Leslie Feist sweeps Canada music awards

Sun Apr 6, 2008 9:07pm EDT
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TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Canadian singer/songwriter Leslie Feist swept the Junos, Canada's music awards, walking away with five trophies during the weekend.

Feist, who records by her last name, earned Junos for best artist and songwriter Saturday during a nontelevised industry awards show in Calgary.

The following night, she grabbed three more trophies for single ("1234") and album and pop album ("The Reminder") during a nationwide telecast on the CTV network.

Feist, who garnered four nominations at the most recent Grammys, beat out Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, Michael Buble and newcomer Pascale Picard for the artist of the year Juno.

Buble grabbed the fan choice award Sunday, while rock band Blue Rodeo earned the group award to add to the top adult alternative album and video trophies it picked up Saturday.

The best international album, based on retail record sales in Canada, went to Rihanna for "Girl Gone Bad."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter