Reggae recording artist Tasha T (Natasha Whyte) was honored by Canadian Artists Recording Arts Association (CARAS) as one of five artists in the final category of Best Reggae Recording for her 2014 Real Talk Album.
The annual Juno Awards is the premier music award in Canada. It is dedicated to recognizing Canadian musical artists and bands for their artistic excellence and technical achievements in all aspects of music.
The Real Talk album features soul stirring conscious Reggae music with beautiful lyrics and arrangements addressing a variety of subjects from love relationships to observations about challenges and conditions we all face daily. The nomination which culminates in the prestigious JUNO Awards presentation signals strong confidence in Tasha T’s artistic potential, writing abilities and presentation style.
“I am deeply humbled and blessed to be nominated and placed in the final lineup of five finalists for the prestigious JUNO Awards. As a Reggae artist and the only female in Best Reggae Recording category I’m elated and honored to be among my peers and I truly honor the legacy of those who came before me and who are currently on the scene. I am always so very thankful for Jah’s blessing and give thanks to all those who supported me along the way in making the Real Talk album a reality. I also offer sincere best wishes to all the other nominees as we look forward to the finals,” commented Tasha T.
Prior to 1970 the recognition of Canadian music artists was done by RPM magazine based on polls directed at its readers.The Juno Awards (called the Gold Leaf Awards in 1970) was established to honor Pierre Juneau, the first President of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and former President of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Since 1971 the name was shortened to JUNO Awards and is nationally televised on CBC Television.
Winners are determined by members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences or a panel of experts depending on the award. In categories such as — Album of the Year or Artist of the Year, nominees are determined by sales during the qualifying period; in genre-specific categories, they are determined by panel.
Selected winners will be presented with the award on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at a star studded Black-Tie Gala beginning at 7:00 PM at The First Ontario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.
Learn more about Tasha T and her music here!