Buble won over Justin Bieber, who contended for his debut disc, “My World.” Bieber got behind Buble again for the pop-album prize, and for the fan choice for the second time in two years. Buble won that title in 2008 on his third try.
“This is the best one,” Bublé said of the fan choice award. “We talk about our managers and our companies but we don’t talk about you enough.”
It wasn’t a good day foe Bieber, he was expected to win the new artist award but Drake, a TV star turned rapper with whom he had sang earlier in the evening on his hit “Baby,” won that Juno. Drake also won best rap recording for “So Far Gone.” Another rapper, K’Naan, took home artist of the year and songwriter.
The Junos were hosted by St. John’s, the capital of Canada’s youngest province, Newfoundland. The awards will be returning to their traditional home of Toronto next year.