Canada Junos a Rankin affair

The Rankin Family went 4 for 4 at the Juno Awards, the Canadian version of the Grammys, picking up prizes in all categories in which they were nominated. The folk music ensemble nabbed Canadian entertainer of the year, group and country group of the year and single (“Fare Thee Well Love”).

The entertainer nod is determined by public vote, with other awards selected by members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

The 35 Juno awards were handed out Saturday night in a live-to-tape broadcast at Toronto’s O’Keefe Centre. The ceremonies included the induction of rock group Rush into the Hall of Fame.

“The Bodyguard” soundtrack earned best-selling album (foreign or domestic). Rocker Neil Young won album of the year for “Harvest Moon.”

Jann Arden took two Junos for new solo artist and video (“I Would Die For You”). Songwriter of the year was Leonard Cohen.

Roch Voisine, who hosted the Junos, was named best male vocalist. Female vocalist was Celine Dion. Country vocalists were Cassandra Vasik and Charlie Major.

Producers of the Year were Steven MacKinnon and Marc Jordan. The Waltons were named best new group.

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