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Ontario Produced Award-Winning Music in 2015!

2016 Grammy Awards Nominations

Congratulations to these Ontario Artists Nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award!

 
The Weeknd - Seven Grammy Award Nominations:
(Record of The Year, Album of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best R&B Performance,
Best R&B Song, Best Contemporary Album and Best Song Written for Visual Media.)
  Drake – Five Grammy Award Nominations:
Best Rap Performance /Best Rap/Sung Collaboration /Best Rap Song /Best Rap Album


 
Justin Bieber – Grammy Award Nomination - WHERE ARE Ü NOW Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber - Best Dance Recording   Caribou – Our Love –Grammy Award Nomination- Best Dance/Electronic Album

The 2015 Polaris Music Prize Winner

OMF-Supported Buffy Sainte-Marie (Truth North Records) wins 2015 Polaris Music Prize.

 
2015 Canada’s Walk of Fame Special Award - Shawn Medes - The Allan Slaight honour for a young Canadian making a positive impact in the music industry.   Kevin Winter/Getty - American Music Award Winner (AMA) Winner - The Weeknd
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B The Weeknd /Favorite Album – Soul/R&B The Weeknd “Beauty Behind The Madness”


OMDC Ontario JUNO Award 2015 Nominee Celebration

 

Michael Cavallo, Shawn Cavallo, Anthony Moreino
(Manic Drive)

 

Taes Leavitt, Nick Adams (Splash'N Boots)

 

Ernesto Cervini, Dan Fortin and Chris Donnelly
(Myriad3)

 

Puggy Simeon, Danny Maestro, Tasha T, Steele

Visit OMDC's Ontario JUNO 2015 Nominee Reception Facebook Gallery for more photos. 

2015 Ontario JUNO Award Winners

Here are just a few highlights from Hamilton. For a complete list of winners click here.

SINGLE OF THE YEAR - Rude Magic!(Sony) / BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Factor, The Government Of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage [Canada Music Fund] and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters) Magic! (Sony)

 

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR - The Weeknd (The Weeknd XO*Universal) / R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR - Often The Weeknd (The Weeknd  XO*Universal)

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR - Arkells (Arkells Music*Universal) / ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by SIRIUSXM Canada) - High Noon Arkells (Arkells Music* Universal) 

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by SIRIUSXM Canada) Bahamas “All the Time”, “Bitter Memories”, “Stronger Than That” BAHAMAS IS AFIE – Bahamas (Barchords*Universal) / ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Bahamas Is Afie Bahamas(Barchords*Universal)

 

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR(Sponsored by Long & Mcquade) - July Talk July Talk (Sleepless*Universal)

 

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by TD) - Little Machines Lights (Lights Music*Universal)

 

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Red Diana Panton (Diana Panton*eOne)

 

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO Vista Obscura - Kirk MacDonald (Addo*Conveyor)

 

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP - Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Jane Bunnett and Maqueque (Justin Time*Universal)

 

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT - MOZART: Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 24 Angela Hewitt(Hyperion*HM)

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR - VIP Manic Drive(Bema Media*David C. Cook)
 
RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR - The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers Naturally Born Strangers (Legend’s League*
Independent)
  REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR - Welcome the King Exco Levi(Kheilstone*Independent)
 
WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR(Sponsored by Canada Council for the Arts)
500 Years of Night Quique Escamilla(Lulaworld*Outside)
  JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Slaight Music) - Adam Messinger “Change Your Life” (co-producer Nasri Atweh) THE NEW CLASSIC Iggy Azalea (Island Def Jam*Universal) “Rude” DON’T KILL THEMAGIC–Magic! (Sony)
 
RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR(Sponsored by Ontario Institute Of Audio Recording Technology  [OIART]) - Eric Ratz “Ghosts” GHOSTS – Big Wreck(Anthem*Warner) “Satellite Hotel” BLACK BUFFALO One Bad Son(604*Universal)   ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Our Love Caribou (Merge*F.A.B)
Photos courtesy of CARAS.