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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
By United Press International
Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber win big at Juno Awards

Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber win big at Juno Awards

REGINA, Saskatchewan, April 22 (UPI) -- Carly Rae Jepsen's "Kiss" was declared Best Album and her song "Call Me Maybe" Best Pop Song at the Juno Awards ceremony in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
By United Press International
'21' is top album for 19th week

'21' is top album for 19th week

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Adele's "21" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a 19th non-consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.
By United Press International
Cohen named winner of Glenn Gould Prize

Cohen named winner of Glenn Gould Prize

TORONTO, April 1 (UPI) -- Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen has been named the winner of the ninth Glenn Gould Prize, the presenting foundation said.
'American Idol' finalists visit hometowns

'American Idol' finalists visit hometowns

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- The judge's song picks have been leaked as the three "American Idol" finalists make triumphant returns to their hometowns this weekend.
Cohen set for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Cohen set for Songwriters Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon and David Foster are among those to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year, it was announced in New York.
Cohen's European tour delayed by bad back

Cohen's European tour delayed by bad back

TORONTO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Representatives for Leonard Cohen said the Canadian singer suffered a back injury that will delay his tour of Europe by six months.
Jackson to get lifetime achievement Grammy

Jackson to get lifetime achievement Grammy

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Recording Academy has announced plans to honor Leonard Cohen, Bobby Darin, Loretta Lynn and the late Michael Jackson with lifetime achievement awards.

Singer Cohen recovering after collapse

VALENCIA, Spain, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Canadian singer Leonard Cohen is recovering following his collapse on stage during a performance in Spain, a spokesman for his music company says.
Leonard Cohen to donate concert profits

Leonard Cohen to donate concert profits

JERUSALEM, July 31 (UPI) -- Leonard Cohen will donate all of his Israeli concert profits to a newly established fund for Palestinian and Israeli children, Israeli sponsors said.
Pink donates $250K to bushfire appeal

Pink donates $250K to bushfire appeal

SYDNEY, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Pop star Pink, actress Nicole Kidman and singer Leonard Cohen are among those contributing money to help victims of deadly Australian bush fires.
'Hallelujah' 1-2 on U.K. Christmas chart

'Hallelujah' 1-2 on U.K. Christmas chart

LONDON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Versions of the song "Hallelujah" by different artists have taken the top two spots on England's Christmas record chart this year, the BBC said.

Burke wins 'X-Factor' despite past failure

LONDON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Three years after being dropped from "The X-Factor," contestant Alexandra Burke won the British talent competition in its televised finale.
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Singer-poet Leonard Cohen delivers remarks after his induction into the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during ceremonies held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York on March 10, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Leonard Norman Cohen, CC, GOQ (born 21 September 1934) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist. Cohen published his first book of poetry in Montreal in 1956 and his first novel in 1963. His work often explores religion, isolation, sexuality and interpersonal relationships. Famously reclusive, having once spent several years in a Zen Buddhist monastery, and possessing a persona frequently associated with mystique, he is extremely well regarded by critics for his literary accomplishments, for the richness of his lyrics, and for producing an output of work of high artistic quality over a five-decade career.

Musically, Cohen's earliest songs (many of which appeared on the 1967 album, Songs of Leonard Cohen) were rooted in European folk music. In the 1970s, his material encompassed pop, cabaret and world music. Since the 1980s, his high baritone voice has dipped into lower registers (bass baritone and bass), with accompaniment from a wide variety of instruments and female backup singers.

Over 2,000 renditions of Cohen's songs have been recorded. Cohen has been inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honour. While giving the speech at Cohen's induction into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 10 March 2008, Lou Reed described Cohen as belonging to the "highest and most influential echelon of songwriters."

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