Joni Mitchell wins 9th Grammy

Iconic Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell may have to make some room on the shelf where she keeps her Grammy awards.

Saskatoon-raised singer-songwriter wins for best album notes

Mitchell has won a Grammy Award for best album notes on Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced. (John Shearer/The Canadian Press)

Saskatoon-raised Joni Mitchell may have to make some room on the shelf where she keeps her Grammy awards.

The famed singer-songwriter won her 9th Grammy on the weekend in the category of best album notes.

The album in question is Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced (Rhino).

The win was announced Monday on the pre-show portion of the annual awards.

Mitchell won a Grammy for the first time in 1969 for the album Clouds. She's been nominated 16 times over the years.

Here's a list of the other nominees in this year's album notes category:

  • James P. Leary for Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946, performed by Various Artists (Dust-To-Digital/University of Wisconsin Press)
  • Jeff Place for Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, performed by Lead Belly (Smithsonian Folkways)
  • Ted Olson for Portrait of an American Singer, performed by Tennessee Ernie Ford (Bear Family)
  • Ryan Barna for Songs of the Night: Dance Recordings, 1916-1925, performed by Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra (Archeophone)


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