Furtado Flies With Four Junos
Nelly Furtado was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (March 4) at Copps Colisieum in Hamilton, Ontario. On the strength of her Dreamworks debut album, "Whoa, Nelly!" the Victoria-Nelly Furtado was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (March 4) at Copps Colisieum in Hamilton, Ontario. On the strength of her Dreamworks debut album, "Whoa, Nelly!" the Victoria-based singer won top new solo artist, top songwriter, and top producer (with Gerald Eaton and Brian West). She also earbed top single for "I'm Like A Bird."
The Barenaked Ladies -- who joined the ceremonies via satellite from an area concert in Prince George, B.C., took home a trio of trophies -- top group, and the top album and top pop album for "Maroon" (Reprise).
Other winners at the 30th annual Juno Awards included Jann Arden for top female artist; Neil Young for top male artist; Tragically Hip for best rock album ("Music@Work"); Nickelback for top new group; Terri Clark for top country female singer; Paul Brandt for top country male singer; and the Wilkinsons for best country group.
Furtado also performed at the show, offering a medley of "I'm Like A Bird" and "Turn Out The Light." Other acts who played live included the Moffatts, SoulDecision, Lara Fabian, and the Guess Who. Barenaked Ladies, Arden, Sarah Harmer, and Terri Clark joined for a musical tribute to Bruce Cockburn, who was induced into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame.
Here are the winners in the top Juno Awards 2001 categories (for the full list of winners, visit the event's official Web site):
Best single: Nelly Furtado, "I'm Like A Bird" (Dreamworks/Universal)
Best selling album (foreign or domestic): Eminem, "The Marshall Mathers LP" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope/Universal)
Best selling Francophone album: Ginette Reno, "Un Grand Noel d'amour" (Melon-Miel/Select)
Best album: Barenaked Ladies, "Maroon" (Reprise)
Best female artist: Jann Arden
Best male artist: Neil Young
Best group: Barenaked Ladies
Best instrumental album: Jesse Cook, "Free Fall" (Virgin/EMI)
Best new solo artist: Nelly Furtado
Best new group: Nickelback
Best songwriter: Nelly Furtado
Best country female artist: Terri Clark
Best country male artist: Paul Brandt
Best country group or duo: The Wilkinsons
Best pop album: Barenaked Ladies, "Maroon" (Reprise)
Best rock album: The Tragically Hip, "Music @ Work" (Universal)
Best vocal jazz album: Joni Mitchell, "Both Sides Now" (Reprise/Warner)
Best contemporary jazz album - instrumental: Francois Carrier Trio + 1, "Compassion" (Naxos Jazz)
Best traditional jazz album - instrumental: Rob McConnell Tentet, "Rob McConnell Tentet" (Justin Time/Fusion III)
Best alternative album: The New Pornographers, "Mass Romantic" (Mint/Outside)
Best dance recording: Love Inc., "Into The Night" (ViK./BMG)
Best R&B/soul recording: jacksoul, "Sleepless" (ViK./BMG)
Best rap recording: Swollen Members, "Balance" (Battleaxe)
Best video: Rob Heydon (for Edwin), "Alive" (Epic/Sony)