Kardinal Offishall Snags Juno Awards
Canadian emcee Kardinal Offishall was one of the big winners at Sundays (March 30) Juno Awards, winning both Single and Rap Recording of the Year.
The annual Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys, was founded in 1970 and celebrates the outstanding achievements of Canadian musicians.
Kardinals dancehall anthem Dangerous was a surprise upset winner this year, beating out stiff competition from Nickelback (Gotta Be Somebody), Celine Dion (Taking Chances), Michael Buble (Lost), and Divine Brown (Lay It On the Line).
As a group, Offishalls competitors had previously won over 30 Juno Awards.
Produced by DJ Kemo, Dangerous featured Akon and hit Top 10 on Canadas iTunes chart.
In the U.S., the single peaked at #5 on Billboards Hot 100.
The track went on to spawn 3 remixes, and powered Offishalls fourth studio album Not 4 Sale to #1 on Canadas R&B/Hip-Hop list and #8 on its overall album chart.
Sundays Juno Awards drew 4 million viewers, making it the highest rated broadcast that night.
Earlier this month, the in-demand Kardinal Offishall completed his first tour of Mumbai as part of VH1s Hip-Hop Hustle concert series.