The 2020 Juno Awards were handed out virtually last night. Here’s who won what.

Had COVID-19 stayed in bats, the 2020 Juno Awards would have been old news by now, celebrated with an event in Saskatoon back in March. But with just days to go–and long after all the voting had been tabulated and winners determined–the whole thing was called off. Since then, nominees in 42 categories have wondered if they won anything. The solution was to hold a virtual Juno ceremony, which is exactly what happened last night.

The big winner was Alessia Cara with three awards, followed by Shawn Mendes with two. Here’s the full list, beginning with the rock categories. Winners are in bold. (And once you’re done, you can listen to an interview I did on the Junos on Global News AM640.)

Alternative Album of the Year

Black Mountain – Destroyer
Foxwarren – Foxwarren
Mac DeMarco – Here Comes The Cowboy
Orville Peck – Pony
*PUP – Morbid Stuff

Rock Album of the Year

Big Wreck – …but for the sun
Sum 41 – Order In Decline
The Dirty Nil – Master Volume
*The Glorious Sons – A War On Everything

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

City and Colour – A Pill for Loneliness
*Half Moon Run – A Blemish in the Great Light
Iskwē – acākosīk
Leonard Cohen – Thanks for the Dance
Patrick Watson – Wave

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year
Kobra And The Lotus – Evolution 
Lindsay Schoolcraft – Martyr 
Single Mothers – Through A Wall 
*Striker – Play to Win 
The Agonist – Orphans 

Juno Fan Choice

Alessia Cara
Ali Gatie
*Avril Lavigne
Justin Bieber
Loud Luxury
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Tory Lanez

Single of the Year

Alessia Cara – “Out Of Love”
bülow – “Sweet Little Lies”
Lennon Stella – “La Di Da”
Scott Helman – “Hang Ups”
*Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”

Album of the Year

*Alessia Cara – The Pains Of Growing
Alexandra Stréliski – INSCAPE
Bryan Adams – Shine A Light
Michael Bublé – love
NAV – Bad Habits

Artist of the Year

Alessia Cara
Bryan Adams
Jessie Reyez
*Shawn Mendes
Tory Lanez

Group of the Year

Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
*Loud Luxury
The Reklaws
Walk Off the Earth

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Alexandra Stréliski
Ali Gatie
*Lennon Stella
Tenille Townes

Breakthrough Group of the Year

Hunter Brothers
*Neon Dreams
Palaye Royale
The Blue Stones

Songwriter of the Year

*Alessia Cara
Patrick Watson
Tenille Townes
Tim Baker

Rap Recording of the Year

88Glam – 88GLAM2
Classified – Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change
KILLY – Light Path 8
NAV – Bad Habits
*Tory Lanez – “Freaky”

Dance Recording of the Year

*Felix Cartal & Lights – Love Me
Frank Walker x Astrid S – Only When It Rains
Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine – I’m Not Alright
RALPH – Gravity
Sultan + Shepard x Showtek – We Found Love

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Amaal – Black Dove
Daniel Caesar – CASE STUDY 01
*Jessie Reyez, Tory Lanez, & Tainy – Feel It Too
Tanika Charles – The Gumption
Tory Lanez – Chixtape 5

Reggae Recording of the Year

Exco Levi – Wah Gwaan
Jay Douglas- Jah Children
*Lyndon John X – The Warning Track
Petraa – Never Broken
STORRY – Another Man

Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year

*Celeigh Cardinal – Stories from a Downtown Apartment
Digawolf – Yellowstone
nêhiyawak – nipiy
Northern Haze – Siqinnaarut
Riit – ataataga

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Catherine MacLellan – Coyote
Del Barber – Easy Keeper
Irish Mythen – Little Bones
Justin Rutledge – Passages
*Lee Harvey Osmond – Mohawk

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

April Verch – Once A Day
Miranda Mulholland – By Appointment Or Chance
Natalie MacMaster – Sketches
*The Dead South – Sugar & Joy
The Small Glories – Assiniboine & The Red

Blues Album of the Year
Big Dave McLean – Pocket Full Of Nothin’ 
*Dawn Tyler Watson – Mad Love 
Durham County Poets – Hand Me Down Blues 
Michael Jerome Browne – That’s Where It’s At 
Whitehorse – The Northern South Vol. 2  

Producer of the Year

*Ben Kaplan
Derek Hoffman 
Jon Levine 
Michael Wise 
Steve Bays

Recording Engineer of the Year

George Seara 
Jason Dufour 
*John ‘Beetle’ Bailey 
Ryan Worsley 
Vic Florencia 

Album Artwork of the Year

*Kristofer Maddigan – Selections from Cuphead
Kevin Hearn and Friends – The Superhero Suite
Ensign Broderick – BloodCrush/BloodMyth
Daniel Caesar – CASE STUDY 01
Belle Plaine – Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath

Music Video of the Year

Sarahmée – “Bun Dem” (Caraz)
Said the Whale – “Record Shop” (Johnny Jansen)
Corridor – “Topographe” (Jonathan Robert)
Laurence Nerbonne – “Back Off”(Le GED)
*Iskwē – “Little Star” (Sarah Legault)

Electronic Album of the Year

Bob Moses – Battle Lines 
Electric Youth – Memory Emotion 
Jacques Greene – Dawn Chorus 
Keys N Krates – A Beat Tape For Your Friends 
*REZZ – Beyond The Senses

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year
*Bryan Adams – Shine A Light 
Lauren Spencer-Smith – Unplugged Vol. 1 
Marc Jordan – Both Sides 
Nuela Charles – Melt 
Renée Lamoureux – Empower 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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