The People's Choice Awards went down in L.A. on Wednesday. Among the winners was a cohort of Canadians, incluing Toronto's The Weeknd, who was the most nominated individual of the night
The People's Choice Awards remain an American affair. But with more and more True Northers dominating southern charts, it's only a matter of time our major artists get their time in the sun. This is already happening with a select number singers and actors, with the world over adopting a certain Stratford, Ontario native as its own. But now newer and more versatile artists are demanding that Justin Bieber share the stage, with Toronto's The Weeknd leading the Canadian field at this year's Grammys. And at this week's People's Choice Awards the R&B singer, also known as Abel Tesfaye - a Canadian pop sensation born to immigrant parents - led the field as the most nominated individual with five mentions.
The Weeknd himself came away with Favourite R&B Artist as voted by members of the public, from nominations including Favourite Male Artist and Favourite Album. The Weeknd lost the Favourite Breakout Artist category to fellow Torontonian and igloo-dweller Shawn Mendes, whose debut album Handwritten is rivalling some of Beliebers old territory. Justin himself showed up as well, with "What Do You Mean" from his album Purpose taking home Favourite Song (for which The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" was also nominated). Sing with me, "I only call you when it's half past..." Are you excited about the Canadian representation at the People Choice Awards?