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The Weeknd Wins Junos 2015 Best Artist

03/15/2015 09:58 EDT | Updated 03/15/2015 09:59 EDT

Twitter was all about the 'Earned It' references Sunday night as The Weeknd nabbed two of the biggest awards at the 2015 Juno Awards Sunday.

The Scarborough, Ont. artist took home the awards for artist and R&B/soul recording of the year.

The singer-songwriter, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, is no stranger to the Juno Awards. He has taken home the R&B/Soul Recording of the Year for the last two years in a row, for his albums "Trilogy" and "Kiss Land." For the uninitiated, The Weeknd's music is dark, modern R & B with the classic themes of sex, drugs and despair at the forefront.

Accepting his artist of the year award at the 44th annual awards, the 25-year-old thanked his XO crew and the award show.

"Um, I'd like to thank the Junos of course,'' he said. "I want to thank Canada man, thank you guys. I wouldn't be here without you. Thank you.''

The singer also performed at the event for the first time, singing his "50 Shades of Grey'' tune "Earned It.'

Other Canadian artists taking home notable awards at this year's show included Kiesza, Leonard Cohen and Alanis Morissette.

With files from The Canadian Press

Check out photos from 2015 Juno events below:

Juno Awards 2015