Canadians Could Shine At Grammy Awards
One of the biggest annual celebrations of music happens Sunday night as the Grammy Awards take over Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Justin Bieber is reportedly skipping the show even though he’s up for three awards, thanks to his contributions to the remix of “Despactio” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. The hit song is up for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop/Duo Group Performance.
Bieber’s fellow Ontario native Alessia Cara will be there – she is among the artists scheduled to perform during the live broadcast.
Cara is nominated for Best New Artist (even though her debut album came out in 2015) and she shares nominations for Song of the Year and Best Music Video for her Logic and Khalid collaboration “1-800-273-8255.”
Cara is also nominated in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for “Stay” with Zedd.
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Toronto’s Daniel Caesar will make his Grammy debut with a nod for Best R&B Album (Freudian) and Best R&B Performance (for “Get You” ft. Kali Uchis).
Other Canadians up for awards on Sunday night are Michael Bublé and Sarah McLachlan for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album; the late Leonard Cohen for Best Rock Performance and Best American Roots Performance; Alex Cuba for Best Latin Pop Album; The Weeknd for Urban Contemporary Album; Arcade Fire's Everything Now for Best Alternative Music Album; and Northern Cree for Best Regional Roots Album.
The soundtrack to the Canadian musical Come From Away is nominated in the Best Musical Theatre Album category – earning Canadian composers David Hein and Irene Sankoff their first Grammy nods. Fellow Canadian Ryan Gosling is nominated as one of the artists featured on the La La Land soundtrack, which is up for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.
Of course, if you can't watch the show live, iHeartRadio.ca will have full coverage.