Juno Awards of 1995

The Juno Awards of 1995, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 26 March 1995 in Hamilton, Ontario at a ceremony in the Copps Coliseum. Mary Walsh, Rick Mercer and other regulars of the television series This Hour Has 22 Minutes were the hosts for the ceremonies, which were broadcast on CBC Television. Almost 10,000 people were in attendance, and over 6,500 public tickets were sold.

Juno Awards of 1995
Date26 March 1995
VenueCopps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario
Hosted byMultiple (see article)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBC

Nominees were announced on 1 February 1995. Susan Aglukark and Jann Arden were among the prominent nominees this year. Vancouver rock band 54-40's album Smilin' Buddha Cabaret was accidentally left off the nomination list for Best Alternative Album; after realizing the error, the Academy decided to add them to the category, and rather than remove another band's album simply widened the category to six nominees.[1]

Leonard Rambeau, the long-time manager of Anne Murray, received a special lifetime achievement award; Rambeau died later that year of cancer.

Nominees and winnersEdit

Entertainer of the YearEdit

This award was chosen by a national poll rather than by Juno organisers CARAS.

Winner: The Tragically Hip

Other Nominees:

Female Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Jann Arden

Other Nominees:

Male Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Neil Young

Other Nominees:

Best New Solo ArtistEdit

Winner: Susan Aglukark

Other Nominees:

Group of the YearEdit

Winner: The Tragically Hip

Other Nominees:

Best New GroupEdit

Winner: Moist

Other Nominees:

Songwriter of the YearEdit

Winner: Jann Arden

Other Nominees:

Country Female Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Michelle Wright

Other Nominees:

Country Male Vocalist of the YearEdit

Winner: Charlie Major

Other Nominees:

Country Group or Duo of the YearEdit

Winner: Prairie Oyster

Other Nominees:

Instrumental Artist of the YearEdit

Winner: André Gagnon

Other Nominees:

Producer of the YearEdit

Winner: Robbie Robertson, "Skin Walker" and "It Is a Good Day to Die" by Robbie Robertson

Other Nominees:

Recording Engineer of the YearEdit

Winner: Lenny DeRose, "Lay My Body Down" and "Charms" by The Philosopher Kings

Other nominees:

Global Achievement AwardEdit

Winner: Leonard Rambeau

Canadian Music Hall of FameEdit

Winner: Buffy Sainte-Marie

Walt Grealis Special Achievement AwardEdit

Winner: Louis Applebaum

Nominated and winning albumsEdit

Album of the YearEdit

Winner: The Colour of My Love, Celine Dion

Other Nominees:

Best Children's AlbumEdit

Winner: Bananaphone, Raffi

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album (Solo or Chamber Ensemble)Edit

Winner: Erica Goodman Plays Canadian Harp Music, Erica Goodman

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album (Large Ensemble)Edit

Winner: Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6, Tafelmusik, director Jeanne Lamon

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album (Vocal or Choral Performance)Edit

Winner: Berlioz: Les Troyens, Vocal Soloists, Choeur et Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conductor Charles Dutoit

Other Nominees:

Best Album DesignEdit

Winner: Andrew MacNaughton and Our Lady Peace, Naveed

Other Nominees:

Best Selling Album (Foreign or Domestic)Edit

Winner: The Colour of My Love, Celine Dion

Other Nominees:

Best Mainstream Jazz AlbumEdit

Winner: Free Trade, Free Trade

Other Nominees:

Best Contemporary Jazz AlbumEdit

Winner: The Merlin Factor, Jim Hillman and The Merlin Factor

Other Nominees:

Best Roots & Traditional AlbumEdit

Winner: The Mask and Mirror, Loreena McKennitt

Other Nominees:

Best Alternative AlbumEdit

Winner: Shiver, Rose Chronicles

Other Nominees:

Best Blues/Gospel AlbumEdit

Winner: Joy To The World - Jubilation V, Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir

Other Nominees:

Best Selling Francophone AlbumEdit

Winner: Coup de tête, Roch Voisine

Other Nominees:

Best Hard Rock AlbumEdit

Winner: Suffersystem, Monster Voodoo Machine

Other Nominees:

Nominated and winning releasesEdit

Single of the YearEdit

Winner: "Could I Be Your Girl", Jann Arden

Other Nominees:

Best Classical CompositionEdit

Winner: "Sketches From Natal", Malcolm Forsyth with CBC Vancouver Orchestra

Other Nominees:

Best Rap RecordingEdit

Winner: Certified, Ghetto Concept

Other Nominees:

Best R&B/Soul RecordingEdit

Winner: "First Impression For The Bottom Jigglers", Bass Is Base

Other Nominees:

Best Music of Aboriginal Canada RecordingEdit

Winner: Arctic Rose, Susan Aglukark

Other Nominees:

Best Reggae RecordingEdit

Winner: "Class and Credential", Carla Marshall

Other Nominees:

Best Global RecordingEdit

Winner: Africa +, Eval Manigat

Other Nominees:

Best Dance RecordingEdit

Winner: Higher Love (Club Mix), Capital Sound

Other Nominees:

Best VideoEdit

Winner: Lyne Charlebois, "Tunnel of Trees" by Gogh Van Go

Other Nominees:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Juno admits to goof, adds B.C. band to list". The Toronto Star. 24 February 1995. p. C10.
  • Renzetti, Elizabeth (2 February 1995). "Strange bedfellows at the Junos / Newcomer multi-nominees range from Tragically Hip to Susan Aglukark". The Globe and Mail. pp. C2.
  • Renzetti, Elizabeth (27 March 1995). "Arden big winner at Junos". The Globe and Mail. pp. C1.
  • Calgary Herald (27 March 1995). "JANN'S JUNOS: Calgary's top singer-songwriter takes home three awards". Calgary Herald. pp. B4.
  • Harrison, Tom (27 March 1995). "Oh, what a night!: Juno Awards celebrate what's best about Canada". The Province. pp. B3.

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