The 50th Annual JUNO Awards will broadcast nationwide on CBC on Sunday, May 16, 2021.
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.
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.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive, the 2014 Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductees, performed on-stage together for the first time since 1991.
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.
As the host, Shania Twain wore six custom-designed outfits emblazoned with different Canadian hockey team logos throughout the evening.
Alanis Morissette took home five JUNO Awards for the album Jagged Little Pill, including Female Vocalist of the Year.
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame welcomed its newest inductee, the most-decorated JUNO winner ever, Anne Murray.
Maestro Fresh-Wes won the first JUNO Award for Rap Recording of the Year for his debut album, Symphony in Effect.
k.d. lang won Country Female Vocalist of the year, ending Anne Murray’s seven consecutive wins in the category.
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame was introduced and its first inductees were jazz pianist Oscar Peterson and bandleader Guy Lombardo.
The legendary Paul Anka hosted the first-televised JUNO Awards broadcast on CBC
The awards were renamed to honour Pierre Juneau, first chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), who championed Canadian content regulations.
The RPM Gold Leaf Awards (now known as The JUNO Awards) were created by RPM Publishers, Walt Grealis and Stan Klees.