Will Rush Win Its 7th and 8th Juno Awards?

Nominees Rush has had almost 40 nominations for Juno Awards over the years, and this year they’re up for two more, Group of the Year and Rock Album of the Year. The Juno Awards are Canada’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards in the U.S. and the band has been a fixture at them since 1975, when they won Most Promising New Group. Since then they’ve won half a dozen awards, including Group of the Year in 1978 and again in 1979, and Best Hard Rock Album in 1991 and again in 1992. They also won Music DVD of the Year in 2004. Of course, they’ve had plenty of near-misses, too, 31 in all, if I’ve counted correctly. (See below.) This year, given the strong critical and commercial reception they’ve received for Clockwork Angels, which is up for Rock Album of the Year, they certainly have a good shot at walking away with a top prize once more.

This year’s awards program is April 21 at Regina’s Brandt Centre and will be broadcast on CTV.


Past Wins:

  • 2004 Music DVD of the Year: Rush in Rio
  • 1992 Hard Rock Album of the Year: Roll the Bones
  • 1991 Best Hard Rock / Metal Album: Presto
  • 1979 Group of the Year
  • 1978 Group of the Year
  • 1975 Most Promising New Group

Past Near Misses:

  • 2012 Music DVD of the Year: Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland
  • 2011 Music DVD of the Year: Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
  • 2010 Music DVD of the Year: Snakes & Arrows Live
  • 2007 Music DVD of the Year: R30
  • 1997 North Star Rock Album of the Year: Test for Echo
  • 1994 Group of the Year
  • 1994 Best Hard Rock Album: Counterparts
  • 1992 Group of the Year
  • 1991 Group of the Year
  • 1990 Group of the Year
  • 1989 Group of the Year
  • 1986 Album of the Year: Power Windows
  • 1986 Group of the Year
  • 1984 Album of the Year: Grace under Pressure
  • 1984 Group of the Year
  • 1983 Album of the Year: Signals
  • 1983 Single of the Year: “New World Man”
  • 1983 Group of the Year
  • 1982 Album of the Year: Exit . . . Stage Left
  • 1982 Album of the Year: Moving Pictures
  • 1982 Group of the Year
  • 1981 Album of the Year: Permanent Waves
  • 1981 Group of the Year
  • 1980 Album of the Year: Hemispheres
  • 1980 Group of the Year
  • 1979 Best Selling Album: Hemispheres
  • 1979 Producer of the Year: Terry Brown and Rush
  • 1978 Best Selling Album: A Farewell to Kings
  • 1978 Producer of the Year—Album: Rush and Terry Brown (A Farewell to Kings)
  • 1977 Group of the Year
  • 1976 Best Album Graphics: Fly by Night

Here’s what the Juno Awards says about Rush in its nomination blurb:

“With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush—Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart—is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most popular. The RIAA has certified Rush for the third most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Rush released their 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels on June 12, 2012. The highly anticipated album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, matching the highest chart debut of the band’s career. In addition to their commercial success, Rush has also been recognized with a number of JUNO Awards and multiple Grammy nominations. Enjoying a recent pop culture renaissance, Rush made a rare television appearance – their first in over 30 years – on The Colbert Report and a memorable cameo in the film I Love You, Man. Most recently, Rush has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. A Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio’s continuing artistic vitality, observing, “it’s true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in ’76 or even ’96. It may mean more.”

How many Junos?

How many Grammys?

 More This and That.

~ by rvkeeper on February 21, 2013.

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