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2020 JUNO Award Winners announced during virtual CBC Presentation

Top winners of the night include Brampton’s Alessia Cara with three, Toronto’s Tory Lanez and Shawn Mendes take home two JUNOS each

TORONTO, June 29, 2020 /CNW/ – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) honoured and celebrated the Canadian music industry’s rising stars and returning favourites in tonight’s virtual broadcast of The JUNOS Presented by TD.  Featuring a lineup of guest presenters, the virtual event, now available to stream onwhich aired on the free CBC Gem streaming service, CBC Music’s FacebookYouTube and Twitter pages, and for audiences around the world at CBCMusic.ca/junos, announced 42 JUNO Awards across all categories and included special performances by Alessia Cara, iskwē, Neon Dreams, and by The Dead South, Presented by Creative Saskatchewan. 

Alessia Cara, was awarded Album of the Year Presented by Music Canada for The Pains of Growing.

The most decorated artist of the night with three statuettes, Alessia Cara, was awarded Album of the Year Presented by Music Canada for The Pains of Growing. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter also took home statuettes for Pop Album of the Year Presented by Live Nation Canada and Songwriter of the Year Presented by SOCAN. 

Shawn Mendes took the title of Single of the Year, for the third year in a row, and Artist of the Year Presented by CBC Music for the second consecutive year. Tory Lanez maintained his reign of the Rap Recording of the Year category, marking his third consecutive win, as well as being the first artist to win in both the Rap Recording and R&B/Soul Recording category (where he was a co-winner alongside Jessie Reyez) in the same year. For the second year in a row, nine-time JUNO Award winner Avril Lavigne won for JUNO Fan Choice Presented by TD and Regina based The Dead South made their province of Saskatchewan proud by taking home the JUNO for Traditional Roots Album of the Year.

Toronto’s Tory Lanez maintained his reign of the Rap Recording of the Year category, marking his third consecutive win, as well as being the first artist to win in both the Rap Recording and R&B/Soul Recording category (where he was a co-winner alongside Jessie Reyez) in the same year. Find @torylanezis here.
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First-time winners dominated the ranks taking home 26 of the evening’s 42 awards. Alexandra Stréliski (Instrumental Album of the Year), Angela Schwarzkopf (Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber), Big Block Singsong (Children’s Album of the Year), Billie Eilish (International Album of the Year), Ben Kaplan (Jack Richardson Producer of the Year), Celeigh Cardinal(Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year Presented by APTN), Chad Moldenhauer, Ian Clarke, Warren Clark (Album Artwork of the Year), Dawn Tyler Watson (Blues Album of the Year), Djely Tapa (World Music Album of the Year),  Dominique Fils-Aimé (Vocal Jazz Album of the Year), Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop (Jazz Album of the Year: Group), Felix Cartal (Dance Recording of the Year), Half Moon Run (Adult Alternative Album of the Year), iskwē (Music Video of the Year Presented by Stingray), Jacques Kuba Séguin (Jazz Album of the Year: Solo), Lennon Stella(Breakthrough Artist of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters), Les Louanges (Francophone Album of the Year), Lyndon John X (Reggae Recording Album of the Year),  Matt Maher (Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year), Meghan Patrick (Country Album of the Year), Neon Dreams (Breakthrough Group of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters), Pup (Alternative Album of the Year Presented by Long & McQuade), Sarah Legault (Music Video of the Year Presented by Stingray), Sophie Buddle (Comedy Album of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada), and Striker (Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year) were all recognized with their first JUNO statuettes. One of the most unique stories of the night, this year’s winner in the Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral category, the Ottawa Bach Choir conducted by Lisette Canton, calls The Governor General of Canada Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, a member of their choir. 

Among the special appearances of the night were presenters Chris Boucher from the 2019 NBA Championship team the Toronto RaptorsActor and musician, Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things, IT and the upcoming Ghostbuster: Afterlife, JUNO Award winner and singer-songwriterJessie Reyez, two-time JUNO Award-winning soprano Measha Brueggergosman, Indigenous Music Summit founder and Producer and JUNO Award-winning artist with Digging Roots –  ShoShona Kish, and the Minister of Canadian Heritage The Honourable Steven Guilbeault. 

Here is the full list of Juno Award Winners 2020

Juno Fan Choice
Avril Lavigne

Single of the Year
“Senorita,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

International Album of the Year
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish

Album of the Year

Alessia Cara, The Pains of Growing

Artist of the Year

Shawn Mendes

Group of the Year
Loud Luxury

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Lennon Stella

Breakthrough Group of the Year
Neon Dreams

Songwriter of the Year
Alessia Cara

Country Album of the Year
Meghan Patrick, Wild as Me

Adult Alternative Album of the Year
A Blemish in the Great Light, Half Moon Run

Alternative Album of the Year
Morbid Stuff, Pup

Pop Album of the Year
The Pains of Growing, Alessia Cara

Rock Album of the Year
A War on Everything, The Glorious Sons

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year
Stay Tuned!, Dominique Fils-Aime

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo
Migrations, Jacques Kuba Seguin

Jazz Album of the Year: Group
Abundance, Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop

Instrumental Album of the Year
Inscape, Alexandra Streliski

Francophone Album of the Year
La Nuit Est Une Panthere, Les Louanges

Children’s Album of the Year
Greatest Hits, Vol. 4, Big Block Singsong

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber

Angela Schwarzkopf, Detach

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble
The John Adams Album

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral
Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach & Schutz: Motets, Ottawa Bach Choir Conducted by Lisette Canton

Classical Composition of the Year
Evta, Ana Sokolovic

Rap Recording of the Year
“Freaky,” Torey Lanez

Dance Recording of the Year
“Love Me,” Felix Cartal and Lights

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Reggae Recording of the Year
The Warning Track, Lyndon John X

Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year
Stories From a Downtown Apartment, Celeigh Cardinal

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Lee Harvey Osmond, Mohawk

Traditional Roots Album of the Year
Sugar & Joy, The Dead South

Blues Album of the Year
Mad Love, Dawn Tyler Watson

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year
The Advent of Christmas, Matt Maher

World Music Album of the Year
Barokan, Djely Tapa

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year
Ben Kaplan

Recording Engineer of the Year
John ‘Beetle’ Bailey

Album Artwork of the Year
Selections From Cuphead

Music Video of the Year
“Little Star,” Sarah Legault and Iskwe

Electronic Album of the Year
Beyond the Senses, Rezz

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year
Play to Win, Striker

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year
Shine a Light, Bryan Adams

Comedy Album of the Year
Lil Bit of Buddle, Sophie Buddle

SOURCES CARAS/The JUNO Awards and CBC.ca

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