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Nickelback triumph at the Junos

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The band have now won group of the year four times at the Junos

Nickelback led the winners list at Canada's Juno music awards by triumphing in three categories.

The rock band took home group of the year, as well as winning best album for their sixth LP, Dark Horse.

Lead guitarist Ryan Peake called out "this is the good one" as the band stepped up to collect the fans' choice of the year award.

Coldplay won best international album of the year at the annual awards for the Canadian music industry.

Nickelback performed their hit Something in Your Mouth at the ceremony. Lead singer Chad Kroeger said it was "absolutely amazing" to collect group of the year for the fourth time and thanked fans from the stage.

Ryan Peake later joked "this is why we still don't have real jobs, it's all because of the Canadian fans."

'Critics' darling'

The group lost out to Kardinall Offishall in the single of the year category and were not nominated for rock album of the year, which was taken home by singer-songwriter Sam Roberts for Love at the End of the World.

Roberts, who with four nominations was one of the front runners, was given a standing ovation when he stepped up to collect the award for artist of the year.

Kroeger later told Canada's Metro paper: "We're a very mainstream band, and that's not popular with the press. Sam Roberts is more of a critics' darling. We're mainstream, but our fans like that."

Celine Dion, a veteran Juno winner with over 20 awards to her name, went home empty handed this year despite three nominations.

Breaking acts Lights and The Stills picked up the new talent awards.



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