Carly Rae Jepsen stands out over Juno weekend

By | Published on Monday 22 April 2013

Carly Rae Jepsen

That Carly Rae Jepsen was arguably the star of the Juno festivities in Canada this weekend, she picking up gongs in three of the five categories in which she was nominated in the Canadian equivalent of the BRITs. In two of those categories she beat a certain Justin Bieber, who had a role in launching Jepsen on an unsuspecting world, of course.

Asked about that fact backstage, she told CBC News: “I think in general it’s a shared success and I’m sure he’ll send some love. The fact that he has really been my main supporter, and he signed me, and because of that I was able to make the record ‘Kiss’ and be exposed to the world beyond Canada, means I have nothing to say to him other than ‘thank you’, and I know he’s been rooting for me just as much as his own stuff”.

Bieber did take the fan-voted Fan Choice Award though, thanks to the votes of his ever faithful Beliebers, who presumably hoped that if they phoned in their support they might feature next time their idol posts a cartoon of himself bedding a fan to Instagram. And now, this year’s winners in full, who were all presented with their awards at one of two Juno shows this weekend…

Album Of The Year: Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
Single Of The Year: Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
International Album Of The Year: Mumford & Sons – Babel

Artist Of The Year: Leonard Cohen
Breakthrough Artist Of The Year: The Weeknd
Group Of The Year: Marianas Trench
Breakthrough Group Of The Year: Monster Truck
Songwriter Of The Year: Leonard Cohen
Juno Fan Choice Award: Justin Bieber

Video Of The Year: Drake – HYFR (director: Director X)
Music DVD Of The Year: The Tragically Hip – Bobcaygeon

Pop Album Of The Year: Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
Country Album Of The Year: Johnny Reid – Fire It Up
Adult Alternative Album Of The Year: Serena Ryder – Harmony
Alternative Album Of The Year: Metric – Synthetica
Rock Album Of The Year: Rush – Clockwork Angels
Rap Recording Of The Year: Classified – Inner Ninja (feat David Myles)
Dance Recording Of The Year: Anjulie – You And I
R&B/Soul Recording Of The Year: The Weeknd – Trilogy
Electronic Album Of The Year: Grimes – Visions
Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year: Woods Of Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
Adult Contemporary Album Of The Year: The Tenors – Lead With Your Heart
Roots & Traditional Album Of The Year, Solo: Rose Cousins – We Have Made A Spark
Roots & Traditional Album Of The Year, Group: Elliott Brood – Days Into Years
Vocal Jazz Album Of The Year: Emilie-Claire Barlow – Seule Ce Soir.
Contemporary Jazz Album Of The Year: Joel Miller – Swim
Traditional Jazz Album Of The Year: Murley, Bickert & Wallace – Test Of Time
Instrumental Album Of The Year: Pugs & Crows – Fantastic Pictures
Francophone Album Of The Year: Louis-Jean Cormier – Le Treizieme √Čtage
Children’s Album Of The Year: Emilie Mover – The Stella and Sam Album (featuring Emilie Mover)
Classical Album Of The Year, Solo or Chamber Ensemble: Amici Chamber Ensemble – Levant
Classical Album Of The Year, Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment: James Ehnes – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Classical Album Of The Year, Vocal or Choral Performance: Karina Gauvin – Prima Donna
Classical Composition Of The Year: Vivian Fung – Violin Concerto
Reggae Recording Of The Year: Exco Levi – Storms of Life
Aboriginal Album Of The Year: Crystal Shawanda – Just Like You
Blues Album Of The Year: Steve Strongman – A Natural Fact
Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album Of The Year: The City Harmonic – I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)
World Music Album Of The Year: Lorraine Klaasen – Tribute To Miriam Makeba

Producer Of The Year: James Shaw
Recording Engineer Of The Year: Kevin Churko
Recording Package Of The Year: Justin Broadbent




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