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Neil Young Comes Home To Claim 3 Juno Awards
March 28 2011

Musical icon wins for his latest, Le Noise, as well as being named Humanitarian Of The Year

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Neil Young came home to Canada this weekend to accept the Allan Waters Humanitarian Of The Year award for the great contributions his made over the years to a variety of charities including his ongoing dedication to Farm Aid and the work he has done with his wife Pegi on The Bridge School Project. Before the weekend was over though, Neil was also taking home Juno Awards for Adult Alternative Album Of The Year for the album Le Noise and Artist Of The Year (beating out the likes of Justin Bieber and Drake). The Juno awards were broadcast live nationally from the Air Canada Centre in Youngâs hometown of Toronto, Ontario.

Upon accepting the Humanitarian Of The Year Award, Young hailed the inspiration of his son Ben and the hard work of his wife Pegi in making the Bridge School a success. "She's the one who put it all together, makes me look good. She's the one with the ideas. And I'm the one with the reputation."

On Saturday night, at an non-televised Gala, Neil, who was accompanied by his daughter Amber throughout the weekend, won the award for Adult Alternative Album Of The Year for his latest gold album, Le Noise. Looking at the award he quipped âWhen youâre an adult there is no alternative. If there was, Iâd be that.â

Towards the end of the Sunday night telecast Young was truly surprised when his named was called as Artist Of The Year. He got his second standing ovation of the night and shook hands with the fans as he walked towards the podium to accept the award from his old friend Randy Bachman (BTO, The Guess Who). âWhat year is this,â he asked smiling broadly before holding the trophy over his head and claiming âOh, Canada!.â

Neil Young was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame in 1982.

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