A Tribe Called Red Win Juno for “Breakthrough Group of the Year”

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If unaware stateside (and globally), on Sunday evening, recent Androids interviewees and north-of-the border Canadian DJ and production trio A Tribe Called Red took a key step towards super-stardom in their home country by winning the Juno Award for “Breakthrough Group of the Year.” The Juno Awards are Canada’s music awards, and DJ Shub, DJ NDN and Bear Witness were nominated against Autumn Hill, Born Ruffians, Courage My Love, and July Talk. Having already been a two-time nominee for Canada’s Polaris Prize and a multiple time Aboriginal People’s Choice Award winner, the Juno win is the highest-profile award win to-date for the Native/Indigenous producers. As well, on the televised program, the trio also presented Tegan and Sara with the “Single of the Year” award for “Closer,” too. With a new album forthcoming in 2014, the success of 2013s Nation II Nation certainly portends well as buzz grows for this year’s expected release.