Sunday night’s 2016 Juno Awards were top of mind for Canadians.
To show just how prominent the Junos were, Google Canada collected data on the top trending questions, performances and moments searched-for by Canadians.
Some of the most-searched performances during the 2016 Juno Awards included: The Weeknd, Bryan Adams, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara and Scott Helman.
The tribute to Burton Cummings was one of the most-searched moments of the night, which featured performances by Jann Arden, Shawn Hook, The Tenors and The Carpet Frogs.
Similarly, Canadian artists who took the stage at the Junos in Calgary saw an immediate rise in search volumes, with Canadian search interest doubling for The Weeknd and searches for Alessia Cara increasing by eight times on Google Canada.
Prior to the award show, Google Canada released a list of which artists would win if the Junos were determined solely by search volume in Canada over the past year.
In order, top searches for “Single of the Year”; included: “Hotline Bling”;, “What Do You Mean?”; and “Can’t Feel My Face”;. The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face”; won.
The most-searched “Album of the Year”; nominees included: Justin Bieber, Drake and The Weeknd. The Weeknd took home the award.
While top searches for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year”; nominees included: Coleman Hell, Alessia Cara and Francesco Yates. Alessia Cara won the award.
In addition, some of the top trending questions that had Canadians buzzing included: “What are the lyrics to “Here’?”;, “Where is The Weeknd from?”; and “How old is Shawn Mendes?”;