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2020 Juno Award Winners, Performances, and More

By Phjoshua @thereviewsarein

After COVID-19 caused the cancellation of the traditionally planned 2020 Juno Awards show in Saskatoon, organizers, performers, presenters, and the entire Canadian music industry had to pivot and come up with a new plan. So on Monday, June 29, the Junos went with plan b, a streamed show with performances, dedications, and of course, awards.

Was this the same extravaganza as it would have been as the SaskTel Centre, no. But, the Juno Awards show that we got did an excellent job of celebrating Canadian music, musicians, and the industry that gives us so much entertainment and love. We applaud every person involved with the show for their hard work, ideas, and ability to pull it off. Well done.

Winners across 42 award categories were announced on Monday night, including Alessia Cara who won three awards (Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year) and Shawn Mendes (Artist of the Year, Single of the Year) and Tory Lanez (Rap Recording of the Year, R&B/Soul Recording of the Year) who each won two awards.

We offer our congratulations to all of the winners and nominees, and you can see the full list of all 41 categories a little further down in this post.

But first, some music!

There weren't as many performances as they would have been at a traditional show, and that's a bummer. But, the performances we saw from The Dead South, Neon Dreams, and iskwē were wonderful and represented what we love about Canadian music. The talent, the diverse sounds and genres and artists, and the creativity that flows through them all.

Check out the performance videos in these tweets from CBC Music.

2020 Juno Awards Performances

The Dead South - Diamond Ring

- CBC Music (@CBCMusic) June 30, 2020

Neon Dreams - We Were Kings

- CBC Music (@CBCMusic) June 30, 2020

iskwē - Little Star

- CBC Music (@CBCMusic) June 30, 2020

We also want to take a minute to recognize and celebrate the industry members we lost in the last year. The video in the tweet below is touching and sweet and includes some names you may know and some you may not. They are all missed by the people who loved them and worked with them.

In Memoriam

Remembering the Canadian artists we lost over the last year. ❤️ #JUNOS

- CBC Music (@CBCMusic) June 30, 2020

And now to the awards. There are 42 categories listed here - and that's a lot. So scroll slowly to find the categories that interest you the most and see who won, and who was nominated for 2020 Juno awards.

2020 Juno Award Winners & Nominees

*winners in big bold gold at the top of each list.

JUNO Fan Choice

Artist of the Year

☆ Alessia Cara
☆ Bryan Adams
☆ Jessie Reyez
☆ Tory Lanez

Group of the Year

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

☆ Alexandra Stréliski
☆ Ali Gatie
☆ bbno$
☆ Tenille Townes

Breakthrough Group of the Year

Single of the Year

☆ Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello - Señorita
☆ Alessia Cara - Out of Love
☆ Bülow - Sweet Little Lies
☆ Lennon Stella - La Di Da
☆ Scott Helman - Hang Ups

Album of the year

Rock Album of the Year

Pop Album of the Year

☆ Alessia Cara - The Pains Of Growing
☆ Avril Lavigne - Head Above Water

☆ Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine - 8:47
☆ Walk Off The Earth - Here We Go!

Country Album of the Year

Alternative Album of the Year

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Rap Recording of the Year

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Reggae Recording of the Year

Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year

Electronic Album of the Year

☆ Rezz - Beyond the Senses
☆ Bob Moses - Battle Lines
☆ Electric Youth - Memory Emotion
☆ Jacques Greene - Dawn Chorus
Keys N Krates - A Beat Tape For Your Friends

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

Album Francophone de l'Année

Classical Album of the Year : Solo or Chamber

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

Jazz Album of the Year: Group

Contemporary Christian Gospel Album of the Year

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

Instrumental Album of the Year

☆ Alexandra Stréliski - Inscape
☆ Bill McBirnie with Bernie Senensky - The Silent Wish
☆ Kevin Hearn - Calm and Cents
☆ Ron Davis' SymphRONica - SymphRONica UpfRONt
☆ Tanya Tagaq - Toothsayer

Blues Album of the Year

World Music Album of the Year

Children's Album of the Year

Comedy Album of the Year

International Album of the Year

☆ Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Alseep, Where Do We Go?
☆ Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next
☆ Ed Sheeran - No.6 Collaborations Project
☆ Khalid - Free Spirit
Post Malone - Hollywood's Bleeding

Dance Recording of the Year

☆ Frank Walker x Astrid S - Only When It Rains
☆ Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine - I'm Not Alright
☆ - Gravity
☆ Sultan + Sheppard x Showtek - We Found Love

Classical Composition of the Year

☆ Bekah Simms - "Everything Is... Distorted"
☆ Jared Miller - Under Sea, Above Sky
☆ Rose Bolton - The Coming Of Sobs
☆ Vincent Ho - Kickin' It 2.0

Music Video of the Year

☆ iskwē - Little Star (Director: Sarah Legault)
☆ Saramée - Bun Dem (Director: Caraz)
☆ Said The Whale - Record Shop (Director: Johnny Jansen)
☆ Corridor - Topographe (JDirector: onathan Robert)
☆ Laurence Nerbonne - Back Off (Director: Le GED)

Songwriter of the Year

☆ Alessia Cara: Growing Pains (co-songwriters Andrew Wansel, Warren Fielder); Out of Love (co-songwriter Rick Nowels) (Alessia Cara, The Pains of Growing); Rooting For You (co-songwriter Jon Levine) (Alessia Cara, This Summer)
☆ Bülow, Two Punks in Love: Boys Will Be Boys (co-songwriters David Charles Fischer, Mike Wise, Nathan Ferraro for Bülow - The Contender); Sweet Little Lies (co-songwriters David Charles Fischer, Mike Wise, Nathan Ferraro for Bülow - Crystalline); Two Punks in Love (co-songwriters David Charles Fischer, Mike Wise, Nathan Ferraro)
☆ Patrick Watson, Wave: Broken, Dream for Dreaming (co-songwriters Joseph Baron Grass, Mikhail Stein, Robbie Kuster); Here Comes the River (co-songwriters Joseph Baron Grass, Jules Buckley, Mikhail Stein)
☆ Tenille Townes, White Horse: I Kept the Roses (co-songwriters Chris Gelbuda, Dustin Christensen for Tenille Townes - I Kept the Roses); Jersey On The Wall (I'm Just Asking) (co-songwriters Gordie Sampson, Tina Parol for Tenille Townes - Jersey on the Wall (I'm Just Asking)); White Horse (co-songwriters Daniel Tashian, Jeremy Spillman)
☆ Tim Baker, Forever Overhead: All Hands, Dance, The Eighteenth Hole

Producer of the Year

Recording Engineer of the Year

☆ John "Beetle" Bailey: Dividido (feat. Silvana Estrada) (Alex Cuba, Sublime); Shotgun (Monkey House, Friday)
☆ George Seara: If I Can't Have You (Shawn Mendes, If I Can't Have You); Incredible (James TW, Incredible)
☆ Jason Dufour: Push For Yellow, There's Still a Light in the House (Valley, Maybe)
☆ Ryan Worsley: 2 Myself (Ludic, Ludic); Known Better (Nuela Charles, Melt)
☆ Vic Florencia: Midnight, Over Me (Brooke Palsson, Midnight)

Album Artwork of the Year

We're sad that we didn't get the full on production and show that a non-CODID-19 world would have given us, but we're proud of the show we saw and the music that was celebrated.

Hit play now to watch the full stream of the 2020 Juno Awards show, presented by TD.

2020 Juno Award Winners, Performances, and more

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