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TORONTO – Alberta rockers Nickelback dominated the Junos, Canada’s music awards, on Sunday night as they won trophies for group of the year and album of the year for “Dark Horses” and the fan choice award.
Nickelback led all comers with five nominations going into the 38th edition of the Junos, which were handed out in Vancouver and broadcast on CTV.
Montreal rocker Sam Roberts picked up the Juno for artist of the year, while Toronto hip-hop artist Kardinal Offishall earned a trophy for best rap recording of the year, to add to the Juno for best single of the year he won Saturday night for “Dangerous.”
And songstress Lights grabbed the Juno for best new artist of the year.
Also on Saturday night, Montreal indie rockers the Stills grabbed pre-telecast Junos for best alternative album of the year and new group of the year.
Alanis Morissette earned best pop album honors for “Flavors of Entanglement,” while British rockers Coldplay won for best international album of the year for “Viva La Vida.”
Coldplay beat out AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Jack Johnson and Metallica for best international album of the year, the only Juno category open to non-Canadian acts and based on domestic music sales.
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