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Friday, December 4, 2009

Grammy Nominations Include 12 Canadian Artists in the Mix

Canadian contingents will vie for 13 categories at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards

Toronto, ON (December 3, 2009) With The 2010 JUNO Awards looming on the horizon, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) congratulates Canadas nominees for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. Nominations were announced last night as part of the GRAMMY Awards live one-hour primetime televised concert that was hosted by LL Cool J, featuring performances by the Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell, Sugarland and Nick Jonas & The Administration.

Canadian artists are achieving a level of success like never before and are continually being honoured around the world on the merit of their talents, performances and recordings, said Melanie Berry, President & CEO of CARAS. On behalf of CARAS, congratulations to all the 2010 GRAMMY nominees.

The following Canadians garnered a total of 13 GRAMMY Award nominations.
2010 Canadian nominees include:

BEAST
DAVID FOSTER
(five-time JUNO Award winner)
DRAKE
DIANA KRALL
(eight-time JUNO Award winner)
MELANIE FIONA
MICHAEL BUBL
(six-time JUNO Award winner)
MICHAEL J. FOX
NATALIE MACMASTER
(JUNO Award winner)
NEIL YOUNG (five-time JUNO Award winner)
NICKELBACK (12-time JUNO Award winner)
NORTHERN CREE
SANDRA OH

Seven additional GRAMMY Award category nominations have a Canadian connection including Seals album, If You Dont Know Me By Now, nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, was produced by DAVID FOSTER; Canadian DANIEL LANOIS for his work with U2 on their album No Line On The Horizon and their nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals; and GORDIE SAMPSON credited in the production category of Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, for Leslie Mendelsons Swan Feathers.

For a complete list of this years Canadian GRAMMY nominees and nominated categories, as well as Canadian connections to the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, go to The JUNO Awards website at www.junoawards.ca.

The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 31, 2010, at 8 p.m. (EST).

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, Michael Bubl, Nelly Furtado, Oscar Peterson, Shania Twain and Sarah McLachlan.

Canadas Music Awards, The 2010 JUNO Awards, will be presenting its nominee announcements in early March, to take place in Toronto, ON. For more information about The JUNO Awards, go to www.junoawards.ca. Tune into CTV on April 18th, 2010, for The JUNO Awards broadcast from St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador!



About CARAS:
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/Lacadmie canadienne des arts et des sciences de lenregistrement (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 39th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit our websites at
www.junoawards.ca and
www.carasonline.ca.

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