Feb 11, 2013
By Jane Brown
It was not Canada’s night to shine at the Grammys in Los Angeles. In fact, there was only one for Toronto rapper Drake who won his first Grammy for his album “Take Care”. There are 81 categories of Grammys with musical honours ranging from classical to jazz to arrangement. But only the most popular awards were given out during the televised gala last night. Canada’s Loreena McKennitt was overlooked in the new age album category. A song from “The Hunger Games” won the best song for the visual medium prize, but it wasn’t the one written by Montreal’s Arcade Fire. Other Canadians shut out this year, include Carly Rae Jepson, Deadmau5 (Dead Mouse) and Michael Buble. The night before, the late Canadian Glenn Gould was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy. One of the world’s most acclaimed classical pianists, Gould won four Grammys when he was alive. Gould died in Toronto 31 years ago, at the age of 50.
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