Feist, the eclectic singer who rose to fame through exposure from an iTunes commercial, led the field with five Juno awards, including three last night (April 6) during a televised event in Calgary, Alberta.
Taking single of the year for “1 2 3 4,” album of the year and pop album of the year for “The Reminder,” Feist took the accolades in stride, joking that her family, who attended the event, were rarely in the same room, let alone one involving a red carpet.
The awards were vindication for the singer, raised in Calgary but now residing in Toronto and Paris, who was shut out at the Grammys after receiving four nominations earlier this year. She also won Junos for artist of the year and songwriter of the year at a Saturday gala.
In total, seven awards were handed out during the televised program last night, which included performances by Avril Lavigne, Hedley and legendary crooner Anne Murray.