Halifax’s JRDN took home his first win at the 43rd JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards. The Canadian R&B sensation won in the category of R&B / Soul Recording of the Year for his radio smash “Can’t Choose”, featuring Kardinal Offishall.

Meanwhile, the Ottawa-based trio, A Tribe Called Red, made history becoming the first indigenous group to win a JUNO outside of the Aboriginal music category when the group took home Breakthrough Group of the Year. In May 2013, the group released its critically acclaimed sophomore album, Nation II Nation, which also received a second 2014 Juno nomination for Electronic Album of the Year.

Other winners that night included Strive for Reggae Recording of the Year and Drake, who took home Rap Recording of the Year for Nothing Was The Same.

Emma Kombora