February 2011

MTV will stick by its controversial North American version of Skins despite plenty of public outcry over the explicit nature of it.

The series, shot in Toronto last year, has copped criticism from the Parents Television Council who claims the show borders of child pornography.

“I think it’s always good when people are talking about you and people are certainly talking about (Skins),” MTV programing chief David Janollari told the Hollywood Reporter.

“Certainly Skins is a bolder step in the scripted direction for us,” said Janollari. “You’re always going to have haters. And MTV is no stranger to that kind of reaction, most recently with Jersey Shore and going all the way back to Jackass.”

Saturday Night Live has recently spoofed the series , to which Janollari is all for.

“It’s always flattering when you’re spoofed by SNL two weeks into your series run,” he said. “That’s great and that really helps.”

Source: Canada.com

CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today the first round of artists confirmed to perform on CTV’s broadcast of THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS on Sunday, March 27.

The exciting group of world-class performers reflect the diverse nature of Canada’s musical landscape, spanning multiple genres from indie rock to pop. Tickets to THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS go on sale starting this Saturday, February 5 at 10am (ET). 

 

Taking the stage to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the JUNO Awards are:

 

– Internationally acclaimed band, Arcade Fire (5 nominations)

– Indie rock collective, Broken Social Scene(4 nominations)

– Genre-bending band, Down With Webster(2 nominations)

– Six time platinum pop rockers, Hedley (4 nominations)

– Acclaimed multi-platinum soulful artist, Johnny Reid (4 nominations)

 

“Generations of Canadians have grown up with The JUNO Awards. Now 40 years later, CTV remains uniquely proud to be partnered with such a tremendous force as our beloved Canadian artists,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content, and Channels, CTV Inc. “On March 27, CTV will present its 10th JUNO AWARDS, a broadcast spectacle befitting our incomparable music industry. We can’t wait for the magic to begin!”

“This powerhouse group of artists cross a variety of genres and will provide a once in a lifetime experience for fans,“ said Melanie Berry, President & CEO of CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusicCounts. “It’s shaping up to be a stellar sampling of Canadian musical excellence on THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS stage!”

Ticket prices for THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS are $213.75, $112.00, $62.25 (includes HST) plus additional service fees and can be purchased through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. 

Today’s announcement was made alongside the reveal of the 2011 JUNO Awards nominations. Additional performer announcements to be released in the coming weeks.

This year marks the tenth year in a row that THE JUNO AWARDS will air on CTV, the Official Broadcast partner of the JUNO Awards. Broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS, Canada’s Music Awards, airs Sunday, March 27 on CTV from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, hosted by Canadian superstar recording artist Drake.

Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, The JUNO Awards have travelled across Canada, bringing a live, electrified stadium show to millions of Canadians. CTV has broadcast THE JUNO AWARDS from St. John’s (2002), Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), Vancouver (2009) and back to St. John’s (2010).

On Saturday, March 12 CTV Ottawa (CJOH) celebrates 50 years of broadcasting in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The award-winning station has been a staple in the community since founder Ernie Bushnell’s dream became a reality on Bayswater Avenue a half century ago. 

CTV Ottawa has a variety of plans in place to mark this milestone. On March 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., the station will air a 30-minute 50th Anniversary Special. CTV Ottawa will air a series of special segments dedicated to its history throughout the week leading up to the anniversary. Currently the station is airing vignettes looking back on significant events such as the launch of the station by Bushnell, the moment the modern day Ottawa Senators franchise was awarded in Florida, and the devastating ice storm that crippled the region in 1998. 

CTV Ottawa has dedicated a section of its web site at www.ctvottawa.ca to the 50th anniversary. Visitors can take a 50th Anniversary Quiz, e-mail comments and memories to ctvottawa50@ctv.ca, and take a look through archival galleries.

Much of the success and longevity of the station can be credited to its commitment to the community. Telethons for The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and sponsorships of endless events and fundraisers are examples of how the station has woven itself into the fabric of the community. The same can be said for the station’s constant commitment for decades of creating programming and covering stories that mattered directly to the audience it served.

