Juno Awards of 1996

The Juno Awards of 1996, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 10 March 1996 in Hamilton, Ontario at a ceremony in the Copps Coliseum. Anne Murray was the host for the ceremonies, which were broadcast on CBC Television.

Juno Awards of 1996
Date10 March 1996
VenueCopps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario
Hosted byAnne Murray
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBC

Quebec-based independent classical label Analekta Records boycotted the Junos after failing to receive a Juno nomination after attempts for five years. Analekta claimed its sales were twice that of CBC Records.[1]

Several record stores such as CD Plus, HMV, Sunrise and Music World also intended to boycott the Junos because competing music retailer Columbia House had signed on as a Juno advertiser.[2]

Nominations were announced 31 January 1996. Prominent nominees were Alanis Morissette and Shania Twain who had recent internationally successful albums who both won Grammy Awards on 28 February 1996.[3] Alanis Morissette won in five Juno categories, becoming this year's major winner.[4]

Nominees and winnersEdit

Levi's Entertainer of the YearEdit

Presented by David Clayton-Thomas, Denny Doherty, John Kay, Domenic Troiano and Zal Yanovsky, this award was chosen by a national poll rather than by Juno organisers CARAS.

Winner: Shania Twain

Other Nominees:

Best Female VocalistEdit

Presented by Russell DeCarle and Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Winner: Alanis Morissette

Other Nominees:

Best Male VocalistEdit

Presented by Susan Aglukark and Kim Mitchell.

Winner: Colin James

Other Nominees:

Best New Solo ArtistEdit

Winner: Ashley MacIsaac

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Group of the YearEdit

This award was presented by Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees The Diamonds and The Crew Cuts

Winner: Blue Rodeo

Other Nominees:

Best New GroupEdit

Winner: Philosopher Kings

Other Nominees:

Songwriter of the YearEdit

Winner: Alanis Morissette

Other Nominees:

Best Country Female VocalistEdit

Presented by George Fox and Charlie Major, this award was accepted on Twain's behalf by her sister Carrie-Anne because she was too sick to attend.

Winner: Shania Twain

Other Nominees:

Best Country Male VocalistEdit

Winner: Charlie Major

Other Nominees:

Best Country Group or DuoEdit

Winner: Prairie Oyster

Other Nominees:

Best Instrumental ArtistEdit

Winner: Liona Boyd

Other Nominees:

Best ProducerEdit

Winner: Michael Phillip Wojewoda, "End of the World" by The Waltons; "Beaton's Delight" by Ashley MacIsaac

Other Nominees:

Best Recording EngineerEdit

Winner: Chad Irschick, "O Siem" by Susan Aglukark

Other Nominees:

Canadian Music Hall of FameEdit

Winners: David Clayton-Thomas, Denny Doherty, John Kay, Domenic Troiano, Zal Yanovsky

Walt Grealis Special Achievement AwardEdit

Winner: Ronnie Hawkins

Nominated and winning albumsEdit

Best AlbumEdit

Presented by Deborah Cox and Robbie Robertson.

Winner: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette

Other Nominees:

Best Children's AlbumEdit

Winner: Celery Stalks At Midnight, Al Simmons

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album (Solo or Chamber Ensemble)Edit

Winner: Alkan: Grande Sonate/Sonatine/ Le Festin d'Esope, piano Marc-Andre Hamelin

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Best Classical Album (Large Ensemble)Edit

Winner: Shostakovich: Symphonies 5 & 9, Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, conductor Charles Dutoit

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Best Classical Album (Vocal or Choral Performance)Edit

Winner: Ben Heppner Sings Richard Strauss, tenor Ben Heppner, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis

Other Nominees:

Best Album DesignEdit

Winner: Tom Wilson and Alex Wittholz, Birthday Boy

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Best Selling Album (Foreign or Domestic)Edit

Winner: No Need to Argue, The Cranberries

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Best Blues/Gospel AlbumEdit

Winner: That River, Jim Byrnes

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Best Mainstream Jazz AlbumEdit

Winner: Vernal Fields, Ingrid Jensen

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Best Contemporary Jazz AlbumEdit

Winner: NOJO, Neufeld-Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra

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Best Selling Francophone AlbumEdit

Winner: D'eux, Celine Dion

Other Nominees:

Rock Album of the YearEdit

Presented by Burton Cummings and Alannah Myles.

Winner: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette

Other Nominees:

Best Roots or Traditional Album - GroupEdit

Winner: Gypsies & Lovers, The Irish Descendants

Other Nominees:

Best Alternative AlbumEdit

Winner: What Fresh Hell is This?, Art Bergmann

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Nominated and winning releasesEdit

Single of the YearEdit

Winner: "You Oughta Know", Alanis Morissette

Other Nominees:

Best Classical CompositionEdit

Winner: Concerto For Violin And Orchestra, Andrew P. MacDonald, David Stewart, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Other Nominees:

Best Music of Aboriginal Canada RecordingEdit

Winner: ETSI Shon "Grandfather Song", Jerry Alfred and the Medicine Beat

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Best Rap RecordingEdit

Winner: "E-Z On Tha Motion", Ghetto Concept

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Best R&B/Soul RecordingEdit

Presented by Ronnie Hawkins and Colin James.

Winner: Deborah Cox, Deborah Cox

Other Nominees:

Best Reggae RecordingEdit

Winner: "Now and Forever", Sattalites

Other Nominees:

Best Global AlbumEdit

Winner: Music From Africa, Takadja

Other Nominees:

Best Dance RecordingEdit

Winner: "A Deeper Shade Of Love (Extended Mix)", Camille

Other Nominees:

  • "Come Into My Life (Extended Mix)", JLM
  • "Get Away (Stonebridge and Nick Nice Club Mix)", Shauna Davis
  • "Never Let You Go (Tempered Club Mix)", Temperance
  • "Take Control (Matrix Airplay Edit)", BKS

Best VideoEdit

Presented by Amanda Marshall and The Odds.

Winner: Jeth Weinrich, "Good Mother" by Jann Arden

Other Nominees:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Globe and Mail (6 January 1996). "For the love of music". The Globe and Mail. pp. C1, C2.
  2. ^ Globe and Mail (15 February 1996). "Arts Ink: Coupland's name on U.S author list / Juno boycott". The Globe and Mail. pp. D2.
  3. ^ Canadian Press (1 February 1996). "Juno nominees reflect success of female singers". The Globe and Mail. pp. D2.
  4. ^ Renzetti, Elizabeth (11 March 1996). "You Oughta Know: Morissette sweeps Junos". The Globe and Mail. pp. C1.

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