Junos report: Bieber and Drake have it bad, real bad
Who needs hardware when you have a homie? Justin Bieber may have left last night’s Juno Awards empty-handed, but Stratford’s favourite fever starter accepted defeat like a trooper. Perhaps it had something to do with the ceaseless stream of adulation from the legions of teen girls filling St. John’s Mile One Centre (oddly, they weren’t so jazzed about April Wine), but we suspect it had more to do with all the attention The Biebs was getting from his new bestie, Drake.
Bieber broke out in a fanboy grin when the Best Forest Hill Ever Had joined the pint-sized popster for his hit single “Baby” (the adorable pair was even clad in complementary shades of blue). He could barely contain himself when Drake snagged the New Artist award from under him (and gave him big ups for his work ethic). By the time they got to sing shoulder-to-shoulder for a group rendition of K’naan’s “Waving Flag,” he was damn near apoplectic.
Other Toronto-related—and, let’s be honest—faith-affirming highlights included K’naan’s win for songwriter of the year and Metric’s win for group of the year. But our favourite part? When Olympian Alexandre Bilodeau did what everyone has been thinking for years and accidentally called awards sweeper Michael Bublé “Michael Bubble.”
• Screams For Bieber, But Drake Takes Juno [National Post]
• Feeling very Buble [Winnipeg Free Press]