Here is a list of Juno 2017 Award winners and exclusive photos from backstage at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, and also at the Gala Awards at The Shaw Centre. Any without photos were unfortunately not at the show, or didn’t come into the media room. Enjoy!
Album Of The Year: Leonard Cohen, You Want it Darker (Accepted by his son, Adam Cohen)
Group Of The Year: The Tragically Hip, Man Machine Poem
Breakthrough Artist: Ruth B
Songwriter Of The year: Gord Downie for “The Stranger,” “The Only Place to Be” and “Son” from Secret Path
Country Album Of The Year: Jess Moskaluke, Kiss Me Quiet
Fan Choice Award: Shawn Mendes
Pop Album Of the Year: Alessia Cara, Know-It-All
Artist Of The Year: Leonard Cohen.
Single Of The Year: The Strumbellas, “Spirits.”
Breakthrough Group Of The Year: The Dirty Nil
Adult Alternative Album Of The Year: Gord Downie, Secret Path
Alternative Album Of The Year: July Talk, Touch
Rock Album Of The Year: The Tragically Hip, Man Machine Poem
Rap Recording Of The Year: Jazz Cartier, “Hotel Paranoia.”
Dance Recording Of The Year: Bit Funk Featuring Shae Jacobs, “Off The Ground.”
R&B/Soul Recording Of The Year: The Weeknd, “Starboy”
Reggae Recording Of The Year: Exco Levi, Siren.
Indigenous Music Album Of The Year: Quantum Tangle, Tiny Hands
Contemporary Roots Album Of The Year: William Prince, Earthly Days
Traditional Roots Album Of The Year: The East Pointers, Secret Victory
Blues Album Of The Year: Paul Reddick, Ride The One
Vocal Jazz Album Of The Year: Bria Skonberg, Bria
Jazz Album Of The Year — Solo: Renée Rosnes, Written In The Rocks
Jazz Album Of The Year — Group: Metalwood, Twenty
Instrumental Album Of The Year: The Fretless, Bird’s Nest
Francophone Album Of The Year: Laurence Nerbonne, Xo
Children’s Album Of The Year: Diana Panton, I Believe In Little Things
Classical Album Of The Year — Solo Or Chamber: New Orford String Quartet, Brahms: String Quartets, Op. 51, Nos. 1 & 2
Classical Album Of The Year — Large Ensemble: Steve Wood And The Northern Cree Singers And Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Going Home Star — Truth And Reconciliation
Classical Composition of the Year – Jordan Nobles, Immersion
World Music Album of the Year: Okavango African Orchestra, Okavango African Orchestra
Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year: Tim Neufled & the Glory Boys, Hootenanny!
Jack Richardson Producer Of The Year: A Tribe Called Red, “R.E.D.” (Featuring Yasiin Bey, Narcy And Black Bear) And “Sila” (Featuring Tanya Tagaq) From We Are The Hallucination
Recording Engineer Of The Year: Jason Dufour For “Push + Pull” And “Beck + Call” From July Talk’s Touch
Recording Package Of The Year: Gord Downie, Secret Path — Jonathan Shedletzky (Art Director), Isis Essery (Designer) And Jeff Lemaire (Illustrator)
Video Of The Year: Grimes, “Kill V. Maim” (Director: Claire Boucher)
Electronic Album Of The Year: Kaytranada, 99.9%
Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year: Mandroid Echostar
Adult Contemporary Album Of The Year: Sarah Mclachlan, Wonderland
International Album Of The Year: Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams.
To see more photos from our Junos 2017 adventures, go to our Facebook page! More to come!
I shoot live music performances and concerts. I love the excitement of entering a venue, knowing that I’ll be photographing a concert and enjoying the energy of the crowd. There’s nothing like being in a venue and looking at the expressions on the faces of people who are all transfixed by the talent onstage. I shoot about 120 shows each year, averaging 2 bands per show, as well as several all-day and weekend festivals in and around Southern Ontario. From the large venues to very small ones, bright lights or barely lit stages, I hope that my photos capture the enjoyment the artists have in doing what they love to do.