Juno Awards of 2016

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Juno Awards of 2016
2016 Juno Awards Logo White Background.png
The 2016 Juno Awards Logo
Date2–3 April 2016
VenueScotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Hosted byJann Arden and Jon Montgomery
Television/radio coverage

The Juno Awards of 2016, honouring Canadian music achievements, were presented in Calgary the weekend of 2–3 April 2016. The ceremonies were held at the Scotiabank Saddledome and televised on CTV.[1] It was the first televised awards show to be broadcast in 4K ultra high-definition.[2]


The primary ceremony hosts were musician Jann Arden and athlete and television personality Jon Montgomery.[3] It included performances by Bryan Adams, Dean Brody, Alessia Cara, Dear Rouge, Coleman Hell, Scott Helman, Shawn Hook, Lights, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd and Whitehorse.[4][5] The television broadcast on CTV attracted ratings of 1.4 million viewers.[6]

The Juno Cup charity hockey game was played at Max Bell Centre on 1 April.[7]

Nominees and winners[edit]

Burton Cummings is the 2016 inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. His band, The Guess Who, was inducted in 1987.[8] Rosalie Trombley, former music director for CKLW radio, will be presented with the year's Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.[9] Arcade Fire is the recipient of the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for their contributions to various non-profit organizations.[10]

Nominees were announced on 2 February 2016.[11] The lack of female nominees in categories such as Artist of the Year and Album of the Year resulted in social media discussions tagged "#JunosSoMale". Musicians Amy Millan and Grimes were also critical of the gender balance of this year's nominations.[12][13]


Artist of the Year Group of the Year
Breakthrough Artist of the Year Breakthrough Group of the Year
Fan Choice Award Songwriter of the Year
Producer of the Year Recording Engineer of the Year


Album of the Year Aboriginal Album of the Year
Adult Alternative Album of the Year Adult Contemporary Album of the Year
Alternative Album of the Year Blues Album of the Year
Children's Album of the Year Classical Album of the Year – Solo or Chamber Ensemble
Classical Album of the Year – Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment Classical Album of the Year – Vocal or Choral Performance
Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year Country Album of the Year
Electronic Album of the Year Francophone Album of the Year
Instrumental Album of the Year International Album of the Year
Jazz Album of the Year – Solo Jazz Album of the Year – Group
Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Heavy Metal Album of the Year
Pop Album of the Year Rock Album of the Year
Contemporary Roots Album of the Year Traditional Roots Album of the Year
World Music Album of the Year

Songs and recordings[edit]

Single of the Year Classical Composition of the Year
Dance Recording of the Year R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

"At All" by Kaytranada was originally nominated in this category, but later review discovered that it was originally released outside the eligibility period and it was replaced on the nominee list by "Zero Gravity".[14]

Rap Recording of the Year Reggae Recording of the Year


Recording Package of the Year Video of the Year


  1. ^ "2016 Host City Announcement". The JUNO Awards. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Juno Awards 2016: The Weeknd, Bieber, Dean Brody among winners". CBC News. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  3. ^ "CTV and Academy Announce Hosts for Broadcast of 2016 JUNO Awards" Archived 8 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Broadcaster, 4 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Broadcast Details Announced For the 2016 Juno Awards". CARAS. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  5. ^ O'Kane, Josh (2 February 2016). "The Weeknd, Drake and Justin Bieber lead Juno nominations". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  6. ^ Gonshor, Bram (5 April 2016). "Banner year for Canadian music celebrated at 2016 JUNO Awards in Calgary". Music Canada. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Rockers Take On NHL Greats For 13th Annual JUNO Cup in Calgary". CARAS. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  8. ^ The Canadian Press (25 January 2016). "Burton Cummings's solo work gets Canadian Hall of Fame nod". CBC News. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  9. ^ Chen, Dalson (19 January 2016). "Legendary local radio figure Rosalie Trombley to receive special Juno award". Windsor Star. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Arcade Fire has won the Junos' humanitarian award". The Gazette. Montreal. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  11. ^ "2016 Juno Awards Information" (PDF). CARAS. 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  12. ^ Paling, Emma (4 February 2016). "#JunosSoMale: Musicians Call Out Awards Ceremony For Lack Of Female Nominees". Huffington Post Canada. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  13. ^ Porter, Ryan (3 February 2016). "#JunosSoMale: Drake, The Weeknd dominate Juno Award nominations". Toronto Star. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Kaytranada Calls Canadian Music Scene "Out of Touch" over Junos Snub". Exclaim!. 5 February 2016.