Tonight, The Juno Awards Show will air live on CBC. The prestigious Canadian music awards ceremony showcases Canadian music from all genres. Even though the awards show doesn't start until tonight, our favourite Canadian musician already won two awards.
Last year, Gord Downie passed away due to cancer and left millions of fans distraught. Even though he was ill, Downie provided one last farewell tour with the Tragically Hip in 2016. In 2017, Downie announced his final solo double album "Introduce Yourself. It was released after he passed away in October.
Even though Downie is no longer with us, his music continues to inspire Canadians across the nation. On Saturday night, a few awards were preemptively given out during the 2018 Juno Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
Gord Downie and Kevin Drew won for the best "Songwriter of the year". Downie also snagged the best "adult alternative album of the year" for his latest album, Introduce Yourself.
Here's a video of "Introduce Yourself" by Gord Downie.
Downie is also nominated for "best artist of the year". The other artists nominated in the category are Daniel Caesar, Lights, Ruth B and Shania Twain.
It's also rumoured that there will be a tribute in Gord Downie's honour tonight. The show will broadcast from Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday March 25th at 5 PM PT/ 8PM ET on CBC.