OMDC Newsletter
2017 Highlights

Congratulations to these Grammy-Nominated Ontario Artists

Click here to see all the nominations.

 

Alessia Cara - 4 Grammy Nominations including: Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video  

 

Justin Bieber - 3 Grammy Nominations for his work on “Despacito” including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

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Daniel Caesar - 2 Grammy Nominations, Best R&B Album Freudian and Best R&B Performance for his song “Get You” featuring Kali Uchis

 

The Weeknd - Grammy Nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album for Starboy

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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque - Grammy Nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album for Oddara

Lido Pimienta’s La Papessa Won The 2017 Polaris Music Prize

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Congratulations to Toronto’s Lido Pimienta | Winner of the 2017 Polaris Music Prize for the album La Papessa.

2017 JUNO Awards

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OMDC’s Ontario JUNO Award 2017 Nominee Celebration | Mark Sakamoto, OMDC Chair, Karen Thorne-Stone, OMDC President and CEO,  Han Dong, MPP with JUNO Award Winner | The Strumbellas Winner of Single of the Year for "Spirits"! 

On March 23, 2017, OMDC hosted a reception honouring the amazing musicians and Ontario talent nominated for a JUNO Award. Karen Thorne-Stone, OMDC’s President & CEO, Allan Reid, President & CEO of CARAS, The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts , MPP Han Dong and OMDC’s Mark Sakamoto congratulated the nominees and the music industry on their contribution to our creative and economic economy.Watch our JUNO Award nominee sizzle reel here.

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Ontario garnered quite a few JUNO Awards including these nine OMF-supported JUNO Award winners: A Tribe Called Red, Alessia Cara, The Dirty Nil, Exco Levi, Jazz Cartier, July Talk, Shawn Mendes, The Strumbellas and The Tragically Hip.
Below are a few more photos of Ontario nominees and winners from OMDC’s JUNO reception. For a full list of nominees and winners click here.

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JUNO Award Winner | World Music Album Of The Year | Okavango African Orchestra, Okavango African Orchestra

 

Exco Levi "Official Page" Winner Reggae Recording Of The Year

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The Fretless |Winner Instrumental Album Of The Year

 

Paul Reddick | Winner Blues Album Of
The Year Ride The One

  • Group Of The Year: The Tragically Hip, Man Machine Poem
  • Songwriter Of The year: Gord Downie for “The Stranger,” “The Only Place to Be” and “Son” from Secret Path
  • Pop Album Of the Year: Alessia Cara, Know-It-All
  • Fan Choice Award: Shawn Mendes
  • Single Of The Year: The Strumbellas, “Spirits.”
  • Breakthrough Group Of The Year: The Dirty Nil.
  • Adult Alternative Album Of The Year: Gord Downie, Secret Path
  • Alternative Album Of The Year: July Talk, Touch
  • Rock Album Of The Year: The Tragically Hip, Man Machine Poem
  • Rap Recording Of The Year: Jazz Cartier, “Hotel Paranoia.”
  • Dance Recording Of The Year: Bit Funk Featuring Shae Jacobs, “Off The Ground.”
  • R&B/Soul Recording Of The Year: The Weeknd, “Starboy”
  • Instrumental Album Of The Year: The Fretless, Bird’s Nest.
  • Children’s Album Of The Year: Diana Panton, I Believe In Little Things.
  • Jack Richardson Producer Of The Year: A Tribe Called Red, “R.E.D.” (Featuring Yasiin Bey, Narcy and Black Bear) and “Sila” (Featuring Tanya Tagaq) from We Are The Halluci Nation.
  • Recording Engineer Of The Year: Jason Dufour for “Push + Pull” And “Beck + Call” from July Talk’s Touch.
  • Recording Package Of The Year: Gord Downie, Secret Path — Jonathan Shedletzky (Art Director), Isis Essery (Designer) and Jeff Lemire (Illustrator).
  • Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year: Mandroid Echostar, Coral Throne.
  • World Music Album Of The Year: Okavango African Orchestra, Okavango African Orchestra

Congratulations to the OMF-supported* and Ontario Winners of Indie Awards at CMW!

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  • Album of the Year | A Tribe Called Red*
  • We Are the Halluci Nation (Pirates Blend)
  • Single of the Year | Songwriter of the Year | the Strumbellas* |  We Don't Know (Six Shooter) | Spirits; We Don't Know (Six Shooter)
  • Group of the Year | July Talk*(Sleepless)
  • Alternative Artist/Group of the Year | Weaves (Buzz)
  • Electronic/Dance Artist/Group of the Year | Zeds Dead* (Deadbeats)
  • Pop Artist/Group of the Year | Repartee* (Sleepless)
  • Rap/R&B Artist/Group of the Year | Clairmont the Second (Black Box)
  • Rock Artist/Group of the Year | Pup* (Royal Mountain)