2012 | Alternative Album of the Year (Sponsored by Long & McQuade) | Dan Mangan | | The JUNO Awards

Once a mere fresh-faced folk singer from Vancouver, Canada, Dan Mangan now stands at the world’s doorstep. The evolution of Mangan’s music is instinctively in line with its breadth and sincerity. As his art has developed, so has the story behind its constant and exponential proliferation. The proof is in the countless European jaunts. U.S. tours with The Walkmen, The Decemberists and Okkervil River. The two performances at Glastonbury. Multiple trips to Australia. NPR features, endless critical acclaim. Sold-out theatres across Canada. The 2010 Polaris Music Prize short list nomination for his sophomore album NICE, NICE VERY NICE capped a stellar year in which Dan won iTunes Album of the Year in the singer-songwriter category and a trio of CBC awards, as well as being named XM The Verge Artist of the Year. Mangan and his band have experienced life-changing door openings, new challenges and wonderful opportunities across the globe. Dan’s latest record, OH FORTUNE, arrived September 27, 2011 on Arts & Crafts and has been met with critical praise across the board.