Once again, as in year's past, Canada will be well represented at the Grammy's. In late November, Drake and DJ/producer Deadmau5 each received a trio of nominations. Hip-hop and rap sensation Drake, who is Jewish, is up for Best Rap Performance ("Moment 4 Life" with Niki Minaj) and best rap/sung collaboration (DJ Khaled's "I'm On One" and "What's My Name" with Rhianna). Known for DJing with a foam mouse-head upon his shoulders, Joel Thomas Zimmerman a.k.a. Deadmau5, who was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ont., and is also Jewish (at least according to jweekly.com), has toured and mashed-up tracks around the world. He’s nominated in the categories of best dance recording, best dance/electronica album, and best remixed recording.
Toronto's Melanie Fiona and Montreal's DJ A-Trak, round out the known Canadians vying for the golden gramophone. You can watch the Grammys live on Feb. 12 8 p.m. on Global and CBS.