Ahead of a two night run at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall earlier this week, Canadian country star Johnny Reid was presented with a Gold Album Award plaque for his 2017 album Revival by Universal Music Canada. The album marks Reid’s eight full length to be officially certified Canadian Gold, with 2009’s Dance With Me earning a Triple Platinum certification.
Reid will continue his Revival Live tour throughout Ontario in April before making his way to The Maritimes for the final leg.
Watch the video for Revival‘s single “Heart Of A Woman” below.
Earlier today the nominees for the 2018 JUNO Awards were revealed at a press conference at Toronto’s Great Hall. Music Canada is proud to return as sponsor of the Album of the Year category for the 47th annual JUNO Awards. The 2018 Album of the Year nominees are:
Everything Now – Arcade Fire (Sony)
Revival – Johnny Reid (Halo*Universal)
Nobody But Me – Michael Bublé (Warner)
Safe Haven – Ruth B (Sony)
Now – Shania Twain (Mercury*Universal)
“Congratulations to everyone involved in the making of these fantastic albums. We at Music Canada are incredibly proud to help recognize Canadian artists, their record label teams, and other individuals who have helped them reach the pinnacle of celebration and achievement in Canadian music,” says Graham Henderson, President and CEO of Music Canada.
“Whether celebrating success at the highest level through our support for institutions like the JUNO Awards and our Gold/Platinum program or fostering the next generation of artists through music education in Canadian schools, Music Canada’s advocacy supports artists at every stage of their career,” says Henderson. “Our Music Cities work aims to make cities more music and musician friendly, promoting sustainability and growth of music ecosystems at the municipal level. And through our federal copyright advocacy, we strive to ensure music creators are properly compensated whenever their work is commercialized by others.”
In addition to the Album of the Year, Music Canada will return as sponsor of the 2018 Welcome Reception for JUNOs weekend, happening Saturday, March 23 in Vancouver. The 47th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast live on CBC beginning at 5pm PT and 8pm EST on Sunday, March 25. You can also watch the live steam on CBC Music’s Facebook page.
Ticket information for the 2018 JUNO Awards broadcast and other 2018 JUNO Awards events is available on the JUNOs website.
Today, the Canadian Country Music Association revealed the nominees for the 2016 CCMA Awards, taking place in London, Ontario. 34 CCMA Award categories were revealed, with 8 of the categories being presented during the live CBC broadcast on Sunday, September 11, 2016, hosted by Jessi Cruickshank.
The nominees for the 2016 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award were revealed last night on ET Canada, featuring artists Dean Broady, Brett Kissel, Johnny Reid, Dallas Smith, and Yoan. Fans can vote beginning today, and have until 5 PM on September 11 to cast their vote.
2016 also marks the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Country Music Association bringing Country Music Week across the country. Along with the CCMA Awards, London will also host an industry conference and music festival, which includes a Songwriters’ Series, talent showcases, FanFest, and Legends Show that pays tribute to Canada’s most cherished country artists.
Country Music Week and the 2016 CCMA Awards are expected to generate an economic impact of $6-$8 million dollars for London. In 2015, Halifax, NS, exceeded economic impact estimates, generating $11.8 million in economic activity for the province, and $5.5 million in new money (GDP).
Performers for the broadcast will be announced throughout August. For more information, visit the full CCMA release.
On Monday, June 20, Canadian songwriters, performers, and industry executives will be honoured at the 27th annual SOCAN Awards. This year’s event will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto, ON, and will be hosted by Dave Bidini of Rheostatics.
In celebration of Canada’s favourite pastime, composer Dolores Claman will be presented with the Cultural Impact Award for “The Hockey Theme,” which has been heard nationwide for nearly 50 years during Hockey Night In Canada broadcasts. The first few notes of “The Hockey Theme” will also be tuned into “The SOCAN” trophies, the world’s first and only music industry trophy that’s also a playable musical instrument.
2016 SOCAN Awards honourees will also include 2015 hit-makers The Weeknd (International Achievement Award), Alessia Cara (Breakout Award), Belly (Songwriter Of The Year), and Johnny Reid (National Achievement Award), as well as industry veteran Gary Slaight (Special Achievement Award).
