- Category: Entertainment
- Published Monday, February 15, 2016
- CTV News
LOS ANGELES -- Canada already has a pair of Grammy Awards as the pre-show honours are being handed out in Los Angeles.
Legendary singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell won for best album notes on "Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced."
Jan Haust, a native of London, Ont., and Hamilton's Peter Moore captured the honour for best historical album for "The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11," featuring music of Bob Dylan and Toronto's the Band. The duo shared the award with Steve Berkowitz, Jeff Rosen and Mark Wilder.
The top awards will be handed out during Monday night's televised ceremony.
Canadian acts collectively had more than 20 nominations heading into the awards, capping off a sensational year in which Canucks commanded seven of the top 10 spots on the Billboard Hot 100.
Leading the homegrown Grammy pack is Toronto pop star the Weeknd, a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye, who is up for seven trophies and is scheduled to perform on the evening telecast.
Toronto hip-hop darling Drake is up for five awards, including best rap performance for "Back to Back" and best rap album for "If You're Reading This It's Too Late."
Other nominees include pop star Justin Bieber, whose hometown is Stratford, Ont., for best dance recording for "Where Are U Now," a collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo.