He has Jack Johnson’s easy optimism, a maritime feel that is reminiscent of Joel Plaskett, and the cronning voice of classic folk music. He doesn’t take himself too seriously. He is fond of wearing suits. He has won five East Coast Music Awards. He recently won the Juno for rap recording of the year for Inner Ninja.
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.
In the third episode of The GATE’s Media Box podcast: Billy Crystal talks about the new Disney Pixar film, Monsters University; highlights from back stage at the MuchMusic Video Awards with Ed Sheeran, Avril Lavigne, and Classified; interviewing the stars of CTV’s new home-grown comedy, Satisfaction; and a Blu-ray review of Jack the Giant Slayer.
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.
Canada’s biggest artists rocked the Rock (that would be Newfoundland, for the record) as the 2010 Juno Awards telecast brought the music to the fans in St. John’s Mile One stadium.
The Arkells kicked off the 2010 Juno Gala Dinner and Awards earlier tonight where most of the statues were handed out prior to the live telecast that will air tomorrow night. The band were also one of the winners during the evening, walking away with the Juno for best new group.
Hey, Canada, you actually need to check this out. I’m not normally a fan of Classified, but you really need to watch his video for “Oh Canada” from his album Self Explanatory.
Nominees for the 2010 Juno Awards were announced this week and not surprisingly Michael Bublé led the way with a total of six nominations for his album Crazy Love.