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Mustafa, Ariane Roy Win Slaight Music's Emerging Songwriter Award

Presented by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the prestigious Award honours one emerging Anglophone and Francophone songwriter annually. Pictured: Mustafa (l) and Ariane Roy.

Mustafa, Ariane Roy Win Slaight Music's Emerging Songwriter Award

By FYI Staff

Mustafa and Ariane Roy have been named winners of the 2021 Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award, presented by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. 


Established in 2017, the Award honours Canadian songwriters in their early career. One Anglophone and one Francophone winner are determined by a music industry jury. In addition to receiving a cash prize and access to songwriting camps, the winners will attend the SOCAN Awards in Toronto next spring.

Toronto-based poet and recording artist Mustafa released his debut album When Smoke Rises in May 2021 and it is shortlisted for the 2021 Polaris Music Prize. The Quebec City-based Ariane Roy was nominated in the pop EP category of the GAMIQ Awards for her 2020 debut release Avalanche, and one of her compositions reached the finals of the Prix de la chanson SOCAN 2021.

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Past winners of the Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award include Lowell (Anglophone), Les Louanges (Francophone), Jessie Reyez (Anglophone) and Charlotte Cardin (Francophone).

 

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Usher and Lil Jon perform onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024 in Las Vegas.
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Usher and Lil Jon perform onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024 in Las Vegas.

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Usher Takes Fans Behind-The-Scenes of 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show in Apple Music Mini-Doc

The 10-minute film was shot on an iPhone 15.

Usher pulls back the curtain on the intense prep he did for his 2024 Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII halftime show in a new mini-doc that dropped over the weekend. The nearly 11-minute black and white film was shot entirely on an iPhone 15 Pro by director Mike Carson.

“I think everybody is blessed with a talent and a time,” Usher says at the top of the film amid images of the intense dance rehearsals for the 13-minute run through the singer’s legendary catalog. “If you put in the work, people will respect what you do.” What follows is black and white footage of Ush perfecting his dance moves while subtly tweaking the vocals on some of his biggest hits to make sure fans get the ultimate experience.

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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