The Juno Awards are celebrating its 50th anniversary, while Cancon is celebrating its silver anniversary
The silver anniversary of Cancon, a set of CRTC regulations sponsored by Juneau that, among other things, requires radio stations to devote at least 35 per cent of their playlists to Canadian music, is a more significant milestone this year. (New stations are required to meet a 40% requirement.) — The Globe & Mail’s Brad Wheeler
The Weeknd wins the Juno Awards in 2021.
The Weeknd was notoriously left out of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards nominations. In his home nation, he fared significantly better in the awards. Out of 43 categories presented over the two nights, The Weeknd was the only repeat Juno winner this year. Peter Comisar is the first musician to win artist, album, single, and songwriter of the year all four times. — Billboard’s Paul Grein
Absenteeism With five awards, The Weeknd leads the 50th anniversary Juno Awards.
The Juno Awards located ways to march generations of the Canadian stars into their 50th-anniversary celebration on a Sunday night, even without the red carpet. Many of the country’s most successful acts, from Shania Twain as well as Celine Dion to Kaytranada as well as Justin Bieber, paid tribute to Canada’s most important night in music from afar. However, one of the noticeable exclusions also happened to be the most outstanding winner. — The Canadian Press David Friend
Covid-19 couldn’t stop Calgary adolescent Tate McRae’s career momentum at the Junos 2021.
When Tate McRae learned she had been nominated for two Juno Awards, she was sequestered in a Toronto hotel room with her family. On a dreary March 9, Toronto was engulfed by Covid-19’s third wave. As a result, the 17-year-old Calgarian, who was in town to “shoot something,” was immediately quarantined upon arrival at Toronto Pearson Airport. — Calgary Herald’s Eric Volmers
After a year of highs and lows, Hillsburn seizes the moment with Slipping Away.
One of the key takeaways from listening to Slipping Away, the new album by Halifax’s endlessly life-affirming indie-pop quintet Hillsburn, and hearing the tale behind it is that you can never overstate the importance of living in the moment. • Chronicle-Stephen Herald’s Cooke
With his tenth album, Diamonds in a Whiskey Glass, Alberta country musician Gord Bamford keeps it simple.
The goal of country singer Gord Bamford opening up his home to cameras for the Real Country Livin’ video and podcast series was to give fans a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes life of a country star. Bamford permitted the crew to film day-to-day living at his rural house near Bashaw on Buffalo Lake as the series’ first host. Those who are searching for showbiz drama, on the other hand, are watching the wrong show. — Calgary Herald’s Eric Volmers
Scooter Braun, the manager of Justin Bieber, is fighting in court over a failed investment venture.
Scooter Braun, the music manager, best recognized for finding Justin Bieber and creating rivals of Taylor Swift, is fighting a former business partner over a failed $750 million fund. Braun and his business, Ithaca Holdings, and his business partner David Bolno were sued for fraud and breach of contract by Peter Comisar, a Goldman Sachs associate and once vice-chairman of the Guggenheim Securities. — LA Times’ Anousha Sakouistaff.