With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (April 4) at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta.

With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (April 4) at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta.

The Montreal-based rocker won in each category he was nominated: top artist, album and rock album for "We Were Born in a Flame."

Nickelback won for top group and the fan's choice award. Sarah McLachlan won for top songwriter, and her "Afterglow" (Nettwerk) took top pop album.

Nelly Furtado's "Powerless" (DreamWorks) won top single, and Billy Talent was named top new group.

Alice Cooper was on hand to induct producer Bob Ezrin into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Cooper told the audience: "I met Bob over 30 years ago. We were just five guys from Detroit wearing our girlfriends' dresses looking for a record deal and a producer."

The nationally televised program featured performances by Blackie & the Rodeo Kings (featuring Kathleen Edwards), Sarah McLachlan, Furtado, Avril Lavigne, the Barenaked Ladies, singer Aaron Lines and the event's host, Alanis Morissette.

The majority of the awards were handed out the previous night during a non-televised dinner and gala. Warner Bros. crooner Michael Buble won in the top new-artist category, Holly Cole won best jazz vocal for her album "Shade" (Alert), Shania Twain's "Up!" (Mercury) earned top country album, and Buck 65 won top alternative album for "Talkin' Honky Blues" (Warner).

For a full list of winners, visit the Juno Awards' official Web site.