Bublé Takes Four Junos

Vancouver singer Michael Bublé took four of the biggest awards at the Juno Awards in Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 2nd.

He took home the best album and pop album awards for It’s Time, best single for “Home” and the award for top artist.

“I desperately wanted to win,” Bublé told the audience as he accepted the top artist award.

Winning two awards each were Neil Young and Nickelback – Neil Young for top producer and best adult contemporary and Nickelback for best group and top rock album.

Toronto’s Broken Social Scene took the hotly pursued best alternative album award, beating out Hot Hot Heat, Metric, Tegan & Sara, and The New Pornographers.

Montreal’s Arcade Fire won best songwriter honors for a few of the band’s songs, beating out Neil Young, who was favored.

Coldplay and Black Eyed Peas tied for best international album, an award that is determined by album sales and votes.

Bryan Adams was also inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame for his 25 years in the business.

While accepting his fourth award, Bublé said, “I don’t know what to say. I feel like Kelly Clarkson a bit.” That might be ironic, considering that the four nominated “Canadian Idol” alumni left the Junos empty-handed.

The Juno Awards celebrate Canadian music with 39 awards given between live performances. Pamela Anderson hosted this year’s event.