Juno Awards of 1986

The Juno Awards of 1986, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 10 November 1986 in Toronto at a ceremony hosted by Howie Mandel at the Harbour Castle Hilton Hotel. CBC Television broadcast the ceremonies nationally.

Juno Awards of 1986
Date10 November 1986
VenueHarbour Castle Hilton Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted byHowie Mandel
Television/radio coverage

Labour problems at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation overshadowed plans for the awards broadcast. NABET complained about CBC plans to hire two American technical workers to assist with a special effect during the broadcast. NABET was renegotiating a labour contract with CBC and felt that Canadians should have been hired instead.

Meanwhile, CBC workers with the CUPE stopped work on 7 November. This strike was temporary, but interrupted the work of some Juno stage hands who were members of that union. weekend. CUPE's workers returned to work on the day of the Junos broadcast, as this particular union action was not planned to continue past the weekend.

1600 public tickets were made available, but all were sold late September, approximately one month after the $170 CAD tickets were offered for sale.

Gordon Lightfoot entered Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and was introduced at the ceremonies by Bob Dylan who made a surprise appearance.

Nominees and winnersEdit

Female Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Luba

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Male Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Bryan Adams

Other nominees:

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Kim Richardson

Other nominees:

Most Promising Male Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Billy Newton-Davis

Other nominees:

Group of the YearEdit

Winner: Honeymoon Suite

Other nominees:

Most Promising Group of the YearEdit

Winner: Glass Tiger

Other nominees:

Composer of the YearEdit

Winner: Jim Vallance

Other nominees:

Country Female Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Anne Murray

Other nominees:

Country Male Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Murray McLauchlan

Other nominees:

Country Group or Duo of the YearEdit

Winner: Prairie Oyster

Other nominees:

Instrumental Artist of the YearEdit

Winner: David Foster

Other nominees:

Producer of the YearEdit

Winner: David Foster, St. Elmo's Fire Soundtrack by various artists

Other nominees:

Recording Engineer of the YearEdit

Winner: Joe and Gino Vannelli, Black Cars by Gino Vannelli

Other nominees:

Canadian Music Hall of FameEdit

Winner: Gordon Lightfoot

Walt Grealis Special Achievement AwardEdit

Winner: Jack Richardson

Nominated and winning albumsEdit

Album of the YearEdit

Winner: The Thin Red Line, Glass Tiger

Other nominees:

Best Album GraphicsEdit

Winner: Hugh Syme and Dimo Safari, Power Windows by Rush

Other nominees:

Best Children's AlbumEdit

Winner: 10 Carrot Diamond, Charlotte Diamond

Other nominees:

Best Classical Album of the Year - Solo or Chamber EnsembleEdit

Winner: Stolen Gems, James Campbell (clarinet)

Other nominees:

Best Classical Album of the Year - Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) With Large Ensemble AccompanimentEdit

Winner: Holst: The Planets, Toronto Symphony, Andrew Davis - Conductor

Other nominees:

International Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits

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Best Jazz AlbumEdit

Winner: Lights of Burgundy, Oliver Jones

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Nominated and winning releasesEdit

Best Selling SingleEdit

Winner: "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)", Glass Tiger

Other nominees:

International Single of the YearEdit

Winner: "Live Is Life", Opus

Other nominees:

Best R&B/Soul Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: "Love is a Contact Sport", Billy Newton-Davis

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Best Reggae/Calypso RecordingEdit

Winner: Revolutionary Tea Party, Lillian Allen

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Best VideoEdit

Winner: Greg Masuak, "How Many (Rivers To Cross)" by Luba

Other nominees:


  • Hawthorn, Tom (29 August 1986). "Catch Juno high jinks for only $170 a pop". The Globe and Mail. pp. D9.
  • Lacey, Liam (26 September 1986). "Riff Rap: Vancouver band has little patience for 'lifestyle' music". The Globe and Mail. pp. D13. (multi-topic article - mention of Juno tickets sold out)
  • O'Connor, Tim (7 November 1986). "Union outraged by use of U.S. technicians". The Globe and Mail. pp. C10.
  • Delacourt, Susan (8 November 1986). "Two-day walkout at CBC will put new announcers on TV and radio". The Globe and Mail. pp. A1–A2.
  • Wilson, Deborah (10 November 1986). "Major strike inevitable unless CBC gives way, unions warn". The Globe and Mail. pp. A4.
  • O'Connor, Tim (11 November 1986). "Glass Tiger sweeps Junos". The Globe and Mail. pp. D7.
  • Kelly, Deirdre (11 November 1986). "A night for sequins and heart-throbs". The Globe and Mail. pp. D7.

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