Jake Takes Four Vibe Awards

Reunion recording artist Jake won all four Vibe Awards
for which it was nominated in the inaugural Canadian Gospel People’s Choice
Awards, taking top honors as Artist of the Year and Group of the Year. The
Canadian brother trio also received Song of the Year for “Believer” (written
by Toby Penner and Eldon Winter) and Contemporary/Pop Album of the Year for
its self-titled debut.
Accepting the band’s first Vibe Award of the evening for “Believer” (which
was prominently featured in the motion picture “Left Behind”), Toby said,
“It’s awesome that people got something out of a simple song I wrote while
in my room a couple years ago. That’s what gives me the real fulfillment to
what I’m doing; that’s what matters to me.”
Jake performed “Brighter” and “Army of Love” from its sophomore release,
Army of Love, on the program. The awards were presented on May 11 at the
Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and the program was
taped for later broadcast in Canada.
The Vibe Awards allowed people across Canada to vote online for the first
time for their favorite Canadian Christian/gospel artists in eight
categories. The awards ceremony was a presentation of SoundsAlive in
conjunction with the Canadian Gospel Music Association and Compassion
Canada. For more information visit www.soundsalive.org.
Jake released its sophomore project, Army of Love, on February 26, 2002, and
will be touring in Canada with the Newsboys in June 2002. In addition to
winning a Vibe Award, the band’s self-titled debut received a nomination for
a 2001 Juno Award for Best Gospel Album, and Jake was nominated for two 2001
Canadian Radio Music Awards for New Pop/Adult Group and Best New Top 40


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