Choclair, DJ Mel Boogie, Dream Warriors, Haviah Mighty, Kardinal Offishall, Maestro Fresh Wes, Michie Mee and TOBi come together to spotlight the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop
Avril Lavigne and Lauren Spencer Smith to present on the CBC Broadcast; Spencer Smith also joins the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle lineup
Ryan Reynolds makes a special virtual appearance to induct Nickelback during The Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Induction Presented by TD; Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid to present the honour live
Tickets to The 52nd Annual JUNO Awards are available now at ticketmaster.ca/junos
TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced the complete list of performers who will take The 2023 JUNO Awards stage. This year’s show, hosted for the second time by Hollywood legend, Simu Liu, will broadcast live and nationwide from Rogers Place on Monday, March 13 at 6 PM MT/8 PM ET on CBC TV, CBC Radio One and CBC Music. The show will also stream live on CBC Gem, CBC Listen, globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos, and on CBC Music’s Facebook and Youtube pages.
Canada’s biggest night in music will showcase nine show-stopping performances including a spotlight on the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, written and produced by four-time JUNO Award Winner and Global A&R at Def Jam Records Kardinal Offishall and award winning artist, writer and actress Jemeni, with involvement from ADVANCE, Canada’s Black Music Business Collective and the JUNO Rap Music Advisory Committee. Kardinal will host the celebration with Haviah Mighty, who became the first woman to win the JUNO Award for Rap Album/EP of the Year at the 2022 Broadcast. The collective performance will showcase the talents of four-time JUNO Award winner Choclair, Toronto rap duo Dream Warriors, two-time JUNO Award winner Maestro Fresh Wes, hip hop pioneer Michie Mee, five-time nominee and 2021 JUNO Award winner TOBi and veteran entertainer DJ Mel Boogie spinning. The track was produced by renowned recording artist Rich Kidd in celebration of the history of the genre.
“The history of hip hop around the world is incredibly rich, with so many distinct voices contributing to the narrative,” said Kardinal Offishall, rap legend and Global A&R at Def Jam Records. “It’s an honour to be able to help tell this story through a distinctly Canadian lens and celebrate this important cultural milestone at The 2023 JUNO Awards.”
GRAMMY Award nominated powwow and round dance group, Northern Cree will perform in collaboration with previously announced performer Aysanabee. The performance will be introduced by 2023 JUNO nominated Digging Roots’ ShoShona Kish, an Anishinaabekwe producer, activist, songwriter, musician, Co-Founder of Ishkōdé Records and the Artistic Director and Founder of the International Indigenous Music Summit.
Last year, it was announced that globally renowned rock band Nickelback will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at The 2023 JUNO Awards. To mark the milestone, beloved actor, producer and entrepreneur Ryan Reynolds will make a special virtual appearance to honour the band for their incredible contributions to Canadian music. NHL All-Star and Edmonton Oilers’ Captain, Connor McDavid, will join the stage live to honour the band in-person. To commemorate the achievement, Nickelback will perform a medley of their chart-topping hits during their performance. Both their Induction and Performance are presented by TD Bank Group.
The artists announced today join previously confirmed performers Alexisonfire, AP Dhillon, Aysanabee, Banx & Ranx together with Preston Pablo and Rêve, Jessie Reyez, Nickelback, Tate McRae and Tenille Townes.
Five-time 2023 JUNO Award nominee and nine-time JUNO Award winner Avril Lavigne and three-time JUNO Award nominee Lauren Spencer Smith will both take the stage to present. Spencer Smith (a 2023 nominee for Artist of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada and TikTok JUNO Fan Choice) also joins the coveted roster of performers confirmed for JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN & FACTOR in association with Music Publishers Canada alongside new additions including JUNO Award winning country star Tenille Townes and Contemporary Roots Album of the Year nominees The Bros. Landreth. They will join Adria Kain, Dan Mangan, The Reklaws, Tyler Shaw and Wild Rivers on Sunday, March 12 at Winspear Centre. For the first time, the mash up event will kick off with a live taping of Q with Tom Power: A conversation with Simu Liu.
