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    2008 Juno Awards

    Let's hear it for Great Canadian Music!! A big shout-out to my city mortal enemy, Calgary, for putting on a fabulous few weeks of celebrations!!! I can hardly wait to watch the Big Show tonight!

    Feist, Blue Rodeo double winners at early Junos

    Toronto-based singer Feist beat out the likes of Celine Dion, Michael Buble and Avril Lavigne to capture the artist of the year prize as well as the songwriter award at the Junos.

    Many awards honouring the best in Canadian music were handed out at a gala on Saturday night in Calgary. And for the viewing public, there is still a glitzy, televised gala on Sunday night where several more awards will be given out.

    Singer Leslie Feist began her Juno award-winning run back in 2005 when she was named new artist of the year and her album Let It Die won best alternative album.

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    Feist, whose full name is Leslie Feist, is up for three more honours on Sunday: single, album and pop album of the year for The Reminder.

    The awards cap a stellar year for the 32-year-old musician, who grew up in Calgary. She had four Grammy nominations in February and a Brit Award nomination for best international female.

    She shot to international fame with the tune 1 2 3 4 and accompanying video, which were featured in an IPod commercial

    Other major winners on Saturday night included industry veterans Blue Rodeo, who snatched best adult alternative album for Small Miracles, and best video for C'mon. They're also up for best group on Sunday.

    JUNO AWARDS - Saturday

    Artist of the Year - Feist

    Songwriter of the Year - Feist

    New Artist of the Year - Serena Ryder

    Alternative Album of the Year - Neon Bible, Arcade Fire

    Rock Album of the Year - Them vs. You vs. Me, Finger Eleven

    Vocal Jazz Album - Make Someone Happy, Sophie Milman

    Classical Album, Vocal or Choral Surprise, - Measha Brueggergosman

    Rap Recording of the Year - The Revolution, Belly

    R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Revival, - Jully Black

    Roots & Tradition Album Right of Passage, - David Francey

    Blues Album of the Year - Building Full of Blues, Fathead

    Music DVD of the Year - 666 Live, Billy Talent

    World Music Album of the Year - Agua Del Pozo, Alex Cuba

    Other winners included Montreal's Arcade Fire for best alternative album (Neon Bible), Toronto jazz singer Sophie Milman in the vocal jazz album division and Jully Black for R&B/Soul recording of the year.

    Finger Eleven from Burlington, Ont., beat out Matthew Good, Sum 41, The Saint Alvia Cartel and Pride Tiger for the rock album trophy.

    Violinist James Ehnes, conductor Bramwell Tovey and the Vancouver
    Symphony Orchestra won classical album of the year for large ensemble
    or soloist(s) with large ensemble for Korngold, Barber & Walton Violin Concertos. The same piece took home a Grammy award in February.

    Still, songbird Dion and crooner Buble both have four nominations heading into Sunday while punk princess Lavigne is up for three trophies.

    Comedian Russell Peters hosts Sunday's televised ceremony from the Saddledome, with performances by nominees Anne Murray, Feist, Hedley and Lavigne, as well as a country tribute featuring Paul Brandt, Shane Yellowbird and Aaron Lines.

    Feist, Blue Rodeo double winners at early Junos
    Last edited by misskitty; 05-12-2008 at 05:21 PM.
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    Re: 2008 Juno Awards

    I love that Avril didn't win! Love that Feist did. Surprised Finger 11 didn't get a few more. I don't know if I'll watch all of tonight's show, but I'll check in here and there.

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