Arcade Fire, Neil Young big winners at 2011 Juno Awards

Since 1970, the Juno Awards have served as Canada’s equivalent to the Grammys, only it didn’t take 40 years for Neil Young to nab an honor (Harvest Moon took home the Juno for Best Album in 1994). This year’s awards were handed out this weekend, and along with Young scoring both Artist of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Le Noise, Arcade Fire was the night’s other big winner. The Win Butler-led outfit and their third LP The Suburbs won four awards, earning Album of the Year, Alternative Album of the Year,  Songwriters of the Year, and Group of the Year.

Other winners included Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream for International Album of the Year, Shad’s TSOL for Rap Recording of the Year, and Caribou’s Swim for Electronic Recording of the Year. Check out the full winners list below.

Album of the Year

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

Drake – Thank Me Later

Hedley – The Show Must Go On

Johnny Reid – A Place Called Love

Justin Bieber – My World 2.0

International Album of the Year

Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Eminem – Recovery

Ke$ha – Animal

Lady Antebellum – Need You Now

Taylor Swift – Speak Now

Artist of the Year

Neil Young

Johnny Reid


Justin Bieber

Sarah McLachlan

Group of the Year

Arcade Fire

Broken Social Scene

Down with Webster

Great Big Sea

Three Days Grace

Single of the Year

Young Artists for Haiti – “Wavin’ Flag”

Classified – “Oh Canada”

Drake – “Find Your Love”

Hedley – “Perfect”

kd lang – “Hallelujah Vancouver Winter 2010”

Juno Fan Choice Award

Justin Bieber



Johnny Reid

Michael Bublé

Alternative Album of the Year

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record

Karkwa – Les chemins de verre

Owen Pallett – Heartland

Tokyo Police Club – Champ

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Neil Young – Le Noise

Black Dub – Black Dub

Justin Nozuka – You I Wind Land and Sea

Luke Doucet – Steel City Trawler

Sarah Harmer – Oh Little Fire

Rock Album of the Year

Matthew Good – Vancouver

Cancer Bats – Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones

Die Mannequin – Fino + Bleed

Finger Eleven – Life Turns Electric

Hail the Villain – Population: Declining

Rap Recording of the Year

Shad – TSOL

D-Sisive – Vaudeville

Drake – Thank Me Later

Eternia & MoSS – At Last

Ghettosocks – Treat of the Day

Electronic Album of the Year

Caribou – Swim

Chilly Gonzales – Ivory Tower

Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles II

Holy Fuck – Latin

Poirier – Running High

New Artist of the Year

Meaghan Smith

Basia Bulat

Bobby Bazini


Hannah Georgas

New Group of the Year

Said the Whale

Die Mannequin


Misteur Valaire

My Darkest Days


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