It was a night of positivity and resilience at the Juno Awards as the stars of Canadian music focused on celebrating the upsides of life. Host Michael Buble set the tone early on Sunday night by announcing his wife’s third pregnancy — but other performers were quick to grab the tide of optimism during their own stage moments
Gord Downie’s brothers Mike and Patrick accepted a posthumous award for the singer, who died last October of brain cancer.
Barenaked Ladies and former bandmate Steven Page were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. After singing a brief tune as they accepted their award, the band closed the broadcast by launching into a throwback montage of their hits One Week and If I Had $1,000,000. It was the first time they’d performed with Page since he went solo nearly a decade ago.
Album of the Year: went to Everything Now by Arcade Fire and the Juno Fan Choice went to Shawn Mendes.