Juno Awards of 1987

The Juno Awards of 1987, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 2 November 1987 in Toronto at a ceremony in the O'Keefe Centre. Howie Mandel was the host for the ceremonies, which were broadcast on CBC Television.

Juno Awards of 1987
Date2 November 1987
VenueO'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted byHowie Mandel
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBC

This was the last year the Juno presentations were held in the latter part of the calendar year. CARAS, which was responsible for the awards, chose to revert to an early-year scheduling, therefore no Junos were awarded 1988 but were rescheduled to March 1989.

Nominees and winnersEdit

Canadian Entertainer of the YearEdit

Winner: Bryan Adams

Other Nominees:

Female Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Luba (Capitol)

Other Nominees:

Male Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Bryan Adams (A&M)

Other Nominees:

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Rita MacNeil

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Most Promising Male Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Tim Feehan

Other Nominees:

Group of the YearEdit

Winner: Tom Cochrane & Red Rider (Capitol)

Other Nominees:

Most Promising Group of the YearEdit

Winner: Frozen Ghost

Other Nominees:

Composer of the YearEdit

Winner: Jim Vallance

Other Nominees:

Country Female Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: k.d. lang (WEA)

Other Nominees:

Country Male Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Ian Tyson (Stony Plain)

Other Nominees:

Country Group or Duo of the YearEdit

Winner: Prairie Oyster (Stony Plain)

Other Nominees:

Instrumental Artist of the YearEdit

Winner: David Foster (WEA)

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Producer of the YearEdit

Winner: Daniel Lanois, SoPeter Gabriel (WEA)

Other Nominees:

Recording Engineer of the YearEdit

Winner: Gino Vannelli and Joe Vannelli, "Wild Horses" & "Young Lover" by Gino Vannelli

Other Nominees:

Canadian Music Hall of FameEdit

Winner: The Guess Who

Walt Grealis Special Achievement AwardEdit

Winner: Bruce Allen

Nominated and winning albumsEdit

Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Shakin' Like a Human BeingKim Mitchell (Alert)

Other Nominees:

Best Album GraphicsEdit

Winner: Jamie Bennett and Shari Spier, Small Victories by Parachute Club

Other Nominees:

Best Jazz AlbumEdit

Winner: If You Could See Me NowThe Oscar Peterson Four (A&M)

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Best Classical Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Schubert, Quintet in C – The Orford String Quartet, Ofra Harnoy (cello) (Fanfare)

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

Winner: Holst: The PlanetsMontreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor) (PolyGram)

Other Nominees:

  • Beethoven, Piano ConcertosToronto Symphony, Anton Kuerti (piano) (CBC Ent.)
  • Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette – Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor) (PolyGram)
  • Stravinsky, The Firebird – Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor) (PolyGram)
  • Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Capriccio Italien, March Slave, Nutcracker Suite – Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, (conductor) (PolyGram)

Best Children's AlbumEdit

Winner: Drums!Bill Usher (Kids')

Other Nominees:

  • Bananas in His Eyebrows – Roberta Lynne Stones (Banana)
  • Diamond in the RoughCharlotte Diamond (Hug Bug)
  • Family Album – Rick & Judy (Mariposa)
  • Family Pie – Kim & Jerry Brodey (Kids')

International Album of the YearEdit

Winner: True BlueMadonna

Other Nominees:

Nominated and winning releasesEdit

Single of the yearEdit

Winner: "Someday" – Glass Tiger (Capitol)

Other Nominees:

International Single of the YearEdit

Winner: "Venus" – Bananarama

Other Nominees:

Best Classical CompositionEdit

Winners:

Other Nominees:

  • Cadenzas – Impact, Alexina Louie (composer) (Centrediscs)
  • Overture to a Fairy Tale – Canadian & Russian Overtures, Oskar Morawetz (composer) (CBC Ent.)
  • Scherzo For String Orchestra – Entre Amis, Andre Prevost (composer) (CBC Ent.)

Best R&B/Soul Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: Peek-A-BooKim Richardson (A&M)

Other Nominees:

Best Reggae/Calypso RecordingEdit

Winner: Mean WhileLeroy Sibbles (Attic)

Other Nominees:

  • Chant, Chant – Errol Blackwood (Jahmaker)
  • CrazyMessenjah (Version)
  • Empty Promises – Adrian Miller (Bridge)
  • Live Via SattalitesSattalites (Axe)

Best VideoEdit

Winner: Ron Berti, "Love Is Fire" – Parachute Club (Current/BMG)

Other Nominees:

ReferencesEdit

  • Dafoe, Chris (3 November 1987). "Quirky Lang delights Juno crowd". Globe and Mail. pp. D5.

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