Versatile Montreal based crooner, Carl Henry, has snagged a fourth consecutive Juno Awards nomination. The hot property urban artist, received a nod in the "Best Reggae Recording" category, for his infectious Top 40 reggae/dancehall crossover single "Hot Gal". The nominees for the 35th edition of the prestigious Canadian awards, were announced yesterday (Wednesday, 14th February 2006) in Toronto. The 2006 Juno Awards show will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, 2nd April
"Hot Gal" is included on Carl Henry's recent epic full-length sophomore cd/dvd release "I Wish", and is now one of three tracks that appear on this album that have been nominated for 'Best Reggae Recording' Junos, the other two being, "Bare As She Dare" in 2005 and "Homie's Girl" 2004.
"I Wish" (released on the Cesoul Music imprint via DEP/Universal) signifies "true modern day urban expression", as it darts between reggae/dancehall rhythms, smooth soul/r&b stylings with street sesibilities and pop-crossover inclinations. The soulful title track recently reached Top 20 on Canadian CHR and is being followed up by the momentous "Little Mama" already hitting Top 50 CHR after 3 weeks..
Henry's first Juno nomination came in 2003 for his debut album "RNB" in the "Best Soul/R&B Recording" category.