Juno Awards' Carly Rae Jepsen and Marianas Trench come out on top
The 42nd Juno Awards may have been held in Regina, but Vancouver owned the night.
Not only did our own ultrasmooth Michael Buble host the evening, in a parade of tuxedos, but local acts took a few of the biggest awards. Carly Rae Jepsen won for both album and pop album of the year (Kiss) and top single ("Call Me Maybe"), while Marianas Trench—which performed with both a gospel choir and aerial suspension wires--won for group of the year. Vancouver's Hannah Georgas also put in a killer performance.
A highlight of the night was k.d. lang accepting a Juno for induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, receiving the award from Anne Murray (who she claimed to have once had a crush on). She commented that "only in Canada could there be such a freak as k.d. lang". "It is okay to let your freak flag fly and embrace the quirkmeister that's in every one of us," she told the crowd.
Elsewhere, Leonard Cohen (who won artist of the year at Saturday night's Juno gala) was named songwriter of the year, Monster Truck was breakthrough group, absentee Justin Bieber won the Juno Fan Choice, and Serena Ryder's Harmony won adult alternative album of the year.
Here are other winners from festivities the previous night:
Breakthrough Artist of the Year: The Weeknd
Country Album of the year: Johnny Reid's Fire It Up
Alternative Album of the Year: Metric's Synthetica
Rock Album of the Year: Rush's Clockwork Angels
Rap Recording of the Year: Classified's “Inner Ninja”
Dance Recording of the Year: Anjulie's “You and I”
R&B/Soul Recording of the Year: The Weeknd's Trilogy
Electronic Album of the Year: Grimes's Visions
Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year: Woods of Ypres's Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
Adult Contemporary Album of the Year: The Tenors' Lead With Your Heart
Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, Solo: Rose Cousins's We Have Made a Spark
Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, Group: Elliott Brood's Days Into Years
Vocal Jazz Album of the Year: Emilie-Claire Barlow's Seule Ce Soir.
Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year: Joel Miller's Swim
Traditional Jazz Album of the Year: Murley, Bickert & Wallace's Test of Time
Instrumental Album of the Year: Pugs & Crows' Fantastic Pictures
Francophone Album of the Year: Louis-Jean Cormier's Le treizieme étage
Children’s Album of the Year: Emilie Mover's The Stella and Sam Album
Classical Album of the Year, Solo or Chamber Ensemble: Amici Chamber Ensemble's Levant
Classical Album of the Year, Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment: James Ehnes's Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Classical Album of the Year, Vocal or Choral Performance: Karina Gauvin's Prima Donna
Classical Composition of the Year: Vivian Fung's Violin Concerto
Reggae Recording of the Year: Exco Levi's “Storms of Life”
Aboriginal Album of the Year: Crystal Shawanda's Just Like You
Blues Album of the Year: Steve Strongman's A Natural Fact
Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year: The City Harmonic's I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home)
World Music Album of the Year: Lorraine Klaasen's Tribute to Miriam Makeba
Jack Richardson Producer of the Year: James Shaw for “Youth Without Youth” and “Breathing Underwater" from Synthetica
Recording Engineer of the Year: Kevin Churko (with co-engineer Kane Churko) for In This Moment's “Blood” and Five Finger Death Punch's “Coming Down”
Recording Package of the Year: Justin Broadbent for Metric's Synthetica
Video of the Year: Drake's “HYFR"
Music DVD of the Year: The Tragically Hip's Bobcaygeon
International Album of the Year: Mumford & Sons' Babel