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iHeartRadio, Juno and ACM All Announce Award Winners

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on April 5, 2016

in News,Noise Pro

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:

Justin-Bieber-performs-at-Cockatoo-Island-photo-by-Ros-OGormanAlbum 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:
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Frontier Touring, Ros O'Gorman, PhotoBest 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

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