Presented by the El Mocambo
September 24th, 2022
On Saturday September 24, 2022, at the iconic and newly renovated Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada's biggest night in Songwriting returns with five new incredible inductees: Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, David Foster, and Daniel Lavoie.
The bilingual ceremony hosted by singer-songwriter Marie-Mai and presented by The El Mocambo, will feature remarkable tributes and performances from sought after Canadian and International recording artists framed with breathtaking music, moving stories and stunning visuals.
With a Grammy award, an enviable collection of Junos and 21 SOCAN awards, superstar Vancouver songwriter Bryan Adams holds a pre-eminent place on the Canadian and international rock music scenes.
With an unprecedented four Juno awards for songwriter of the year, Jim Vallance is one of Canada’s pre-eminent songwriters and the creative force behind top tracks for artists like Bryan Adams, Aerosmith, Joe Cocker and Glass Tiger.
Alanis Morissette, known for her no-holds-barred autobiographical songwriting, has led the way for a generation of songwriters since the release of her iconoclastic “Jagged Little Pill” in 1995. Her nine studio albums and three live albums have sold an astounding 60 million copies.
David Foster is one of the most successful songwriters and record producers in history, shepherding albums that have collectively sold in the hundreds of millions. Foster has created hit songs and award-winning gold and platinum albums for a diverse array of legendary artists. He’s won 16 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe; earned three Oscar nominations; and received countless major honours.
Daniel Lavoie wrote a truly eternal classic with “Ils s’aiment.” Following a TV appearance in France in 1984, “Ils s’aiment” sold 27,000 records in one day – more than all of Lavoie’s sales to that point. The French declared it “The Song of the Century” in 1999, and the album on which it appeared won three ADISQ Awards. In 1988, he joined Sting, Peter Gabriel, and Bruce Springsteen at the Olympic Stadium in Montréal in a benefit concert for Amnesty International. He’s one of the most esteemed Francophone singer-songwriters of his generation.
Neil Donell of Chicago
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The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) is a national, bilingual, and non-profit organization with a mandate to honour and celebrate Canadian songwriters.
Since 1998, we’ve inducted some of the worlds most prolific songwriters to ever come from Canada. Legendary songwriters honoured at past ceremonies include; Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Oscar Peterson, Gilles Vigneault, Gordon Lightfoot, Robbie Robertson, Robert Charlebois, Rush, Dan Hill, Luc Plamondon, and Paul Anka, among many others.
CSHF 2022 Gala
Canada’s biggest night in Songwriting returns to the iconic Massey Hall in Toronto with a new class of inductees; Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, and additional legendary songwriters to be revealed soon. The 2022 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala presented by The El Mocambo, will feature remarkable tributes and performances from Charlotte Cardin, Jessie Reyez, Serena Ryder and many more!