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Juno joy

Way to do, dudes!


Feist also won the imaginary Nicest Hair Award
  • Feist also won the imaginary Nicest Hair Award

Way to go, team. As they flocked to the red carpet—or at least Canada’s lacklustre version of it—our musicians received some well-deserved recognition at the Juno Awards. And heck, our Nova Scotia representatives sure did us proud.

With a lengthy list of Nova Scotia nominees, homebred singer-songwriter Feist stole the show, racking up a few awards—most notably, Artist of the Year. She also sealed the deal for the Adult Alternative Album of the Year with Metals. Chip Sutherland, another Nova Scotia native, along with his team, snagged the Music DVD of the Year award for Feist: Look What the Light Did Now.

Other local nominees included JRDN, former Canadian Idol competitor, for New Artist of the Year and his debut album IAMJRDN for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. Jimmy Rankin’s Forget about the World was nominated for Country Album of the Year and Jenn Grant, although she didn’t quite look herself on the red carpet (see picture 15—hat tip to Sue Carter Flinn), was up against Feist with Honeymoon Punch for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Tackling other genres across the board, Nova Scotia rapper Classified’s album Handshakes and Middle Fingers was nominated for Rap Recording of the Year and Dave Gunning’s A Tribute to John Allan Cameron was nominated for the Roots & Traditional Recording of the Year. And since we claim Feist, we might as well claim Sloan, who, though Toronto-based, continues to call Halifax home. The alternative rock band’s album Outside was nominated for Rock Album of the Year.

A big congrats to our Nova Scotia winners—and nominees—for their grand and widespread achievements. You guys rock our world, literally.

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