The great Buffy Sainte-Marie took home two Juno Awards on Saturday night at the Gala Dinner.
The Junos, Canada's equivalent to the Grammys, will have their formal ceremony tonight but, like the American awards, only gives out six awards on the actual telecast, using their annual dinner to announce the other 35 categories.
Sainte-Marie, 75, has been recording since 1964 and is best known for such songs as Universal Soldier, I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again, Soldier Blue, Until It's Time For You to Go and Up Where We Belong which she co-wrote with Jack Nitzsche and Will Jennings and for which she received the 1982 Academy Award for Best Song.
On Saturday night, Sainte-Marie won both Aboriginal Album of the Year and Contemporary Roots Album of the Year for her latest, Power in the Blood.
Among other veteran artists honored was Jean Leloup who won Francophone Album of the Year for A Paradis City.
With six awards yet to be handed out, The Weeknd was leading all other artists with three for Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year for the album Beauty Behind the Madness. While the Juno's award the best of Canadian recording, they do give International Album of the Year which went to Adele for 25.
Saturday night's winners:
- International Album of the Year - Adele - 25
- Artist of the Year - The Weeknd
- Breakthrough Group of the Year - Dear Rouge
- Songwriter of the Year - Abel Tesfaye (the Weeknd) - Can’t Feel My Face, In the Night and The Hills from Beauty Behind the Madness
- Jazz Album of the Year, Group - Allison Au Quartet - Forest Groove
- Instrumental Album of the Year - Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld - Never Were the Way She Was.
- Adult Alternative Album of the Year - Whitehorse - Leave No Bridge Unburned
- Alternative Album of the Year - Braids - Deep in the Iris
- Pop Album of the Year - Justin Bieber - Purpose
- Rock Album of the Year - Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World
- Francophone Album of the Year - Jean Leloup - A Paradis City
- Vocal Jazz Album of the Year - Emilie-Claire Barlow - Clear Day
- Jazz Album of the Year, Solo - Robi Botos - Movin’ Forward
- Children’s Album of the Year - The Swinging Belles - More Sheep, Less Sleep
- Classical Album of the Year, Solo or Chamber Ensemble - James Ehnes - Franck & Straus - Violin Sonatas
- Classical Album of the Year, Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment - Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal with Olivier Latry and Jean-Willy Kunz - Symphony and New Works for Organ and Orchestra
- Classical Album of the Year, Vocal or Choral Performance - L’Harmonie des Saisons - Las Ciudades de Oro
- Classical Composition of the Year - Dinuk Wijeratne - Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems
- Rap Recording of the Year - Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
- Dance Recording of the Year - Keys N Krates (featuring Katy B) - Save Me
- R&B/Soul Recording of the Year - The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness
- Reggae Recording of the Year - Kafinal (featuring Daddy U Roy) - Nah Complain
- Aboriginal Album of the Year - Buffy Sainte-Marie - Power in the Blood
- Contemporary Roots Album of the Year - Buffy Sainte-Marie - Power in the Blood
- Traditional Roots Album of the Year - Pharis and Jason Romero - A Wanderer I’ll Stay
- Blues Album of the Year - Harrison Kennedy - This Is From Here
- Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year - Dan Bremnes - Where the Light Is
- World Music Album of the Year - Boogat - Neo-Reconquista
- Producer of the Year: - Bob Ezrin for Honey Honey and What Love Is All About from Johnny Reid, What Love Is All About
- Recording Engineer of the Year - Shawn Everett for Don’t Wanna Fight and Gimme All Your Love from Alabama Shakes, Sound & Colour
- Recording Package of the Year - Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski of Clyde Henry Productions and Ian Ilavsky of Constellation for Lost Voices, Esmerine.
- Video of the Year - Adele - Hello (Dir: Xavier Dolan)
- Electronic Album of the Year - Pomo - The Other Day
- Heavy Metal Album of the Year - Kataklysm - Of Ghosts and Gods
- Adult Contemporary Album of the Year - Johnny Reid - What Love Is All About