In ceremonies held in Winnipeg this past weekend, Warner Music Canada artists claimed a total of ten awards at the 2014 Juno Awards! Leading the way for all Juno nominees were Tegan and Sara, whose commercial breakthrough album, Heartthrob, earned them their first three Juno Awards - Pop Album of The Year, Single of the Year ("Closer") and Group of the Year.
Brett Kissel was the first Warner artist to take to the stage, accepting the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Kissel's major label debut, Started With A Song, has established him as a bright new voice for the future of Canadian country music. East-coast rocker Matt Mays took home the award for Rock Album of the Year for the album Coyote. Acclaimed songwriter Ron Sexsmith's album Forever Endeavour was named Adult Alternative Album of the Year, and Bruno Mars won International Album of the Year for his multi-platinum album Unorthodox Jukebox.
The list doesn't end there! Director Matt Barnes won Video of the Year for his work on the clip for The Sheepdogs' "Feeling Good", and The Strumbellas won Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Group for the record We Still Move On Dance Floors.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
Lily Allen's third studio album, the immaculately titled Sheezus, is set to be released May 6th. As the follow-up to It's Not Me, It's You, Sheezus marks Allen's return and is now available for pre-order, where fans will recieve the track "Our Time" as an instant download!
Allen has stated that Sheezus is a response to the media's oppressive double standards for women. "The choruses talk about people who are this in the scene, and the idea that women tend to be played against one another," she said to MTV News, "The way I read it, there's a queen and everyone else is in her slipstream. So I guess what it's trying to say is that we can all be Sheezus."Stream Christina Perri's New Album, "Head Or Heart"!
Christina Perri has announced an array of activity surrounding the release of her eagerly awaited new album, Head Or Heart, which arrives on April 1st and features the hit single, “Human”. Most notably, fans can now stream the entire album on iTunes Radio!
“Human” was recently hailed by Billboard as a “delicate alt-pop ballad that should delight supporters of (Perri’s) breakthrough single ‘Jar of Hearts.’" Head Or Heart is available for pre-order on iTunes.Cast Your Vote For Brett Eldredge In This Year's Academy Of Country Music Awards!
In case you haven't heard, Brett Eldredge has been nominated for New Artist of the Year at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, and voting is open in Canada between March 24th and April 6th! Just head over to the ACM website to case your vote.
The winner of the prestigious award will be named on the live broadcast of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM.Pre-Order The Black Keys' New Album, "Turn Blue"
The Black Keys' new album, Turn Blue, is set to drop on May 13th! Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue features the first single, "Fever", which can now be heard at their website, YouTube, and Soundcloud. The single is also on sale – alone or as a free instant download with album preorders – at The Black Keys' online shop, along with early access tickets to the upcoming North American tour. Digital pre-orders are also available on iTunes.
Of the new album, the band says Turn Blue could refer to: A) Suffocation, B) Sadness, C) Numbness from exterme cold, D) A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi, or E) All of the above. Moreover, Carney comments, “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record – not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”
The Black Keys have a total of six Grammy Awards, including three in 2010 for their breakout, Brothers.