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Warner Music Canadaâs Meaghan Smith Named New Artist Of The Year at 40th Anniversary Juno Awards
March 28 2011

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Warner Music Canada /Sire Records recording artist Meaghan Smith was shocked when she was called to the podium to accept the 2011 Juno Award as New Artist Of The Year. The award is in recognition of Smithâs critically acclaimed major label debut The Cricketâs Orchestra. The announcement came during the 40th Anniversary Juno Awards broadcast live nationally from Torontoâs Air Canada Centre on Sunday, March 27, 2011.

âA classy debut from a huge new talentâ
*** ½ Globe & Mail

âHer songs are wry and retro, with wordplay harking back to Tin Pan Alleyâs heyday.â
New York Times

Meaghan Smith has professed a particular fondness for the music of the early 20th century and her music is a unique spin on those sounds and melodies in which she finds her inspiration. But lest you think that the album is throwback to a forgone era, Meaghanâs album features turntable flourishes from DJ Kid Koala alongside lush strings and mellotrons.

âI wanted the album to be an inspiring musical experience that makes you feel like youâre leaving one world and entering another â a colourful, whimsical and imaginative place where you can reflect on your past and look forward to your future.â

In the press room following her Juno win, Meaghan lightheartedly commented on the affect this honor might have on the material sheâs writing for new next album.

"A little pressure comes with best new artist. A lot, actually. So I had better come up with something good."

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