Taking a look through 50 years of art, music, and awards

2021

The JUNO Awards turns 50

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The 50th Annual JUNO Awards will broadcast nationwide on CBC on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

2020

The JUNOS are cancelled due to COVID-19

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The JUNOS were one of the first music award shows cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the first to mount a fully virtual celebration 106 days following it’s cancellation.

2016

The Weeknd Wins Big

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The Weeknd picks up five JUNO Awards including Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, Single of the Year and, Songwriter of the Year.

2014

Takin' Care of Business

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Bachman-Turner Overdrive, the 2014 Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductees, performed on-stage together for the first time since 1991.

2010

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This year, the JUNO Awards saw 94 first-time nominees and returned to St. John’s Newfoundland for the second time and included a performance by Justin Beiber.

2003

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As the host, Shania Twain wore six custom-designed outfits emblazoned with different Canadian hockey team logos throughout the evening.

1996

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Alanis Morissette took home five JUNO Awards for the album Jagged Little Pill, including Female Vocalist of the Year.

1993

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The Canadian Music Hall of Fame welcomed its newest inductee, the most-decorated JUNO winner ever, Anne Murray.

1991

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Maestro Fresh-Wes won the first JUNO Award for Rap Recording of the Year for his debut album, Symphony in Effect.

1987

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k.d. lang won Country Female Vocalist of the year, ending Anne Murray’s seven consecutive wins in the category.

1978

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The Canadian Music Hall of Fame was introduced and its first inductees were jazz pianist Oscar Peterson and bandleader Guy Lombardo.

1975

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The legendary Paul Anka hosted the first-televised JUNO Awards broadcast on CBC

1971

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The awards were renamed to honour Pierre Juneau, first chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), who championed Canadian content regulations.

1970

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The RPM Gold Leaf Awards (now known as The JUNO Awards) were created by RPM Publishers, Walt Grealis and Stan Klees.