ColumbiaThe late Leonard Cohen was a two-time winner last night at the Juno Awards, the Canadian version of the Grammys, held in Ottawa.
Cohen posthumously won Album of the Year for his final studio effort, You Want It Darker, as well as Artist of the Year. The Quebec native’s son, Adam Cohen, accepted the awards on behalf of this father, who died in November.
Another artist who had a big night at the ceremony was Sarah McLachlan, who was inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame by the show’s co-host, Bryan Adams, and performed her song “World on Fire.” The singer/songwriter. who hails from Nova Scotia, also won the Adult Contemporary Album of the Year honor for her holiday album, Wonderland.
The big winner at the Juno Awards was the veteran modern-rock act The Tragically Hip. The beloved Ontario outfit won Group of the Year and Rock Album of the Year for Man Machine Poem, and frontman Gord Downie also won several awards. In 2016, Downie revealed he’d been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and The Tragically Hip played their final tour last summer.
For a full list of winners, visit JunoAwards.ca.
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