Arkells perform at the Juno Awards of 2015, singing through Sennheiser MD 431-IIs (photo courtesy CARAS)
Canada - Sennheiser lit up the Juno Awards of 2015 with pristine and reliable audio, held at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton earlier this month. The Juno Awards, which have existed since 1970 and represent the pinnacle of Canadian recognition for technical and artistic achievement in music, were broadcast on CTV Television Network and hosted by Jacob Hoggard, lead singer of pop-rock group Hedley. Hedley are regular users of Sennheiser products, and were honoured with three nominations including Album of the Year for Wild Life.

The broadcast reached 1.6m viewers in Canada and presented a staggering array of talent, featuring live performances and awards in a broad range of genres. Sennheiser was well represented both onstage and off, with Hoggard relying on a Sennheiser SKM 2000 handheld transmitter and MMD 935 capsule for the duration of the ceremony - including for his live vocal performances with Hedley.

Other Sennheiser users that were recognized during the evening included The Weekend, which picked up Artist of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. Singer Abel Tesfaye treated the live and broadcast audiences with a rousing rendition of hit Earned It from the blockbuster movie Fifty Shades of Grey, captured in immaculate detail through his customized, grey camouflage Sennheiser SKM 5200 which was coupled with an MD 5235 capsule.

Hailing from Hamilton, Arkells gave a heartfelt performance of Come to Light off the High Noon album, complete with a 16-piece orchestra and all vocals running through Sennheiser MD 431-II dynamic microphones.

International music icon Sarah McLachlan came through this year for Canadian fans with a big win on Shine On, her new album that was recognized with Adult Contemporary Album of the Year. McLachlan, a longtime Sennheiser user, is currently on tour with her Neumann KMS 105 and Sennheiser e 935 dynamic microphones.

(Jim Evans)

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