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Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Weeknd and Drake win big at the #Junos (Canada's Music awards) #HNNMusic

The Weeknd won the most Juno awards but there was no sign of superstar the Weeknd at Saturday night’s celebration of the Canadian music industry.

It was hard to ignore the absence of the R&B singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, at the gala dinner partly because he just kept on winning.

The singer grabbed three trophies for “Beauty Behind the Madness,” picking up artist and R&B/soul recording of the year as well as songwriter of the year for his triple-threat of hit singles – “I Can’t Feel My Face,” “In the Night” and “The Hills.”

For those keeping track, the Weeknd now has a career total of seven Junos on his mantle, and he’s up for three more at Sunday night’s main event – the televised show, where he’s also scheduled to perform.

Each time he won on Saturday someone else would accept the award on his behalf.

That became a common theme at the non-televised gala ceremony, which streamed online, as other megastars secured their own Junos but didn’t show up to take them home.

Justin Bieber grabbed pop album of the year for “Purpose” and Drake won rap recording of the year for “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.”

Neither attended the ceremony at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre where most of the 42 Juno awards were handed out.


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