncertain reaction to the announcement, particularly to the number of nominations given to the critically reviled Nickelback.[13]

The following were the 2009 Juno nominees and winners:[11]

Artist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Sam Roberts

Other Nominees:

Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: Nickelback

Other Nominees:

New Artist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Lights

Other Nominees:

New Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: The Stills

Other nominees:

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Daniel Lanois, "Here Is What Is" and "Not Fighting Anymore" (Daniel Lanois)

Other nominees:

Recording Engineer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Kevin Churko, "Disappearing" and "The Big Bang" (Simon Collins)

Other nominees:

Songwriter of the Year[edit]

Winner: City and Colour, "Waiting...", "Sleeping Sickness", "The Girl"

Other nominees:

Fan Choice Award[edit]

Winner: Nickelback

Other nominees:

Nominated albums[edit]

Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Dark Horse, Nickelback

Other nominees:

Aboriginal Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: Running for the Drum, Buffy Sainte-Marie

Other nominees:

Adult Alternative Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Is It O.K., Serena Ryder

Other nominees:

Alternative Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Oceans Will Rise, The Stills

Other nominees:

Blues Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Ramblin’ Son, Julian Fauth

Other nominees:

CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year[edit]

Winner: Anouk Pennel and Stéphane Poirer, En concert dans la forêt des mal-aimés avec l’Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, Pierre Lapointe

Other nominees:

Children's Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Snacktime!, Barenaked Ladies

Other nominees:

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Ending Is Beginning, Downhere

Other nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (large ensemble)[edit]

Winner: Beethoven: Ideals Of The French Revolution, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano

Other nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (solo or chamber ensemble)[edit]

Winner: Homage, James Ehnes

Other nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (vocal or choral performance)[edit]

Winner: Gloria! Vivaldi’s Angels, Ensemble Caprice

Other nominees:

Francophone Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Tous les sens, Ariane Moffatt

Other nominees:

Instrumental Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Nostomania, DJ Brace presents The Electric Nosehair Orchestra

Other nominees:

International Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Viva La Vida, Coldplay

Other nominees:

Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Embracing Voices, Jane Bunnett

Other nominees:

Traditional Jazz Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Second Time Around, Oliver Jones

Other nominees:

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Lucky, Molly Johnson

Other nominees:

Pop Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Flavors of Entanglement, Alanis Morissette

Other nominees:

Rock Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Love at the End of the World, Sam Roberts

Other nominees:

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (Solo)[edit]

Winner: Proof of Love, Old Man Luedecke

Other nominees:

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (Group)[edit]

Winner: Chic Gamine, Chic Gamine

Other nominees:

World Music Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Africa to Appalachia, Jayme Stone and Mansa Sissoko

Other nominees:

Nominated releases[edit]

Single of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Dangerous", Kardinal Offishall

Other nominees:

Classical Composition of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Flanders Fields Reflections", John Burge

Other nominees:

Country Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: Beautiful Life, Doc Walker

Other nominees:

Dance Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Random Album Title", Deadmau5

Other nominees:

Music DVD of the Year[edit]

Winner: Blue Road (Blue Rodeo)

Other nominees:

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

Winner: The Love Chronicles, Divine Brown

Other nominees:

Rap Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: Not 4 Sale, Kardinal Offishall

Other Nominees:

Reggae Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Everything", Humble

Other nominees:

Video of the Year[edit]

Winner: Anthony Seck, "Honey Honey" (Feist)

Other nominees:

Compilation CD[edit]

A compilation album for the awards was released in March 2009

1. CITY & COLOUR The Girl 2. Divine Brown Lay It On The Line 3. Celine Dion Taking Chances 4. MICHAEL BUBL Lost 5. NICKELBACK Gotta Be Somebody 6. SYLVAIN COSSETTE Hold The Line 7. GREAT BIG SEA Walk On The Moon 8. HEDLEY Old School 9. SIMPLE PLAN Your Love Is A Lie 10. BRYAN ADAMS I Thought Id Seen Everything 11. THE LOST FINGERS Pump Up The Jam 12. k.d.lang I Dream of Spring 13. SAM ROBERTS Detroit 67 14. SLOAN Believe In Me 15. SERENA RYDER Little Bit Of Red 16. KREESHA TURNER Don't Call Me Baby 17. THE TREWS Hold Me In Your Arms 18. TOKYO POLICE CLUB Tessellate


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