This weekend, Drake hosted the Juno Awards, a prestigious event honoring the best in music his countrymen have to offer (Read: the Canadian GRAMMYs). The awards were held in Toronto and to open the ceremony Drake led with a skit about his new music business initiative, “Old Money.” Despite having six nominations, Drake did not walk away with any wins this weekend.
“We’re called Young Money because we appeal to a younger demographic and everyone in the label…has a lot of money,” says Drake.
“For this new one coming out this year which is called ‘Take Care’ I think I’ve devised a plan. I really think I’ve stumbled upon an untapped gold mine and instead of Young Money, today, it’s all about ‘Old Money.’”
It’s been some time since Aubrey Graham’s acting days in Canadian teen drama, “Degrassi,” but as far as his Juno skit goes, he’s got comedy down. Read more to see the skit and select winners for the Juno Awards.
Juno Fan Choice Award Winner: Justin Bieber
Artist of the Year: Neil Young
Group of the Year: Arcade Fire
New Artist of the Year: Meaghan Smith
New Group of the Year: Said the Whale
Album of the Year & Alternative Album of the Year: Suburbs, Arcade Fire
International Album of the Year: Teenage Dream, Katy Perry
Pop Album of the Year: My World 2.0, Justin Bieber
Single of the Year: “Wavin’ Flag,” Young Artists for Haiti
R&B/Soul Recoding of the Year: “Stars,” Quanteisha
Rap Recording of the Year: TSOL, Shad
Reggae Recording of the Year: “Likkle But Mi Tallawah,” Elaine Lil’Bit Sheppard