Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Deborah Cox is the subject of a full retrospective at the NMC in Calgary

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The National Music Center is launching a special exhibit on Deborah Cox, the next inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

The exhibit opens Saturday, a day before the multi-platinum selling icon’s induction, which will take place at the 2022 JUNO Awards in Toronto.

Cox is the first black woman inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, housed at the National Music Center in Calgary.

The National Music Center is proud to amplify this important milestone in Canadian music history,” said Andrew Mosker, President and CEO, NMC. “Deborah introduced Canadian R&B to the world long before The Weeknd or Drake. This induction marks a “first” in the Hall of Fame and a well-deserved tribute to his exceptional 30-year career.”

Andrew Mosker, President and CEO of the National Music Center

“Deborah’s induction,” Mosker added, in an interview with CTV News, “is one of many artists from the BIPOC community, from the black community, from the indigenous community, where artists who have made a contribution important to the history of Canadian music will now begin to receive their well-deserved recognition.”

Cox has released six acclaimed records featuring hit songs like “Who Do U Love”, “We Can’t Be Friends” and “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here”, which received a Billboard nomination for the album’s R&B single. year.

Deborah Cox Exhibition, National Music Centre, Calgary, May 2022

She has won numerous JUNO Awards, a Soul Train Award, a Lady of Soul Award, and an NAACP Image Award nomination, among many other honors, over her 30-year career.

The exhibit features storytelling, music videos and animation, telling the story of Cox’s career, starting as a background singer to performing in the Broadway musical. The bodyguard.

The exhibition is included in the price of a paid admission ticket to the National Music Center. It runs until February 2023.

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