Shawn Mendes captures major Juno Awards at gala dinner; Bublé, Foster, Grdina, and Washboard Union also honoured

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      It's clear who the big winner was in Round 1 of the Juno Awards.

      Shawn Mendes wasn't at last night's gala dinner in London, Ontario, but that didn't prevent him from being honoured as Artist of the Year. He also captured Junos for Single of the Year ("In My Blood") and Pop Album of the Year (Shawn Mendes).

      In addition, Mendes shared the songwriter of the year Juno for two singles: "Lost in Japan" with co-songwriters Geoff Warburton, Khalid Robinson, Scott Harris, and Teddy Geiger ;and for "In My Blood" with co-songwriters Warburton, Harris, and Geiger.

      B.C. artists weren't overlooked at the gala.

      Burnaby-raised Michael Bublé's Love was named Adult Contemporary Album of the Year. Bublé presented another musician with B.C. roots, Victoria-raised David Foster, with the Humanitarian Award.

      Vancouver resident Gordon Grdina won the Juno for Instrumental Album of the Year for China Cloud.

      And the Breakthrough Group of the Year, the Washboard Union, is also based in Vancouver. Two members, Aaron Grain and Chris Duncombe met in Kelowna and they later connected with the third member, David Roberts, after moving to Vancouver.

      The Washboard Union was honoured as the Breakthrough Group of the Year.

      In other awards, Canadian Music Hall of Fame member Colin James won for Blues Album of the Year for Miles to Go.

      The World Music Album of the Year Juno went to Wesli's Rapadou Kreyol.

      Bahamas, a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen, was honoured for Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Earthtones.

      The Alternative Album of the Year was Baby Teeth by Dizzy.

      Andy Milne & Dapp Theory won the the Juno for Jazz Album of the Year for The Season of Being. And Voivod captured the Juno for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year for The Wake.

      Classical Composition of the Year went to Ana Sokolović for "Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes".

      The Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choir was Vienna: Fin de Siècle by soprano Barbara Hannigan and Dutch conductor and pianist Reinbert De Leeuw.

      The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Oundjian, won the Juno for Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble for Vaughan Williams. It also featured Louis Lortie, Sarah Jeffrey, and Tang Li.

      Gordon Grdina's instrumental album China Cloud won him a Juno.

      Classically trained Tobique First Nation tenor Jeremy Dutcher was honoured for Indigenous Album of the Year for Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.

      LoveCollide, an Indigenous duo from North Carolina, won for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the year for Tired of Basic. It was eligible because the two sisters, Brooke and Lauren DeLeary, are registered as members of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation in Ontario.

      In the Solo or Chamber category, the Classical Album of the Year went to the Gryphon Trio's The End of Flowers: Works by Clarke & Ravel.

      The Electronic Album of the Year Juno was given to Milk n Bone's Deception Bay

      "LoVE me NOw" by Tory Lanez was the Rap Recording of the Year; "Body" by Loud Luxury took the Juno for Dance Recording of the Year; and Sly & Robbie Meet Dubamatix—Overdubbed was the Reggae Recording of the Year.

      Donovan Woods won the Juno for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year for Both Ways; the Traditional Roots Album of the Year was Sweet Old Religion by Pharis and Jason Romero.

      The Comedy Album of the Year Juno went to Dave Merheje for Good Friend Bad Grammar.

      The Francophone Album of the Year was awarded to Une année record by Loud.

      The musical duo Splash 'N Boots (Nick Adams and Taes Leavitt) took home the Juno for Children's Album of the Year for You, Me and the Sea.

      Tonight, CBC Television will broadcast the televised portion of the Juno Awards, which will be hosted by Sarah McLachlan.