Sunday, April 03, 2016

Congratulations, Buffy!

and . . .

Reporting on the 2016 Juno Awards, which took place this weekend in Calgary, Alberta, Billboard's Karen Bliss writes:

Buffy Sainte-Marie, who won the 2015 Polaris Music Award for her album Power in the Blood, scored two statuettes for Aboriginal Album and Contemporary Roots Album, a brand new category in the Juno’s 45-year history. Other winners included: [The Weeknd for Album of the Year (Beauty Behind the Madness)]; Drake for Rap Recording of the Year ("If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late"); Justin Bieber for Pop Album of the Year (Purpose); Death From Above 1979 for Rock Album (The Physical World); Pomo for Electronic Album (The Other Day); Whitehorse for Adult Alternative Album (Leave No Bridge Unburned); Calgary natives Braids for Alternative Album (Deep in the Iris); Johnny Reid for Adult Contemporary Album (What Love Is All About) and its producer, Bob Ezrin, for Producer of the Year.

Above: Buffy Sainte-Marie, winner of Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, on stage at the Juno Gala Dinner and Awards on April 2, 2016. (Photo: CARAS/IPHOTO)

Related Off-site Links:
Buffy Sainte-Marie Takes Two Juno Awards at Gala DinnerVVN Music (April 3, 2016).
Buffy Sainte-Marie and More Honored at Juno Gala Dinner and Awards – Karen Bliss (Billboard, April 3, 2016).
Junos Award Winners Include Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber – David Bell (CBC News, April 3, 2016).
The Weeknd, Buffy Sainte-Marie Grab Most Wins at Pre-Broadcast Juno Gala – Ben Rayner (The Toronto Star, April 3, 2016).

Above: Buffy Sainte-Marie holds her awards for Aboriginal Album of the Year and Contemporary Roots Album of the Year for Power in the Blood at the Juno gala dinner on Saturday. (Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

For The Wild Reed's special series of posts leading-up to the May 12, 2015 release of Buffy's most recent album, Power in the Blood, see:
Buffy Sainte-Marie and That "Human-Being Magic"
Buffy Sainte-Marie's Lesson from the Cutting Edge: "Go Where You Must to Grow"
Buffy Sainte-Marie: "Sometimes You Have to Be Content to Plant Good Seeds and Be Patient"
Buffy Sainte-Marie's Power in the Blood

For more of Buffy at The Wild Reed, see:
Happy Birthday, Buffy!
Actually, There's No Question About It
Buffy Sainte-Marie Wins 2015 Polaris Music Prize
For Buffy Sainte-Marie, a Well-Deserved Honor
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Singing It and Praying It; Living It and Saying It
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Still Singing with Spirit, Joy, and Passion
Something Special for Indigenous Peoples Day
Buffy Sainte-Marie: "The Big Ones Get Away"

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