Friday, March 25


The Juno Awards celebrate 40 years this year with first time host - Drake!

Canadian indie rock outfit Tokyo Police Club will fill the final performance slot for CTV’s special two-and-a-half hour anniversary broadcast of THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS, bringing the total number of performances up to nine. Also confirmed today is JUNO-nominated electronic artist Chilly Gonzales, who will make a special appearance with host Drake during the broadcast. Finally, singer–songwriter Serena Ryder and Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies have been added to the broadcast’s special 40th Anniversary tribute performance 
(previously announced artist Garth Hudson is unable to participate due to illness).  

The final group of presenters confirmed for THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS broadcast are: 
• ETALK anchor and entertainment guru, Ben Mulroney
• Alternative rockers, Billy Talent
• Eclectic hip-hop artist, Buck 65
• East Coast rap sensation, Classified
• Singer-songwriter and author, Dan Hill
• Newfoundland folk-rock band, Great Big Sea
• Pop R&B artist, Keshia Chanté
• Grammy® Award-nominated R&B soul singer, Melanie Fiona
• Members of the indie rock group Metric, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw
• Legendary guitarist and founding member of The Guess Who and BachmanTurner Overdrive, Randy Bachman
• Pop singer-songwriter, Royal Wood  
• Rapper, actor and author, Maestro Fresh Wes  
These additional broadcast appearances join previously announced presenters 
Barenaked Ladies, Bryan Adams, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Daniel Lanois, deadmau5, The Honourable James Moore, K’NAAN, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Robbie Robertson, Rush’s Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee and Shad. 

The complete and final lineup of performers on CTV’s broadcast is: 
• Grammy® Award winner for Album of the Year, Arcade Fire
• Indie rock collective, Broken Social Scene
• Electrofunk duo, Chromeo
• Genre-bending band, Down With Webster  
• Six-time platinum pop rockers, Hedley
• Acclaimed multi-platinum soulful artist, Johnny Reid  
• Singer-songwriter, Sarah McLachlan
• Indie rock group, Tokyo Police Club
• 40th Anniversary tribute performance featuring:  
City and Colour, Derek Miller, Greg Keelor, Jim Cuddy, Justin Rutledge, Kevin Hearn, Sarah Harmer, Sarah Slean, Serena Ryder and The Sadies.

Airing this Sunday, March 27 from Toronto, Canada’s Music Awards will air LIVE on CTV in Ontario, Québec and Atlantic Canada at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. AT and at 8 p.m. in all other provinces.  


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