Juno Awards of 2005

The Juno Awards of 2005 were held 3 April at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba and were hosted by comedian Brent Butt. Avril Lavigne and k-os won three awards each, while Billy Talent and Feist won 2 apiece.

Juno Awards of 2005
Date3 April 2005
VenueMTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Hosted byBrent Butt
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCTV

Nominations were announced 7 February 2005.

The Tragically Hip were this year's Canadian Music Hall of Fame recipient. Dan Aykroyd was originally scheduled to present this honour, but inexplicably cancelled several days before the awards ceremony. Sarah Harmer presented the Hall of Fame award in his place. Both Aykroyd and Harmer have ties to the Kingston, Ontario community in which The Tragically Hip are based.

Neil Young was scheduled to appear at these awards, based on a promise that he would attend if the ceremonies were held in Winnipeg. But the 1982 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee cancelled his appearance shortly before the Juno ceremonies following surgery to correct a brain aneurysm.

Other Juno Weekend events included the JunoFest concert series held at venues around the city, the Songwriters’ Circle on Sunday afternoon, and the Juno Fan Fare autograph session with Keshia Chanté, Great Big Sea, Kardinal Offishall, The Tea Party, Thornley, and other Canadian bands and artists.

The following awards were presented during the primary ceremonies, with other categories awarded at a non-televised ceremony the previous night:

  • Group of the Year
  • New Artist of the Year
  • Juno Fan Choice Award
  • Songwriter of the Year
  • Album of the Year
  • Adult Alternative Album of the Year
  • Rap Recording of the Year
  • Single of the Year

Contents

Nominees and winnersEdit

Artist of the YearEdit

Winner: Avril Lavigne

Other Nominees:

New Artist of the YearEdit

Winner: Feist

Other Nominees:

Group of the YearEdit

Winner: Billy Talent

Other Nominees:

Juno Fan Choice AwardEdit

Winner: Avril Lavigne

Other Nominees:

New Group of the YearEdit

Winner: Alexisonfire

Other Nominees:

Songwriter of the YearEdit

Winner: Ron Sexsmith, "Whatever It Takes", "Not About to Lose", "Hard Bargain"

Other Nominees:

  • Buck 65 "Wicked and Weird", "463", "Sore" (all co-written with T.O.A.B. La Rone)
  • Marc Jordan, "Let's Waste Some Time" and "Shot Down My Heart" (both co-written by Steve MacKinnon), "Tears of Hercules" (co-written by Stephan Moccio)
  • Avril Lavigne, "Don't Tell Me" (co-written by Evan Taubenfeld), "My Happy Ending" (co-written by Butch Walker), "Nobody's Home" (co-written by Ben Moody)
  • Gordie Sampson, "Sunburn" and "Paris" (both co-written by Blair Daly and Troy Verges), "You (Or Somebody Like You)"

Jack Richardson Producer of the YearEdit

Winner: Bob Rock, "Welcome to My Life" by Simple Plan and "Some Kind of Monster" by Metallica

Other Nominees:

Recording Engineer of the YearEdit

Winner: L. Stu Young, "What Do You Want" and "Man in Your Life" by Prince, Musicology

Other Nominees:

Canadian Music Hall of FameEdit

Winner: The Tragically Hip

Walt Grealis Special Achievement AwardEdit

Winner: Allan Slaight

Nominated and winning albumsEdit

Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Billy Talent, Billy Talent

Other Nominees:

Adult Alternative Album of the YearEdit

Winner: All of Our Names, Sarah Harmer

Other Nominees:

Alternative Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Let It Die, Feist

Other Nominees:

Best Blues albumEdit

Winner: I'm Just A Man, Garrett Mason

Other Nominees:

Children's Album of the YearEdit

Winner: A Poodle in Paris, Connie Kaldor

Other Nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (Solo or Chamber Ensemble)Edit

Winner: Bach: The English Suites, Angela Hewitt

Other nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment)Edit

Winner: Dardanus/Le temple de la Gloire: Music of Jean-Philippe Rameau, Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Other nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (Vocal or Choral Performance)Edit

Winner: Cleopatra, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Other nominees:

Best Album DesignEdit

Winner: Vincent Marcone, It Dreams by Jakalope

Other nominees:

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Here to Stay, Greg Sczebel

Other nominees:

Country Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: One Good Friend, George Canyon

Other nominees:

Best Selling Francophone albumEdit

Winner: Marie-Élaine Thibert, Marie-Élaine Thibert

Other nominees:

Instrumental Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Mi Destino/My Destiny, Oscar Lopez

Other nominees:

International Album of the YearEdit

Winner: American Idiot, Green Day

Other nominees:

Traditional Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Vivid: The David Braid Sextet Live, David Braid

Other nominees:

Contemporary Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Winner: New Danzon, Hilario Duran Trio

Other nominees:

Vocal Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Winner: The Girl in the Other Room, Diana Krall

Other nominees:

Pop Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Under My Skin, Avril Lavigne

Other nominees:

Rock Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Chuck, Sum 41

Other nominees:

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year – GroupEdit

Winner: 40 Days, The Wailin' Jennys

Other nominees:

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year – SoloEdit

Winner: Hopetown, Jenny Whiteley

Other nominees:

World Music Album of the YearEdit

Winner: African Guitar Summit, Mighty Popo, Madagascar Slim, Donne Robert, Alpha Ya Ya Diallo, Adam Solomon, Pa Joe

Other nominees:

Nominated and winning releasesEdit

Single of the YearEdit

Winner: "Crabbuckit", k-os

Other nominees:

Aboriginal Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: Taima, Taima

Other nominees:

Best Classical CompositionEdit

Winner: "The Tents of Abraham", István Anhalt

Other nominees:

Dance Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: "All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)", Widelife with Simone Denny

Other nominees:

Music DVD of the YearEdit

Winner: Ron Mann, In Stereovision by Blue Rodeo

Other nominees:

Rap Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: Joyful Rebellion, k-os

Other nominees:

Best R&B/Soul Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: Keshia Chanté, Keshia Chanté

Other nominees:

Reggae Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), Sonia Collymore

Other nominees:

Video of the YearEdit

Winner: The Love Movement, with k-os, Micah Meisner, "B-Boy Stance" by k-os

Other nominees:

ReferencesEdit

  • Pacienza, Angela (8 February 2005). "Lavigne's change of tune earns most Juno nominations". The Vancouver Sun. p. C1.
  • "Aykroyd pulls out of Juno night". The Gazette. 29 March 2005. p. D5.
  • Saxberg, Lynn (2 April 2005). "Junos determined to rock even as Neil Young cancels". The Vancouver Sun. p. D2.
  • Whig-Standard (4 April 2005). "The Juno Award winners are...". Kingston Whig-Standard. p. 14.

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