Today, CTV local NEWS AT SIX is watched by more people than any other television program in the market, and all of CTV Ottawa’s local news properties are #1 in their respective timeslots. The station also produces another Top 5 show REGIONAL CONTACT. Further, CTV Ottawa has a weekly audience of more than one million viewers and is home to 17 of the Top 20 most-watched shows. 

The station’s call letters have been CJOH for all 50 years. However, the station was re-branded CTV Ottawa in 2005, when all local CTV markets took the name of their respective cities.

In 1961 CJOH began broadcasting on Channel 13. Until then, television owners in the Ottawa area and West Quebec only had the choices of CBC’s English or French language service. Today, the station can be found on satellite and cable, broadcasting in both standard and high definition. 

Throughout the years CTV Ottawa and CJOH-TV have been home to an abundance of talent. Alumni include Peter Jennings, Alanis Morissette, Les Lye and Sandra Oh. With the quality of its facilities and highly skilled crews, CJOH gained a reputation as a television production house, creating programs such as THE GALLOPING GOURMET, THE AMAZING KRESKIN and YOU CAN’T DO THAT ON TELEVISION.

For many viewers the face of the station has been Max Keeping, who served as CTV NEWS AT SIX anchor for 37 years. He stepped down from the anchor desk on March 26, 2010 and is now CTV Ottawa’s full-time Ambassador to the Community. CTV NEWS AT SIX currently features co-anchors Graham Richardson and Carol Anne Meehan along with CTV Sports Director Terry Marcotte and weathercaster J.J. Clarke.

CJOH originally broadcast from temporary studios on Bayswater Avenue in Ottawa. Later that year the station moved to a state-of-the-art facility at 1500 Merivale Road. A devastating fire on February 7, 2010 saw the station relocate to 87 George Street, a location that also houses five other media brands owned by parent company CTV Globemedia: 580 CFRA, 93.9 BOB-FM, Sports Radio The TEAM 1200, MAJIC 100 and /A\ Television. 

The wait is over and the race is on! The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the 2011 JUNO Award nominees who will vie for the nation’s highest music honour in Toronto, ON, where 40th Anniversary celebrations of the JUNO Awards will take place.

Rapper Drake, who was also announced as the Host of THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS broadcast on CTV, is up for six nominations, as he and the other nominees get set for JUNO Week, March 21-27.

Winners will be declared at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards on Saturday, March 26, as well as THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS broadcast on CTV on Sunday, March 27 at the Air Canada Centre.

Tickets to THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS go on sale starting this Saturday, February 5 at 10:00 am (EST). Prices are $213.75, $112.00, $62.25 (includes HST) plus additional service fees and can be purchased through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Also announced today, performers slated for Canada’s biggest night in music include 2011 JUNO Award nominees Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Down With Webster, Hedley and Johnny Reid. More performers will be announced soon.

Drake has multiple opportunities to follow up his two 2010 JUNO Award wins with nominations for Album of the Year (sponsored by Canadian Recording Industry Association); JUNO Fan Choice (presented by Live Nation); Artist of the Year; Songwriter of the Year (sponsored by SIRIUS Satellite Radio); Rap Recording of the Year and Single of the Year for his club hit “Find Your Love.”

2010 certainly proved to be the year for anthems in the Single of the Year category. Joining Drake is fellow rapper Classified with “Oh Canada;” Hedley (“Perfect”); kd lang (“Hallelujah” Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010) and Young Artists for Haiti’s rerecording of K’NAAN’s “Wavin’ Flag.”

Album of the Year (sponsored by Canadian Recording Industry Association) nominees include THANK ME LATER (Drake); THE SHOW MUST GO (Hedley); A PLACE CALLED LOVE (Johnny Reid); MY WORLD 2.0 (Justin Bieber); and THE SUBURBS (Arcade Fire).

Indie rock band Arcade Fire earned an additional four nominations including Group of the Year; Songwriter of the Year (sponsored By SIRIUS Satellite Radio); Alternative Album of the Year (sponsored by Long & McQuade) and Jack Richardson Producer of the Year (sponsored by Slaight Music). The album’s art directors also received a 2011 JUNO Award nomination for Recording Package of the Year.

