HAMILTON, Ont. (CelebrityAccess) — Canadian dance artist Kiesza, Leonard Cohen and Alanis Morissette were among the artists to take home trophies at the 2015 Juno Awards.
Hosted by Jacob Hoggard, the awards were broadcast live from FirstOntario Place arena in Hamilton, Ontario and featured performances by The Weeknd, Deadmau5 with Colleen D'Agostino, The Arkells, Bobby Bazini, Shawn Mendes, Lights with Sam Roberts Band, and Alanis Morrissette.
Kiesza took home trophies for Breakthrough artist of the year as well as Dance recording of the year and Vidoe of the Year. Magic! earned awards for Single of the Year for their hit "Rude" and the trophy for breakthrough group.
Leonard Cohen was recognized with Album of the Year for "Personal Problems" and Alanis Morissette was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in recognition of her substantial contribution to the Canadian music scene.
"I am deeply appreciative of this country," Morrissette said. "In particular, based on the fact that I'm clearly from here, supported in an emotional, dialogical, stream-of-consciousness storytelling way. A lot of people around the planet ask me what it is about you Canadians that make you so expressed and so compelling and I say 'There's definitely something in the water other than fluoride'"
The full list of winners
Juno Fan Choice Award: Michael Buble
Single of the year: “Rude,” Magic!
Album of the year: Popular Problems, Leonard Cohen
Artist of the year: The Weeknd
Breakthrough artist of the year: Kiesza
Rock album of the year: High Noon, Arkells
International album of the year: In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
Group of the year: Arkells
Breakthrough group of the year: Magic!
Songwriter of the year: Bahamas
Country album of the year: Lifted, Dallas Smith
Adult alternative album of the year: Bahamas is Afie, Bahamas
Alternative album of the year: July Talk, July Talk
Pop album of the year: Little Machines, Lights
Vocal jazz album of the year: Red, Diana Panton
Jazz album of the year (solo): Vista Obscura, Kirk MacDonald
Jazz album of the year (group): Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
Instrumental album of the year: Encuentro, Quartango
Francophone album of the year: Maladie d’amour, Jimmy Hunt
Children’s album of the year: Where in the World, Fred Penner
Classical album of the year (solo or chamber ensemble): Bartok: Chamber Works for Violin Vol. 3, James Ehnes
Classical album of the year (large ensemble or soloist(s) with large ensemble accompaniment): Schubert: Winterreise, Gerald Finley and Julius Drake
Classical composition of the year: Airline Icarus, Brian Current
Rap recording of the year: The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers, Naturally Born Strangers
Dance recording of the year: Sound of a Woman, Kiesza
R&B/Soul recording of the year: Often, the Weeknd
Reggae recording of the year: Welcome the King, Exco Levi
Aboriginal album of the year: Animism, Tanya Tagaq
Roots and traditional album of the year (solo): The Raven’s Sun, Catherine MacLellan
Roots and traditional album of the year (group): Let it Lie, The Bros. Landreth
Blues album of the year: Solo Recordings, Vol. 2, Steve Hill
Contemporary Christian/gospel album of the year: VIP, Manic Drive
Jack Richardson producer of the year: Adam Messinger
Video of the year: Hideaway, Kiesza
Electronic album of the year: Our Love, Caribou
Metal/hard music album of the year: Z(squared), Devin Townsend Project
Adult contemporary album of the year: Shine On, Sarah McLachlan