Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Canadians nominated for 20 Grammys at 50th Annual Grammy Awards

Album cover of Feist's "The Reminder"

I just watched the movie
Paris, Je'taime for the second time and was captivated by the final, haunting song in this lovely film. We're All in the Dance is sung beautifully by Feist, a Canadian singer-songwriter nominated for four Grammy Awards.

The Nova Scotia born musician, who grew up in Calgary and now lives in Toronto, was nominated in four categories:

  • Best Female Pop Vocal for 1234
  • Best New Artist
  • Best Pop Vocal Album for The Reminder
  • Best Short Form Music video for 1234
Feist is in good company, with Canadians garnering 20 nominations at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards to be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2008. Other artists include:

Michael Buble, Nelly Furtado, Arcade Fire, Bramwell Tovey and James Ehnes (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra), Delerium, Emerson Drive, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Joni Mitchell, Loreena McKennitt, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Nickelback, Royal Conservatory Ensemble, Rush and Walter Ostanek.

In the past, megastars such as Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion, Diana Krall, Sarah McLachlan and Shania Twain have been awarded Grammys.

Feist's most recent album, The Reminder, made Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2007 along with SPIN magazine's Top 40 Albums of 2007. Arcade Fire's
Neon Bible also made both lists.