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!)
Notable snubs (Nominated by didn’t win)
Rex Goudie (?!?)
Twitter followers: No official account. (But isn’t that better, Cohen is cooler than Twitter.)
The one category that always goes to the more traditional of artists. Justin Bieber need not apply. This one should go to Leonard Cohen.