Music Canada is proud to be a bronze sponsor for the 2016 SOCAN Awards, and wish to congratulate all of this year’s recipients.
View the full press release for more information on this year’s awards.
Congratulations to the 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Award winners, which were presented this past weekend during Canadian Country Music Week in Edmonton, AB.
During the Awards broadcast Sunday night, Dean Brody won Album of the Year for ‘Crop Circles’, while Gord Bamford won Single of the Year for ‘When Your Lips Are So Close’, in addition to picking up the Male Artist of the Year Award. Jess Moskaluke won Female Artist of the Year, while Small Town Pistols were recognized as Group or Duo of the Year. Brett Kissel was honoured with the CMT Video of the Year award for ‘3-2-1’, as Tim Hicks won the Rising Star award, and Johnny Reid was the Fans’ Choice Award winner.
Music Canada would like to extend special congratulations to Deane Cameron, who was honoured with the Hank Smith Award of Excellence, which recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond in contributing his or her time and talents for the advancement of Canadian country music nationally. We would also like to congratulate Beverley Mahood, who received the 2014 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, as well as Wendell Ferguson, who was the 2014 Artist Inductee to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and Ron Sakamoto, who was the 2014 Builder Inductee to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
Congratulations as well to Open Road Recordings, who was named the Record Company of the Year at the CCMA Gala, a category that is proudly sponsored by Music Canada.
For a full list of winners, see the listing on the CCMA website.
BTS announced as 2020’s IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award recipients https://musiccanada.com/news/bts-announced-as-2020s-ifpi-global-recording-artist-of-the-year-award-recipients/ #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
#1 @BTS_bighit – @BTS_twt are officially IFPI’s Global Recording Artists of 2020! It was a historic year for the band which saw 3 album releases and multiple charts and sales records broken domestically and globally. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
Global phenomenon @bts_bighit are officially @IFPI_org's Global Recording Artists of 2020, after a record-breaking year with multiple #1 albums & singles. BTS are the first Korean act to earn the Award, & the first winner to perform primarily in a language other than English.
#2 @taylorswift13 – After releasing not one but two surprise albums in 2020, last year’s winner Taylor Swift appears in the Top 10 for the 5th time. Written & recorded in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, both albums topped charts worldwide. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
#3 @Drake – With preceding single Toosie Slide going straight to #1 in the US, Drake released his mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes in 2020 to great acclaim, followed by a series of high-profile collaborations. This marks his 6th consecutive year in the Top 10. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
Toronto hip hop sensation @Drake returns to @IFPI_org's Global Artist Chart once again - earning the #3 position on the global appeal of his Dark Lane Demo Tapes mixtape & many hit singles incl. Toosie Slide - marking his 6th consecutive year in the #IFPIGlobalArtistChart Top 10
#4 @theweeknd – Kicking off 2020 with the release of one of the definitive tracks of the year, The Weeknd followed with a chart-topping album in March, plus the announcement at the end of 2020 of his now legendary 2021 Super Bowl performance. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
From Scarborough, Ontario, to the world - @theweeknd's After Hours album & its hit singles were mainstays on charts around the world, pushing him to #4 on @IFPI_org's #IFPIGlobalArtistChart in 2020, marking his fourth career appearance on the chart and highest position so far.
#5 @billieeilish – Following her debut top 5 appearance last year, Billie Eilish returns for 2020, this time with a James Bond theme under her belt, as well as two highly acclaimed singles. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
#6 @Eminem – Kicking off the year with a surprise album release and performance at the 92nd Academy Awards, Eminem became the first artist in history to have 10 albums consecutively debut at #1 in the US. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
#7 @PostMalone – In April, following a postponed US arena tour, Post Malone announced a live streamed concert of all Nirvana covers. Receiving critical acclaim, the concert raised money to support the World Health Organization relief fund. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
#8 @ArianaGrande – 2020 was a year that saw Ariana Grande collaborate with some of the biggest names in pop music, before releasing her 6th studio album Positions in October with accompanying singles topping charts the world over. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart