Leonard Cohen Is 2017 Juno Artist Of The Year; You Want It Darker Named Album Of Year

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Watch Adam Cohen After Accepting Album Of Year Award On Behalf Of Father
Juno Awards: April 2, 2017

Adam Cohen Accepts Artist Of Year Award For His Father
Juno Awards: April 1, 2017

Read report at Leonard Cohen’s son Adam jokes about father while accepting Juno on his behalf by David Friend (CTV News: April 1, 2017)

 

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Watch Justin Trudeau Honor Leonard Cohen At 2017 Junos

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Update: Now Available – Video: Complete Juno Tribute To Leonard Cohen By Justin & Sophie Trudeau & Feist Performance Of Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye

Trudeau Calls Leonard Cohen “One of the greatest artists Canada has ever produced”

Trudeaus Pay Homage To Leonard Cohen
Juno Awards: April 2, 2017

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Leonard Cohen Named 2017 Juno Artist Of The Year – Adam Cohen Accepts Award For His Father

 

Leonard Cohen told his family, in his final days, he was confident Donald Trump would be elected president of the United States. The Montreal singer-songwriter’s son Adam recalled the prediction at Saturday’s Juno gala dinner, where his father received a posthumous artist of the year prize.

Read entire report at Leonard Cohen’s son Adam jokes about father while accepting Juno on his behalf by David Friend (CTV News: April 1, 2017)

Also see Leonard Cohen At The Juno Awards 1991-2017

Leonard Cohen At The Juno Awards 1991-2017

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Update: Leonard Cohen Is Artist Of The Year 2017; You Want It Darker Named Album Of Year

See Leonard Cohen Is 2017 Juno Artist Of The Year; You Want It Darker Named Album Of Year

Leonard Cohen 2017 Juno Award Nominations

  • Album of the Year: Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker
  • Artist of the Year: Leonard Cohen
  • Songwriter of the Year: Leonard Cohen “You Want It Darker,” “It Seemed the Better Way,” “Traveling Light”
  • Adult Alternative Album of the Year: Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker

2017 Juno Award Tribute To Leonard Cohen

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The 2017 Juno Awards are broadcast on Sunday, April 2 on CTV. Today, the network and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences have announced that Feist will perform a Leonard Cohen tribute at the awards show. She is set to play an “arrangement of one of Cohen’s classic songs,” according to a press release.

From Feist to Perform Leonard Cohen Tribute at 2017 Juno Awards by Matthew Strauss (Pitcjfork: 27 March 2017). Photo by Jason Persse – Flickr: Feist, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikipedia Commons

Previous Leonard Cohen Juno Awards

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1991: Juno/Canadian Music Hall of Fame
1993: Male Vocalist Of The Year1
1993: Best Video2
1994: Songwriter of the Year
2013: Artist of the Year
2013: Songwriter Of The Year3
2015: Album Of The Year4

Note; In addition to these awards, Leonard Cohen has received numerous nominations

Leonard Cohen Inducted Into Canadian Music Hall Of Fame 1991

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Credit Due Department: Photo of Mr Cohen at Junos from Library and Archives Canada. Photographer: Barry Roden. Thanks to Linda Sturgess for contributions to this post.

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  1. Male & Female Vocalists Of The Year are now subsumed under the title Artist Of The Year []
  2. For Closing Time, directed by Curtis Wehrfritz []
  3. For the songs “Amen”, “Going Home” and “Show Me the Place” []
  4. For Popular Problems []

Video: 2010 Grammys Award Leonard Cohen 30 Seconds Of Faint Praise For Lifetime Of Superb Achievement

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Well, At Least They Didn’t Take Back The Award

I confess that the headline, “Grammys Award Leonard Cohen 30 Seconds Of Faint Praise For Lifetime Of Spectacular Achievement,” is misleadingly exaggerated.

If one subtracts the time taken by applause, the official commendation of Leonard Cohen at the 2010 Grammy Awards Show was efficiently and  fully executed in 19 seconds.

In making that 19 second announcement of Leonard Cohen’s Lifetime Achievement Award, however, Seal invoked the full majesty, authority, and prestige  of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States with an impressively vapid,  cliched, and immediately forgettable acknowledgment of Leonard Cohen’s extraordinary forty year career as a singer-songwriter.

OK, on reviewing that last sentence, I see I am again guilty of unfairly and inaccurately twisting what was actually said. Viewers who carefully watch the video of this event will find that the central thesis of Seal’s impressively vapid, cliched, and instantly forgettable declaration had less to do with Cohen’s accomplishments than with the conceit that the decision to bestow the Lifetime Achievement Award upon Leonard Cohen was  to Seal’s liking, As an extra treat, Seal’s blessing of the award was augmented with the revelation that Seal’s personal favorite among Cohen’s songs is “Hallelujah.”

Leonard Cohen was not present to hear this adulation in person but was represented by a vapid, cliched, and instantly forgettable set of projected images (the astute reader may notice a trend here) that included the screen capture shown atop this post. The award was actually presented to Cohen during the ghettoized Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony the night before the major Grammy Awards Presentation Program.

Leonard Cohen Saluted at Grammy Awards
Jan 31, 2010

Because of the brevity of this event, the video has been set to loop four times. Nonetheless, viewers are well-advised to prepare themselves prior to clicking on the video’s start button and to steadfastly maintain focus once the screening begins. And, whatever you do – Don’t Blink.

Note: Originally posted Feb 5, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

2017 Juno Awards To Feature Feist Performing Leonard Cohen Tribute

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The 2017 Juno Awards are broadcast on Sunday, April 2 on CTV. Today, the network and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences have announced that Feist will perform a Leonard Cohen tribute at the awards show. She is set to play an “arrangement of one of Cohen’s classic songs,” according to a press release.

From Feist to Perform Leonard Cohen Tribute at 2017 Juno Awards by Matthew Strauss (Pitcjfork: 27 March 2017). Photo by Jason Persse – Flickr: Feist, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikipedia Commons