2012 | JUNO Fan Choice Award (Presented by TD) | Ginette Reno | | The JUNO Awards

Ginette Reno is one of Quebec’s best known and loved artists. Over her 50 years+ career, she always managed to keep and even enlarge her fan base. Besides signing, she also excels as an actress and also won awards for her work in movies and tv series. She is a woman of many talents. She recorded over 40 albums and always managed to be a top seller for all her projects, no matter the style of music she did. If the true equation of stardom means quality and success combined with longevity, then GINETTE RENO definitely inhabits the rarefied air of Canadian super stardom. Celine Dion, no stranger to super stardom herself, stated: "When I was ten, GINETTE RENO was my idol; my inspiration. "She is one of the world's greatest singers". Montreal's La Presse wrote, "In the real sense of the word, GINETTE RENO has become a legend. Nevertheless, no one has stayed more simple or more authentic... She has already become the Queen of Entertainment." In 1965, Ginette makes a triumphant debut at Montreal's Place des Arts accompanied by Gilbert Bécaud. Soon after, ends Ginette Reno's association with Jean Simon. At the Olympia in Paris, She takes part with other Quebec Artists in the shows "Vive le Québec" in 1967 and "Musicorama" in 1968. At the end of 1967, she, husband Bob Watier and Manager Gilles Talbot founded the Grand Prix record company. The following year is particularly remarkable for the singer. She wins the Title of Miss Radio-Télévision 1968 at the "Gala des Artists", the trophy of the Most Popular Female Singer, Artist Having Sold the Most Albums and Best Album at the "Festival du Disque" as well as another trophy at the MIDEM in Cannes. The same year she gives a series of shows at Montreal's "Comédie-Canadienne" and the "Jardin des Étoiles" as well as across Canada. She records her first English album with the British company Decca in 1969 and receives the Rollande-Desormeaux trophy at the "Gala des Artist" as well as that of Artists that Has Sold the Most Record. Ginette Reno then sings with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and presents shows at the Place des Arts (Montreal) and at the Centre National des Arts (Ottawa). At the Juno Awards she wins Best Canadian Singer in 1969 and will receive the same honor in 1971 and 1972. After founding the record label Honey dew (Melon-miel) in 1977, Ginette Reno is once again starring at Place des Arts and editing in France the album "Ce que j'ai de plus beau" which contains the hit "La vie". In 1978 she sings on American TV Appearing on the "Dinah Shore Show" and "Merv Griffin Show" and gives a series of shows in Las Vegas with Don Rickles. This years ends with another 22 shows at Place des Arts.