Receiving four JUNO Awards nominations each: Indie rock movement, Broken Social Scene [Group of the Year, Alternative Album of the Year, Video of the Year (sponsored by VEVO) and Music DVD of the Year]; Pop-rockers Hedley [JUNO Fan Choice (presented by Live Nation); Single of the Year for “Perfect”; Album of the Year (sponsored by CRIA); Video of the Year (sponsored by VEVO)]; multi-platinum singer-songwriter Johnny Reid [JUNO Fan Choice (presented by Live Nation); Album of the Year (sponsored by CRIA); Artist of the Year; Country Album of the Year (sponsored by Country Style)]; and global pop phenom Justin Bieber [JUNO Fan Choice (presented by Live Nation); Album of the Year (sponsored by CRIA); Artist of the Year; Pop Album of the Year (sponsored by Recording Artists’ Collecting Society – A Division of ACTRA)].

In celebration of the JUNO Awards 40th Anniversary, a new Electronic Album of the Year category was introduced for 2011. Artists who will make history as the first-ever nominees in this category include Caribou for his album SWIM, Chilly Gonzales (IVORY TOWERS), Crystal Castles (II), Holy Fuck (LATIN) and Poirier (RUNNING HIGH).

There are 82 first-time JUNO Awards nominees in 2011. Basia Bulat, Bobby Bazini, Caribou, Hannah Georgas and Meaghan Smith share the New Artist of the Year category; while New Group of the Year nominees include: Die Mannequin, Hollerado, Misteur Valaire, My Darkest Days and Said The Whale. (Both categories are sponsored by FACTOR and Radio Starmaker Fund).

Nine-time JUNO Award winner Sarah McLachlan is nominated for three JUNO Awards this year in the categories of Artist of the Year; Songwriter of the Year (sponsored by SIRIUS Satellite Radio) and Pop Album of the Year (sponsored by Recording Artists’ Collecting Society – A Division of ACTRA).

Montréal rockers and 2010 Polaris Music Prize winners, Karkwa, received JUNO Award nods for Alternative Album of the Year (sponsored by Long & McQuade) and Francophone Album of the Year.

Neil Young, who will be honoured with the 2011 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, is nominated for Artist of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year (sponsored by Galaxie, Your Musical Universe).

 

The complete list of 2011 JUNO AWARDS NOMINEES:

 

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD (PRESENTED BY LIVE NATION)

Drake Cash Money*Universal

Hedley Universal

Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*EMI

Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal

Michael Bublé WEA*Warner

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Oh Canada Classified HalfLife*Sony

Find Your Love Drake Cash Money*Universal

Perfect Hedley Universal

Hallelujah Vancouver Winter 2010 kd lang Nonesuch*Warner

Wavin’ Flag Young Artists for Haiti Universal

 

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Recovery Eminem Interscope*Universal

Teenage Dream Katy Perry Capitol*EMI

Animal Ke$ha RCA*Sony

Need You Now Lady Antebellum Capitol Nashville*EMI

Speak Now Taylor Swift Big Machine/Open Road*Universal

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION)

The Suburbs Arcade Fire Sonovox*F.A.B.

Thank Me Later Drake Cash Money*Universal 

The Show Must Go Hedley Universal 

A Place Called Love Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*EMI 

My World 2.0 Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Drake Cash Money*Universal

Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*EMI

Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal

Neil Young Reprise*Warner

Sarah McLachlan Nettwerk*Sony

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR 

Arcade Fire Sonovox*F.A.B.

Broken Social Scene Arts & Crafts*EMI

Down With Webster Universal Motown*Universal

Great Big Sea WEA*Warner

Three Days Grace Jive*Sony

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)

Basia Bulat Secret City*EMI

Bobby Bazini Mungo Park* Sélect

Caribou Merge*F.A.B.

