Shawn Mendes Wins Album of the Year at the 2019 JUNO AWARDS

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Shawn Mendes Wins Album of the Year at the 2019 JUNO AWARDS

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) andCBC took over Budweiser Gardens this evening for Canada's biggest awards night in music. The awards, hosted by Sarah McLachlan, were broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service, and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos. The highly anticipated event opened with London's own Loud Luxury who took the stage with an electrifying performance alongside the Western University Marching Band for their London homecoming.

The country's cream of the crop took home some of JUNO Weekend's most coveted awards. Emerging pop-singer bülow was awarded 2019 Breakthrough Artist of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters. The Canadian-German songstress also took the stage with a medley of "Two Punks in Love" and her multi-platinum hit, "Not a Love Song."

One of Canada's most exciting talents, Jessie Reyez, was presented with R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Presented by CBC Music for her second EP, Being Human in Public.Critically acclaimed rock 'n' roll band, Arkells, who won Rock Album of the Year award at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards last night, added Group of the Year award Presented with Apple Music this evening. Canadian country star Brett Kissel was awarded Country Album of the Year for his latest album, We Were That Song. Eight-time JUNO Award winner Avril Lavigne took home JUNO Fan Choice Award Presented by TD.

Following his four major wins last night, Shawn Mendes also took home Album of the Year award Sponsored by Music Canada and delighted fans with a special performance from his current tour in Europe.

The night was capped with a very special and memorable occasion - the induction of legendary singer-songwriter Corey Hart into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Presented by host Sarah McLachlan, Hart was honoured for being one of Canada's biggest success stories of all time. Fans were treated to the singer's first live television performance in over 20 years - a stirring rendition of his massive hit, "Never Surrender" and an energizing performance of "Sunglasses at Night."

See the complete list of winners below!


THE 2019 JUNO AWARDS featured 11 spectacular performances including the climactic return of fan favourites Arkells; Bahamas, 2019 Adult Album of the Year, and Video of the Year Presented by Stingray winner; francophone singer-songwriter and pianist Coeur de pirate alongside Francophone Album of the Year winner, rapper Loud; Indigenous Music Album of the Year Sponsored by APTN winner Jeremy Dutcher alongside violinist Blake Pouliot; popular hip-hop recording artist NAV; host Sarah McLachlan alongside previous JUNO Award winners Whitehorse; country music duo and first-time JUNO Award nominees The Reklaws; and Pop Album of the Year nominee Tyler Shaw.

The evening's stellar roster of presenters included Amanda Parris, host of CBC Arts:Exhibitionists, The Filmmakers, From the Vaults and Marvin's Room on CBC Music; 2019 Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada recipient and Canadian icon David Foster; singer-songwriter, broadcaster, composer, activist Elisapie Isaac; francophone rocker Hubert Lenoir; cross-genre sensation, singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez; up-and-coming recording artist KILLY; Canada's Godfather of hip-hop Maestro Fresh Wes; political satirist and author Rick Mercer; host Sarah McLachlan alongside Meriel Reed ofLondon Girls Rock Camp; Simu Liu of CBC's award-winning comedy Kim's Convenience; award-winning Toronto Star journalist, author and the 2018 CBC Massey Lecturer Tanya Talaga; Canadian ice dancer and Olympic champion Tessa Virtue; The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism; and a surprise appearance by world-renowned musician and icon Sting.

JUNO Fan Choice

Presented by TD

Avril Lavigne

Single of the Year

In My Blood
Shawn Mendes

International Album of the Year

beerbongs & bentleys
Post Malone

Album of the Year

Sponsored by Music Canada

Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes

Artist of the Year

Presented with Apple Music

Shawn Mendes

Group of the Year

Presented with Apple Music

Arkells

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Sponsored by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters

bülow

Breakthrough Group of the Year

Sponsored by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters

The Washboard Union

Songwriter of the Year

Presented by SOCAN

"Lost In Japan" - co-songwriters Nate Mercereau, Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger
"Youth"- co-songwriters Geoff Warburton, Khalid Robinson, Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger
"In My Blood"- co-songwriters Geoff Warburton, Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger
SHAWN MENDES - Shawn Mendes
Publisher - Universal Music Publishing
Shawn Mendes

Country Album of the Year

We Were That Song
Brett Kissel

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Earthtones
Bahamas

Alternative Album of the Year

Sponsored by Long & McQuade

Baby Teeth
Dizzy

Pop Album of the Year

Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes

Rock Album of the Year

Rally Cry
Arkells

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Laila Biali
Laila Biali

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

Old Soul
Robi Botos

Jazz Album of the Year: Group

The Seasons of Being
Andy Milne & Dapp Theory

Instrumental Album of the Year

China Cloud
Gordon Grdina

Francophone Album of the Year

Une année record
Loud

Children's Album of the Year

You, Me and the Sea
Splash'N Boots

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber

The End of Flowers: Works by Clarke & Ravel
Gryphon Trio

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble

Vaughan Williams
Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Oundjian featuring Louis Lortie, Sarah Jeffrey, & Teng Li

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral

Vienna: Fin de siècle
Barbara Hannigan with Reinbert De Leeuw

Classical Composition of the Year

Golden Slumbers Kiss your Eyes
Ana Sokolovi?

Rap Recording of the Year

LoVE me NOw
Tory Lanez

Dance Recording of the Year

Body
Loud Luxury

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Presented by CBC Music

Being Human In Public
Jessie Reyez

Reggae Recording of the Year

Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix - Overdubbed
Dubmatix

Indigenous Music Album of the Year

Presented by APTN

Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
Jeremy Dutcher

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Both Ways
Donovan Woods

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

Sweet Old Religion
Pharis and Jason Romero

Blues Album of the Year

Miles To Go
Colin James

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year

Tired Of Basic
LOVECOLLIDE

World Music Album of the Year

Presented by Aeromexico

Rapadou Kreyol
Wesli

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year

"People's Champ", "Relentless" RALLY CRY - Arkells
Eric Ratz

Recording Engineer of the Year

Sponsored by 3M

"Slow Burn", "Space Cowboy" GOLDEN HOUR - Kacey Musgraves
Shawn Everett

Album Artwork of the Year

BLOOD - Rhye
Mike Milosh (Art Director, Designer, Illustrator, & Photographer)

Video of the Year

Presented by Stingray

No Depression -- Bahamas
Ali Eisner

Electronic Album of the Year

Deception Bay
Milk & Bone

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

The Wake
Voivod

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

Love
Michael Bublé

Comedy Album of the Year

Sponsored by SiriusXM Canada

Good Friend Bad Grammar
Dave Merheje

Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Corey Hart

Humanitarian Award

Presented by Music Canada

David Foster

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award

Duff Roman



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