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The Juno Awards of 2008 were held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on the weekend ending 6 April 2008. These ceremonies honoured music industry achievements in Canada in the latter part of 2006 and in most of 2007.

Juno Awards of 2008
Date5–6 April 2008
VenuePengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Hosted byRussell Peters
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCTV

Country performer and multiple Juno Award winner Paul Brandt received the 2008 Humanitarian Award which is now named after CHUM-FM Radio founder, Allan Waters.[1] Moses Znaimer, who led the development of Citytv and MuchMusic, received the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award. Nominations for all remaining categories were announced on 5 February 2008.[2]

Notable among winners was Feist, winning all five awards in her nominated categories, three of which were presented in the televised gala.

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PresentationsEdit

Saturday galaEdit

The Saturday gala where most awards are presented occurred at the Telus Convention Centre on 5 April, while the major awards were presented at the Pengrowth Saddledome on Sunday (6 April).[3]

Sunday televised ceremoniesEdit

Performers appearing on the program included Feist, Finger Eleven, Michael Bublé, Avril Lavigne, Anne Murray, Paul Brandt, Aaron Lines, Gord Bamford, Hedley, Johnny Reid, and Jully Black.[2]

The televised event was broadcast on CTV and hosted by Russell Peters.[4] Peters' monologue was described by Edmonton Sun columnist Bill Harris as "the funniest opening five minutes we've ever seen from an awards-show host."[5] Peters was also cited by Toronto Star entertainment critic Ben Rayner as offering a break from recent years of "iffy emceeing" during the award broadcasts.[6]

The 2008 broadcast attracted CTV's second-highest ratings since the network gained broadcast rights. 1.45 million viewers were measured in 2008 compared to 2.18 million for the 2003 ceremonies.[7]

Jeff Healey, an internationally noted Canadian musician who died the month before the Juno ceremonies, was given a brief tribute mention by members of Blue Rodeo during the televised awards ceremony.[8][9]



Nominees and winnersEdit

Nominees for the 2008 Juno Awards were announced on 5 February 2008. On 15 February 2008, CARAS indicated that it made a "logistical error" during its nominations voting process, announcing the addition of two new nominations and the replacement of one nomination as follows:[10]

Artist of the YearEdit

Winner: Feist

Other nominees:

Group of the YearEdit

Winner: Blue Rodeo

Other nominees:

New Artist of the YearEdit

Winner: Serena Ryder

Other nominees:

New Group of the YearEdit

Winner: Wintersleep

Other nominees:

Jack Richardson Producer of the YearEdit

Winner: Joni Mitchell, "Hana" and "Bad Dreams"

Other nominees:

Recording Engineer of the YearEdit

Winner: Kevin Churko, Black Rain (Ozzy Osbourne)

Other nominees:

Songwriter of the YearEdit

Winner: Feist, "My Moon My Man", "1234", "I Feel It All"

Other nominees:

Fan Choice AwardEdit

Winner: Michael Bublé

Other nominees:

Nominated albumsEdit

Album of the YearEdit

Winner: The Reminder, Feist

Other nominees:

Aboriginal Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: The Dirty Looks, Derek Miller

Other nominees:

Adult Alternative Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Small Miracles, Blue Rodeo

Other nominees:

Alternative Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Neon Bible, Arcade Fire

Other nominees:

Blues Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Building Full of Blues, Fathead

Other nominees:

CD/DVD Artwork Design of the YearEdit

Winner: Tracy Maurice and François Miron, Neon Bible (Arcade Fire)

Other nominees:

Children's Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Music Soup, Jen Gould

Other nominees:

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Holy God, Brian Doerksen

Other nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (large ensemble)Edit

Winner: Korngold, Barber & Walton Violin Concertos, James Ehnes, Bramwell Tovey, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Other nominees:

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

Winner: Alkan Concerto for Solo Piano, Marc-André Hamelin

Other nominees:

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

Winner: Surprise, Measha Brueggergosman

Other nominees:

Francophone Album of the YearEdit

Winner: L'Échec du matériel, Daniel Bélanger

Other nominees:

Instrumental Album of the YearEdit

Winner: The Utmost, Jayme Stone

Other nominees:

International Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna

Other nominees:

Contemporary Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Almost Certainly Dreaming, The Chris Tarry Group

Other nominees:

Traditional Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Debut, Brandi Disterheft

Other nominees:

Vocal Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Make Someone Happy, Sophie Milman

Other nominees:

Pop Album of the YearEdit

Winner: The Reminder, Feist

Other nominees:

Rock Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Them vs. You vs. Me, Finger Eleven

Other nominees:

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (Solo)Edit

Winner: Right Of Passage, David Francey

Other nominees:

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (Group)Edit

Winner: Key Principles, Nathan

Other nominees:

World Music Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Agua Del Pozo, Alex Cuba

Other nominees:

Nominated releasesEdit

Single of the YearEdit

Winner: "1234", Feist

Other nominees:

Classical Composition of the YearEdit

Winner: "Constantinople", Christos Hatzis

Other nominees:

Country Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: Risk, Paul Brandt

Other nominees:

Dance Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: All U Ever Want, Billy Newton-Davis vs. Deadmau5

Other nominees:

Music DVD of the YearEdit

Winner: 666 Live, Billy Talent

Other nominees:

R&B/Soul Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: Revival, Jully Black

Other nominees:

Rap Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: The Revolution, Belly

Other nominees:

Reggae Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: "Don't Go Pretending", Mikey Dangerous

Other nominees:

Video of the YearEdit

Winner: Christopher Mills, "C’mon" (Blue Rodeo)

Other nominees:

Compilation CDEdit

A compilation album was released in February 2008

1.My Moon My Man - Feist—2.For The Nights I Can't Remember - Hedley—3.Girlfriend (radio edit) - Avril Lavigne—4.Nothing Special - IllScarlett—5.I Get Around - Dragonette—6.Paralyzer (clean version) - Finger Eleven—7.Tongue Tied - Faber Drive—8.Gate 22 - Pascale Picard—9.Everything - Michael Bublé—10.After Tonight - Justin Nozuka—11.Weak In The Knees - Serena Ryder—12.Born Losers - Matthew Good—13.Weighty Ghost - Wintersleep—14.This Town - Blue Rodeo—15.Walls Fall Down - Bedouin Soundclash—16.Pressure (radio edit) - Belly feat. Ginuwine—17.Seven Day Fool - Jully Black—18.Day Dream Believer - Anne Murray & Nelly Furtado—19.Didn't Even See The Dust - Paul Brandt—20.Dirty Old Man - Neil Young—21.Le Bonheur Au Large - Kaïn

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CARAS and CTV Announce Paul Brandt as Inaugural Recipient of Allan Waters Humanitarian Award" (PDF). Juno Awards (CARAS). 23 November 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2008.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "First Performers Announced: Feist, Finger Eleven and Michael Bublé to Rock The 2008 JUNO Awards, Sunday, April 6 on CTV". Juno Awards (CARAS). 29 January 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2008.
  3. ^ "Juno Awards countdown is underway: Announcing the 2008 Juno Weekend major events and venues" (PDF). Juno Awards (CARAS). 26 November 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Vancouver will host Juno Awards in 2009". 12 February 2008.
  5. ^ Harris, Bill (7 April 2008). "Peters pulls it out of the barrel". Edmonton Sun. Archived from the original on 10 April 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ a b Rayner, Ben (7 April 2008). "Feist is the Junos homecoming queen". Toronto Star. Retrieved 9 April 2008.
  7. ^ "1.45 Million Viewers Make The 2008 JUNO Awards Second Most-Watched Ever on CTV". CTV Television Network. 7 April 2008. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2008-04-08. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ McCann, Randall J. (9 April 2008). "Letters: Healey deserved greater tribute". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 9 April 2008. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  9. ^ Reid, Bob (8 April 2008). "(Letters) Where was Healey tribute?". Toronto Star. Retrieved 9 April 2008.
  10. ^ CARAS (15 February 2008). "Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Announces Nominee Changes to Three 2008 JUNO Award Categories" (pdf). Retrieved 16 February 2008.[dead link]
  11. ^ :: Emilie-Claire Barlow :: Archived 13 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine

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