Happy Canada Day! This year the country is celebrating Canada’s 146th birthday, and I thought it was worth putting together a little video playlist to celebrate the holiday with some of the best home grown music.
Whether you watch for the stars, the music, or the shenanigans, the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards brought all three together on Sunday night as Psy co-hosted the event and performed his hits “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman” to the packed crowd at the corner of Queen and John.
It’s Canada’s night for music, and I’m live from Toronto as the 2013 Juno Awards are about to take over CTV from the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan, with singer Michael Bublé hosting the big night of awards and performances.
The Juno Awards are still on CTV, and I’m still watching, apparently. So far, not an outstanding year, but it has its moments.
Russell Peters and Michael Buble do a little comedy bit. “I’m Russell Peters and if I don’t get to host the Junos ‘Someone’s going to get hurt real bad’,” Buble jokes.
The night is still far from over, but it’s official: I’m done with my ninth Canadian Music Week, and it was one of the best to date. Hardly my usual marathon of venues, but I feel like I saw just enough this year, without overloading on acts I’ll never remember.