Mendes won artist of the year, songwriter of the year, pop album of the year, and single of the year for his song “In My Blood.”
Thirty-six Juno awards and three special achievement awards were presented at the packed gala event at the London Convention Centre on Saturday night – one day before the 48th annual Juno Awards broadcast.
Mendes was not able to accept his awards in person, as he is currently on the European leg of his world tour.
The show included a pre-recorded performance of “In My Blood” taped in Amsterdam on March 4, where he jokingly told the audience to “try to sound Canadian.”
We are assuming that Shawn was wearing his Calvin’s while performing.
Thirty-eight prizes were handed out, given to a healthy mix of industry veterans like Michael Bublé (adult contemporary album) and Colin James (blues album) and newcomers like Dizzy (alternative album) and Loud Luxury (dance recording).
Michael Bublé made a surprise appearance to present David Foster with the humanitarian award for his foundation’s charitable efforts.
The two goofed around and laid on the love for each other, with Foster retelling reporters how the two met while Bublé was singing at the wedding of Ontario MPP Caroline Mulroney.
Corey Hart, the “Sunglasses at Night” singer-songwriter, delivered an emotional speech thanking his family and fans as he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame on the broadcast.
“I believe music and love are the most enduring and powerful forces of good in the world,” Hart told the crowd after throwing his fist in the air, with tears in his eyes, on the Junos stage in London, Ont.
“Without you, my songs would have no home, and they would ultimately be unrequited and empty.”