Feist leads 2008 Juno Award winners

Leslie Feist was the most successful artist as the Juno Awards concluded in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday. The performer of the internationally-successful single “1234” won in five categories: Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

Veteran group Blue Rodeo won in three categories: Group of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Video of the Year.

The Canadian Music Hall of Fame added veteran Canadian rock band Triumph to its honour roll. The Humanitarian Award was presented to country performer Paul Brandt while the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award was presented to Citytv and MuchMusic founder Moses Znaimer.

The Juno Awards began in 1970, initially known as the Gold Leaf Awards, and are Canada’s most prominent annual music honours. The awards have been nationally televised within Canada since 1975. Next year’s ceremonies will be hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Here is the complete list of 2008 Juno Award winners:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Feist, The Reminder

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Feist, “1234”

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Blue Rodeo

NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR
Wintersleep

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD
Michael Bublé

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Feist, The Reminder

COUNTRY RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Paul Brandt, Risk

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Rihanna, Good Girl Gone Bad

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Feist

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Serena Ryder

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Feist, “I Feel It All,” “My Moon My Man” and “1234” from The Reminder

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Blue Rodeo, Small Miracles

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire, Neon Bible

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Finger Eleven, Them Vs. You Vs. Me

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Sophie Milman, Make Someone Happy
CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Chris Tarry Group, Almost Certainly Dreaming

TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Brandi Disterheft, Debut

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Jayme Stone, The Utmost J

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Daniel Bélanger, L’échec du matériel

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Jen Gould, Music Soup

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Marc-André Hamelin, Alkan Concerto for Solo Piano

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT
James Ehnes, Bramwell Tovey, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Korngold, Barber & Walton Violin Concertos

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE
Measha Brueggergosman, Suprise

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
Constantinople, Christos Hatzis

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Belly, The Revolution

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Billy Newton-Davis vs. Deadmau5, All U Ever Want

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Jully Black, Revival

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Mikey Dangerous, Don’t Go Pretending

ABORIGINAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Derek Miller, The Dirty Looks

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
David Francey, Right Of Passage

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
Nathan, Key Principles

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Fathead, Building Full Of Blues

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Brian Doerksen, Holy God

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Alex Cuba, Agua Del Pozo

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Joni Mitchell, “Hana,” and “Bad Dreams” from Shine

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Kevin Churko, “I Don’t Wanna Stop” and “God Bless The Almighty Dollar” from Ozzy Osbourne’s Black Rain

CD/DVD ARTWORK DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Tracy Maurice (Director/Designer); François Miron (Photographer)
Arcade Fire, Neon Bible

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Blue Rodeo, “C’mon”

MUSIC DVD OF THE YEAR
Billy Talent, 666 Live

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