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The Weeknd dominates Juno Awards

The Weeknd continued his winning streak at the Juno Awards by scoring an impressive five trophies at Canada's music prizegiving on Sunday (03Apr16).

The R&B star picked up the top prizes for Single of the Year for Can't Feel My Face and Album of the Year for Beauty Behind the Madness at the live ceremony at Calgary, Alberta's Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Weeknd went into the prizegiving a triple winner after picking up trophies for Artist and Songwriter of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording for Beauty Behind the Madness during the Juno Gala Dinner & Awards on Saturday night (02Apr16).

Thirty-five of the 41 Juno awards, which recognize the best of Canadian music, were announced at the industry gala, where Justin Bieber's Purpose was named the Pop Album prize, and Drake took home the Best Rap Recording for If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Adele's record-breaking 25 picked up the International Album prize.

Back at the live ceremony, Bieber won another Juno for the Fan Choice Award, while 19-year-old Alessia Cara scored her first Juno for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and couldn't believe how much her life had changed since releasing her hit song Here last year (15).

"I'm just a regular girl who lived the most normal life and I released a song and it hasn't been the same since," she told the crowd.

Other winners included Walk Off the Earth (Group of the Year), Dean Brody (Country Album of the Year for Gypsy Road), and singer/songwriter Burton Cummings, who was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame by Alberta natives Nickelback.

Cara kicked off the evening with a performance of her song Wild Things, while The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, and Bryan Adams were also among the artists who took the stage.

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