Juno Awards of 2003

The Juno Awards of 2003 were presented in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on 6 April 2003. The primary awards ceremony was hosted that evening by Shania Twain at the Corel Centre (now Canadian Tire Centre) and televised on CTV.

Juno Awards of 2003
Date6 April 2003
VenueCorel Centre, Ottawa
Hosted byShania Twain
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCTV

Ceremony highlightsEdit

The evening program included song performances by Avril Lavigne, Our Lady Peace, Sam Roberts, Remy Shand, Swollen Members and host Shania Twain.

Red Rider frontman and long-time solo artist Tom Cochrane was honoured as the 2003 inductee for the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

During the awards telecast, host Shania Twain made a succession of costume changes with clothing based on logos of every Canadian National Hockey League team. When the time came for her to wear the Toronto Maple Leafs insignia, the crowd in the home arena of the Ottawa Senators provided a substantial booing.

Nominees and winnersEdit

Nominated and winning peopleEdit

Artist of the YearEdit

Winner: Shania Twain

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Group of the YearEdit

Winner: Sum 41

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Fan ChoiceEdit

Winner: Shania Twain

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New Artist of the YearEdit

Winner: Avril Lavigne

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New Group of the YearEdit

Winner: Theory of a Deadman

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Jack Richardson Producer of the YearEdit

Winner: Alanis Morissette – "Hands Clean", "So Unsexy" (both songs by Alanis Morissette)

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Recording Engineer of the YearEdit

Winner: Denis Tougas, "Double Agent" and "Everybody's Got A Story" by Amanda Marshall

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Songwriter of the YearEdit

Winner: Chad Kroeger of Nickelback – "Hero", "How You Remind Me", "Too Bad"

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Nominated and winning albumsEdit

Album of the yearEdit

Winner: Let Go, Avril Lavigne

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Aboriginal recording of the YearEdit

Winner: Lovesick Blues, Derek Miller

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Alternative album Album of the YearEdit

Winner: You Forgot It in People, Broken Social Scene

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Blues Album of the YearEdit

Winner: 6 String Lover, Jack de Keyzer

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Children's Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Sing with Fred, Fred Penner

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Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Instrument of Praise, Toronto Mass Choir

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Classical Album of the Year (large ensemble)Edit

Winner: Bruch Concertos: Vol. II, James Ehnes, Mario Bernardi, Orchestre symphonique de Montreal

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Classical Album of the Year (solo or chamber ensemble)Edit

Winner: Liszt: Paganini Studie & Schubert March Transcriptions, Marc-André Hamelin

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Classical Album of the Year (vocal or choral performance)Edit

Winner: Mozart Requiem, Les Violons de Roy

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Album Design of the YearEdit

Winner: Exit, K-OS – Marina Dempster, Nelson Garcia, Steve Goode, Margaret Malandruccolo

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Francophone Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Rêver mieux, Daniel Bélanger

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Instrumental Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Allegro, Robert Michaels

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International Album of the YearEdit

Winner: The Eminem Show, Eminem

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Contemporary Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Tales from the Blue Lounge, Richard Underhill

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Vocal Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Live in Paris, Diana Krall

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Traditional Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Life on Earth, Renee Rosnes

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Pop Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Let Go, Avril Lavigne

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Rock Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Gravity, Our Lady Peace

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Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (Group)Edit

Winner: Chicken Scratch, Zubot and Dawson

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Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (Solo)Edit

Winner: Unravel, Lynn Miles

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World Music Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Balagane, Jeszcze Raz

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Nominated and winning releasesEdit

Single of the YearEdit

Winner: "Complicated", Avril Lavigne

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Classical Composition of the YearEdit

Winner: "Requiem for a Charred Skull", Bramwell Tovey, Voices on High

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Country Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!", Shania Twain

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Dance Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: Billie Jean, The Sound Bluntz

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R&B/Soul Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: The Way I Feel, Remy Shand

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Rap Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: Monsters in the Closet, Swollen Members

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Reggae Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: You Won't See Me Cry, Sonia Collymore

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Video of the YearEdit

Winner: "Weapon" by Matthew Good – Director: Ante Kovac, Matthew Good

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External linksEdit

  • OttawaStart archive of 2003 Juno Awards
  • Capital Xtra: "Juno mania hits Ottawa"
  • "The 2003 Juno Awards: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly", April 2003 on TheGATE.ca
  • Markusoff, Jason (7 April 2003). "Juno Awards: Shania Gets Booed". Chart. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  • Juno Awards site