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14 books by and about Juno Award winners that hit the right noteThe 2022 Juno Awards take place May 15! Let the Junos inspire your reading and check out one of these 14 books written about or by past winners. 

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The annual Juno Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in Canadian music. Hosted by Canadian actor Simu Liu, the 2022 Juno Awards will air live from Toronto on May 15, 2022 on CBC-TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and CBC Listen.

  • How to tune in to CBC Music's Juno week events and the 2022 Juno Awards

Let the Junos inspire your reading and check out one of these 14 books written about or written by past Juno winners. 

Far from Over by Dalton Higgins

Far From Over is a book by Dalton Higgins.(Getty Images, Bloombury)

Juno Award wins: 20

With more than 250 million albums sold, Céline Dion is a music superstar and singing legend. Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love, written by Canadian music critic and journalist Carl Wilson, takes a look at the singer's career and her standing in pop culture. The book delves into her impoverished childhood, her husband's struggle with cancer and why her music connects with so many people.

  • Why poet Spencer Gordon aspires to be Céline Dion when he writes

Carl Wilson is a Canadian journalist and music critic who has written for Slate, The Globe and Mail, Hazlitt,The New York Times Magazine and many other online and print publications. 

'I was so nervous': Céline Dion remembers her first Junos performance in 1988 | Juno Awards 2021

11 months agoDuration 0:41For the Juno Awards 50th anniversary, Céline Dion looks back at her first performance at the Juno Awards in 1988 and how it opened doors for her.

The Never-Ending Presentby Michael Barclay

The Never-Ending Present looks at the career of Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip.(Penguin Canada, Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

Juno Award wins: 13, inducted into JUNO Hall of Fame/Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986

Gordon Lightfoot has been called Canada's greatest songwriter. Known for classic songs like The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgeraldand If You Could Read My Mind, Lightfoot helped define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s. Journalist and biographer Nicholas Jennings had total access to the legendary troubadour in order to document his long career in Lightfoot.

  • How biographer Nick Jennings got total access to Gordon Lightfoot to tell the story of the legendary musician

Jennings is an author and one of Canada's most respected music journalists. He was the music critic and feature writer for Maclean's magazine from 1980 to 2000.

Re-examining Gordon Lightfoot's Canadian Railroad Trilogy

11 months agoDuration 18:43The Canadian Railroad Trilogy was commissioned by the CBC in 1967 to mark the country's centennial and has become one of Gordon Lightfoot's signature songs. But there's more to the story than that, as a new video essay from Polyphonic's Noah Lefevre explains.

The Flameby Leonard Cohen

The Flame is the final poetry collection by Leonard Cohen.(Nick Procaylo/Canadian Press)

Juno Award wins: 4, inducted into JUNO Hall of Fame/Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1981

Joni Mitchell is considered one of the most distinctive voices in Canadian music. Rolling Stone called her "one of the greatest songwriters ever." With Reckless Daughtermusic critic and professor David Yaffe spent nearly 10 years interviewing Mitchell, along with more than 60 people who knew her, to produce this definitive biography.

  • The definitive biography of Joni Mitchell

Yaffe is an American author and professor of English at Syracuse University.

What makes Joni Mitchell so unique and timeless

1 month agoDuration 6:41Canadian musicians Sarah Harmer, Laila Biali, Jason Fowler and Andrew Craig discuss what makes legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell so special and why her music remains relevant. Mitchell was recently awarded the MusiCares Person of the Year, a career achievement award honouring her creative accomplishments and philanthropy.

When I Get Older by K'naan

K'naan is a Toronto-based recording artist, poet and activist.(Getty Images, Tundra Books)

Juno Award wins: 3

 K'naan's song Wavin' Flag was an international hit and this children's book looks at the success of both the song and the artist. Born in Mogadishu, Warsame moved to North America with his family and settled in Toronto. When I Get Older is a universal story about immigration and hope and the struggle to succeed in a new land.

  • Why Humble The Poet is inspired by K'naan

Keinan Abdi Warsame, a.ka. K'naan, is a Somali Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter and activist.

K'Naan Doesn't Endorse This Message

10 years agoDuration 0:49Mitt Romney marked his Florida primary win with K’Naan’s Waving Flag, but the Canadian singer was not amused.

Something Is Always On Fireby Measha Brueggergosman

Opera star Measha Brueggergosman has documented her life story in Something Is Always On Fire.2022 Juno Award nominee Kirk Diamond loved reading Wise Mind of H.I.M by Emperor Haile Selassie I


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