Leonard Cohen’s son Adam paid tribute to his late father as he accepted the Artist Of The Year gong on his behalf at Canada’s Juno Awards this weekend (01-02Apr17).
The annual ceremony recognizes the most talented musicians in Canada, with a gala dinner held on Saturday night (01Apr17) before the remaining winners were announced at a ceremony at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Sunday (02Apr17).
Saturday’s celebration saw Adam take to the stage to accept the prize for his father, who died last November (16), and joked about the amount of nominees, including The Weekend and Drake, missing the ceremony.
“As you know, Leonard Cohen is not here to accept this award. Many international artists find excuses to not participate in the Junos. I think he’s found the best one yet,” Adam laughed, referencing the fact that both Drake and The Weekend are being kept busy on tour.