How Canadians are faring at the Grammys
The highs and lows; the wins and disappointments. As musicians and composers hit the red carpet for one of the biggest nights in music, we’ll be keeping track of how things shape up for the Canadians nominated!
The majority of the Grammys are being handed out in a pre-telecast ceremony hosted by Shaggy and streamed live on the Grammys website. The Grammy Awards main event begins at 8 p.m. ET on CityTV and CBS.
- Producer Greg Wells has picked up his first Grammy win for work on "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack. The Peterborough, Ont.-raised musician was part of a team that shaped the selection of songs featured in the Hugh Jackson-led Hollywood musical. Wells was among the Canadians who won a Grammy in a pre-telecast ceremony hosted by Shaggy and streamed live on the Grammys website.
- Willo Perron, who is from Montreal, picked up the best recording package Grammy Award for his work on singer St. Vincent's album "Masseduction."
- Canadian-American violinist Lili Haydn has won a Grammy Award for best new age album as part of Opium Moon. The quartet of musicians were honoured for their self-titled 2018 album.
Some of the Canadians to keep an eye on this year include Toronto rapper Drake, who racked up seven nominations; Shawn Mendes, who will be performing and hoping for a song of the year or best pop vocal album win; and Toronto-raised producer Matthew Samuels (Boi-1da), who has been nominated 14 times before, but is still hoping that one of tonight’s six nominations could garner him his first win. More Canadians to watch can be found here!
With files from Alexandra Jones