Buble Cleans Up At Juno Awards
Vancouver crooner Michael Buble dominated Canada's Junos Awards last night (April 2) in Halifax, grabbing four trophies.Vancouver crooner Michael Buble dominated Canada's Junos Awards last night (April 2) in Halifax, grabbing four trophies. He won for best singer, album, artist and pop album of the year for "It's Time" (143/Reprise), a collection of vintage love songs produced by David Foster.
Buble's main competition included "Canadian Idol" alumni Theresa Sokyrka, Kalan Porter and Rex Goudie, all of whom came away from the Canadian kudofest empty-handed.
Other award winners included Alberta rock band Nickelback, which won best group and best rock album for the Roadrunner set "All The Right Reasons." The band went into the Junos with a field-leading six nominations.
Rock legend Neil Young earned trophies for best adult alternative album for "Prairie Wind" (Reprise) and the best producer award. That brings his take over the years to five Junos (and zero Grammys).
Coldplay and the Black Eyed Peas shared the international album of the year award, reflecting retail record sales here of "X&Y" (Capitol) and "Monkey Business (A&M), respectively.
The Juno fan choice award, voted on by the Canadian public, went to Simple Plan, while another rising band, Bedouin Soundclash, earned the new group of the year honor.
Other Juno winners included Broken Social Scene's self-titled Arts & Crafts set for best alternative album, and current Billboard Hot 100 champ Daniel Powter for best new artist of the year.