Apr 22, 2013 | G-BLOG | 0 comments

Juno Recap: The Weeknd wins big

At the non-televised Juno celebration, 23-year old Toronto native Abel Tesfaye won two awards.
The “Wicked Games” singer went home with Breakthrough Artist of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year with his epic “Trilogy”. A project that began as three released free-to-download mixtapes yet still went gold in Canada and the U.S.
A full list of winners can be found below:
Artist of the Year: Leonard Cohen
Breakthrough Artist: The Weeknd
Country Album: Fire It Up, Johnny Reid
Alternative Album: Synthetica, Metric
Pop Album: Kiss, Carly Rae Jepsen
Rock Album: Clockwork Angels, Rush
Vocal Jazz Album: Seulee ce Soir, Emilie-Claire Barlow
Contemporary Jazz Album: Swim, Joe Miller
Traditional Jazz Album: Test of Time, Murley, Bickert & Wallace
Instrumental Album: Fantastic Pictures, Pugs & Crows
Francophone Album: Le Treizieme Etage, Louis-Jean Cormier
Children’s Album: The Stella and Sam Album, Emilie Mover
Classical Album, Large Ensemble: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, James Ehnes
Classical Album, Vocal or Choral: Prima Donna, Karina Gauvin
Classical Compostion: Violin Concerto, Vivian Fung
Rap Recording: Inner Ninja, Classified
R&B/Soul Recording: Trilogy, The Weeknd
Reggae Recording: Storms of Life
Aboriginal Album: Just Like You, Crystal Shawanda
Roots & Traditional Album, Group: Days Into Years, Elliott Brood
Roots & Traditional Album, Solo: We Have Made A Spark, Rose Cousins
Blues Album: A Natural Fact, Steve Strongman
Contemporary Christian/Gospel: I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home), The City Harmonic
World Music Album: Tribute to Miriam Makeba, Lorraine Klaasen
Producer of the Year: James Shaw, Synthetica by Metric
Recording Engineer: Kevin Churko
Recording Package: Justin Broadbent
Video of the Year: HYFR by Drake, Director X
Music DVD of the Year: Bobcaygeon (The Tragically Hip) by Andy Keen, Patrick Sambrook, Shawn Marino
Electronic Album: Visions, Grimes
Metal/Hard Music Album: Woods 5, Grey Skies and Electric Light by Woods of Ypres
Adult Contemporary Album: Lead With Your Heart, The Tenors

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