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The 2017 JUNO Awards


Nominations Announced for The 2017 JUNO Awards
Drake, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd lead with five nominations each
– Voting for JUNO Fan Choice presented by TD is open at junofanchoice.ca

Toronto, ON — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the nominees for the 46 th Annual JUNO Awards at a press conference at REBEL Nightclub in Toronto. JUNO Week 2017 will be hosted in Ottawa from March 27 through April 2, 2017, and a live broadcast of The 2017 JUNO Awards will air on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday, April 2 from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

To view a complete list of the 2017 nominations, bios or to download photos of the nominees, please visit junoawards.ca .

Drake garnered an impressive five nominations: JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year and Rap Recording of the Year.

Shawn Mendes also received five nominations: JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year*.

The Weeknd followed suit with five nominations: JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year, and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.

Close behind with four nominations were Alessia Cara , including JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year*; and the late Leonard Cohen for Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year* and Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

The Ottawa area was well represented this year: A Tribe Called Red received three nominations (Jack Richardson Producer of the Year, Video of the Year* and Electronic Album of the Year); Belly secured two nominations (JUNO Fan Choice* and Rap Recording of the Year), and with first time nominations; Annihilator (Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year); and Daniel Taylor (Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral).

For more information on the 2017 JUNO Awards and 2017 nominations, please visit www.junoawards.ca .

JUNO Week 2017 will be hosted in Ottawa from March 27 through April 2, 2017. A live broadcast of The 46th Annual JUNO Awards will air on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday, April 2 from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

 


A Tribe Called Red, Alessia Cara, Ruth B, and The Strumbellas
Confirmed as Performers for CTVs Broadcast of THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS, April 2

TORONTO (February 7, 2017) – At a press conference today announcing the nominations for THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS , CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) revealed electronic group A Tribe Called Red , 2016 JUNO Award winner and singer-songwriter Alessia Cara , contemporary storyteller Ruth B , and alt-folk indie group The Strumbellas as the next round of performers confirmed for THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS . These artists join previously announced performer, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes , who is nominated for an impressive five JUNO Awards this year, including Album of the Year* and Artist of the Year. Canada’s most exciting night in music airs live from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday , April 2 (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times) .

The 2016 JUNO Award winner for Breakthrough Artist of the Year*, Alessia Cara, is nominated for four awards in 2017, including JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year*, while A Tribe Called Red, Ruth B, and The Strumbellas each nabbed three nominations. A first time nominee for JUNO Fan Choice*, Breakthrough Artist of the Year*, and Songwriter of the Year*, Ruth B will also take part in a special tribute to charity MusiCounts during the broadcast. The Strumbellas, who won a 2014 JUNO Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group, are nominated this year for JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, and Group of the Year. Ottawa locals, A Tribe Called Red, who won Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2014, received nominations today for Jack Richardson Producer of the Year, Electronic Album of the Year, and Video of the Year*.

Additional performer and presenter announcements for THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS will be released in the coming weeks.

The JUNO Awards has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket is donated to MusiCounts, helping to ensure that children and youth across Canada have access to musical instruments. Plus 1 is a non-profit that partners with touring artists to facilitate a $1 add-on from every concert ticket to go to a cause the artist partner believes in.


Ottawa – CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that multi-platinum, singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes is confirmed to perform on CTV’s broadcast of The 2017 JUNO Awards. Following the successful release of his latest album Illuminate this fall, four 2016 MTV EMA wins, two 2016 IHEART Radio MMVA wins, and a performance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, Mendes returns to the JUNO stage for the third year in a row. The 2017 JUNO Awards airs live on CTV and CTV GO from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, April 2, with more broadcast details to come in the coming weeks.

“There’s no better way to showcase Canadian music during the 150th anniversary of confederation than to have one of the country’s most-impactful international artists take the JUNO stage,” said Randy Lennox, President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media. “We look forward to welcoming this young superstar back for what is guaranteed to be a spectacular JUNO Awards broadcast.”

“We couldn’t be happier to have Shawn back at the JUNO Awards in our Nation’s Capital,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts. “In 2017 we celebrate the sesquicentennial of confederation, and this is just the start of what is going to be an unforgettable line-up for the show.”

Just in time for the holidays, tickets for The 2017 JUNO Awards broadcast are available starting at $39 through the Canadian Tire Centre box office, by phone at 1-877-788-3267 and online at ticketmaster.ca. The JUNO Awards has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket is donated to MusiCounts, helping to ensure that children and youth across Canada have access to musical instruments. Plus 1 is a non-profit that partners with touring artists to facilitate a $1 add-on from every concert ticket to go to a cause the artist partner believes in.

 The 2017 JUNO Awards is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions, Allan Reid and Mark Cohon for CARAS, and Randy Lennox for Bell Media. Lindsay Cox is Executive Producer and Supervising Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media.

Premier Partners of The 2017 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ottawa 2017, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Tourism Ottawa, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.

About CARAS
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 46th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.

About CTV
CTV is Canada’s No. 1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.

Prices include tax, but exclude the Capital Restoration Fee (CRF) and applicable convenience charges. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca and by phone at 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.