Grammy Awards ceremony. But before you settle in with your popcorn and prepare to judge the outfits - from the classy to the down right scandalous - we’ve gathered some facts that’ll put a Canadian spin on tonight’s festivities.  ">

By the Numbers: Goes to the Grammys, Canadian-style


Published:

deadmau5 is one of the Canadian artists nominated at Sunday's Grammy Awards

In the final stretch of the awards season, it’s now the musicians’ turn to honour the most distinguished artists in their industry at tonight’s Grammy Awards ceremony. But before you settle in with your popcorn and prepare to judge the outfits -- from the classy to the down right scandalous -- we’ve gathered some facts that’ll put a Canadian spin on tonight’s festivities.  

9

The number of Canadian artists nominated for for this month’s Grammy Awards, including Toronto residents deadmaus5 and Howard Shore.

34

The number, in millions, of Justin Bieber’s Twitter followers, making him the number one Tweeter on the planet without a Grammy nomination.

13

The number of tracks on Toronto native Rick Moranis’s album The Agoraphobic Cowboy, nominated for a Best Comedy Album Grammy in 2005.

1961

The year Percy Faith won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year for his recording “Theme from a Summer Place.” It was the first Grammy won by a Torontonian.

21

The number of Grammy Award nominations for Canada’s polka king, Walter Ostanek, including his latest album, Back to Back Half of Fame Polkas. Killer.

10

The date, this month, when the 2013 Grammy Awards will honour Toronto’s Glenn Gould with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Grammys air on GlobalTV tonight at 8 p.m.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Best bets for outdoor activities in Toronto on Canada Day 2015

Best bets for outdoor activities in Toronto on Canada Day 2015

Canada Day on Wednesday is a statutory holiday, which is great news until you get to ever-frustrating question: What are we going to do today? Here is our list of the four best ways to spend your time off from the daily grind.
Posted 12 hours ago
Our guide to enjoying Shakespeare in High Park

Our guide to enjoying Shakespeare in High Park

For the 33rd summer in a row, Canadian Stage is presenting Shakespeare under the stars in the High Park Amphitheatre.
Posted 3 days ago
Toronto Flick Picks: Summer in Italy, My One Demand at Luminato and more

Toronto Flick Picks: Summer in Italy, My One Demand at Luminato and more

TIFF is putting on a summer getaway with the Italian masters of neorealism. My One Demand, a film shot in a single take and broadcast live is happening at Luminato.
Posted 3 days ago
Sewell: Time for Torontonians to step up to tackle Syrian refugee crisis

Sewell: Time for Torontonians to step up to tackle Syrian refugee crisis

We did it with Vietnamese boat people and now Syrian refugees need our help
Posted 3 days ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleEdit Module