With four wins, Avril Lavigne triumphed last night (April 6) at Canada’s 2003 Juno Awards. The 18-year-old artist was nominated for six awards and took home trophies for best album and pop album for her Arista debut “Let Go” and best single for “Complicated,” as well as the award for best new artist.
Close behind Lavigne in the trophy tally was show host Shania Twain, who won three awards: top artist, top country recording for her Mercury single “I’m Gonna Getcha Good!,” and the inaugural Juno Fan Choice award.
Along with Lavigne and Twain, Tom Cochrane, Remy Shand, Sam Roberts, Blue Rodeo, and Swollen Members performed during the 32nd annual ceremony, which was held at the Corel Centre in the capitol region of Ottawa-Gatineau, and televised nationally by CTV.
A total of 37 Junos were awarded, 28 of which were handed out during a Saturday ceremony that found many unable to attend due to a massive snowstorm that shut down much of the area. Nonetheless, Sunday’s event was a sold-out affair, even though winners Our Lady Peace (best rock recording for the Columbia album “Gravity”), Diana Krall (best vocal jazz album for the Verve set “Live in Paris”), Zubot & Dawson (roots and traditional group album for the True North/Universal album “Chicken Scratch”), and best group winner Sum 41 were not on hand to receive their trophies.
Other winners included Theory Of A Dead Man (best new group), Alanis Morissette (Jack Richardson producer of the year award), Remy Shand (best R&B/soul recording for “The Way I Feel”), and Eminem, who won the international album of the year award for the Shady/Interscope set “The Eminem Show.”
Click here to view the full list of 2003 Juno Awards winners.