Juno Awards of 2018
|Juno Awards of 2018|
The 2018 Juno Awards Logo
|Date||24–25 March 2018|
|Venue||Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Hosted by||Michael Bublé|
The Juno Awards of 2018, honouring Canadian music achievements, were presented in Vancouver, British Columbia during the weekend of 24–25 March 2018. The primary telecast ceremonies were held at Rogers Arena. Vancouver previously hosted the Juno Awards in 1991, 1998 and 2009. Michael Bublé hosted these awards after having stepped down from his scheduled hosting the previous year due to his son's cancer diagnosis. Nominations were announced on 6 February 2018.
Changes in 2018 from previous years include the reintroduction of the Juno Award for Comedy Album of the Year, a category which has not been awarded since 1984, and the ceremony's television broadcast returning to CBC Television, after previously being broadcast by CTV.
Potential host city bids
In September 2015, the Capital Region Music Awards Society in Victoria, British Columbia announced its intention to bid for hosting the 2018 Juno Awards. Victoria made a bid to host the 2014 Junos, but that year's ceremonies were hosted in Winnipeg.
In early April 2017, Vancouver was announced as the 2018 Juno Awards host after the 2017 awards concluded. On 19 April 2017, it was announced that CBC Television would take over broadcast rights to the Junos beginning in 2018, their first since 2001.
Jann Arden and Bob Rock performed and hosted at the Songwriters' Circle on 25 March, prior to the main awards ceremony. The Juno Cup charity hockey game between musicians and former NHL players was held at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre in Burnaby on 23 March.
Performers for the main ceremony included Jessie Reyez, Arkells, Daniel Caesar, Lights, Arcade Fire, Dallas Green and Sarah Harmer. Canadian pop-rock band Hedley were originally part of the Juno lineup, but pulled out due to sexual harassment allegations against them. On 19 February, Hedley announced that they withdrew all their nominations from the Juno Awards.
|Arcade Fire||"Everything Now"|
|The Jerry Cans||"Ukiuq"|
|Shawn Hook & the B.C. Youth Chinese Orchestra||"Reminding Me"|
"We Find Love"
|Northern Touch All-Stars:
Checkmate, Choclair, Misfit, Kardinal Offishall, Red1, Thrust
City and Colour
|Tribute to Gord Downie|
|Arkells||"Knocking at the Door"|
|Diana Krall & Michael Bublé||"L-O-V-E"|
|Jessie Reyez & Daniel Caesar||"Figures, a Reprise"|
|Barenaked Ladies with Steven Page||"One Week"|
"If I Had $1000000"
- Michael Bublé — Presented Arcade Fire
- Andrea Bang (from Kim's Convenience) and Mark McMorris (Canadian Olympic Snowboarder) — Presented R&B/Soul Recording of The Year
- Mélanie Joly (Canadian Heritage Minister) and Jasmyn Burke (Weaves) — Presented Breakthrough Artist of the Year
- Buffy Sainte-Marie and Grimes — Presented Lights
- Northern Touch All-Stars: Rascalz, Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust and Choclair — Presented Rap Recording of The Year, performed the single "Northern Touch" and presented Daniel Caesar
- Kevin Drew and Pearl Wenjack — Presented Sarah Harmer and City and Colour for the Gord Downie Tribute
- Geddy Lee — Presented the Barenaked Ladies for their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
- Jann Arden and Bob Rock — Presented Album of The Year and Michael Bublé
- Michael Bublé — Presented Diana Krall
- Ruth B, Scott Helman and Charlotte Cardin — Presented Fan Choice Award
- Ria Mae and Tyler Connolly (Tyler) — Presented Artist of The Year
Nominees and winners
Barenaked Ladies are the year's inductees into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Former band member Steven Page joined the band and performed at the primary Juno ceremonies. They were inducted by Geddy Lee of Rush.
Denise Donlon, a former personality of MuchMusic and former president of Sony Music Canada, is the 2018 recipient of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award for her contributions to the Canadian music industry.
Gary Slaight is the recipient of the Humanitarian Award. He and his father founded the Slaight Family Foundation which supports music industry and artist development, healthcare and other social causes. As of this year, the Humanitarian Award is no longer named after Allan Waters. Slaight received the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award at the 2012 Juno Awards.
|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|
|Rap Recording of the Year||Reggae Recording of the Year|
|Album Artwork of the Year||Video of the Year|
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