Although Canada’s 2020 JUNO music award winners were announced back on June 29, Bryan Adams revealed that he received his award just this past week.
The singer-songwriter, born here in Kingston in 1959, picked up the Adult Contemporary Album of the Year JUNO for “Shine A Light”. The album was also in the running for Album of the Year and Adams himself received a nomination for Artist of the Year. This was his 17th JUNO award, the third most wins of all time following Celine Dion and the iconic Anne Murray
Adams posted a photo of his JUNO on Facebook with the caption: “Thank you to everyone at the Juno Awards and Universal Music Canada for making “Shine A Light” Best Adult Contemporary Album. The statue just arrived at my place and it really means a lot to me to get something like this after all these years. #mindblown !”
Thank you to everyone at the Juno Awards and Universal Music Canada for making “Shine A Light” Best Adult Contemporary…
Released in March 2019, “Shine A Light” is Adams’ fourteenth studio album. It debuted at #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart and hit the top 10 in a number of other countries.
This year’s JUNO ceremony also saw Rock Album of the Year awarded (for the second time) to Kingston’s The Glorious Sons for “A War on Everything” after being nominated along with another Kingston band, the Headstones.
Also from the local area, Avril Lavigne picked up the JUNO Fan Choice award for her sixth studio album, “Head Above Water”. Raised in nearby Napanee, Lavigne was additionally nominated for Pop Album of the Year.