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The Weeknd Wins 3 Of 41 Juno Awards Announced Friday

Friday’s opening night for the 2021 Juno Awards was a virtual ceremony presented by Music Canada and streamed by the CBC.

The Weeknd Wins 3 Of 41 Juno Awards Announced Friday

By FYI Staff

Friday’s opening night for the 2021 Juno Awards was a virtual ceremony presented by Music Canada and streamed by the CBC. It was a show with many highlights and a night of affirmation for The Weeknd, the top winner who was honoured in three categories: contemporary R&B recording of the year, songwriter of the year and single of the year.


The main broadcast will be aired and streamed by the CBC on Sunday night at 8 eastern-time and 5 pm Pacific time. For details on all the streaming events, link here.

For those who missed the opening show, you can watch below, courtesy of the CBC.

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Below, the winners in each of the categories and a complete list of categories and nominees can be found on the Juno Awards webpage.

 

WINNERS

 

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Lemonade Stand Tenille Townes Sony

 

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

BUBBA KAYTRANADA RCA*Sony

 

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

ELEMENTS Vol. 1 TOBi RCA*Sony

 

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Ruthless JJ Wilde Black Box*Fontana North

 

CONTEMPORARY R&B RECORDING OF THE YEAR

After Hours The Weeknd The Weeknd XO/Republic/Universal

 

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Fine Line Harry Styles Columbia*Sony

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Blinding Lights The Weeknd The Weeknd XO/Republic/Universal

 

TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Bet On Love Pharis & Jason Romero Lula*Fontana North/Free Dirt

 

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Sad Hunk BAHAMAS Barchords*Universal

 

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY FACTOR, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND CANADA'S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS)

Crown Lands Universal

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY SIRIUSXM CANADA)

Arkells Arkells*Universal

 

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO

Elegant Traveler Jocelyn Gould Posi-tone*Alliance/The Orchard

 

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

I Pray TÖME x Sean Kingston Kiza Music*M.A.D. Solution

 

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Such Pretty Forks in the Road Alanis Morissette Epiphany Music/Sony*The Orchard

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ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY LONG & MCQUADE)

Pray For It July Talk Majesticsilk*Universal

 

CLASSICALALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL

Massenet: Thaïs Erin Wall, Joshua Hopkins, Andrew Staples, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis Chandos*Naxos

 

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY CBC MUSIC)

Espiral OKAN Lulaworld*Symphonic

 

CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Bravado Rose Cousins Outside

 

ALBUM FRANCOPHONE DE L’ANNÉE

Quand la nuit tombe Louis-Jean Cormier Simone*The Orchard

 

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Movements III Blitz//Berlin Wax*Universal

 

CLASSICALCOMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

Violin Concerto "Adrano" Samy Moussa Analekta*Select/The Orchard

 

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY FORD OF CANADA)

Suddenly Caribou Merge*F.A.B.

 

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO

Elegant Traveler Jocelyn Gould Posi-tone*Alliance/The Orchard

 

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

I Pray TÖME x Sean Kingston Kiza Music*M.A.D. Solution

 

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

THE WAY Shawna Cain SOG Entertainment*Independent

 

CHILDREN’SALBUM OF THE YEAR

Heart Parade Splash'N Boots Independent*The Orchard

 

CLASSICALALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE

Ginastera - Bernstein - Moussa: Œuvres pour violon et orchestre / Works for Violin and Orchestra Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano, feat. Andrew Wan Analekta*Select/The Orchard

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VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

With You Sammy Jackson Independent

 

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP

The reMission Andy Milne and Unison Sunnyside*AMPED/eOne

 

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Church House Blues Crystal Shawanda True North*Fontana North/IDLA

 

CLASSICALALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER

MOSAÏQUE Ensemble Made In Canada Independent*Canadian Music Centre

 

COMEDY ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY SIRIUSXM CANADA)

Horse Power Jacob Samuel 800 Pound Gorilla*Independent/ADA/Warner

 

METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Abyss Unleash The Archers Napalm*Sony

 

INDIGENOUS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY APTN)

North Star Calling Leela Gilday Diva Sound*Outside

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SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED BY SOCAN)

The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye), Belly (Ahmad Balshe), & Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville

Publishers – Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music Canada, & Universal Music Publishing Canada

“After Hours” – co-songwriters Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese, Mario Winans

“Blinding Lights”, “Save Your Tears” – co-songwriters Max Martin, Oscar Holter

AFTER HOURS – The Weeknd The Weeknd XO/Republic/Universal

 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

NO ONE'S IN THE ROOM Emma Higgins Jessie Reyez FMLY/Island/Universal

Canadian Contributors

Director of Photography: Jack Yan Chen

Producers: Alison Honey Woods, Cherie Sinclair, Katy Maravala

Editor: Kat Webber

Art Department: Stephen Trivieri

Special Effects: The Butcher Shop, Urban Prairie Post

 

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

WondaGurl

“Aim For The Moon (feat. Quavo)” (co-producers 5ive Beatz, 808Melo, Dani, Dez Wright, Tyy Beats)

SHOOT FOR THE STARS AIM FOR THE MOON – Pop Smoke Victor Victor/Republic*Universal

“GANG GANG” (co-producer Vou)

JACKBOYS – JACKBOYS & Sheck Wes Epic/Cactus Jack*Sony

 

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Serban Ghenea

“Blinding Lights”

AFTER HOURS – The Weeknd The Weeknd XO/Republic/Universal

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POSITIONS – Ariana Grande Republic*Universal

 

ALBUM ARTWORK OF THE YEAR

Julien Hébert (Art Director),David Beauchemin (Designer), Florence Obrecht (Illustrator), Marc-Étienne Mongrain (Photographer)

NOTRE-DAME-DES-SEPT-DOULEURS – Klô Pelgag Secret City*Fontana North

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