Juno Awards of 2016
|Juno Awards of 2016|
The 2016 Juno Awards Logo
|Date||2–3 April 2016|
|Venue||Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta|
|Hosted by||Jann Arden and Jon Montgomery|
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. It was the first televised awards show to be broadcast in 4K ultra high-definition.
The primary ceremony hosts were musician Jann Arden and athlete and television personality Jon Montgomery. 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. The television broadcast on CTV attracted ratings of 1.4 million viewers.
Nominees and winners
Burton Cummings is the 2016 inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. His band, The Guess Who, was inducted in 1987. Rosalie Trombley, former music director for CKLW radio, will be presented with the year's Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award. Arcade Fire is the recipient of the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for their contributions to various non-profit organizations.
Nominees were announced on 2 February 2016. 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.
|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|
Songs and recordings
|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".
|Rap Recording of the Year||Reggae Recording of the Year|
|Recording Package of the Year||Video of the Year|
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