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Published on April 4th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Juno Awards Wrap-Up, Part 2: The Google Searches

Both Google and Twitter were monitoring online activity during the Juno Awards last night. Let me quote their findings, beginning with Google.

Most Searched Performances during the 2016 Juno Awards

1.       The Weeknd

2.       Bryan Adams

3.       Shawn Mendes

4.       Alessia Cara

5.       Scott Helman

Burton Cummings Tribute: Stand Tall

The tribute to Cummings was one of the most searched moments of the evening, featuring performances from  Jann Arden, Shawn Hook, The Tenors and long-time backing band The Carpet Frogs. Below are the top-searched Burton Cummings hits from the set.

1.       Stand Tall

2.       Break It To Them Gently

3.       My Own Way To Rock

The ‘Junos” Bump

  • Canadian artists who took the stage during the JUNOS saw an immediate bump in search volumes, with Canadians turning online to search for the artists that wowed them during the broadcast.
  • Searches for Burton Cummings increased by 25X after his Hall of Fame acceptance speech.
  • Following his JUNOS performance for ‘Acquainted’ and ‘Might Not’, Canadian search interest for The Weeknd more than doubled. Sunday night was also the first television performance of ‘Might Not’, and searches for the song title increased by 33X following his performance.
  • Following her JUNOS win for ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year,’ searches for Alessia Cara increased 8X on Google in Canada.

Most searched ‘Single of the Year’ nominees (by song)

In the past year in Canada

1.       Hotline Bling

2.       What Do You Mean?

3.       Can’t Feel My Face

4.       Here

5.       Clothes Off

JUNOS Winner: Can’t Feel My Face

Most searched ‘Album of the Year’ nominees (by artist)

In the past year in Canada

1.       Justin Bieber

2.       Drake

3.       The Weeknd

4.       Shawn Mendes

5.       Jean LeLoup

JUNOS Winner: The Weeknd

Most searched ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ nominees (by artist)

In the past year in Canada

1.       Coleman Hell

2.       Alessia Cara

3.       Francesco Yates

4.       Scott Helman

5.       Tobias Jesso Jr.

JUNOS Winner: Alessia Cara

Most searched ‘Group of the Year’ nominees (by artist)

In the past year in Canada

1.       Hedley

2.       Marianas Trench

3.       Walk Off the Earth

4.       Three Days Grace

5.       Metric

JUNOS Winner: Walk Off the Earth

Top trending questions on Alessia Cara? (in the past 3 months in Canada)

In the past three months in Canada

1.       What are the lyrics to “Here”?

2.       How old is Alessia Cara?

3.       Where is Alessia Cara From?

Top trending questions on The Weeknd? (in the past 3 months in Canada)

In the past three months in Canada

1.       Where is The Weeknd from?

2.       How old is The Weeknd?

3.       Is The Weeknd Canadian?

4.       Who is The Weeknd dating?

5.       What is the name of The Weeknd’s album?

6.       What high school did The Weeknd go to?

Top Trending Questions on Shawn Mendes (in the past 3 months in Canada)

In the past three months in Canada

1.       How old is Shawn Mendes?

2.       Where is Shawn Mendes from?

3.       How tall is Shawn Mendes?

4.       Is Shawn Mendes Canadian?

5.       Where does Shawn Mendes live?




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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