TORONTO — The tempestuous relationship of Drake with the Grammy awards will again be tested on the occasion of the gala on Sunday, who has no fewer than seven appointments in 2019.
In this chapter, the rapper from toronto is second only to Kendrick Lamar, who has eight nominations.
It is unclear if Drake will be present in the room to pick up his trophies of victory. The artist has not agreed to perform during the gala aired Sunday on Citytv and CBS.
Drake has shown little interest to promote their candidates since he became one of the great names of the scene pop. Since the beginning of his career, 10 years ago, he has won three statuettes in gold, despite an impressive number of 35 nominations, other than those for which he will be competing this year.
Last year, he had boycotted the Grammy by choosing not to submit his last album “More Life”.
Drake finds himself competing against himself in two categories: best performance rap and best rap song. The song “God’s Plan” is in competition with “Sisko” Mode, Travis Scott, in which the Canadian sings as a guest.
Other canadian musicians could also draw attention, as Alessia Cara, best new artist, which is expected to occur as a presenter.
Shawn Mendes will present a number for the first time in his career for a Grammy award. It is also nominated for song of the year (for”In My Blood”), and the best pop album vocal.
Other Canadians that might attract the attention
The pianist and jazz singer Diana Krall, shares two nominations with the legendary crooner Tony Bennett, at the age of 92 years, for the project “Love is Here to Stay”. One of its songs, a cover of ‘S Wonderful” (George Gershwin, is in the running for the best performance by a duo or group, while she is also nominated in the category album of traditional voice.
Several canadian musicians who are in appointments in the categories of classical music. Among them, the pianist, montreal Marc-André Hamelin was nominated with his partner Leif Andsnes in the category chamber music or small ensemble.
Over the past ten years, he has been nominated no less than 14 times, but the producer toronto Matthew Samuels, better known under the name of Boi-1da, is still awaiting a first victory. On Sunday, he has six nominations including for best rap song. It is also in the running for album of the year and producer of non-classic of the year.
Ten members of the collective, Young Spirit, founded in Alberta are presented in the hope of pocketing their first Grammy. The singing group shout is made up of 16 persons established in North America, which visit meetings to aboriginal people. They are nominated for the album “Mewasinsational – Cree Round Dance Songs” in the category “traditional music regional”.
The soul singer Jackie Shane made himself known on the music scene of the 1960s in Montreal and Toronto. She recorded for the label Sue records before disappearing for several years. Professor Rob Bowman from York University, is inspired by its past to “Any Other Way”, a retrospective of the career of Jackie Shane nominated in the category album of history. The numerous researches of Mr. Bowman recount the fascinating biography of Jackie Shane and his influence as a transgender person black.