Hannah Georgas Hidden Pony*EMI

Meaghan Smith Sire/WEA*Warner

 

NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)

Die Mannequin WEA*Warner

Hollerado Royal Mountain*Arts & Crafts/EMI

Misteur Valaire Mr. Label*Outside/Select

My Darkest Days 604*Universal

Said The Whale Hidden Pony*EMI

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO)

Arcade Fire 

“Ready To Start” | “We Used To Wait” | “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”

THE SUBURBS – Arcade Fire Sonovox*F.A.B.*Arcade Fire Music

Drake

“Fireworks”- co-songwriter M. Samuels | “Over”- co-songwriters N. Shebib, M. Samuels, C. Kalla & A. Cook | “Show Me A Good Time”- co-songwriters K. West, J. Bhasker & E. Wilson

THANK ME LATER – Drake Cash Money*Universal*EMI Music Publishing

Hannah Georgas

“Chit Chat” | “The Deep End” – co-songwriter Robbie Driscoll | “Lovers Breakdown”

THIS IS GOOD – Hannah Georgas Hidden Pony Records*EMI*Beetle Bomb Music

Royal Wood 

“Waiting” | “On Top Of Your Love” | “Tonight I Will Be Your Guide”

THE WAITING – Royal Wood MapleMusic*Universal* MapleMusic Publishing

Sarah McLachlan

“Illusions of Bliss” | “Forgiveness”- co-songwriter Pierre Marchand | “Loving You Is Easy”

LAWS OF ILLUSION – Sarah McLachlan Nettwerk*Sony*Tyde Music

 

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY COUNTRY STYLE)

Love Rules Carolyn Dawn Johnson Dancing Lily/Road Angel*Universal

Trail in Life Dean Brody Open Road*Universal

Sunshine Deric Ruttan Black T*EMI

Day Job Gord Bamford Cache Ent.*Royalty

A Place Called Love Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*EMI

 

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY GALAXIE, YOUR MUSICAL UNIVERSE)

Black Dub Black Dub Jive*Sony

You I Wind Land and Sea Justin Nozuka Coalition*Warner

Steel City Trawler Luke Doucet And The White Falcon Six Shooter*Warner

Le Noise Neil Young Reprise*Warner

Oh Little Fire Sarah Harmer Cold Snap*Universal

 

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LONG & MCQUADE)

The Suburbs Arcade Fire Sonovox*F.A.B.

Forgiveness Rock Record Broken Social Scene Arts & Crafts*EMI

Les chemins de verre Karkwa Audiogram*Select

Heartland Owen Pallett For Great Justice*Sonic Unyon

Champ Tokyo Police Club Dine Alone*Universal

 

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY RECORDING ARTISTS’ COLLECTING SOCIETY – A DIVISION OF ACTRA)

Better in Time Bobby Bazini Mungo Park* Select

Time to Win Vol. 1 Down With Webster Universal Motown*Universal

Can’T keEp A SecrEt Faber Drive 604*Universal

My World 2.0 Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal

Laws of Illusion Sarah McLachlan Nettwerk*Sony

 

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones Cancer Bats Distort*Universal

Fino + Bleed Die Mannequin WEA*Warner

Life Turns Electric Finger Eleven Wax/Wind-Up*Warner 

Population: Declining Hail the Villain WEA*Warner

Vancouver Matthew Good Universal

 

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CRYSTAL SENSATIONS)

The Beat Goes On Emilie-Claire Barlow Empress*eOne Music

Last Call Jeff Healey Stony Plain*Warner

Nina Kellylee Evans Plus Loin*SRI

Tracing Light Laila Biali Independent

Nikki Nikki Yanofsky Decca*Universal

 

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY WORLD VISION ARTIST ASSOCIATES)

Ricochet Adrean Farrugia Independent

Big Sky Chet Doxas Justin Time*EMI

Treelines Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra Justin Time*EMI

Next Exit Kelly Jefferson Quartet Cellar Live

Jerusalem Trilogy Matt Herskowitz Justin Time*EMI

 

TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Re: Visions, Works for Jazz Orchestra Earl MacDonald Death Defying

Hieronymus Félix Stüssi 5 & Ray Anderson Effendi*Select

Our First Set John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra Exquisite

