The 43rd Juno Awards were held last night in Winnipeg, highlighting the best of Canadian music for the last year or so. Being a fan of many Canadian artists, the Junos have long held a special seat during awards season for me, even if I rarely agree with most aspects of how they work.
While the Junos are known by many to award the best in Canadian music, my biggest criticism has been that it often sticks with the most popular Canadian artists who have attained international fame within the period of eligibility. If an artist had a big year in the United States, by default they almost always have a good year at the Junos.
The word “stan” has been making its rounds on the internet for the last several years. Urban Dictionary says its meaning comes from the song Stan by Eminem, about an obsessive fan; or, a combination of the words “stalker” and “fan”. Nearly every singer that has emerged over the past several years has them and they’ve become a cancer of
Justin Bieber has been in the news a lot lately. His video for Baby, which was the most watched video on YouTube for a long time, has finally been shoved aside by this year’s biggest novelty hit Gangnam Style by South Korean artist Psy. He was booed throughout his performance at last night’s Grey Cup Halftime Show in Toronto, and