The Weeknd may have been snubbed, sparking a furore, but Canadian names appear in the categories of many different genres. Heading that list are two established superstars, an acclaimed engineer, and a fast-rising DJ/producer. Pictured: Kaytranada
A surprise attendee, Drizzy (pictured) stirred controversy with his acceptance speech. Other Canadians sharing in the spoils include Daniel Caesar, James Ehnes, Greg Wells, Willo Perron, Lili Haydn, and Shawn Everett.
Superstar singers like Celine Dion are running into voice problems and a top music publishing exec ponders sexual harassment in the industry. Also in the headlines are Andy Hines, Maren Morris, the Aga Khan Museum, Oh Susanna, Susan Aglukark, Sportsfan, Laila Biali, Justin Timberlake, and Vancouver concerts.
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.
Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Leonard Cohen, Michael Buble and Sarah McLachlan are the Canadian artists headlined in this week’s Grammy nominations list, but there are others who are in the spotlight and hope to benefit from that, win or not win.
Drizzy sees the problem as having members believe themselves well-versed enough to cast judgement on genres when they are not — and also when members vote on name recognition alone.