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The Juno Awards of 2011 honoured Canadian music industry achievements in the latter part of 2009 and in most of 2010. The awards were presented in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, during the weekend of 26 and 27 March 2011. A week of related events began on 21 March 2011. This occasion marked 40 years since the 1971 Juno Awards, the first year the ceremonies were conducted by that name.[1]

Juno Awards of 2011
Date26–27 March 2011
VenueAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Hosted byDrake
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCTV

The primary ceremony on 27 March was televised nationally by CTV. Deane Cameron, president of EMI Music Canada since 1988, was designated the 2011 recipient of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.[2] Shania Twain was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.[3] Neil Young was presented with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his work in such causes as Farm Aid.[4]

Drake received six nominations. Arcade Fire earned five nods. Broken Social Scene, Justin Bieber and Hedley each received four nominations. Johnny Reid and Sarah McLachlan each earned two nods. Die Mannequin and Neil Young received two nominations.

Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Shania Twain at the 2011 Juno Awards

Contents

EventsEdit

Most awards were announced at a private gala dinner on 26 March 2011 at Exhibition Place's Allstream Centre.[5][6] Rap musician and actor Drake hosted the primary awards ceremony from the Air Canada Centre the next evening.[7]

A new trophy design was introduced for the 2011 awards, consisting of a laser engraving of Shirley Elford's Juno spiral figure encased within a transparent block. Elford had created individual trophies since the 2000 awards, but was unable to continue this work due to cancer.[8]

Other events during the Juno week include:[5]

Main ceremony performersEdit

The following artists performed at the main ceremony:[10]

- * - these artists appeared in a tribute of the Junos' 40th anniversary

Nominees and winnersEdit

Nominations for the various award categories were announced on 1 February 2011.[11] Most awards were announced at the private 26 March gala, with eight categories announced the following day on the main televised ceremony.[12]

PeopleEdit

Juno Fan Choice AwardEdit

Winner: Justin Bieber

Other nominees:

Artist of the YearEdit

Winner: Neil Young

Other nominees:

Group of the YearEdit

Winner: Arcade Fire

Other nominees:

New Artist of the YearEdit

Winner: Meaghan Smith

Other nominees:

New Group of the YearEdit

Winner: Said the Whale

Other nominees:

Jack Richardson Producer of the YearEdit

Winner: Daniel Lanois, "Hitchhiker" (Neil Young, Le Noise); "I Believe in You" (Black Dub, Black Dub)

Other nominees:

Recording Engineer of the YearEdit

Winner: Kevin Churko, "Let It Die", "Life Won’t Wait" (Ozzy Osbourne, Scream)

Other nominees:

Songwriter of the YearEdit

Winner: Arcade Fire, "Ready To Start", "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)", "We Used To Wait"; all from The Suburbs

Other nominees:

  • Drake, "Fireworks" (written with M. Samuels), "Over" (written with N. Shebib, M. Samuels, C. Kalla, A.Cook), "Show Me A Good Time" (written with K. West, J. Bhasker, E. Wilson); all from Thank Me Later
  • Hannah Georgas, "Chit Chat", "The Deep End" (written with Robbie Driscoll), "Lovers Breakdown"; all from This Is Good
  • Sarah McLachlan, "Forgiveness" (written with Pierre Marchand), "Illusions of Bliss", "Loving You Is Easy"; all from Laws of Illusion
  • Royal Wood, "On Top Of Your Love", "Tonight I Will Be Your Guide", "Waiting"; all from The Waiting

AlbumsEdit

Album of the YearEdit

Winner: The Suburbs, Arcade Fire

Other nominees:

Aboriginal Album of the YearEdit

Winner: CerAmony, CerAmony

Other nominees:

Adult Alternative Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Le Noise, Neil Young

Other nominees:

Alternative Album of the YearEdit

Winner: The Suburbs, Arcade Fire

Other nominees:

Blues Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Everywhere West, Jim Byrnes

Other nominees:

Children's Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Proud Like a Mountain, Peter Lenton

Other nominees:

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

Winner: Beethoven: Piano Trios Op. 70 No. 1, Ghost & No. 2: Op 11, Gryphon Trio

Other nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (large ensemble)Edit

Winner: Mozart: Scott and Lara St. John/The Knights, Scott and Lara St. John

Other nominees:

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

Winner: Great Operatic Arias, Gerald Finley

Other nominees:

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Love & the Lack Thereof, Greg Sczebel

Other nominees:

Country Album of the YearEdit

Winner: A Place Called Love, Johnny Reid

Other nominees:

Electronic Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Swim, Caribou

Other nominees:

