Nominated for the award: Music
Company: Liberty Silver Foundation for The Performing Arts
Position: Vocalist / Songwriter
Biography: Liberty Silver is a multiple "Juno" and "Grammy" (collaboration) award-winning recording artist. She was originally discovered on the US based TV show "Star Search" hosted by "Ed McMahon." Liberty Silver is the first black woman to receive a Juno Award. Her "Grammy" award (collaboration) was in association with her performance on the single "Tears Are Not Enough", that raised funds for relief of the famine in Ethiopia. Collaborating alongside some of Canada’s most celebrated artists in the group called "Northern Lights", which included Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Joni Mitchell, Burton Cummings, Bryan Adams, Neil Young and others. Liberty Silver has performed for/shared the stage with prominent and influential figures, that include; US President Barack Obama, Bob Marley (Madison Square Garden), Maya Angelou, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, Celine Dion, The Temptations, Oscar Peterson, Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight and former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev.