Handsome crooner Michael Bublé cleaned up at the Juno Awards held at the Mile One Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland tonight. The annual ceremony honours the very best in Canadian music, moving its venue from city to city each year. In addition to winning the much-hyped Pepsi Junos Fan Choice Award, Bublé also won Single of the Year for Haven't Met You Yet, Pop Album of the Year for Crazy Love and the evening's most coveted award, Album of the Year. While accepting his Fan Choice Award, he thanked his fans "black, white, gay or straight" for their loyalty. It's always refreshing seeing him humbly pay proper tribute to his Canadian roots and fans despite having experienced massive international success. He is a true class act who chooses to live in Canada even though he could afford to be anywhere he wants to be.
Up-and-coming rapper Drake who is already doing extremely well south of the border also, won the important Best New Artist Award, beating out his stiffest competition, teen sensation Justin Bieber who requested specifically to be seated beside him this evening. Drake commended Bieber for his hard work and dedicated his award to him, before winning Best Rap Recording of the Year for his EP So Far Gone.
Canadian dance sensation Deadmau5 who showed up at the event in mouse headgear, won Best Dance Recording for his album For Lack of A Better Name. Rapper K'naan who has raised his profile significantly since his single Wavin' Flag was covered as a charity single by some of Canada's biggest acts in aid of Haiti, won Artist of the Year no doubt based on his recent publicity. Kings of Leon won Best International Album for Only By The Night although they were not in attendance tonight.