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Nickelback tops Canada's Juno awards

 Members of Nickelback pose with their three wards for Fan Choice, Album of the Year and Group of the Year during the Juno Awards in Vancouver, British Columbia March 29, 2009. Band members are (L-R) Daniel Adair, Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake and Mike Kroeger. REUTERS/Richard Lam

By Etan Vlessing

TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Nickelback dominated Canada's annual music awards on Sunday, winning Juno trophies for group and album of the year as well as the fan choice honor.

Nickelback, riding high with their new album "Dark Horses," led all comers with five nominations going into the 38th edition of the Junos, which were handed out in Vancouver and broadcast on CTV.

Montreal rocker Sam Roberts picked up the Juno for artist of the year, while songstress Lights was named best new artist.

Toronto hip-hop artist Kardinal Offishall earned a trophy for best rap recording of the year, to add to the Juno for best single of the year he won during Saturday's pre-telecast for "Dangerous."

Also on Saturday, Montreal indie rockers the Stills grabbed Junos for best alternative album and new group.

Alanis Morissette earned best pop album honors for "Flavors of Entanglement," while British rockers Coldplay won for best international album of the year for "Viva La Vida."

Coldplay beat out AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Jack Johnson and Metallica for best international album of the year, the only Juno category open to non-Canadian acts and based on domestic music sales.

(Editing by Dean Goodman at Reuters)

 
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