The renowned industry event will feature live performances by nominees
Devon Cole, Dylan Sinclair, Jean-Michel Blais, The Bearhead Sisters and a special In Memoriam collaborative performance from Corb Lund, The Sadies and Shannon Johnson streaming on CBC Gem and cbcmusic.ca/junos on March 11
TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today
The 52nd Annual JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada will be held at the Edmonton Convention Centre on March 11, 2023. The revered ceremony brings the music community together and will livestream at 6 p.m. MT/ 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 11 via CBCMusic.ca/junos, CBC Gem and CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Youtube pages.
Co-hosted by Andrew Phung (CBC’s Run the Burbs and Kim’s Convenience) and Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe (CBC Music’s The Block), the exclusive industry event will feature the presentation of more than 40 JUNO Awards, celebrating the nation’s best and brightest musical voices and talent. The ceremony will also recognize this year’s Special Award Recipients including the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award (Ron Sakamoto) and The MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award (Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew), presented by CST Foundation.
Audience members in Edmonton will be exhilarated with performances from Alberta pop songstress Devon Cole (Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters), R&B sensation Dylan Sinclair (Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year Presented by CBC Music, Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year), post-classical piano icon Jean-Michel Blais and storied sister trio from Paul First Nation (Treaty 6), The Bearhead Sisters (Traditional Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year). Corb Lund along with The Sadies (Adult Alternative Album of the Year Presented by Long & McQuade Musical Instruments) and Shannon Johnson from The McDades (Traditional Roots Album of the Year) will share the stage for a special collaborative performance during the in memoriam presentation.
“The JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada provides a special place for industry from across the country to come together and celebrate our artists,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. “We are very proud of this year’s nominees , whose unique stories, sounds and experiences help to collectively evolve the definition of Canadian music.”
“The JUNO Opening Night Awards is a celebration of the best and brightest in Canada’s music industry. Music Canada and our members, Warner Music Canada, Sony Music Entertainment Canada, and Universal Music Canada, are honoured to partner with our friends at CARAS to present this year’s Awards,” said Patrick Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Music Canada. “ As partners to the industry and advocates for the community, Music Canada works to build a dynamic and sustainable ecosystem – and celebrating artists and the teams and businesses who partner with them, is an important part of that. Congratulations to all of this year’s JUNO nominees.”
The 52nd Annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2023 will take place in Edmonton, AB from Thursday, March 9 through Monday, March 13, 2023, culminating with The JUNO Awards Broadcast, which will air live across the country from Rogers Place in Edmonton at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos and CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages.
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Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
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Corb Lund: www.corblund.com
Dylan Sinclair: www.dylansinclair.ca
Devon Cole: www.devoncole.com
Jean-Michel Blais: www.jeanmichelblais.com
The Sadies: www.thesadies.net
The McDades: www.themcdades.com
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Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:
CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
Premier Sponsor: TD Bank Group
Lead Sponsor: SiriusXM Canada, TikTok & Edmonton’s Best Hotels
Funding Partners: The Province of Alberta, The City of Edmonton, Explore Edmonton and Radio Starmaker Fund
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and promote higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity, MusiCounts, programs and initiatives; Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs; Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing; and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The 52nd annual JUNO Awards Broadcast will take place in Edmonton at Rogers Place
on Monday, March 13, 2023. For more information on the JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
About CBC Music
CBC Music is the leading curator of emerging and diverse Canadian music talent across platforms, playing the most Canadian artists and genres on radio, CBC Listen and cbcmusic.ca. We prioritize Canadian artists in a wide variety of genres on over 200 playlists available on CBC Listen, and publish daily national music coverage. CBC Music Live features live music recordings from across the country. Our music partnerships and events include The JUNOS, the Polaris Music Prize, Searchlight, the CBC Music Festival, The Canadian Music Class Challenge and Canada Listens.
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