Canadian Music Week kicked off on Wednesday with the Indies, and continued last night with its signature event—the Canadian Music Industry Awards.
And, as with most happening events in Toronto, andPOP was right in the thick of things.
I was lucky enough to be an awards presenter; handing heavy glass objects to some of the industry’s best and brightest.
The night started an hour late (due to no fault of my own, I swear), but picked up steam and ran pretty well– considering the sheer size and grandiosity of the event (there were over 800 glammed guests in attendance).
I passed out half a dozen awards or so, but the highlight was when I presented David Foster with his Hall of Fame award. The reality didn’t set in until a few hours later. I actually handed a Hall of Fame award to the legendary David Foster. He was quite obviously the night’s golden boy, and rightfully so. He’s had an amazing career, having worked with such people as Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, etc, etc. And bigger than any name association– he has sold over 500 million records.
That’s half a billion. Half a billion. That’s enough to make me forget all about the “Princes of Malibu.” I’m sure the giant award he received last night will look nice alongside his 14 Grammy Awards.
There were some other memorable moments throughout the night: One award winner kissed me as I handed him his award. Not sure what part, if any, alcohol played in it… but it was pretty funny and got a rise out of the crowd. Also, Sean Cullen, the show’s host, dubbed me “the beautiful and talented awards boy.”
Make sure to check back with andPOP all week as our Canadian Music Week coverage continues.
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