Songbook Vol.2 Kirk MacDonald Quartet Addo

Drum Lore Owen Howard Brooklyn Jazz Underground*BJUR

 

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Spirit Dance David Braid & Canadian Brass Opening Day*Universal

Continent & Western Fond of Tigers Drip Audio*Fontana North

Room of Wonders Jayme Stone Independent*Outside

Sundogs The Creaking Tree String Quartet Independent*Outside

Rising Sun The Souljazz Orchestra Strut*RED

 

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Brun Bernard Adamus Grosse Boîte*Select

Nous Daniel Bélanger Audiogram*Select

Silence Fred Pellerin Disques Tempête*DEP

Les chemins de verre Karkwa Audiogram*Select

Belmundo Regal Radio Radio Bonsound* Select

 

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Encore Gregg LeRock Grafton

The Little Blue Doggy Michelle Campagne The Secret Mountain*Universal

Proud Like a Mountain Peter Lenton Two Heartbeats

Number 3 The Kerplunks Independent*Pacific Music/Warner

Power to the Little People The Monkey Bunch Tri-Pop*Fire The Imagination

 

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Armenian Chamber Music Amici Ensemble ATMA*Naxos

Anton Kuerti : Schumann Anton Kuerti DOREMI*Allegro

Beethoven : Piano Trios Op. 70 No. 1, Ghost & No. 2: Op 11 Gryphon Trio Analekta* Select

Marc-André Hamelin- Études Marc-André Hamelin Hyperion*SRI

Bach : Six Suites for Solo Cello Winona Zelenka Marquis

 

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT

Arvo Pärt : Portrait Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà Analekta* Select

James Ehnes, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto James Ehnes Onyx*SRI

Chopin Piano Concertos Janina Fialkowska and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under Bramwell Tovey ATMA*Naxos

Mozart: Scott and Lara St. John/The Knights Lara St. John Ancalagon*Allegro

Bonbons Les Violons du Roy under Bernard Labadie ATMA*Naxos

 

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE

Salsa baroque Ensemble Caprice Analekta* Select

Great Operatic Arias Gerald Finley Hyperion*SRI

Britten – Les Illuminations Karina Gauvin ATMA*Naxos

Night and Dreams Measha Brueggergosman Deutsche Grammophon*Universal

Into Light musica intima ATMA*Naxos

 

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

Last Dance Clark Ross PIANO ATLANTICA Centrediscs*CMC

Exaudi Jocelyn Morlock INTO LIGHT ATMA*Naxos 

Piano Concerto Larysa Kuzmenko 3 CONCERTI Centrediscs*CMC

Quomodo Sedet Sola Civita (How doth the city sit solitary) Peter-Anthony Togni LEMENTATIO JEREMIAE PROPHETAE ECM*Universal

Duo For Violin And Piano R. Murray Schafer WILD BIRD Centrediscs*CMC

 

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Thank Me Later Drake Cash Money*Universal

Vaudeville D-Sisive URBNET* Fontana North

At Last Eternia & MoSS Fat Beats*eOne

Treat of the Day Ghettosocks Droppin’ Science*Independent

TSOL Shad Black Box*Fontana North

 

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Business Casual Chromeo Last Gang*Universal

Sofi Needs a Ladder Deadmau5 Ultra*EMI

Fixin’ To Thrill Dragonette Universal

Table Dancer Keshia Chanté Tanjola*Univeral

Stereo Love Mia Martina & Edward Maya CP*EMI

 

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Nightlife Karl Wolf Lone Wolf*EMI

Test Drive Keshia Chanté Tanjola*Universal

Stars Quanteisha Benjamin Tanjola*Independent

So Much Raghav ft. Kardinal Offishall Cordova Bay*Fontana North

Come True SILVER (aka Solitair) ft. Kardinal Offishall Independent

 

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

System Shakedown Dubmatix Renegade Rocker* Fontana North/Universal

Likkle But Mi Tallawah Elaine Lil’Bit Shepherd D’Maestro Music*Independent

Brighter Days Lyndon John X (LJX) Independent

Million Chance Tony Anthony Phylan*Sound Quake

Don’t Wanna Go Tonya P Independent

 

