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The dust has settled after the Squamish Valley Music Festival

The dust has settled once again on the Squamish Valley which played host to the 2015 Squamish Valley Music Festival. It's been about 72 hours since the valley was home to more than125,000 festival...

Step aside, iTunes: Google Music challenges Apple with digital music store

Google has shown they're willing to compete with Apple in every field, and is planning to challenge iTunes for the digital music market.  Here's more from The Canadian Press: Google is unveiling...

What jobs did Drake have before becoming a rapper?

Some say that he was an eyebrow model, cheerleader and Benjamin Button. But for realsies, what jobs did Drake have before becoming a rapper? The 24-year-old Toronto-born recording artist/actor is...

Justin Bieber flaunts his Canadian roots at MuchMusic Video Awards

After the show, Bieber capped off the night with these words of wisdom: "Dont forget where you come from...and always show love to home. I LOVE CANADA!!! THANK YOU. GREAT NIGHT."

Nicki Minaj: superhero vs sidekick

ZAP!! CRASH! BOOM!! Nicki Minaj wants to be a superhero. And being someone's sidekick will just not do.The 26-year-old hip hop and r&b princess is featured in Elle Magazine's April issue with its...

Francis and the Lights set to illuminate Vancouver

Left field funk pop act Francis & the Lights is hoping to win over skeptics when it supports national hero Drake at The Centre For Performing Arts on Tuesday.

Drake's vulnerability keeps him grounded

Juno winner Drake, one of hip-hop's biggest stars, talks to the Vancouver Observer about vulnerability in the music industry, his admiration for K'naan and what his back-up plan is.

Drake, K'naan and Michael Bublé big winners at the Junos

Images from the 2010 Junos of the big winners. K'naan tells crowd that "Canada has its heart in the right place" while Emily Haines advised young artists to "set your own course." Michael Bublé leaves

Juno weekend: Drake keeps it Heavy on the Right Coast

Drake hosted the very successful Heavy on the Right Coast party, sponsored by Red Bull. The Vancouver Observer was on the red carpet and caught a glimpse of Canada's best and brightest.