Feist leads 2008 Juno Award winners
Monday, April 7, 2008
Leslie Feist was the most successful artist as the Juno Awards concluded in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday. The performer of the internationally-successful single "1234" won in five categories: Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.
Veteran group Blue Rodeo won in three categories: Group of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Video of the Year.
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame added veteran Canadian rock band Triumph to its honour roll. The Humanitarian Award was presented to country performer Paul Brandt while the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award was presented to Citytv and MuchMusic founder Moses Znaimer.
The Juno Awards began in 1970, initially known as the Gold Leaf Awards, and are Canada's most prominent annual music honours. The awards have been nationally televised within Canada since 1975. Next year's ceremonies will be hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The following winners were announced on Sunday's primary awards telecast:
- Album of the Year: The Reminder by Feist
- Country Recording of the Year: Risk by Paul Brandt
- Juno Fan Choice Award: Michael Bublé
- Group of the Year: Blue Rodeo
- New Group of the Year: Wintersleep
- Pop Album of the Year: The Reminder by Feist
- Single of the Year: "1234" by Feist
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