It was a star-studded evening last night at the 55th annual Grammy Awards, and while bands like Mumford & Sons, Gotye, and The Black Keys were the biggest award winners, rapper Drake was the only Canadian to receive a statuette.
Drake won in the category of "Best Rap Album" for his second studio record "Take Care," which was released in November 2011. It included hit tracks like "Headlines", "Make Me Proud", "The Motto", and "Take Care," and it has won a number of other accolades including several Juno Awards. It was his 12th Grammy nomination.
While there were a number of Canadian attendees at the Grammy Awards, unfortunately, Canuck nominees like Carly Rae Jepsen, who was nominated for two Grammys, and Tegan & Sara, who were nominated for one award, went home empty-handed, as did Michael Buble, Arcade Fire, and Melanie Fiona out of Toronto.
During an interview on the red carpet, Drake announced plans to release his third studio album, "Nothing Was The Same," this year (according to HipHopDX). "I think music, it's a process we all go through," he said. "It's an evolution. You're constantly figuring out what works for you. Should you direct your own videos? Should you be more involved in certain aspects? With 'Take Care,' I really found myself, found my stride. I'm excited to continue on with the new album, the album is titled 'Nothing Was The Same.' I'm just excited about life in general."
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