Junos 2018: Barenaked Ladies re-unite, Michael Bublé returns and Rascalz rhyme

The emotional reunion of Barenaked Ladies with Steven Page, Michael Bublé's return to the stage and an impromptu rap collaboration were among the top moments at an uplifting Juno Awards ceremony held Sunday in Vancouver.

The Barenaked Ladies with Steven Page performed part of their thank you speech in musical form after being recognized for their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Junos. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

The emotional reunion of Barenaked Ladies with Steven Page, Michael Bublé’s return to the stage and an impromptu rap collaboration were among the top moments at an uplifting Juno Awards ceremony held Sunday in Vancouver.

Teary-eyed Ladies

The Barenaked Ladies and former lead vocalist Steven Page were visibly emotional after being recognized onstage for their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

“To our fans, your passion for our music and our shows continues to astound us,” said singer-songwriter and guitarist Ed Robertson. “Thanks to Steve for starting this journey with me and to the guys for continuing it.”

The group, which found major success in the 1990s and early 2000s with songs such as Pinch Me and Old Apartment, reunited with Page for a highly anticipated, one-time performance together after he left the band nine years ago.

They sang two of their hits, One Week and If I Had $1,000,000, with the same energy and harmonies that made them famous.

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Ed Robertson, right, of the Barenaked Ladies, and former member and co-founder Steven Page, left, took the stage for a one-time performance with band members. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

The winners

Gord Downie, the late frontman of The Tragically Hip, won artist of the year in addition to other Juno Awards handed out Saturday night. Downie died in 2017 after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour.

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