Juno Awards of 2019
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.
|Juno Awards of 2019|
|Date||16–17 March 2019|
|Venue||Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario|
|Hosted by||Sarah McLachlan|
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. London's bid was valued at $1.7 million, including city council's pledge of $500,000.
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.
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. That bid did not receive support from the province of Saskatchewan. However, the city made a successful bid to host the awards in 2020.
There was also media speculation that Quebec City attempted to bid for the 2019 awards.
The main ceremonies featured Loud Luxury, a duo originally from London. Other performers for the broadcast ceremonies were bülow, Coeur de Pirate, Corey Hart, Loud, Jeremy Dutcher with Blake Pouliot, and The Reklaws. 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.
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"|
|Cœur de pirate
|"Dans la nuit"|
|Arkells||"Hand Me Downs"|
|Corey Hart||"Never Surrender"|
"Sunglasses at Night"
- Loud Luxury and brando — presented Sarah McLachlan
- Simu Liu (from Kim's Convenience) and Killy (Toronto rapper) — presented Group of the Year
- The Reklaws — presented Album of the Year
- Pablo Rodríguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage) and Elisapie Isaac — presented Breakthrough Artist of the Year
- Sarah McLachlan — presented the Canadian Music Hall of Fame Award to Corey Hart
- Sting and David Foster — presented R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
- Cœur de pirate and Loud — presented Country Album of the Year
- Amanda Parris and Jessie Reyez — presented Fan Choice Award
Nominees and winnersEdit
Nominations were announced on 29 January 2019.
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, and Corey Hart was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
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.
|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|
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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