Once upon a time not long ago, Juno Awards doled out awards to the winners the best of Canadian music best known in Canada only. Not so much anymore. In 2011, Canadian musicians are atop almost every major genre, JUNOS and 40 annual Toronto could also could be an international award shows.
grand prize of the night was a repeat of the Grammy Awards last month, with the Montreal band Arcade Fire icons to win album of the year and best composer, group and alternative album.
Toronto rapper Drake, who was also nominated for Grammy awards this year, has hosted high-octane - but was interrupted in winning the actual loss of his six nominations, including best rap recording last night unexpectedly went to Shad.
The handsome outdoor Drizzy full of cold, with the mood of Canadian content, including a gag Skype uncomfortable uncomfortable with the CTV National News anchor Lloyd Robertson, and a hilarious duo homoerotic Sarah McLaughlin I Will Remember You ", with Justin Bieber no film of Rotterdam, where he toured. Later, former star of "Degrassi" took the stage with Chilly Gonzales piano man (who had lost the best electronic album on the eve of caribou), where snow covered "Report and hummed a fake R & B ballad love Shania Twain.
Later, when giving his acceptance speech this year was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame memorable Twain professed his affection for his homeland: "I love our Bush!"
Justin Bieber pop phenomenon that was surprisingly shut out of Grammys, and last year, JUNOS, despite talk of awards, has accepted her best pop album and the Juno Fan Choice Awards ("... and the winner is .. . ... Justin Bieber's cover your ears! ") through a recorded message in which he thanked his mother to take him to Canada, his brothers pulled and tried to bring hockey fans offside shout" Go Leafs Go! "
Artist of the Year went to the legendary Neil Young who was also on hand to receive the Humanitarian Award, which follows his victory in the best adult alternative award Saturday night in the non-televised gala album. "What year is it?" He broke off when he picked up an award from an artist before turning to his fellow candidates. "Arcade Fire, which is a great performance, what a great group. Beiber and Justin, what do you mean?" I mean, this guy is incredible, and all other artists are all wonderful. Oh, Canada! "
Young and his colleagues also took note-Canadian legends as a medley, as Sarah Harmer performed Joni Mitchell "Carey," City and Colour comes a remarkable and be quiet young "Old Man", Jim Cuddy and Sarah Slean duo Gordon Lightfoot on the subject "If you could read my mind" and then everyone joined by the Sadies, Justin Rutledge, Serena Ryder, met for the band "The Shape I'm In."
E 'regarded as a party on the other hand, Robbie Robertson walked backstage to praise the young Canadian rocker. "Nice to see Arcade Fire to win - no surprise, because it does not really work special."
Deadmau5, probably the biggest DJ in the world, won his third consecutive Best Dance Recording Juno. While he was away on Saturday, the game with Ultra Music Festival in Miami in front of about 60,000 people. "A complex program always bums me," he said, missing the festivities of the previous evening. "Then I had to go play my party label until six in the morning, and then go machine here."
However, despite the state of sleep for more than 24 hours straight, Deadmau5 has done in his hometown of Toronto on Sunday in time to head bracket giant mouse on the red carpet with Buck 65 Arcade Fire presents with his first award of the night for best group.
K'naan, a winner last year, recorded a prize for the flag of his song "Wavin ',' young artists to the version that Haiti has been closed to pass last year." I think the reason this song was played by all the nominees were presented in the song, "K'naan said in stereotypical Canadian fashion" humble, was a way to make everything work for everyone. "
While not taking home the awards, Broken Social Scene, Tokyo Police Club, Chromeo sparkling sets also appeared on television.
There were still some ambiguities old school with the best group of new and best new artist in search of good, but said the little known whale and Meaghan Smith, respectively, and the show provides more slots to the poor, but in general Bands-Canada Down with Webster and Hedley.
And so ended the 2011 Junos in what was one of the most well-selected galas in recent memory. From beginning to end, good people almost always won. And, yes, the awards, especially when it comes to art, it means nothing. Only sometimes do.
Like Arcade Fire Richard Perry reflected on the last of the band backstage after winning their fourth and final win Juno "is a gesture that anything is possible and you can spend your way and do things your way and connect to many people and have it mean something to many people. "