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK)

CerAmony CerAmony Independent

Derek Miller with Double Trouble Derek Miller Independent

The Great Unknown Eagle & Hawk Rising Sun

The Black Star Joey Stylez Stressed Street*Fontana North/Universal

Vigilance Little Hawk Ojiji

 

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO

Love Songs for the Last Twenty Del Barber Independent

The Early Widows Justin Rutledge Six Shooter*Warner

Fall For Beauty Lynn Miles High Romance*True North

My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs Old Man Luedecke Black Hen*Fontana North

The Garden Ruth Moody Red House*Outside

 

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUPCity City Chic Gamine Independent*Select

Girls from the North Country- Dala Live in Concert Dala Campus*Universal

La part du feu Le Vent du Nord Borealis*Universal

Sundogs The Creaking Tree String Quartet Independent*Outside

That’s the State I’m In The Marigolds Independent*Outside

 

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Where’s The Blues Taking Me FATHEAD Electro-Fi*Outside

Bread And Buddha Harry Manx Dog My Cat*SRI

Everywhere West Jim Byrnes Black Hen*Fontana North

It’s A Long Road The Johnny Max Band Pour Soul*Independent

The Sojourners The Sojourners Black Hen*Fontana North

 

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Clarity Article One Independent*David C. Cook

Love & the Lack Thereof Greg Sczebel Soultone*Fontana North

The Chase Manafest Manafest*Fontana North

Newworldson Newworldson InPop* David C. Cook/EMI

The Saving One Starfield Sparrow*David C. Cook/EMI

 

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS)

Aksil Élage Diouf Tacca*Unidisc

The Rumba Foundation Jesse Cook Coach House*EMI

Gakondo Mighty Popo Tamba*Independent

Supermagique Pacifika SixDegrees*Universal

Soy Panamericano Roberto López Project Curura*Select

 

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SLAIGHT MUSIC)

Arcade Fire (co-producer Markus Dravs) “Ready To Start” | “We Used To Wait – THE SUBURBS – Arcade Fire Sonovox*F.A.B.

Brian Howes “Cha-Ching” | “Perfect” – THE SHOW MUST GO – Hedley Universal

Daniel Lanois “Hitchhiker” LE NOISE -Neil Young Reprise*Warner | “I Believe in You” BLACK DUB – Black Dub Jive*Sony

David Foster “Bring Me To Life” BELIEVE- Katherine Jenkins Warner Bros. UK*Warner| “Secret” COMMITMENT – Seal Reprise/143*Warner

Gavin Brown & Sarah Harmer “Captive” | “New Loneliness” OH LITTLE FIRE – Sarah Harmer Cold Snap*Universal

 

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

David Travers-Smith “Cold Outside” THE GARDEN-Ruth Moody Red House*Outside| “Vinicius” ROOM OF WONDERS – Jayme Stone Independent*Outside

Jeff Wolpert “On A Bright May Morning” THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY – Loreena McKennitt Quinlan Road*Universal | “Midnight Train to Georgia” SOUL BALLADS – David Clayton-Thomas Antoinette*Universal

Kevin Churko “Let It Die” | “Life Won’t Wait” SCREAM – Ozzy Osbourne Epic*Sony

Lenny De Rose “Captive” | “Late Bloomers” OH LITTLE FIRE – Sarah Harmer Cold Snap*Universal

Mike Plotnikoff “What Do You Got?” GREATEST HITS: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION – Bon Jovi Island*Universal | “Break” LIFE STARTS NOW – Three Days Grace Jive*Sony

 

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR

Corri-Lynn Tetz (Art Director) Cloak and Cipher LAND OF TALK Land of Talk*Secret City/EMI

Graeme Patterson (Art Director) New Inheritors WINTERSLEEP EMI

James Mejia (Art Director/Designer/Illustrator) Mutant Message BY DIVINE RIGHT Hand Drawn Dracula*Outside

Justin Peroff, Robyn Kotyk & Joe McKay (Art Directors/Designers); Jimmy Collins & Elisabeth Chicoine (Photographers) 

Forgiveness Rock Record Vinyl Box Set BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Arts & Crafts*EMI

Vincent Morisset (Art Director) Caroline Robert (Designer); Gabriel Jones (Photographer) 

The Suburbs ARCADE FIRE Sonovox*F.A.B.

