From Drizzy’s “Old Money” skit to Neil Young’s Humanitarian Award speech, the Juno’s was a class act speeding through the desert road, leaving the 2011 Grammy’s and Oscar’s in the dust.
I have to be honest, I didn’t expect much from Drake as host, after his cancelled rehearsal and his failed performance at Much Music Awards. I felt that he was a little too cocky to pull it off. However, he did it and hit a home run with as much class as Lloyd Robertson. A true Canadian!
What did everyone think with Down With Webster’s Opening Act? All I could say was WOW! Another fabulous Canadian Group destined for celebrity! Congrats Guys on setting the scene and pumping up the crowd for the remainder of the night.
|Neil Young -Courtesy National Post|
|Drake – Courtesy National Post|
There is no doubt that this year’s 40th Annual Juno Awards made its mark in Canadian Music History; from the quality of performers to the writing of the show, word about this year’s Juno Award’s success will spread like Arcade Fire.
Here are some of this year’s Juno Awards winners:
Album Of The Year: Arcade Fire — The Suburbs
Artist Of The Year: Neil Young
Single Of The Year: Young Artists For Haiti — “Wavin’ Flag”
New Artist Of The Year: Meaghan Smith
Juno Fan Choice Award: Justin Bieber
Group Of The Year: Arcade Fire
Alternative Album Of The Year: Arcade Fire — The Suburbs
Songwriter Of The Year: Arcade Fire
International Album Of The Year: Katy Perry — Teenage Dream
New Group of The Year: Said The Whale
Adult Alternative Album Of The Year: Neil Young — Le Noise
Rock Album Of The Year: Matthew Good — Vancouver
Instrumental Album Of The Year: Fond Of Tigers — Continent & Western
Francophone Album Of The Year: Karkwa — Les Chemins De Verre
Rap Recording Of The Year: Shad — TSOL
Dance Recording Of The Year: Deadmau5 — “Sofi Needs A Ladder”
Roots & Traditional Album Of The Year: Old Man Luedecke — My Hands Are On Fire And Other Love Songs
Jack Richardson Producer Of The Year: Daniel Lanois
Recording Engineer Of The Year: Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne’s Scream)
Recording Package Of The Year: Broken Social Scene — Forgiveness Rock Record
Video Of The Year: Hedley — “Perfect”
Music DVD Of The Year: Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage
Electronic Album Of The Year: Caribou — Swim
|Kardy – Sporting his custom clothing line|