Juno Awards 2013: Carly Rae Jepsen Wins Big, Justin Bieber Nabs Fan Choice Award
Carly Rae Jepsen was a big winner at the 2013 Juno Awards. The "Call Me Maybe" hitmaker took the top honor Album of the Year for her latest studio installment "Kiss" in the ceremony held Sunday, April 21 at the Credit Union Eventplex in Regina, Sask. "There are so many people who deserve this. Thank you so much," she said as she accepted the prize from veteran singer Tom Cochrane.
Receiving a total of five nominations, the former "Canadian Idol" contestant nabbed two other awards, Single of the Year for "Call Me Maybe" and Pop Album of the Year for "Kiss". "It's crazy when you think one song can change your life, and it's true, but it's also so, so many people.... The fans -- this is for you!" she said when taking the best single award, thanking Justin Bieber who helped promote her song to his fans.
Bieber himself won one out of his four nominations. The "Boyfriend" singer grabbed the Fan Choice Award, but he wasn't present at the event to take the trophy since he's currently in the middle of his world tour.
Also leading in term of number was Metric with three. The indie rock band's album "Synthetica" was named Alternative Album of the Year. The band's member James Shaw got Jack Richardson Producer of the Year and art director Justin Broadben was honored with Recording Package of the Year.
Another winner with multiple prizes was The Weeknd. The 23-year-old was chosen as Breakthrough Artist of the Year and took home R&B/Soul Recording of the Year award through his 2012 compilation album "Trilogy".
Leonard Cohen claimed Artist of the Year title in addition to winning Songwriter of the Year for "Old Ideas". Marianas Trench was dubbed Group of the Year, while Mumford & Sons nabbed International Album of the Year title for their Grammy Award-winning album "Babel".
The winners of the 2013 Juno Awards were announced in a two-night celebration, with 35 awards being handed out on Saturday. The seven other awards were presented in a live broadcast with Michael Buble hosting the ceremony. Carly Rae Jepsen, Serena Ryder and Metric more were among the musical performers.
The Sunday gala also saw the induction of k.d. lang into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. She accepted the honor from Anne Murray, saying in her heartfelt speech, "Thank you so much for all your support over the years. I think the fact that I'm standing here receiving this award actually says more about Canada than it does about me."
Below are winners of some top categories at this year's Juno Awards. The full list is available on the official site.
- Album of the Year: Carly Rae Jepsen, "Kiss"
- Adult Alternative Album of the Year: Serena Ryder, "Harmony"
- Fan Choice Award: Justin Bieber
- Single of the Year: Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
- Breakthrough Artist of the Year: The Weeknd
- Group of the Year: Marianas Trench
- Songwriter of the Year: Leonard Cohen, "Old Ideas"
- International Album of the Year: "Babel", Mumford & Sons
- Artist of the Year: Leonard Cohen
- Country Album of the Year: "Fire It Up", Johnny Reid
- Pop Album of the Year: "Kiss", Carly Rae Jepsen
- Rock Album of the Year: "Clockwork Angels", Rush
- R&B/Soul Recording of the Year: "Trilogy", The Weeknd
- Jack Richardson Producer of the Year: James Shaw, "Youth Without Youth" and "Breathing Underwater", from Metric's "Synthetica"
- Video of the Year: "HYFR", Drake
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