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY VEVO)

Perfect Kyle Davison HEDLEY Universal

Saint Veronika Michael Maxxis BILLY TALENT WEA*Warner

Chargez! Benjamin Lussier ARIEL Tacca*Unidisc

Collect Call Christopher Mills METRIC Last Gang*Universal

Forced to Love Adam Makarenko & Alan Poon (Makapoon) BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Arts & Crafts*EMI

 

MUSIC DVD OF THE YEAR

Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Pegi Cecconi, Noah Segal, Shelley Nott, John Virant RUSH Alliance

This Movie is Broken Bruce McDonald Dany M. Chiasson, Niv Fichman, Noah Segal, Amy Paquette BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Shadow Shows/Rhombus Media/Arts & Crafts*Alliance

The Lost Tapes Christopher Mills Nick Blasko, Geoff McLean, Christopher Mills BUCK 65 WEA*Warner

Céline-Tournée Mondiale Taking Chances Le Spectacle Jean Lamoureux, Julie Snyder CÉLINE DION Columbia*Sony

The Virtual Haydn Jeremy Tusz, Tom Beghin, Martha De Francisco, Wieslaw Woszczyk TOM BEGHIN Naxos

 

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Swim Caribou Merge*F.A.B.

Ivory Towers Chilly Gonzales Arts & Crafts*EMI

Crystal Castles (II) Crystal Castles Last Gang*Universal

Latin Holy Fuck Lights Music*Universal

Running High Poirier Ninja Tune*Outside

Blurring the line between man and machine, BIONIC BUILDERS is a captivating one-hour special showcasing Casey Pieretti (“the perfect guinea pig”) and Bill Spracher (“the mad scientist-inventor”) as they attempt to merge radical prosthetic design and the human body.

Premiering Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Science, this innovative special thrills as the BIONIC BUILDERS team tries to turn a former Navy diver into a human torpedo and give a one-handed martial arts instructor his very own bionic punching arm.

The future of prosthetics is here as Hollywood’s own Casey Pieretti (Eagle Eye, Spider-Man 2) puts his outrageous theories to the test on Discovery Science’s BIONIC BUILDERS.

At the age of 19, Pieretti lost the lower portion of his leg. Since then, Pieretti has been looking for ways to allow amputees to transition from being disabled to not only fully enabled, but more enabled than they had ever been… hence the program’s catchphrase “better than new, better than you.”

Don’t miss a minute of this new special which is really about overcoming the odds and defying adversity through technology. The BIONIC BUILDERS will test, build and design until “disability” is a word of the past.

As you may well know by now, Justin Bieber has teamed up with Ozzy Osbourne for a Best Buy ad which will air during the Super Bowl.

Photos of the pair have since been released which show the Canadian and British musicians dressed in some pretty futuristic get-up.

Best Buy have released the images showing the pair in a futuristic set wearing black spacesuits but little is known exactly what sort of product the company is going to feature in the ad.

The Bieber/Osbourne ad will screen during the third quarter of the game on Sunday.

Source: Examiner.com

10:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 1 on E!

Kendra’s life is turned upside down when Hank is cut by the Philadelphia Eagles.

10:00pm – Tuesday, February 1 on /A

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 9 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) revisits the first case he worked on at the BAU when details come forth that one of the deadliest serial killers in New England’s history has struck again after a 10-year hiatus.

10 p.m. Tuesday, February 1 on E!

Kendra hits New York Fashion Week and quickly realizes that she and New York’s fashion elite don’t mix.

Tuesday, February 1 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

Alicia defends a prisoner who, under duress, confesses to murdering a fellow inmate. Meanwhile, Wendy Scott-Carr tries to force Peter out of the state’s attorney race by threatening to expose a sensitive Florrick family issue.