Feist leads 2008 Juno Award winners

Monday, April 7, 2008

Feist, shown here in a 2006 concert, won in five Juno categories on Sunday.

Image: Athena Kay.

Leslie Feist was the most successful artist as the Juno Awards concluded in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday. The performer of the internationally-successful single "1234" won in five categories: Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

Veteran group Blue Rodeo won in three categories: Group of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Video of the Year.

The Canadian Music Hall of Fame added veteran Canadian rock band Triumph to its honour roll. The Humanitarian Award was presented to country performer Paul Brandt while the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award was presented to Citytv and MuchMusic founder Moses Znaimer.

The Juno Awards began in 1970, initially known as the Gold Leaf Awards, and are Canada's most prominent annual music honours. The awards have been nationally televised within Canada since 1975. Next year's ceremonies will be hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Major winners

The following winners were announced on Sunday's primary awards telecast:


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