Michael Bubl_ Dominates Canada's Juno Awards

Classic Arts News   Michael Bubl_ Dominates Canada's Juno Awards
Jazz-pop crooner Michael Bubl_ won artist of the year, album of the year, single of the year, and pop album of the year at the Juno Awards, Canada's equivalent of the Grammys, which were presented on April 2.

Bubl_, a native of British Columbia, was honored for his platinum-selling album It's Time and the single "Home."

Diana Krall, another Canadian jazz artist who has enjoyed success in the United States, won the vocal jazz album of the year award for Christmas Songs.

Classical winners included pianist Marc-Andr_ Hamelin, for a collection of music by Alb_nix; the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, for a recording of Beethoven's Fifth and Sixth Symphonies; and soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, for a disc of songs by Pauline Viardot-Garcia. Christos Hatzis's String Quartet No. 1 ("The Awakening") was named classical composition of the year.

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