27/02/2004: News - Varie sulla carriera di Alanis
Alanis presenterÓ i Juno Awards
Serata da protagonista, dopo la nomination per Feast on Scraps
Direttamente dal sito ufficiale juno-awards.ca arriva la notizia che Alanis sarÓ per la prossima edizione dei Juno Awards ben pi¨ di una semplice nomination a miglior dvd musicale, ma sarÓ anche protagonista dell'intera serata presentando la manifestazione che vede premiati i migliori artisti canadesi e non solo.
Ecco le parti salienti della release ufficiale:
International Singer/Songwriter/Producer Alanis Morissette To Host 2004 JUNO Awards Telecast
33rd Annual JUNO Awards, Canada's Music Awards, To Be Broadcast From Edmonton, Alberta Sunday, April 4 on CTV
TORONTO, February 24, 2004 - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) together with CTV today announced that world-renowned singer/songwriter/producer Alanis Morissette will host The 2004 JUNO Awards telecast. CTV will broadcast the JUNO Awards, Canada's Music Awards, live from Edmonton's Rexall Place, on Sunday, April 4 at 8 p.m. / 9 p.m. Atlantic Time.
This marks the first time Morissette -- a 2004 JUNO Award nominee in the Music DVD of the Year category for Feast on Scraps: Under Rug Swept -- will host Canada's premier music awards show. Previously, Alanis was a presenter at the 2003 JUNOs held in Ottawa-Gatineau where she received the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year for her work on "Hands Clean" and "So Unsexy". In 2002, Alanis performed at the JUNO telecast held in St. John's.
"Having been engaged in the music industry in Canada, and beheld the evolution of the JUNOs over the last two decades, I feel so honored to be hosting the show," Morissette said of the announcement. "I see this as the least I can do in the way of gratitude for a show and a country that has supported and propelled me over the last few years."
"We are delighted to have Alanis Morissette on board to host the 2004 JUNO Awards," said Melanie Berry, President of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), producers of the awards. "Alanis is an artist with the perfect balance of extraordinary talent and down-to-earth charm. She is an outstanding ambassador for Canadian music -- there couldn't be a better fit than for her to host the JUNO Awards."
A twelve-time JUNO and seven-time GRAMMY Award winner, Morissette is set to release her new album, So Called Chaos on May 18 th . The first single from the album, Everything will hit Canadian air waves in March. So Called Chaos is Morissette's latest effort since her critically acclaimed 2002 album Under Rug Swept which featured the hit singles 'Hands Clean" and "Precious Illusions".
An Ottawa native, Morissette has become an international superstar since the 1995 release of jagged little pill , which earned her four Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, Best Female Rock Vocal Performance ( You Oughta Know ) and Best Rock Song ( You Oughta Know ). The album's unprecedented success -- with sales exceeding thirty million copies worldwide -- was followed up by three more chart-topping albums: 1998's Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie , 1999's MTV Unplugged and 2002's Under Rug Swept.
Morissette's highly anticipated new album builds on all the elements of her former albums. Featuring a seamless mix of rock, pop, folk, electronic and Eastern stylings, tracks on So Called Chaos range from rock-infused singles like "Eight Easy Steps" and "Excuses" to introspective pop songs such as "Out is Through" and "Everything".
Today's announcement continues a trend as Morissette joins a growing list of
high-profile Canadian superstars who have hosted the JUNO Awards on CTV. Morissette follows previous hosts The Barenaked Ladies (2002) and Shania Twain (2003).