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The Juno Awards of 2019, honouring Canadian music achievements, were presented in London, Ontario during the weekend of 16–17 March 2019. The primary telecast ceremonies were held at Budweiser Gardens, preceded by numerous Juno Week events from 11 March. This was the first time the Juno Awards were hosted in London.[1]

Juno Awards of 2019
Date16–17 March 2019
VenueBudweiser Gardens, London, Ontario
Hosted bySarah McLachlan
Television/radio coverage

The award ceremony was hosted by Sarah McLachlan.[2]

Shawn Mendes won five awards, the most at the ceremonies, including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Single of the Year.[3]

Host city bidsEdit

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced on 29 January 2018 that London was selected to host the 2019 Juno Awards.[4] London's bid was valued at $1.7 million, including city council's pledge of $500,000.[5]

CARAS had approached Hamilton, Ontario to make a bid for the 2019 Junos, although that city had expected to bid for the following year's awards. Hamilton city council reserved $550,000 for its bid, valued at $1.5 million.[6]

Saskatoon, which first hosted the Junos in 2007, attempted to host the 2019 awards but withdrew its bid due to a lack of available funding.[5] That bid did not receive support from the province of Saskatchewan.[6] However, the city made a successful bid to host the awards in 2020.[7]

There was also media speculation that Quebec City attempted to bid for the 2019 awards.[5]


The Juno Cup benefit hockey game was held at the Western Fair District Sports Centre on 15 March 2019.[8] The Rockers won the game 7-5.[9]

Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea hosted the Songwriters Circle event on 17 March.[10]

Most categories were awarded at a gala at the London Convention Centre on 16 March, hosted by Ben Kowalewicz (Billy Talent) and Julie Nesrallah (CBC).[11]

The main ceremonies featured Loud Luxury, a duo originally from London.[12] Other performers for the broadcast ceremonies were bülow, Coeur de Pirate, Corey Hart, Loud, Jeremy Dutcher with Blake Pouliot, and The Reklaws.[13] The broadcast on CBC's television, radio and music services attracted average minute ratings of 1.2 million. Viewership was 270,000 through streaming and on-demand web access, 14% more than for the 2018 Juno Awards.[14]

JunoFest performances took place in multiple venues across the city on 15 and 16 March. Scheduled performers included Tokyo Police Club, Exco Levi, Texas King, and Whitehorse.[15]


List of musical performances [16]
Artist(s) Song(s)
Main show
Loud Luxury
Cheer Western
The Western Mustang Band
The Reklaws "Long Live the Night"
Bahamas "Way with Words"
Tyler Shaw "With You"
Sarah McLachlan "Beautiful Girl"
"In Your Shoes"
Shawn Mendes (pre-taped) "In My Blood"
Jeremy Dutcher "Sakomawit"
Cœur de pirate
"Dans la nuit"
Arkells "Hand Me Downs"
NAV "Champion"
"Wanted You"
Corey Hart "Never Surrender"
[unconfirmed song]
"Sunglasses at Night"


Nominees and winnersEdit

Nominations were announced on 29 January 2019.[17]

David Foster received the year's Humanitarian Award due to his support of numerous charities and for his own foundation that supports families of organ transplant recipients,[18] and Corey Hart was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.[19]

Duff Roman, known for his radio career including CHUM-FM, received the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.[20]

Shawn Mendes won the Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Songwriter of the Year categories. He was unable to personally receive the awards since he was touring in Europe, but he recorded his song "In My Blood" on 4 March in Amsterdam for the Juno broadcast.[21]


Artist of the Year Group of the Year
Breakthrough Artist of the Year Breakthrough Group of the Year
Fan Choice Award Songwriter of the Year
Producer of the Year Recording Engineer of the Year


Album of the Year Adult Alternative Album of the Year
Adult Contemporary Album of the Year Alternative Album of the Year
Blues Album of the Year Children's Album of the Year
Classical Album of the Year – Solo or Chamber Ensemble Classical Album of the Year – Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment
Classical Album of the Year – Vocal or Choral Performance Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year
Country Album of the Year Electronic Album of the Year
Francophone Album of the Year Indigenous Music Album of the Year
Instrumental Album of the Year International Album of the Year
Jazz Album of the Year – Solo Jazz Album of the Year – Group
Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year
Pop Album of the Year Rock Album of the Year
Contemporary Roots Album of the Year Traditional Roots Album of the Year
World Music Album of the Year Comedy Album of the Year

Songs and recordingsEdit

Single of the Year Classical Composition of the Year
Dance Recording of the Year R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
Rap Recording of the Year Reggae Recording of the Year


Album Artwork of the Year Video of the Year


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  19. ^ "Corey Hart to be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame during Juno Awards". CBC News, 16 January 2019.
  20. ^ CARAS (28 November 2018). "Duff Roman to receive 2019 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award". Cision. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  21. ^ Friend, David (18 March 2019). "Junos 2019: Shawn Mendes wins album of the year, Corey Hart delivers tearful induction speech". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 19 March 2019.

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