TOBI, Feist, Aysanabee Take Home Early 2024 JUNO Awards

Tate McRae, Charlotte Cardin, Daniel Caesar and the Beaches were also among the pre-ceremony winners

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BY Alex HudsonPublished Mar 24, 2024

The 2024 JUNO Awards are taking place this weekend in Halifax, NS, and while the big ceremony is tomorrow evening (March 24), most of the prizes were actually handed out today.

Breakout pop star Tate McRae won two of the night's most high-profile prizes: Single of the Year (for "greedy") and Artist of the Year. Other multiple award winners include TOBi, Aysanabee, producer Shawn Everett, and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, all of them winning two JUNOS.

Other winners include Feist (Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Multitudes), Charlotte Cardin (Pop Album of the Year for 99 Nights), the Beaches (Rock Album of the Year for Blame My Ex), Colin Stetson (Instrumental Album of the Year for When we were that what wept for the sea), Daniel Caesar (Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year for NEVER ENOUGH), William Prince (Contemporary Roots Album of the Year for Stand in the Joy), Allison Russell (Music Video of the Year for "Demons") and Bambii (Electronic Album of the Year for INFINITY CLUB).

See the winners so far listed below. The rest of the awards will be handed out tomorrow (when viewers can discover if the Beaches can break Arkells' Group of the Year streak).

Single of the Year

"Confetti," Charlotte Cardin
"Always," Daniel Caesar
"Pretty Girl Era," LU KALA
"A Little Bit Happy," TALK
"greedy," Tate McRae

International Album of the Year

Gettin' Old, Luke Combs
One Thing at a Time, Morgan Wallen
1989 (Taylor's Version), Taylor Swift

Artist of the Year

Charlotte Cardin
Daniel Caesar
Lauren Spencer
Shania Twain
Tate McRae

Songwriter of the Year

Allison Russell
Charlotte Cardin, Jason Brando & Lubalin
Nicholas Durocher and Connor Riddell
William Prince

Country Album of the Year

The Compass Project, South Album, Brett Kissel
Right Round Here, Dean Brody
Do It Anyway, Jade Eagleson
Ahead of Our Time, James Barker Band
Spillin' My Truth, Tyler Joe Miller

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Powder Blue, Begonia
Multitudes, Feist
Are We Good, Hayden
Motewolonuwok, Jeremy Dutcher
Revolution, Shawnee Kish

Alternative Album of the Year

Here and Now, Aysanabee
Dizzy, Dizzy
To Learn, Leith Ross
See You in the Dark, Softcult
Lord of the Flies & Birds & Bees, TALK

Pop Album of the Year

99 Nights, Charlotte Cardin
Mirror, Lauren Spencer Smith
Saturn Return, Rêve
Queen of Me, Shania Twain
Lost In Translation, Valley

Rock Album of the Year

Fearless, Crown Lands
Formentera II, Metric
Blame My Ex, The Beaches
Pretty Monster, The Blue Stones
Glory, The Glorious Sons

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Songwriter, Alex Bird & Ewen Farncombe
You're Alike, You Two, Caity Gyorgy & Mark Limacher
Little Bit a' Love, Denielle Bassels
Our Roots Run Deep, Dominique Fils-Aimé
Your Requests, Laila Biali

Jazz Album of the Year (Solo)

Day Moon, Christine Jensen
Walls Made of Glass, Gentiane MG
Sonic Bouquet, Jocelyn Gould
Twelve, Noam Lemish
The South Detroit Connection, Russ Macklem

Jazz Album of the Year (Group)

Migrations, Allison Au with the Migrations Ensemble
Septology - The Black Forest Session, Canadian Jazz Collective
Cry Me a River, Hilario Duran and His Latin Jazz Big Band
Recent History, Mike Murley & Mark Eisenman Quartet
Convergence, Nick Maclean Quartet feat. Brownman Ali

Instrumental Album of the Year

Néo-Romance, Alexandra Stréliski
When we were that what wept for the sea, Colin Stetson
Calibrating Friction, Haralabos [Harry] Stafylaki
Fourth Album, Markus Floats Constellation
Tesseract, Meredith Bates

Francophone Album of the Year

Zayon, FouKi
Dans la seconde, Karkwa
En concert avec l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (sous la direction du chef Simon Leclerc), Les Cowboys Fringants & l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
À boire deboutte, Salebarbes
Non conventionnel, Souldia

Children's Album of the Year

Big Words, ABC Singsong
Going Back: Remembered and Remixed Family Folk Songs, Vol. 1, Ginalina
Love-a-By, Splash'N Boots
Welcome to the Flea Circus, The Swinging Belles
Maestro Fresh Wes Presents: Young Maestro Stick to Your Vision for Young Athletes, Maestro Fresh Wes

Classical Album of the Year (Solo Artist)

Infinite Voyage, Barbara Hannigan
Nielsen: Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 4, James Ehnes
Fauré: Nocturnes & Barcarolles, Marc-André Hamelin
De Hartmann: Cello Concerto, Matt Haimovitz
mouvance, Suzie LeBlanc

Classical Album of the Year (Large Ensemble)

Bekah Simms: Bestiaries Cryptid Ensemble, Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal
Maxime Goulet: Symphonie de la tempête de verglas Orchestre classique de Montréal, conducted by Jacques Lacombe
Sibelius 3 & 4 Orchestre Métropolitain, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin 
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal, conducted by Rafael Payare
Rachmaninoff: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Isle of the Dead the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin Deutsche

Classical Album of the Year (Small Ensemble)

