Sam Smith's prayer gets answered, and Jessie Reyez's duet with Daniel Caesar that beguiled Juno audiences coast-to-coast is now a certified radio hit. Also hot this week are Stars, Dallas Smith, Chris Buck Band, Shawn Mendes, and (pictured) recent ole signing Danielle Bourjeaurd.
Jessie Reyez's success boosts the Remix Project, and Gord Downie's legacy shines brightly at The Junos. Those also in the headlines include Harry Styles, inclusion riders, Killer Mike, Todd Kerns, the Beatles, Ronnie Prophet, Quake Matthews, The Jerry Cans, Jack White, Onegin, and Lana Del Rey.
The 2018 Juno Awards CBC-telecast, hosted by Michael Bublé and broadcast live from Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday night, was arguably the best show in the annual spectacle’s 47 years and much enhanced by a s;ate of spectacular performances, and the show's multi-platform delivery.
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund gets a $5M boost in the Budget, Tory Lanez hypes his new album with free shows, and the Vans Warped Tour bids farewell. Also in the news are UMC, SOCAN Song House, Liteyears, Jessie Reyez, The Blues Brothers Revue, Obey fest, Graham Nicholas, Ellen Doty, and Downchild Blues Band. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Toronto's declaration of Clash Day raises eyebrows, and a new Drake video benefits a Miami school. Also in the headlines are Katy Perry, Jessie Reyez, the Brit Awards, Anagram, James Jamerson, CSNY, Zaki Ibrahim, Ian Hunter, No Age, and Nicholas Jennings.
The Montreal art-rockers and the fast-rising Toronto singer lead with four nods apiece, closely followed by Arkells, Gord Downie, Hedley and Ruth B. We interviewed some of the nominees for their reactions.
Arkells, Death From Above synced in Super Bowl, quadruple Juno nominee Jessie Reyez (pictured) set to perform on the show, along with Hedley and Daniel Caesar. Also making the news are CMW Awards, Whitehorse, Erin Costelo, Paul Simon, Sasquatch! Festival, C'est What, With Love, Shy Kids, and Chromeo. Videos included for your enjoyment.
Jessie Reyez takes a bite out of The Big Apple and the Into The Night fest will warm up Halifax. Also in the news are the Polaris Prize, Netflix, SCMA, The Velvet Underground, Manitoba Music, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, Measha Brueggergosman, SaskMusic, Birds of Bellwoods, and a farewell to John Morris.
Topics in this edition of headlines include Jessie Reyez, the Canada Council, slow music, Otis Redding, the plight of female MCs, Death from Above, Supercrawl, Faith Healer, Partner, Neil Young, and the Westward Music Festival.