Feist sweeps Junos


TORONTO -- Canadian songstress Leslie Feist swept the Junos, Canada's music awards, walking away with five trophies during the weekend.

Feist earned Junos for best artist and best songwriter Saturday during a nontelevised industry awards show in Calgary. On Sunday, the Canadian indie artist grabbed three more trophies for single, for "1234," and album and pop album for her latest CD, "The Reminder," during a nationwide telecast on the CTV network.

Feist, who garnered four nominations at the most recent Grammys, beat out Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, Michael Buble and newcomer Pascale Picard for the artist of the year Juno.

Buble grabbed the fan choice award Sunday, while rock band Blue Rodeo earned the group award to add to the top adult alternative album and video trophies they picked up Saturday.

Other multiple winners at the Junos included rock band Arcade Fire, which earned hardware for alternative album and CD/DVD artwork design.
The best international album, based on retail record sales in Canada, went to Rihanna for "Girl Gone Bad."

A partial list of Juno Award winners follows:

Juno Fan Choice Award: Michael Buble

Single of the Year: "1234," Feist

Album of the Year: "The Reminder," Feist

Pop Album of the Year: "The Reminder," Feist

New Group of the Year: Wintersleep

Group of the Year: Blue Rodeo

Country Recording of the Year: "Risk," Paul Brandt.

International album of the year: "Girl Gone Bad," Rihanna

Artist of the year: Feist

New artist of the year: Serena Ryder

Songwriter of the year: Feist

Adult alternative album of the year: "Small Miracles," Blue Rodeo

Alternative album of the year: "Neon Bible," Arcade Fire

Rock album of the year: "Them vs. You vs. Me," Finger Eleven

Vocal jazz album of the year: "Make Someone Happy," Sophie Milman

Contemporary jazz album of the year: "Almost Certainly Dreaming," The Chris
Tarry Group

Traditional jazz album of the year: "Debut," Brandi Disterheft

Instrumental album of the year: "The Utmost," Jayme Stone

Children's album of the year: "Music Soup," Jen Gould

Classical album of the year: vocal or choral performance: "Surprise," Measha

Rap recording of the year: "The Revolution," Belly

R&B/Soul recording of the year: "Revival," Jully Black

Reggae recording of the year: "Don't Go Pretending," Mikey Dangerous

Blues album of the year: "Building Full of Blues," Fathead

Video of the year: "C'mon," Blue Rodeo

Music DVD of the year: "666 Live," Billy Talent