Anne Murray

1995 Lifetime Artistic Achievement (Popular Music)

Record sales of over 25 million, four Grammys, a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame - Anne Murray is the most successful female recording artist in the history of Canadian entertainment. Yet it's her Nova Scotia roots which remain at the core of her work, and her warm, clear personality, which have won her fans all over the world.

Gifted with a truly golden voice, her first break came on CBC's Singalong Jubilee. She moved into the international spotlight with the spectacular success of her 1970 hit single Snowbird. Despite her enormous success and her acumen as a businesswoman, she has never lost touch with who she is. This has enabled her to travel through a variety of musical styles with a sense of adventure and confidence.

Throughout her career she has paved the way for many other Canadian musical artists, including their work in her repertoire and showcasing their talent on her many television specials. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada, has won thirty-two Juno Awards and been inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame. Her home town of Springhill, Nova Scotia established The Anne Murray Centre, a collection of memorabilia, to salute its most famous citizen.