Tegan and Sara dominated the 2014 Juno Awards this weekend, picking up two awards last night plus a trophy the previous night for a total of three wins at Canada's premier music awards event.
According to results posted March 31 at JunoAwards.ca, the Calgary, AB indie pop-rock duo won for Group of the Year, Single of the Year ("Closer") and Pop Album ("Heartthrob").
Juno co-host Serena Ryder picked up two awards for Songwriter of the Year and Artist of the Year, while Arcade Fire scooped Album of the Year ("Reflektor") and Alternative Album at the event, held March 30 in Winnipeg, MB at MTS Centre.
Robin Thicke cancelled out at the last minute on his Juno Awards performance supposedly due to the need of "mandatory vocal rest" and was beaten in the category of Fan Choice Award by Justin Bieber, who also did not attend the event and was treated to equal parts cheers and boos from the audience.
A number of memorable performances were provided by Sarah McLachlan, OneRepublic, Tegan and Sara, Serena Ryder Walk off the Earth and others, who did show up, as well as an exclusive TV video premiere performance of "After Life" by Arcade Fire, who were in South America playing Lollapalooza.
The night wrapped with a musical tribute to 2014 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees Bachman-Turner Overdrive, whose classic line up reunite to receive the honour in their hometown, performed by The Sheepdogs, Matt Mays, Tim Hicks and Sadies guitarist Travis Good, who rocked out on BTO hits "Let It Ride" and "Takin’ Care of Business."
For a full list of winners, check out JunoAwards.ca.
The 44th annual Juno Awards will take place on March 15, 2015 in Hamilton, ON.
Did you know? All four members of the long feuding classic lineup of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, including Randy Bachman, Fred Turner, Blair Thornton and Robin (Robbie) Bachman turned up to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the ceremony held at the 2014 Juno Awards.