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Juno Awards of 1990

Juno Awards of 1990
Date 18 March 1990
Venue O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Host Rick Moranis
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBC

The Juno Awards of 1990, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 18 March 1990 in Toronto at a ceremony in the O'Keefe Centre. Rick Moranis was the host for the ceremonies, which were broadcast on CBC Television.

Alannah Myles won in three Juno categories on the strength of her internationally successful debut album.

Specialty television service YTV would broadcast a repeat of the televised awards ceremony one week later, according to a five-year agreement announced before the 1990 Juno Awards.


  • Nominees and winners 1
    • Canadian Entertainer of the Year 1.1
    • Best Female Vocalist 1.2
    • Best Male Vocalist 1.3
    • Most Promising Female Vocalist 1.4
    • Most Promising Male Vocalist 1.5
    • Group of the Year 1.6
    • Most Promising Group 1.7
    • Best Composer 1.8
    • Best Country Female Vocalist 1.9
    • Best Country Male Vocalist 1.10
    • Best Country Group or Duo 1.11
    • Best Instrumental Artist 1.12
    • International Entertainer of the Year 1.13
    • Best Producer 1.14
    • Best Recording Engineer 1.15
    • Hall of Fame Award 1.16
    • Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award 1.17
  • Nominated and winning albums 2
    • Album of the Year 2.1
    • Best Children's Album 2.2
    • Best Classical Album (Solo or Chamber Ensemble) 2.3
    • Best Classical Album (Large Ensemble) 2.4
    • Best Album Design 2.5
    • International Album of the Year 2.6
    • Best Jazz Album 2.7
    • Best Roots and Traditional Album 2.8
  • Nominated and winning releases 3
    • Single of the Year 3.1
    • Best Classical Composition 3.2
    • International Single of the Year 3.3
    • Best R&B/Soul Recording 3.4
    • Best Reggae/Calypso Recording 3.5
    • Best Dance Recording 3.6
    • Best Video 3.7
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Nominees and winners

Canadian Entertainer of the Year

This award was chosen by a national poll rather than by Juno organisers CARAS.

Winner: The Jeff Healey Band

Other Nominees:

Best Female Vocalist

Winner: Rita MacNeil

Other Nominees:

Best Male Vocalist

Winner: Kim Mitchell

Other Nominees:

Most Promising Female Vocalist

Winner: Alannah Myles

Other Nominees:

Most Promising Male Vocalist

Winner: Daniel Lanois

Other Nominees:

Group of the Year

Winner: Blue Rodeo

Other Nominees:

Most Promising Group

Winner: The Tragically Hip

Other Nominees:

Best Composer

Winner: David Tyson and Christopher Ward (for Alannah Myles)

Other Nominees:

Best Country Female Vocalist

Winner: k.d. lang

Other Nominees:

Best Country Male Vocalist

Winner: George Fox

Other Nominees:

Best Country Group or Duo

Winner: The Family Brown

Other Nominees:

Best Instrumental Artist

Winner: Manteca

Other Nominees:

International Entertainer of the Year

Winner: Melissa Etheridge

Other Nominees:

Best Producer

Winner: Bruce Fairbairn, Pump by Aerosmith

Other Nominees:

Best Recording Engineer

Winner: Kevin Doyle, Alannah Myles by Alannah Myles

Other Nominees:

Hall of Fame Award

Winner: Maureen Forrester

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award

Winner: Rush

Nominated and winning albums

Album of the Year

Winner: Alannah Myles, Alannah Myles

Other Nominees:

Best Children's Album

Winner: Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Susan Hammond and Barbara Nichol

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album (Solo or Chamber Ensemble)

Winner: 20th Century Original Piano Transcriptions, Louis Lortie

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Album (Large Ensemble)

Winner: Boccherini: Cello Concertos and Symphonies, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Other Nominees:

Best Album Design

Winner: Hugh Syme, Presto by Rush

Other Nominees:

International Album of the Year

Winner: Girl You Know It's True, Milli Vanilli (disqualified)

Other Nominees:

Best Jazz Album

Winner: Skydance, Jon Ballantyne Trio featuring Joe Henderson

Other Nominees:

Best Roots and Traditional Album

Winner: * Je Voudrais Changer D'Chapeau, La Bottine Souriante

Other Nominees:

Nominated and winning releases

Single of the Year

Winner: "Black Velvet", Alannah Myles

Other Nominees:

Best Classical Composition

Winner: Concerto For Harp and Chamber Orchestra, Oskar Morawetz

Other Nominees:

International Single of the Year

Winner: "Swing The Mood", Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers

Other Nominees:

Best R&B/Soul Recording

Winner: Spellbound, Billy Newton-Davis

Other Nominees:

Best Reggae/Calypso Recording

Winner: Too Late To Turn Back Now, Sattalites

Other Nominees:

Best Dance Recording

Winner: "I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden)", Kon Kan

Other Nominees:

Best Video

Winner: Cosimo Cavallaro, "Boomtown" by Andrew Cash

Other Nominees:


  • Nunes, Julia (8 February 1990). "Alannah Myles and Rita MacNeil lead the pack of Juno nominees".  
  • Nunes, Julia (19 March 1990). "Myles scores musical hat trick (Rocker picks up three Juno Awards)".  

External links

  • Juno Awards site
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