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Furtado dominates Canadian awards
Nelly Furtado
Furtado came to attention with I'm Like A Bird in 2000
Pop star Nelly Furtado has won five prizes including album of the year at the Junos, Canada's top music awards.

"I'm just happy to be here and humbled," said the 28-year-old, who also hosted the award ceremony.

Furtado's Loose album has sold around five million copies and earned her a Brit Award for best international female solo artist.

Other winners at Sunday's show included the Dixie Chicks, who were given the best international album award.

Toronto punk rockers Billy Talent claimed two prizes, best group and best rock album for Billy Talent II.

But rapper K-os went home empty-handed, despite being nominated five times.

During his performance of his song, he changed the lyrics to say "this show is propaganda".

Furtado's awards included best album, fans' choice and best single for her duet with producer Timbaland, Promiscuous - a Canadian number one.

She had already received artist of the year and pop album of the year at a gala dinner on Saturday.

The singer, who was born in British Columbia to Portuguese-Azorean parents, performed a medley of her hits at the show.

Producer Bob Rock was inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame for his work, which includes producing Metallica's Grammy-winning Black album.


SEE ALSO
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Nelly Furtado tops singles chart
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