This last week proved a strong one for Canadian artists with (pictured) Alessia Cara, Jessica Mitchell and Dan Mangan breaking through with personal songs that speak to these turbulent times. Topping the list of new radio ads is Death Cab For Cutie with a requiem for the neighbourhood.
Alessia Cara learns the price of fame, Finn Wolfhard brings attention to (pictured here) Calpurnia, Brett Kissel talks fatherhood. Others in the headlines include Sons Of The Pioneers, Tower Of Power, the Beatles in Toronto, drill rap, LGBTQ musicians, Sam Tudor, Upstream, Toronto Jazz Festival, BC fests, and The Confusionaires.
Shawn Mendes releases a new track, Denis Wolf helps launch Ray-On, and Slaight Music donates $25K to BC's Music Therapy Motorcycle Ride. Also in the news are David Clayton-Thomas, Voivod, Amoeba Music, Alessia Cara, Budweiser's Country Fair, Joni Mitchell, LHM Records, Aaron Pollock, Kim Clarke Champniss, the CCMA, Canadian Music Café, SiriusXM Top of the Country, KD Lang, Amy Cervini, Pavlo, and Grease.
Alessia Cara became the first Canadian to win the coveted Best New Artist Grammy Award and her performance dazzled. Also winning were Leonard Cohen, Abel Tesfaye, Nova Scotian opera star Barbara Hannigan, and engineer Charles Moniz.
Drake launches a new eatery and soon an IPO to promote a branded whiskey, Alessia Cara is set for the Grammys, and Justin Bieber is a front-runner in the US iHeartRadio Awards' nominees list. Also in the news are Motorhead, John Williams, Northern Pikes, Joe Walsh, Bon Jovi, CIMA, Post Malone, Kenny James, Dave Chesney, Seaway, Reid Jamieson, and a farewell to Fast Eddie Clarke.
Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Leonard Cohen, Michael Buble and Sarah McLachlan are among the Canadian nominees for this year’s Grammy Awards.
Bruno Mars was the big winner, but several Canadian artists including Shawn Mendes were in the winner's circle last night at the Microsoft Theatre in LA.