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.
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.
Two of the planet's hottest pop stars team up on a catchy joint single complemented by a video as steamy as a Miami summer day. We predict a major hit.
Ed Robertson's Big Bang Theory theme (pictured), the legacy of Kurt Cobain, and Shawn Mendes' search for fun. Also in the headlines: Carmine Street Guitars, Rita Chiarelli, The Weeknd, Dave Davies, Khalid, Slash, psychedelia, Tom Petty, Nickelback, and David Crosby.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) nearly sweeps and other Juno Awards stories, Chilina Kennedy does a beautiful job as Carole King, and memories of Toni Myers. Also in the headlines are CPO, Winnipeg Arts Council, Google, SXSW, MySpace, The Bouncing Souls, Dick Dale, Drake, Philip Anselmo, Jason Hardink, Jerry Lee Lewis, Timbaland, and Peloton.
Shawn Mendes swept the four categories he was nominated in at the Gala Dinner & Awards at the London Convention Centre Saturday night, while Duff Roman was presented with the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award and David Foster received the Humanitarian Award from his good Vancouver pal, Michael Bublé (pictured).
Hosted by Sarah McLachlan, the Sunday night performance additions include Arkells, Bahamas, NAV, Whitehorse, and (pictured) Shawn Mendes.
Skydiggers (pictured) play a house concert to benefit Unison, Alessia Cara joins Shawn Mendes' world tour, and Scott Long departs Music Nova Scotia. Others in the news include the New Colossus Festival, Music Canada certifications, Norah Jones, Houdini, Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, SHINE concert, CLMA, SaskMusic, and farewells to Fred Foster and Johnnie Lovesin. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Terra Lightfoot (pictured) heads up an all-female road show, a Shawn Mendes hit is dissected, and advice for HMV and Sunrise. Also in the headlines are Jessie Reyez, Sting, Emily King, Hamilton, COC, 21 Savage, The Clash, OBEY, R. Kelly, Al Green, Salif Keita, Sam Cooke, Scooter Braun, Dolly Parton, and Ringo Starr.
Lindsay Ell (pictured) and Tenille Townes to tour Down Under via a CMA series, Teenage Head hosts a vinyl pressing session, and a Tegan and Sara memoir is coming. Others in the news include Shotty Horroh, Jeremy Dutcher, Pigeon Row, The Elwins, Shawn Mendes, Bernice, Sound Central, and farewell to Anca Pop and Joe Osborn.
Drizzy leads the Maple Leaf contingent with seven noms, Shawn Mendes and Diana Krall (pictured with Tony Bennett) earn two apiece, Drake collaborators are cited, classical artists fare well, and Rob Bowman makes the cut again.