Sunday April 2, 2017, at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Canadian Beats participated at The JUNO Awards, in the Media Q&A Room, with selected winners, performers and presenters of the night. With well over 100 media outlets being represented and artists only being able to stay long enough for two or three questions, we all took turns. Please enjoy seeing who all came to visit us and what they had to say.
Ruth B. (Columbia, SONY) – Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and Radio Starmaker Fund)
Jess Moskaluke – Country Album of the Year – Kiss Me Quiet (MDM, Universal)
Alessia Cara – Pop Album of the Year (Sponsored by TD) – Know-It-All (Def Jam, Universal)
Shawn Mendes (Island, Universal) – JUNO Fan Choice (Presented by TD)
Sarah McLachlan – Canadian Music Hall of Fame – This award was established in 1978 by CARAS to honour individuals or groups who have made an outstanding contribution toward the greater international recognition of Canadian artists and music. Sarah also won Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for Wonderland
Hello everyone! My name is Linda and I have been a fan of Canadian Music for as long as I can remember. That counts for way too many decades than I want to admit to! I have three primary passions in my life, music, photography and writing. When I can combine them all, I feel I am right where I should be. Though I can appreciate all genres of music, my particular favourite is Country. Canadian Country is moving in leaps and bounds. I love how it is progressing and I’m thankful that I can be a small part of it.