Mythes, Andrew Armstrong & James Ehnes
Portrait:, Alex Baranowski Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà Analekta
Portrait, Cheng² Duo
Il Ponte di Leonardo, Constantinople Glossa
Basta parlare!, Les Barocudas

Classical Composition of the Year

Simulacra, Amy Brandon
Portrait of an Imaginary Sibling, Dinuk Wijeratne
…and the Higher Leaves of the Trees Seemed to Shimmer in the Last of the Sunlight's Lingering Touch of Them…, Emilie Cecilia LeBel
Shāhīn-nāmeh, for Voice and Orchestra, Iman Habibi Analekta
Don't Throw Your Head in Your Hands, Nicole Lizée

Rap Album/EP of the Year

bag or die, bbno$
Spin the Globe, Connor Price
Crying Crystals, Haviah Mighty

Dance Recording of the Year

"Eat Your Man," Dom Dolla & Nelly Furtado
"Crew Thang," DVBBS, Jeremih & Sk8
"Need Your Love," Felix Cartal & Karen Harding
"I Go Dancing (feat. Ella Henderson)," Frank Walker
"Next To You (feat. Kane Brown)," Loud Luxury & DVBBS

Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year

For the Better, Aqyila
NEVER ENOUGH, Daniel Caesar
Heartbreak Hill, Jon Vinyl
When It Blooms, Nonso Amadi
FACETS, Shay Lia

Reggae Recording of the Year

"Stir This Thing," Ammoye
"Feel Like Home," Exco Levi
"Roots Girl," Jah'Mila
"Dread Kirk," Diamond & Finn
"Rush Dem" (feat. 4Korners, Haviah Mighty), Omega Mighty

Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year

Here and Now, Aysanabee
Scream, Holler & Howl, Blue Moon Marquee
Inuktitut, Elisapie
Revolution, Shawnee Kish
Bekka Ma'iingan, Zoon

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

The Returner, Allison Russell
We Will Never Be the Same, Good Lovelies
Beyond the Reservoir, Julian Taylor
A Light in the Attic, Logan Staats
Stand in the Joy, William Prince

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

Paint Horse, Benjamin Dakota Rogers
The Breath Between, David Francey
Roses, Jackson Hollow
Second Hand, James Keelaghan
Resilience, Morgan Toney

Blues Album of the Year

SoulFunkn'BLUES, Blackburn Brothers
Scream, Holler & Howl, Blue Moon Marquee
One Step Closer, Brandon Isaak
The Big Bottle of Joy, Matt Andersen
Gettin' Together, Michael Jerome Browne

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year

Glory to God, Brooke Nicholls
ALL YE LEPERS, Joshua Leventhal
Arrow, K-Anthony
Where I'm Meant to Be, Stirling John
Alive, Tuzee

Global Music Album of the Year

Donte sann yo, Bel and Quinn
Kizavibe, Kizaba
SMS for Location Vol. 5, Moonshine
Okantomi, OKAN
Soap Box, Waahli

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year

Hill Kourkoutis
Jason Brando, Lubalin, Mathieu Sénéchal & Sam Avant
Joel Stouffer
Shawn Everett

Recording Engineer of the Year

Denis Tougas
George Seara
Matty Green
Serban Ghenea
Shawn Everett

Album Artwork of the Year

Inuktitut, Elisapie
Multitudes, Feist
The Love Still Held Me Near, City and Colour
Riopelle Symphonique, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
I'M GOOD, HBU?, Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Music Video of the Year

"Of Woods and Seas," Andrew De Zen, Alaskan Tapes
"Demons," Ethan Tobman, Allison Russell
"onetwostep" (feat. juicelover), Jordan Clarke, des hume
"DAMN RIGHT," Sterling Larose, Snotty Nose Rez Kids
"feral canadian scaredy cat," Sterling Larose & Zachary Vague

Electronic Album of the Year

Birds, Bees, the Clouds & the Trees, Harrison
Creatures of the Late Afternoon, Kid Koala
Synthetic Season 2, Rich Aucoin
No Highs, Tim Hecker

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

As Gomorrah Burns, Cryptopsy
Electric Sounds, Danko Jones
Goliath, Kataklysm
VOID, KEN mode
Morgöth Tales, Voivod

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

Heavy Lifting, Amanda Marshall
I Wish I Was Flawless, I'm Not, BANNERS
To Be Loved, Vol. 1, Josh Sahunta
Run Where the Light Calls, Luca Fogale
Wildflower, Steph La Rochelle

Comedy Album of the Year

Life of Leisure, Derek Seguin
Never Was, Graham Clark
A Lylebility, Kyle Brownrigg
Sexiest Fish in the Lake, Laurie Elliott
SAP, Mae Martin

Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

"Hello," Aqyila
"Unbreakable," Jhyve
"Where to Find Me," Katie Tupper
"9 to 5," Luna Elle
"Real World," RealestK

Rap Single of the Year

"American Nightmare," Belly
"Spinnin" (feat. Bens), Connor Price
"Honey Bun," Haviah Mighty
"Minimum Wage," Pressa
"Someone I Knew," TOBi

Underground Dance Single of the Year

"Call My Name," BLOND:ISH
"Mad Mess," DJ Karaba, DJ Karaba
"Could Be Wrong," LOSTBOYJAY
"Eclipse," Peach, Psychic Readings
"Concorde Groove," Smalltown DJs

Traditional Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year

Sing. Pray. Love., Joel Wood
LFS5, Nimkii & the Niniis
Mitòòdebi (For My Relatives), The Bearhead Sisters
Reverie, The Red River Ramblers
Drum Nation, Young Scouts

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