The 2015 Junos Were All About Kiesza, Arkells, The Weeknd, Leonard Cohen And Alanis Morissette
It’s hard to pick who really had the spotlight the longest at the 2015 Juno Awards. After all there were several performers who had their moment. Kiesza and The Weeknd were the big winners, Arkells were the hometown favourites, Leonard Cohen continued his late career resurgence and Alanis Morissette stole the show during her Hall of Fame induction.
“I’m shaking. I’m a little nervous,” Kiesza said as she accepted her award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. “Thank you for all the support this past year — it hasn’t been a full year yet, which is crazy.” The Calgary born artist took home her first three Juno Awards this year.
Toronto’s The Weeknd may only be 25 years old, but he’s all ready as humble as a a veteran star. “I want to thank Canada man — thank you guys,” he said as he claimed the statue for Artist of the Year. “I wouldn’t be here without you.”
In the end it was Alanis Morissette who stole the show however. She was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame mid-way through the show, and return to close out the 2015 Juno Awards with a medley of her hits “Uninvited,” “You Oughta Know” and “Thank You”. After a standing ovation from the Hamilton crowd she said “I am deeply appreciative of this country. A lot of people around the planet ask me what is about you Canadians that make you so expressed and so compelling. And I say, ‘There’s definitely something in the water other than fluoride.”‘
A full list of winners for the 2015 Juno Awards can be found at junoawards.ca.
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