Francophone Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Les Chemins de verre, Karkwa

Other nominees:

Instrumental Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Continent & Western, Fond of Tigers

Other nominees:

International Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Teenage Dream, Katy Perry

Other nominees:

Contemporary Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Treelines, Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra

Other nominees:

Traditional Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Our First Set, John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra

Other nominees:

Vocal Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Nina, Kellylee Evans

Other nominees:

Pop Album of the YearEdit

Winner: My World 2.0, Justin Bieber

Other nominees:

Rap Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: TSOL, Shad

Other nominees:

Rock Album of the YearEdit

Winner: Vancouver, Matthew Good

Other nominees:

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (solo)Edit

Winner: My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs, Old Man Luedecke

Other nominees:

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (group)Edit

Winner: La part du feu, Le Vent du Nord

Other nominees:

World Music Album of the Year (solo)Edit

Winner: Aksil, Élage Diouf

Other nominees:

SongsEdit

Single of the YearEdit

Winner: "Wavin' Flag", Young Artists for Haiti

Other nominees:

Classical Composition of the YearEdit

Winner: "Duo For Violin And Piano", R. Murray Schafer (album, Wild Bird)

Other nominees:

Dance Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: "Sofi Needs a Ladder", Deadmau5

Other nominees:

R&B/Soul Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: "Stars", Quanteisha

Other nominees:

Reggae Recording of the YearEdit

Winner: "Likkle But Mi Tallawah", Elaine Lil'Bit Sheppard

Other nominees:

OtherEdit

Music DVD of the YearEdit

Winner: Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (Rush), Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Pegi Cecconi, Shelley Nott, Noah Segal, John Virant

Other nominees:

Recording Package of the YearEdit

Winner: Elisabeth Chicoine, Jimmy Collins, Robyn Kotyk, Joe McKay, Justin Peroff, Charles Spearin: Forgiveness Rock Record (vinyl box set), Broken Social Scene

Other nominees:

Video of the YearEdit

Winner: "Kyle Davison, Perfect", Hedley

Other nominees:

Compilation albumEdit

A compilation album featuring selected Juno nominees was released on 8 March 2011 by EMI Music Canada. Sales of the album support the CARAS music education charity MusiCounts. The artists and track listing is as follows:[13]

  1. "Ready To Start", Arcade Fire
  2. "All To All", Broken Social Scene
  3. "Find Your Love", Drake
  4. "Baby", Justin Bieber with Ludacris
  5. "Hollywood", Michael Bublé
  6. "Perfect", Hedley
  7. "Oh...Canada", Classified
  8. "The Good Life", Three Days Grace
  9. "Your Man", Down with Webster
  10. "Porn Star Dancing" (rock version), My Darkest Days with Zakk Wylde
  11. "Camilo (The Magician)", Said the Whale
  12. "Take Back The Fear", Hail the Villain
  13. "Nothing But A Song", Great Big Sea
  14. "Let’s Go Higher", Johnny Reid
  15. "Loving You Is Easy", Sarah McLachlan
  16. "Walk With Me", Neil Young
  17. "I Wonder", Bobby Bazini
  18. "Hallelujah" (new version), k.d. lang
  19. "Wavin’ Flag", Young Artists For Haiti

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Toronto, Ontario will host the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Juno Awards in 2011". CARAS. 25 January 2010. Archived from the original on 26 September 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Dean Cameron, President of EMI Music Canada to receive Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award". CARAS. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Shania to join Canadian Music Hall of Fame". CBC News. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  4. ^ "'A Heart of Gold' Neil Young to be honoured with the 2011 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award" (PDF). CARAS. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  5. ^ a b "2011 JUNO Awards and 40th Anniversary Event Listings". CARAS. 1 February 2011. Archived from the original (pdf) on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  6. ^ "2011 Juno Award nominations announced". CARAS. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  7. ^ Sterdan, Darryl (1 December 2010). "Drake to host 2011 Juno Awards". Winnipeg Sun. QMI Agency. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  8. ^ Rockingham, Graham (27 October 2010). "Juno redesign incorporates local artist's iconic original". Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  9. ^ "Juno Hoops". Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  10. ^ "Final performance details announced for CTV broadcast of the 2011 Juno Awards". CARAS. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  11. ^ "2011 Juno Awards nominations announced". CARAS. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  12. ^ "32 Juno Award winners are crowned! Canada's music elite gather to celebrate 40 years of the Juno Awards". CARAS. 25 March 2011. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  13. ^ "EMI Music Canada to release the 2011 Juno Awards compilation album" (pdf). EMI Music Canada. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.

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