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Statement by the Honourable James Moore on the occasion of the 55th annual GRAMMY Awards

OTTAWA, Feb. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Once again this year, Canadian music was praised and rewarded at the Grammy Awards. Canada was well represented by our artists, who continue to prove themselves to be among the best.

I would like to congratulate Drake, this year's Canadian GRAMMY Award winner for Best Rap Album. I would also like to salute all the Canadian artists nominated this year.

Thanks to Canadian talent and creativity, our country is the third-largest exporter of musical talent, and our sound recording market is the seventh-largest in the world.

Our Government recognizes the importance of the music industry, and we are pleased to support our artists who help showcase our culture at home and abroad through programs like the Canada Music Fund.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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