Nuela Charles was the evening’s big winner, taking home three awards, including R&B/Soul Recording of the Year for Do It Right, Pop Recording of the Year for Danger, and Album of the Year for Distant Danger, which was released in October.
“Don’t be afraid to take chances. E-mail whoever you want to e-mail, the worst they can say is no. Keep going,” the singer-songwriter told the Winspear crowd early in the night, giving thanks to a patient production team for assisting her in the recording studio.
“I’ll echo what Nuela said about not being afraid,” said Joe Nolan, who captured the award for Blues Recording of the Year. “We can get as weird as we want to be.”
But the night’s biggest cheers belonged to Nuela Charles, who returned to the stage for a third time to accept the award for Album of the Year.
“I would like to thank my label, Mastercard,” she joked, acknowledging the creative process as a constant effort to get things right, and wrapped up her comments with a tribute to the City of Champions. “I’ll be here in Edmonton until you kick me out.”
Check out this interview that I did with the wonderful Kelly Alexander.
We chat about my background, my new record, my fave Canadian artists and the 2019 JUNO Awards.
Take a listen to these rad submissions for the “Long Way Down” Remix Contest. And if you want to help me out LIKE your favourites and let me know.
Check out the playlist and the video submission.
Thanks to everyone who submitted, and winner is announced next Monday February 25th.
Super excited to be able to release “Long Way Down” out into the world!
This song was released as part of the Vinyl Deluxe version that I released last month.
Listen below on Spotify or HERE everywhere else.