If there is one thing we learned at the 2017 Juno Awards in Ottawa, on Apirl 3rd, it’s that you never, EVER play-off the Tragically Hip when they are giving their acceptance speech.
The group won the ‘Group of the Year’ Award, a fitting tribute for the year-that-was-Hip in 2016. As they were delivering their speech, an EDM-esque song began to give them the cue. Lead guitarist, Paul Langlois, didn’t like that.
“Oh, you’re gonna play me off, are you?” he said.
As Langlois continued to give his thanks, the music switched to The Hip’s “Ahead By A Century.”
“Go to commercial, go ahead!” Langlois said. And then, “This is my arena, not yours,” referring to the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa where The Hip had played six months earlier.
Feist paid tribute to the late-Leonard Cohen, with her rendition of “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye”. Check out a snippet of her performance below…
And here is the full list of winners below!
Juno Awards 2017 Winners List:
-Album Of The Year: Leonard Cohen, You Want it Darker.
-Group Of The Year: The Tragically Hip, Man Machine Poem.
-Breakthrough Artist: Ruth B.
-Songwriter Of The year: Gord Downie for “The Stranger,” “The Only Place to Be” and “Son” from Secret Path.
-Pop Album Of the Year: Alessia Cara, Know-It-All.
-Country Album Of The Year: Jess Moskaluke, Kiss Me Quiet.
-Fan Choice Award: Shawn Mendes.
-Artist Of The Year: Leonard Cohen.
-Single Of The Year: The Strumbellas, “Spirits.”
-Breakthrough Group Of The Year: The Dirty Nil.
-Adult Alternative Album Of The Year: Gord Downie, Secret Path.
-Alternative Album Of The Year: July Talk, Touch.
-Rock Album Of The Year: The Tragically Hip, Man Machine Poem.
-Rap Recording Of The Year: Jazz Cartier, “Hotel Paranoia.”
-Dance Recording Of The Year: Bit Funk Featuring Shae Jacobs, “Off The Ground.”
-R&B/Soul Recording Of The Year: The Weeknd, “Starboy”
-Reggae Recording Of The Year: Exco Levi, Siren.
-Indigenous Music Album Of The Year: Quantum Tangle, Tiny Hands.
-Contemporary Roots Album Of The Year: William Prince, Earthly Days.
-Traditional Roots Album Of The Year: The East Pointers, Secret Victory.
-Blues Album Of The Year: Paul Reddick, Ride The One.
-Vocal Jazz Album Of The Year: Bria Skonberg, Bria.
-Jazz Album Of The Year — Solo: Renée Rosnes, Written In The Rocks.
-Jazz Album Of The Year — Group: Metalwood, Twenty.
-Instrumental Album Of The Year: The Fretless, Bird’s Nest.
-Francophone Album Of The Year: Laurence Nerbonne, Xo.
-Children’s Album Of The Year: Diana Panton, I Believe In Little Things.
-Classical Album Of The Year — Solo Or Chamber: New Orford String Quartet, Brahms: String Quartets, Op. 51, Nos. 1 & 2.
-Classical Album Of The Year — Large Ensemble: Steve Wood And The Northern Cree Singers And Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Going Home Star — Truth And Reconciliation.
-Jack Richardson Producer Of The Year: A Tribe Called Red, “R.E.D.” (Featuring Yasiin Bey, Narcy And Black Bear) And “Sila” (Featuring Tanya Tagaq) From We Are The Hallucination.
-Recording Engineer Of The Year: Jason Dufour For “Push + Pull” And “Beck + Call” From July Talk’s Touch.
-Recording Package Of The Year: Gord Downie, Secret Path — Jonathan Shedletzky (Art Director), Isis Essery (Designer) And Jeff Lemaire (Illustrator).
-Video Of The Year: Grimes, “Kill V. Maim” (Director: Claire Boucher).
-Electronic Album Of The Year: Kaytranada, 99.9%.
-Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year: Mandroid Echostar, i.
-Adult Contemporary Album Of The Year: Sarah Mclachlan, Wonderland.
-International Album Of The Year: Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams.