Canadian music royalty and ingénues alike were honoured at the 40th annual Juno Awards over the weekend.
Weeks after picking up the Grammy for album of the year for Suburbs, Montreal indie rockers Arcade Fire scored again, winning best group, album, alternative album and songwriter.
Pop album of the year and the fan choice award went to teen idol Justin Bieber, though he wasn’t there to accept the trophies, his first at the Junos.
K’naan’s runaway hit Wavin’ Flag – a World Cup anthem later re-recorded by Young Artists for Haiti – earned the Somali-born Canadian single of the year.
But legend Neil Young held his own with three Junos, including artist of the year, adult alternative album of the year, and the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his years of charity work.
And another relative old-timer, country star Shania Twain, was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Leading nominee and host of Sunday night’s broadcast, Drake, left the awards empty-handed.