Gord Downie and Arcade Fire win big at Junos as Jessie Reyez and Daniel Caesar show what next generation can do

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      The second night of Juno Award presentations featured many emotional moments, including a loving tribute to Gord Downie, who died in October after a public battle with cancer.

      Downie won the Juno for Artist of the Year at Rogers Arena.

      This came 24 hours after Downie was named cowinner of Songwriter of the Year and winner of Adult Alternative Album of the Year at a gala dinner at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

      But what captured the hearts of last night's audience was the tributes to Downie from Kevin Drew, Pearl Wenjack, Sarah Harmer, Kevin Hearn, and Dallas Green.

      Pearl Wenjack and Kevin Drew pay tribute to Gord Downie.

      The Breakthrough Artist of the Year was Jessie Reyez and the Juno for Rap Recording of the Year went to Tory Lanez for "Shooters".

      Reyez, 26, sang "Figures, a Reprise", joined halfway through by 22-year-old Daniel Caesar, showcasing the next generation of Canadian musicians.

      Watch Jessie Reyez and Daniel Caesar perform "Figures, a Reprise" at the 2018 Junos.

      Most Juno Awards were presented the night before, leaving more time for musical performances.

      Arcade Fire, Arkells, and Diana Krall were among the other musicians who played during the nationally televised show, which was hosted by Michael Bublé.

      This year's Junos closed with Steven Page reuniting for a memorable live performance with his former bandmates in the Barenaked Ladies.

      It was their first appearance together since Page left the band in 2009.

      Watch Tom Power's interviews with Steven Page and Ed Robertson in advance of their reunion at the Juno Awards.