Justin Bieber wins fan’s choice award at Canada’s Juno Awards

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Justin Bieber has been involved in several controversies over the past year, with facebook campaigns by Americans to have him deported, while Canadians begged the US to keep him. Of course all of that was in jest.

Canada’s Juneau Awards recognize Canadian artists for excellence in their field. With dozens of important awards handed out at the Junos, the Fan Choice Award is one of the biggest of the night.

The attendees at this year’s Juno Awards, which were held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, were less than thrilled, when the award went to Justin Bieber, who was not in attendance.

While there are dozens of important awards handed out at the Juno Awards — Fan Choice Award is undeniably one of the biggest of the night.

So, some people were understandably upset when Justin Bieber beat out other fan favourites like Arcade Fire, Celine Dion, Drake, Hedley, Michael Buble and Serena Ryder. In fact, when the Canadian women’s Olympic curling team announced the award went to an absent Bieber, any cheers were almost completely drowned out by resounding boos.

And Beliebers weren’t the only ones to defend the “Boyfriend” singer. Junos host Serena Ryder even stood up for the troubled artist, saying he works hard and deserves the award.

This was Bieber’s fourth straight year taking home the coveted prize, and it’s no doubt that Bieber has some of the most dedicated fans out there. A tweet from last week asking fans to vote for him has more than 68,000 retweets. Yahoo News

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