Juno Awards' Carly Rae Jepsen and Marianas Trench come out on top

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      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


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      Apr 21, 2013 at 11:17pm

      Even when they win the Juno, they cannot get respect from you guys. There is no apostrophe in the name. I bet you never spell Dan Mangan incorrectly.


      Apr 23, 2013 at 3:07pm

      Snoozfest as usual. What's there to be proud about in constantly producing bland, derivative artists such as Buble (David Foster produced so no surprise there) and Jepsen(dude that produced her, worked with Supertramp for god-sake). Set the bar a little higher Georgia Straight. There are much more talented,diverse Canadian artists out there right now - that you should be giving headline coverage to instead of this muzak..