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Leonard Cohen and The Weeknd win top trophies at Juno Awards

Veteran musician Leonard Cohen and R&B star The Weeknd took home the Juno Awards' biggest honors during Canada's music prizegiving on Sunday (15Mar15).

Singer/songwriter Cohen nabbed the Album of the Year award for Popular Problems, while The Weeknd picked up the Artist of the Year title at the ceremony, which took place at Hamilton, Ontario's FirstOntario Center.

The win was the second prize for the R&B star, who claimed the R&B/Soul Recording of the Year for his hit Often during Saturday's (14Mar15) gala for various album and technical awards.

However it was dance star Kiesza who took home the most Junos this year (15) - she added Breakthrough Artist of the Year to her Saturday night honors for Dance Recording of the Year for Sound of a Woman and Video of the Year for Hideaway.

Double winners Magic! were named Breakthrough Group of the Year and also picked up Single of the Year honors for Rude, while Arkells were crowned Group of the Year and picked up the Rock Album of the Year prize for High Noon.

Michael Buble was given the coveted Fan Choice Award, marking his 12th career Juno Award, and Alanis Morissette was inducted into the 2015 Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

The Ironic singer closed the ceremony with a medley of hits from her Grammy Award-winning album Jagged Little Pill, which was released 20 years ago.

Also taking the stage to perform were winners Kiesza, Arkells, Magic! and The Weeknd, as well as Deadmau5, Shawn Mendes, Sam Roberts Band, and Hedley, whose lead singer Jacob Hoggard hosted the ceremony.

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