Juno Awards of 2012

The Juno Awards of 2012 honoured Canadian music industry achievements in the latter part of 2010 and in most of 2011. The awards were presented in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada during the weekend of 31 March and 1 April 2012. A week of related events began on 26 March 2012.[1][2]

Juno Awards of 2012
Date31 March – 1 April 2012
VenueScotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario
Hosted byWilliam Shatner
Television/radio coverage

Blue Rodeo was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.[3] Broadcast executive Gary Slaight was designated the 2012 recipient of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.[4][5][6]


Ottawa's bid for the awards became known in March 2011 when it was revealed the province of Ontario allocated $100,000 in funding towards the city's 2012 Juno Awards bid.[7] The bid was jointly supported by the city, the province and the National Capital Commission. Ottawa hosted the awards on one other occasion, in 2003.[8]

Montreal was also considered as a 2012 host city. There was a bid from Victoria, British Columbia for the 2013 awards which was since granted to Regina. Victoria then planned a bid for 2014.[9]


The Juno Cup charity hockey game between a team of musicians and a team of former National Hockey League players was held at Nepean Sportsplex on 30 March.[10]

Winners of most award categories were announced at a private gala on 31 March at the Ottawa Convention Centre.[11]

On 1 April, prior to the main ceremony, Dan Mangan hosted a songwriters' event at Centrepointe Theatre featuring Kiran Ahluwalia, Terri Clark, David Francey, Max Kerman of Arkells, Kardinall Offishall and Lindi Ortega.[12]

Main ceremony performersEdit

William Shatner hosted the main ceremony at Scotiabank Place.[13] The following artists performed:[14][15]

Nominees and winnersEdit

Nominations for the various award categories were announced on 7 February 2012. Most awards were announced at the private gala on 31 March.[17] The remaining eight categories were announced the following day on the main televised ceremony. Two Christmas holiday albums were nominated for the Album of the Year award: Christmas by Michael Bublé and Under the Mistletoe by Justin Bieber.[18] A Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year category was introduced for the 2012 awards.[13]


Juno Fan Choice AwardEdit

Artist of the YearEdit

Group of the YearEdit

New Artist of the YearEdit

New Group of the YearEdit

Jack Richardson Producer of the YearEdit

Recording Engineer of the YearEdit

Songwriter of the YearEdit

  •   Dallas Green, "Fragile Bird", "We Found Each Other" and "Weightless"
  • Jim Cuddy, "Everyone Watched the Wedding", "Skyscraper Soul" and "Watch Yourself Go Down"
  • Feist, "How Come You Never Go There", "Graveyard" and "The Circle Married the Line"
  • Dan Mangan, "About as Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help at All", "Post-War Blues" and "Oh Fortune"
  • Ron Sexsmith, "Get in Line", "Believe it When I See It" and "Middle of Love"

Allan Waters Humanitarian AwardEdit


Album of the YearEdit

Aboriginal Album of the YearEdit

Adult Alternative Album of the YearEdit

Alternative Album of the YearEdit

Blues Album of the YearEdit

Children's Album of the YearEdit

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

Classical Album of the Year (large ensemble)Edit

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

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the YearEdit

Country Album of the YearEdit

Electronic Album of the YearEdit

Francophone Album of the YearEdit

Instrumental Album of the YearEdit

International Album of the YearEdit

Contemporary Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Traditional Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Vocal Jazz Album of the YearEdit

Metal/Hard Music Album of the YearEdit

Pop Album of the YearEdit

Rap Recording of the YearEdit

Rock Album of the YearEdit

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (solo)Edit

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (group)Edit

World Music Album of the YearEdit


Single of the YearEdit

Classical Composition of the YearEdit

Dance Recording of the YearEdit

R&B/Soul Recording of the YearEdit

Reggae Recording of the YearEdit


Music DVD of the YearEdit

Recording Package of the YearEdit

Winner: Jeff Harrison (Designer) and Kim Ridgewell (Illustrator) for Rest of the Story (Chris Tarry)

Video of the YearEdit

Compilation albumEdit

Juno Awards 2012
Compilation album by
various artists
Released13 March 2012 (2012-03-13)
LabelUniversal Music Canada

Universal Music Canada released a compilation album of songs from the year's Juno nominees on 13 March 2012. It debuted on the Canadian Albums Chart at number 32.[20]

1."When We Stand Together"Nickelback 
2."What The Hell"Avril Lavigne 
3."Hold On"Michael Bublé 
5."Pray"Justin Bieber 
7."Sofi Needs a Ladder"Deadmau5 
9."She's Dope"Down With Webster 
10."Haven't Had Enough"Marianas Trench 
11."Alone Again"Alyssa Reid (with P. Reign) 
12."Let’s Go Higher"Johnny Reid 
13."I Don't Know"The Sheepdogs 
16."Zero Orchestra"Matthew Good 
17."I Feel You"Sam Roberts Band 
18."Fragile Bird"City and Colour 
19."Row of Houses"Dan Mangan 
20."How Come You Never Go There"Feist 


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