Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year

The Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year has been awarded since 1991, and is awarded for the best rap album in Canada. It was awarded under the title Best Rap Recording from 1993 to 2002.[1]

Before 1999, because of the relatively limited commercial visibility of Canadian hip hop, the award was presented the evening before the main Juno Award ceremony, along with the untelevised technical and industry insider awards. In 1998, Rascalz won the award, but claiming racism as a factor in the award's scheduling, refused to accept it.[2] The Junos moved the award to the main ceremony the following year.

The award nominations commonly mix individual singles and full albums.


Rap Recording of the Year (1991 - 1992)Edit

Year Winner(s) Recording Nominees Ref.
1991 Maestro Fresh-Wes Symphony in Effect
1992 Dream Warriors "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style"

Best Rap Recording (1993 - 2002)Edit

Year Winner(s) Recording Nominees Ref.
1993 Devon Keep It Slammin'
1994 TBTBT One Track Mind
1995 Ghetto Concept "Certified"
1996 Ghetto Concept "E-Z On tha Motion"
1997 Choclair What It Takes
1998 Rascalz Cash Crop. Award refused by artist.[2]
1999 Rascalz featuring Choclair, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust and Checkmate "Northern Touch"
2000 Choclair Ice Cold
2001 Swollen Members Balance
2002 Swollen Members Bad Dreams

Rap Recording of the Year (2003 - present)Edit

Year Winner(s) Recording Nominees Ref.
2003 Swollen Members Monsters in the Closet
2004 Choclair Flagrant
2005 k-os Joyful Rebellion
2006 K'naan The Dusty Foot Philosopher
2007 Swollen Members Black Magic
2008 Belly The Revolution
2009 Kardinal Offishall Not 4 Sale
2010 Drake So Far Gone
2011 Shad TSOL
2012 Drake Take Care
2013 Classified feat. David Myles "Inner Ninja"
2014 Drake Nothing Was the Same
2015 Naturally Born Strangers The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers
2016 Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
2017 Jazz Cartier Hotel Paranoia
2018 Tory Lanez Shooters
2019 Tory Lanez Love Me Now? [3]
2020 TBA [4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Juno Award winners list by year" (Requires a search by year). Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. MetroLeap Media. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  2. ^ a b "Kinder, gentler rap, eh? Canadians hip-hop onto centre stage", Ottawa Citizen, March 7, 1999.
  3. ^ "Shawn Mendes and the Weeknd lead the 2019 Juno nominations". CBC Music, January 29, 2019.
  4. ^ Melody Lau, "Alessia Cara and Tory Lanez lead the 2020 Juno nominations". CBC Music, January 28, 2019.

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