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


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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.

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