Monday, April 04, 2016

Winners Lists: ACM Awards, iHeart Radio Awards, Juno Awards

Could it be that we have just too many awards shows when three different ones are held on the same night?

That was the case Sunday and the ACM Awards were given out in Las Vegas, the iHeart Music Awards in Los Angeles and the Juno Awards in Calgary. While there was a bit of crossover between the three, there were few cases, such as The Weeknd who attended the Canadian awards but also won in L.A., where winners had to choose one ceremony over the other. Justin Beiber also won at both awards but chose, instead, to go to L.A. and was booed at the Canadian Awards when he received the fan voted Fan Choice Award but wasn't at the venue.

Even though the iHeart organization and Canadians might disagree, the big awards of the night were the ACM's which saw new sensation Chris Stapleton winning four of the thirteen contested awards. Even though there is usually at least one category where a veteran artist wins, usually Vocal Event, none were honored this year.

  • Entertainer of the Year - Jason Aldean
  • Male Vocalist - Chris Stapleton
  • Female Vocalist - Miranda Lambert
  • Vocal Duo - Florida Georgia Line
  • Vocal Group - Little Big Town
  • New Male Vocalist - Chris Stapleton
  • New Female Vocalist - Kelsea Ballerini
  • New Vocal Duo or Group - Old Dominion
  • Album - Traveller - Chris Stapleton
  • Single - Die a Happy Man - Thomas Rhett
  • Song - Nobody to Blame - Chris Stapleton
  • Video - Mr. Misunderstood - Eric Church
  • Vocal Event - Smokin' and Drinkin' - Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town
Miranda Lambert's award for Female Vocalist of the Year was her seventh consecutive win in the category.

Canada's Juno Awards are that country's equivalent in importance to the Grammys and, even though they don't have quite as many categories, the awards were still spread over two nights. 

When all was done, The Weeknd had won five awards, including Album (Beauty Behind the Madness) and Single (Can't Feel My Face) to lead all other artists.

As we wrote yesterday, Buffy Sainte-Marie was the big winner for veteran artists, taking awards for Aboriginal Album and Contemporary Roots Album of the Year.

The full winner's list:
  • Album of the Year - The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness
  • Fan Choice Award - Justin Bieber
  • Breakthrough Artist of the Year - Alessia Cara
  • Country Album of the Year - Dean Brody - Gypsy Road
  • Single of the Year - The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face
  • Group of the Year - Walk Off the Earth
  • International Album of the Year - Adele - 25
  • Artist of the Year - The Weeknd
  • Breakthrough Group of the Year - Dear Rouge
  • Songwriter of the Year - Abel Tesfaye (the Weeknd) - Can’t Feel My Face, In the Night and The Hills from Beauty Behind the Madness
  • Jazz Album of the Year, Group - Allison Au Quartet - Forest Groove
  • Instrumental Album of the Year - Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld - Never Were the Way She Was.
  • Adult Alternative Album of the Year - Whitehorse - Leave No Bridge Unburned
  • Alternative Album of the Year - Braids - Deep in the Iris
  • Pop Album of the Year - Justin Bieber - Purpose
  • Rock Album of the Year - Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World
  • Francophone Album of the Year - Jean Leloup - A Paradis City
  • Vocal Jazz Album of the Year - Emilie-Claire Barlow - Clear Day
  • Jazz Album of the Year, Solo - Robi Botos - Movin’ Forward
  • Children’s Album of the Year - The Swinging Belles - More Sheep, Less Sleep
  • Classical Album of the Year, Solo or Chamber Ensemble - James Ehnes - Franck & Straus - Violin Sonatas
  • Classical Album of the Year, Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment - Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal with Olivier Latry and Jean-Willy Kunz - Symphony and New Works for Organ and Orchestra
  • Classical Album of the Year, Vocal or Choral Performance - L’Harmonie des Saisons - Las Ciudades de Oro
  • Classical Composition of the Year - Dinuk Wijeratne - Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems
  • Rap Recording of the Year - Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  • Dance Recording of the Year - Keys N Krates (featuring Katy B) - Save Me
  • R&B/Soul Recording of the Year - The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness
  • Reggae Recording of the Year - Kafinal (featuring Daddy U Roy) - Nah Complain
  • Aboriginal Album of the Year - Buffy Sainte-Marie - Power in the Blood
  • Contemporary Roots Album of the Year - Buffy Sainte-Marie - Power in the Blood
  • Traditional Roots Album of the Year - Pharis and Jason Romero - A Wanderer I’ll Stay
  • Blues Album of the Year - Harrison Kennedy - This Is From Here
  • Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year - Dan Bremnes - Where the Light Is
  • World Music Album of the Year - Boogat - Neo-Reconquista
  • Producer of the Year: - Bob Ezrin for Honey Honey and What Love Is All About from Johnny Reid, What Love Is All About
  • Recording Engineer of the Year - Shawn Everett for Don’t Wanna Fight and Gimme All Your Love from Alabama Shakes, Sound & Colour
  • Recording Package of the Year - Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski of Clyde Henry Productions and Ian Ilavsky of Constellation for Lost Voices, Esmerine.
  • Video of the Year - Adele - Hello (Dir: Xavier Dolan)
  • Electronic Album of the Year - Pomo - The Other Day
  • Heavy Metal Album of the Year - Kataklysm - Of Ghosts and Gods
  • Adult Contemporary Album of the Year - Johnny Reid - What Love Is All About
Finally, the relatively new iHeart Music Awards were held in Los Angeles where Taylor Swift won four awards and significant other Calvin Harris won one.

Of veteran artists, the Foo Fighters took Rock Artist of the Year and Enrique Iglesias took Latin Song of the Year for El Perdon with Nicky Jam. U2 was given the Innovator Award. 

The winners:
  • Best Tour - Taylor Swift
  • Album of the Year - Taylor Swift - 1989
  • Song of the Year - Adele - Hello
  • Hip-Hop Song of the Year - Drake - Hotline Bling
  • Country Artist of the Year - Luke Bryan
  • Male Artist of the Year - Justin Bieber
  • Female Artist of the Year - Taylor Swift
  • Best New Artist - Fetty Wap
  • Dance Artist of the Year - Calvin Harris
  • Rock Artist of the Year - The Foo Fighters
  • Rock Song of the Year - Zac Brown Band ft. Chris Cornell - Heavy Is the Head
  • Country Song of the Year - Chris Janson - Buy Me a Boat
  • Best Collaboration - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
  • R&B Artist of the Year - Chris Brown
  • The Biggest Triple Threat - Selena Gomez
  • Dance Song of the Year - Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber - Where Are Ü Now
  • Best Duo/Group of the Year - Maroon 5
  • Alternative Rock Artist of the Year - Twenty One Pilots
  • Best Lyrics - Rachel Platten - Fight Song
  • Alternative Rock Song of the Year - Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out
  • Most Meme-able Moment - Taylor Swift's "Crazy Girl" with Running Mascara (Blank Space video)
  • Best Fan Army - Justin Bieber's Beliebers
  • Best Cover Song: Fifth Harmony, Jasmine V, Jacob Whitesides and Mahogany Lox - Uptown Funk
  • Best Song from a Movie - Lady Gaga - Til It Happens To You (The Hunting Ground)
  • Latin Song of the Year - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias - El Perdón
  • Latin Artist of the Year - Pitbul
  • Regional Mexican Song of the Year - Voz de Mando - Levantando Polvadera
  • Regional Mexican Artist of the Year - Banda Los Recoditos
  • Innovator Award - U2