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Justin Bieber booed at Juno awards

2014-03-31 19:00
Los Angeles - Justin Bieber was booed at the Juno Awards on Sunday.

The Boyfriend singer was honoured with the Fan Choice Award for the fourth time at the Canadian music awards ceremony, but it seems he wasn't a popular choice with all of the audience at Winnipeg's MTS Centre as his name was met with "a surprising mix of cheers and audible boos", The Hollywood Reporter reports.

The 20-year-old star's prize was collected by Canada's Olympic women's curling team and the singer later took to Twitter to thank fans for their support.

He tweeted: "We won #JUNOFanChoice for the 4th year in a row! Love to all my beliebers. Thank u. Love u (sic)"

Justin was later defended by Serena Ryder when she picked up her award for Songwriter of the Year.

Serena - who also picked up Artist of the Year when some winners were announced on Saturday - said: "I really think that Justin Bieber is an amazing musician and he deserved every bit of that award because he's been working his ass off his entire life and we need to support how awesome he is."

In other controversy at the show, Robin Thicke - who was nominated for three awards - cancelled his planned performance at the last minute, citing a need for vocal rest.

However, a petition online had been calling to have the Blurred Lines singer axed for "blatant sexism".

Meanwhile, twin stars Tegan and Sara were the biggest winners, picking up Group of the Year, Single of the Year for Closer and Pop Album of the Year for Heartthrob.

Tegan and Sara celebrate their three Juno Awards during the Junos in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Sunday, March 30, 2014. (Jonathan Hayward, AP)

Other winners at the Junos included Arcade Fire, who took home both Album of the Year and Alternative Album of the Year for Reflektor, and Drake, who took home the Rap Recording of the Year award for Nothing Was the Same.

Randy Bachman, Fred Turner, Robbie Bachman and Blair Thornton of Bachman-Turner-Overdrive were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

The ceremony was jointly hosted by nominees Serena, Classified and Johnny Reid.

Juno Awards 2014 list of selected winners:

Fan Choice Award
Justin Bieber

Single of the Year
Closer - Tegan and Sara

International Album of the Year
Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars

Album of the Year
Reflektor - Arcade Fire

Artist of the Year
Serena Ryder

Group of the Year
Tegan and Sara

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Brett Kissel

Breakthrough Group of the Year
A Tribe Called Red

Songwriter of the Year
Serena Ryder

Country Album of the Year
Crop Circles - Dean Brody

Adult Alternative Album of the Year
Forever Endeavour - Ron Sexsmith

Alternative Album of the Year
Reflektor - Arcade Fire

Pop Album of the Year
Heartthro -  Tegan and Sara

Rock Album of the Year
Coyote -  Matt Mays

Rap Recording of the Year
Nothing Was the Same - Drake

Dance Recording of the Year
This is What it Feels Like - Armin van Buuren & Trevor Guthrie Armada

Video of the Year
Feeling Good -  Matt Barnes

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