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TORONTO – Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber on Sunday night grabbed the Fan Choice Award at the Juno Awards, Canada’s music kudosfest.
“As we all know, I have the best fans in the world … this is for you,” Stratford, Ontario-born Bieber said while thanking his fans at home via a pre-taped segment that aired during the Juno Awards on the CTV network Sunday night.
Bieber last year also won the 2011 Fan Choice trophy, which is voted on by local Canadians.
On the juried front, a Christmas album won the Juno for Best Canadian Album of the Year, but not Bieber’s Misletoe.
The evening’s top honor went to Michael Buble’s latest best-selling holiday album, titled Christmas.
The Sheepdogs won for best single of the year for “I Don’t Know,” after earlier snagging two Junos for Best New Group of the Year and Best Rock Album of the Year during pre-telecast awards given on the weekend.
Elsewhere, indie songstress Feist was voted Artist of the Year on Sunday night.
Feist also won two pre-telecast awards for Best Adult Alternative — for her fourth album, Metals — and Best Music DVD for Look at What the Light Did Now.
Vancouver’s Dan Mangan won the Best New Artist of the Year trophy, while Dallas Green earned the Best Canadian Songwriter award.
Also Sunday night, the Best Dance Recording of the Year went to Toronto’s Dragonette and French DJ Martin Solveig.
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