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Juno Awards Preview: Artist of the Year!

Juno Awards Preview: Artist of the Year!


Apr 17, 2013

The 2013 Junos preview continues today. I thought it’d be good to look at Artist of the Year!  It’s always fun to go back and look at the winners and even the nominees. Man, oh man, is Canadian music awesome…and sometimes very strange.

This year’s batch of nominees is just as varied as ever before. It’ll come down to social media vs. just how traditional Juno voters are.

Notable winners. (From 1972-2002 the category was award to a male and a female artist respectively.)
Anne Murray (9 times!)
Bryan Adams (5 times in a row!)
Roch Voisine
Jim Cuddy
Rita MacNeil
Sam Roberts
Feist

Notable snubs (Nominated by didn’t win)
Holly Cole
Dan Hill
Sass Jordan
Shawn Desman
Rex Goudie (?!?)

This year’s nominees:

Carly Rae Jepsen
Mission, BC
Twitter followers:  5,935,292 (@carlyraejepsen)
Niagra Falls, ON
Twitter followers: 2,135,709 (@deadmau5)

Johnny Reid

Lanark, Scotland, UK
Twitter followers: 16,635 (@johnnyreid)

Justin Bieber

London, ON
Twitter followers: 37,704,640 (@justinbieber)

Leonard Cohen

Montreal, PQ
Twitter followers: No official account. (But isn’t that better, Cohen is cooler than Twitter.)

Prediction:
The one category that always goes to the more traditional of artists. Justin Bieber need not apply. This one should go to Leonard Cohen.


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