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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Congratulations Canadian Grammy Nominees!


CONGRATULATIONS CANADIAN GRAMMY NOMINEES!

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards announce nominees during live televised concert special Canadians garner NINE nominations

Toronto, ON (December 4, 2008) - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) congratulates the Canadian nominees of the 51st Annual GRAMMY¨∆ Awards. Last night, for the first time, nominations for the GRAMMY Awards were announced during a live one-hour exclusive primetime concert televised on CBS featuring performances by B.B. King, Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, Foo Fighters, Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift and Canada's own five-time GRAMMY Award winner, Cą©line Dion.

"The Recording Academy continues to recognize the musical achievements of Canadian artists, and we should all be very proud of the successes that this year's nominees have accomplished on the international stage," said Melanie Berry, President of CARAS. "On behalf of CARAS, congratulations to all the 2009 GRAMMY nominees."

Canada's top recording artists garnered a total of nine GRAMMY Award nominations. 2009 Canadian nominees include:

ELLEN PAGE & MICHAEL CERA
DEADMAU5 (JUNO Award winner)
ISABEL BAYRAKDARIAN (four-time JUNO Award winner)
MARC-ANDRą‚ HAMELIN (six-time JUNO Award winner)
NEIL YOUNG (five-time JUNO Award winner)
NORTHERN CREE
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
(two-time JUNO Award winner)
RUSH (six-time JUNO Award winner)
WALTER OSTANEK

Two additional GRAMMY Award category nominations have a Canadian connection: Josh Groban's album, NOą„L, nominated for Best Traditional Pop Album, is produced by
DAVID FOSTER, and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals nominee AC/DC recorded ROCK N ROLL TRAIN in The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC.

An impressive list of Canadian artists have joined the ranks of GRAMMY Award winners over the years, including JUNO Award-winning music icons such as Alanis Morissette, Anne Murray, Bryan Adams, Diana Krall, Nelly Furtado, Oscar Peterson, Shania Twain and Sarah McLachlan.

The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2009 at 8 p.m. (EST). For a complete list of the 51st Annual GRAMMY Award nominations go to www.grammy.com.

Canada's Music Awards, The 2009 JUNO Awards, will announce its nominees on
February 3, 2009 at a media conference in Toronto, ON.

For more information on The 2009 JUNO Awards, go to www.junoawards.ca.

Sponsors of The 2009 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage's "Canada Music Fund," The Province of British Columbia, The City of Vancouver, Music BC and Radio Starmaker Fund.

Broadcast sponsors of The 2009 JUNO Awards are Garnier, Pepsi, Pontiac and Rogers.

About CARAS:
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'academie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l'enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards. For more information on the 38th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' (CARAS) please visit our websites at
www.carasonline.ca and www.junoawards.ca.

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