Published Apr 01, 2012Following last night's non-televised Juno Gala Dinner & Awards, where some lower profile prizes were handed out, the Canadian music industry descended on Ottawa, ON's Scotiabank Place for the 41st annual Juno Awards ceremony. William Shatner hosted, and as you might expect, the awards were divvied up between buzzed-about indie acts and Top 40 sensations.
One of the night's biggest winners was Feist, who, following her two victories at the pre-show gala (Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Music DVD of the Year), won Artist of the Year, making for a total of three prizes for her mantlepiece. Similarly, the Sheepdogs went into the night with two awards (New Group of the Year and Rock Album of the Year) before adding another for Single of the Year with "I Don't Know."
Following Dan Mangan's Alternative Album of the Year win the previous night, he also had a successful showing, adding a second award with New Artist of the Year. Dallas Green also won Songwriter of the Year for his City and Colour tunes "We Found Each other" and "Weightless."
Believe it or not, mom-friendly cooner Michael Bublé took home one of the evening's biggest honours, Album of the Year, for his, um, holiday album, Christmas. Unsurprisingly, teen wonder Justin Bieber won the Juno Fan Choice award, and the Dance Recording of the Year award went to Martin Solveig and Dragonette with "Hello."
The ceremony included live performances from Feist, deadmau5, City and Colour, K'naan with Simple Plan, Hey Rosetta! and more. To read up on all of the other awards that were handed out last night, go here to read our recap. Also head here for a list of all the Juno winners.