Arcade Fire scores four Juno Awards
Monday 28 March 2011
Montreal indie rock band Arcade Fire earned four prizes at March 27's Juno Awards in Toronto. Pop idol Justin Bieber won big with the fans, while rapper Drake, who hosted the evening's ceremony, went home empty-handed after six nominations.
Arcade Fire, which took home the Grammy last month for album of the year, won for best album, best group, best songwriter, and best alternative album for 2010's The Suburbs.
Bieber won the fan choice Juno, beating out Drake and Michael Bublé, and best pop album for his My World 2. Currently on tour in Europe, he thanked the crowd via a video message.
Electronic artist Caribou, aka Daniel Victor Snaith, took home top prize in the electronic category for his album Swim.
Katy Perry won best international album of the year with Teenage Dream, beating out Eminem, Ke$ha, Lady Antebellum, and Taylor Swift.
Best new artist went to singer-songwriter Meaghan Smith and single of the year went to K'Naan for "Wavin' Flag."
The Grammy Awards in the US aired on February 13, while the UK's BRIT Awards aired on February 15.
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