Feist Wins Two Junos During Saturday’s Pre-Telecast 2012 Gala Awards Dinner
Indie chanteuse Feist took home two awards — Adult Alternative Album of the Year Music and DVD of the Year – Saturday night during the 2012 Juno Awards pre-telecast gala dinner, which was held in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. Thirty-four of the 41 Juno trophies were handed out during the event, while the remaining seven will be awarded during Sunday night’s Juno Awards — considered Canada’s answer to the Grammys.
Feist, who won for last year’s ‘Metals’ album and her ‘Look at What the Light Did Now’ documentary, respectively, seemed surprised by her victories (the latter over Tegan and Sara‘s ‘Get Along’). “I really didn’t know this category was up tonight so I’m shocked,” she said during one trip to the podium. She swept the Junos with five wins back in 2008, and could take home two more on Sunday with nominations for Best Songwriter and Artist of the Year.
Other winners Saturday included Southern-rock throwbacks Sheepdogs — a largely unknown band until they won a contest that put them on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine – for New Group of the Year and Rock Album of the Year; Hedley for Pop Album of the Year; Drake for Rap Reording of the Year; Dan Mangan for Alternative Album of the Year; and Adele for International Album of the Year, beating a strong field that included Coldplay, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. Peruse the complete list of nominees and winners so far here.
Check back on Diffuser.fm tonight for more coverage, as Feist, Arcade Fire, Deadmau5, City and Colour, post-hardcore band F—ed Up and many more compete for the remaining seven awards, including the big ones like Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Group of the Year and Artist of the Year. Arcade Fire — who scooped up four Junos last year — face off against Deadmau5 and eight other artists for the Juno Fan Choice Award, voting for which is now closed.