Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes

Tay and Shania at last night's AMAs. Pic: Shania Twain, Instagram
November 25, 2019
by FYI Staff

Shania and Taylor (pictured) shine at the AMAs, Michael Wekerle promises the Elmo is getting close, and a confession from David Foster. Also making news are BTS, Bill Wylie, Drake, Gordon Lightfoot, Anyway Gang, Alex Pangman, a McGarrigle tribute, Patrick Harbron, Steven Guilbeault, Saskatchewan Music Awards, Miranda Mulholland, George Seara,  Sheenah Ko, Manitoba Music, MusicNL Awards, and farewell Gerry Atwell and Goo Hara.

Dave Gunning
November 20, 2019
by FYI Staff

Dave Gunning (pictured) and The Small Glories head CFMA noms, Shawn Mendes is up for an ARIA Award, and Chris Brown and Drake are big winners at the Soul Train Award. Others in the news include Post Malone, Celine Dion, Dave Bookman, CLMA, The Doobie Bros, Sask Country Showcase, Leonard Cohen, Alexisonfire, Hoffey, Peter Foldy, Surefire Sweat, and Squamish Constellation Festival. With video.

Margo Timmins  Facebook photo
November 15, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Margo Timmins (pictured) calls out sexism, Chi Pig gets reflective, and Shawn Mendes cheers the Raptors. Also in the headlines are Rob Stoner, concert deals, Fender, Brian Setzer, Iceland Airwaves, Ken Burns, Tencent, Dolly Parton, CMA Awards, Nik Powell, John Legend, LP, and Crime.

Oscar Peterson  Photo: Juno Awards
November 6, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Oscar Peterson (pictured) and D.O.A. earn the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation, ren signs to Geffen, and Johnny Orlando and Shawn Mendes earn EMAs. Also making news are CMTF, Bill King, SATE, Brad Machry, Neil Young, Indie Week, Gord Bamford, Aphrose, Hilario Duran, and farewell Kelley Looney. With video.

Shawn Mendes Facebook photo
October 9, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes (pictured) has set a new chart record; Mundial Montreal announces its lineup, and the return of Caribou. Also in the news are Canadian Blast, NSMW,  La Bohème, Discogs, Clark Drive Studios, Michael Stipe, Alberta Music, and Ginger St. James.

Jack De Keyzer
September 9, 2019
by FYI Staff

Jack De Keyzer (pictured) is a Canadian blues survivor, Shawn Mendes storms Rogers Centre, and David Crosby boosts Michelle Willis. Also in the headlines are Robbie Robertson, Rae Spoon, The Bassment, Van Morrison, Brittany Howard, Sonny Rollins, John Paul Jones, and Zimdancehall.

Shawn Mendes  Facebook photo
September 6, 2019
by FYI Staff

Shawn Mendes (pictured) is a star at Timmy's, local composers star at TIFF, and The Highwomen are making moves. Others in the headlines include Casey MQ, John Fogerty, Meek Mill, Avicii, Debbie Harry, AB5, and Billboard.

The Washboard Union  Instagram photo
August 30, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The Washboard Union (pictured) and other Canadian stars to play Fan Village, Shawn Mendes and Tim Hortons team up, and Partner tackles Rush for Polaris. Also in the news: Stars, Re:Sound, CMAO, NMC: ON, Naya Ali, NSMW, FME, Iggy Pop, and farewell Donnie Fritts and Nancy Yu.

SMF graphic
August 30, 2019
by FYI Staff

The global pop star demonstrates a big heart with the creation of a new charity that has already amassed an impressive sum.

Frank Dukes  Photo: Juno Awards
August 28, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Frank Dukes (pictured) and RPSM are shown love by Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes does well at the VMAs, and Tragically Hip Radio plays on Sirius XM. Others in the news include Emily Reid, Big Wreck, Chris Kirby, Ontario Creates, Canadian Brass, CFMAs, MMF, and farewell Dave Richardson and Neal Casal. Video added.

Haviah Mighty is set to play Parkjam
August 16, 2019
by Kerry Doole

London, ON's ambitious new fest Parkjam includes Haviah Mighty (pictured), NSMW announces its performers, and the CNE kicks off. Also in the news are Shawn Mendes, Greig Nori, NMC, Plácido Domingo, Alae, Justin Gray, Director X, Lyric Dubee, David Berman, Creative Manitoba, Daddy Cool, and TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Amaal FB photo
July 24, 2019
by FYI Staff

Soulful Somali-Canadian Amaal (pictured) gets intimate, the grand ambitions of Clairmont The Second, and Billie Eilish enlists the Biebs. Others in the headlines include Victoria Anthony, Grimes, Ed Sheeran, Ricky Wilson, Nat King Cole, Fab 5 Freddy, Drake, Sum 41, BTS, Corb Lund, CMA Fest, Celine Dion, and Come From Away.