• Awards & Accolades

GRAMMYS

2008 Grammy Nominations – Feist “1234”
Co-produced/Performed.
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Music Video.

1997-98 Grammy nominated – “Anybody Seen My Baby?
Ben Mink and k.d. lang share authorship with the Rolling Stones on
this Grammy nominated single from “Bridges to Babylon.”

1994 Grammy Nomination– kd Lang
“Miss Chatelaine” Best Female Pop Performance

1993 Grammy Award – “Ingenue”, kd lang
“Constant Craving” Best Female Pop Performance

Grammy Award nomination – kd lang
Song of the Year for “Constant Craving”

Grammy Award nomination – kd lang
Record of the Year for “Constant Craving”

Grammy Award nomination  – kd lang
Album of the Year for “Ingenue”

1990 Grammy Award – “Torch and Twang”, kd lang
Best Female Country Vocal Performance

1990 Grammy Nomination – kd lang
Best Country Song for “Luck in My Eyes” (Ben Mink/ kd lang)

JUNOS

2008 JUNO Awards – Feist “1234”
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (Co-Produced/Performed)

2004 JUNO award for Best Aboriginal Recording
Cd “Big Feeling” for Susan Aglukark. Co-authored and Produced /EMI

2000 Nominated for both JUNO and Prairie Music Awards
(Finjan) “Dancing on Water” Released in 1999-2000

1994 JUNO Awards Nomination – “Just Keep Me Moving”
Producer of the Year from Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

1994 JUNO Awards  – kd lang
Producer, Songwriter, and Album of the Year. for Ingenue

1993 JUNO Awards – kd lang
Best Songwriter of the Year (Award shared with kd Lang)

1990 – JUNO Awards (as producer/co-writer) – kd lang
Country Female Vocalist of the Year

EMMYS

2010 ALICE – Nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special

LEOS

2010 Leo Award – Best Musical Score in a Feature Length Drama — “Alice”

2009 Leo Winner – Best Musical Score in a Feature Length Drama – Fifty Dead Men Walking

2006 Leo Winner – Best Musical Score in a Dramatic Series for Terminal City

GENIES

2010 Genie award nomination—Best Original Score-Ben Mink

2008 Gemini Award – Confessions of an Innocent Man
Best British Columbia Film

OTHER

2009 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards – “Fifty Dead Men Walking”

Aboriginal Recording of the Year – Susan Aglukark, “Big Feeling”
(Co-Wrote/Produced)

SOCAN William Harold Moon Award for International Recognition.

1990 Canadian Country Instrumentalist of the Year – (fiddle, mandolin)

1981 CFNY Instrumental Album of the Year – “Foreign Exchange”
Ben Mink solo instrumental album
Daniel Lanois engineer/co-producer

ACCOLADES

Rush Accolade
“Toronto was the live debut for “Losing It,” the band’s hymn to a creative light finally snuffed out. The version on the Signals album was raised ever higher by Ben Mink’s (FM) wonderfully affecting violin part, the recreation of which had always put the song beyond the band’s live set. His appearance (mere moments after the band had casually told him that the whole show was being filmed) was, and is, a moment of intractable and pure joy, filled (much like the R40 tour) with bittersweet highs and lows, inexpressively beautiful, the violin’s high-keening song reaching out to the impossibly high ceiling, disappearing there among the rafters.” – Philip Wilding

2014 “Forbes”
Thoughts on the Business of Life from Ben Mink – Forbes Magazine Link to Quote

2014 “Knowledge Network” Take Me Home
A short film on Ben Mink. Link to film

2012/2013 “Fanatic” top 25 Rock Album
Rhapsody picks Fanatic as a top 25 Rock Album. Link to Accolade

2011 “Glee” TV series
recently used Ben’s composition “ Constant Craving” in the seventh episode of the third season for it’s closing number, performed by cast. (Also included on the soundtrack album.)

2010 “Alice” (Miniseries) Sci Fi Channel
Two primetime Emmy Awards 2010 (Score by Ben Mink). Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special

Top 100 Canadian Albums (Bob Mersereau), published in 2007 by Goose Lane Editions. Link
# 37- Ingenue, k.d. lang (1992)
# 59- Hymns of the 49th Parallel, k.d. lang (2004)

Rolling Stone’s “Essential Recordings of the 90′s
“Ingenue” Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.56)

“Turn Me Round”
Ben Mink composition chosen by Winter Olympics Committee for Closing Ceremonies 1986.
World TV Broadcast

“Hymns of the 49th Parallel” – k.d. lang
Produced for Warner Bros 2005 release.
Gold status Worldwide 2005

“Red Velvet Car” – Heart
Sept. 2010 -debut at Billboard #10
single “Hey You” Produced/co-written with Nancy Wilson top 30 Billboard AC hit

“Hope and Glory”
(Produced first solo album for Ann Wilson, legendary rock singer of “Heart”)
“immigrant Song” Pop Music Countdown’s Top 10 most Podcasted Song of 2007.
Guests include Elton John, Alison Krauss, Wynonna Judd, Rufus Wainwright

“All You Can Eat” k.d. lang’s 1996 CD.
Produced/Co-Wrote all songs
“If I Were You” reached top ten in Billboard’s Dance charts. 1995-96

“Anybody Seen My Baby?
Ben Mink and k.d. lang share authorship with the Rolling Stones on this Grammy nominated single from “Bridges to Babylon.” 1997-98

“The Well”
Produced Klezmatics/Chava Alberstein cd on Rounder Records.
This collaborative Yiddish recording has received accolades internationally.
Now considered a Klezmer classic. 1998-99

Gus Van Sant’s “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues,”
“Just Keep Me Movin,” (#10 on the Billboard Dance Music charts) and “Lifted by Love,” topped US dance charts 1994-5

“Dancing on Water”(Finjan)
Nominated for both JUNO and Prairie Music Awards, 2000

Method Man on “The Show” Tical 0: The Prequel
Shared authorship with legendary Rapper 2004