Other newly announced presenters for The 2023 JUNO Awards include some of Canada’s most notable personalities: actor and comedian Andrew Phung (Run the Burbs, Kim’s Convenience); star of CBC’s Push Bean Gill; multi-platinum R&B powerhouse Jessie Reyez; TikTok’s KallMeKris; Minister of Canadian Heritage The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez; Global Music Album of the Year nominee Pierre Kwenders; and multi-Platinum-selling artist, music producer, and actor Tyler Shaw.
Tickets for The 2023 JUNO Awards start at $49.00 (including tax plus fees) and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.ca/junos, by phone and in-person at the Rogers Place box office.
For a full schedule of where and when to tune into the 52nd annual JUNO Awards and CBC’s JUNO programming including the ROAD TO THE JUNOS concert series, visit CBCMusic.ca/junos
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Digging Roots: https://www.diggingrootsmusic.com/
Haviah Mighty: www.haviahmighty.ca
Kardinal Offishall: www.mrkardinal.com
Lauren Spencer Smith: www.laurenspencersmith.com
Michie Mee: www.michiemee.ca
Northern Cree: www.northerncree82.com
The Bros. Landreth: www.thebroslandreth.com
Andrew Phung: TikTok: @TheAndrewPhung / Instagram: @AndrewPhung / Twitter @AndrewPhung
Avril Lavigne: TikTok: @AvrilLavigne / Instagram: @AvrilLavigne / Twitter: @AvrilLavigne / Facebook: @AvrilLavigne / YouTube: @AvrilLavigne
Bean Gill: TikTok: @Branzoid / Instagram: @Branzoid
Choclair: Instagram: @ChoclairOfficial / Twitter: @Choclair / Facebook: @ChoclairOfficial/ YouTube: @ChoclairOfficial
Connor McDavid: Instagram: @McDavid97 / Twitter: @McDavid97 / Facebook: @McDavid979 /
Digging Roots: Instagram: @DiggingRoots / Twitter: @_DiggingRoots/ Facebook: @DiggingRootsMusic / YouTube: @DiggingRootsMusic
DJ MelBoogie: Instagram: @DJMelBoogie / Twitter: @DJMelBoogie
Dream Warriors: YouTube: @DreamWarriors
Haviah Mighty: TikTok: @HaviahMighty / Instagram: @HaviahMighty / Twitter: @HaviahMighty / Facebook: @HaviahMightyMusic / YouTube: @HaviahMighty
Jemeni: Instagram: @MissJemeni / Twitter: @IAmJemeni/ Facebook: @JemeniG
Jessie Reyez: TikTok: @JessieReyez / Instagram: @JessieReyez / Twitter: @JessieReyez / Facebook: @JessieReyez / YouTube: @JessieReyez
KallMeKris: TikTok: @KallMeKris / Instagram: @KrisCollins/ Facebook: @TheOfficialKallMeKris / YouTube: @KallMeKris
Kardinal Offishall: TikTok: @mrkardinal / Instagram: @KardinalO / Twitter: @KardinalO / Facebook: @KardinalOffishal / YouTube: @KardinalOffishall
Lauren Spencer Smith: TikTok: @LaurenSpencerSmith / Instagram: @LaurenSpencerSmith / Twitter: @IAmLaurenMusic / Facebook: @LaurenSpencerSmith / YouTube: @LaurenSpencerSmith2864
Maestro Fresh Wes: Instagram: @MaestroFreshWes / Twitter: @MaestroFreshWes / Facebook: @Maestro Fresh Wes / YouTube: @MaestroFreshWes
Michie Mee: Instagram: @MichieBadgyalMee / Twitter: @MeeMichie / Facebook: @MeeMichie
Nickelback: TikTok: @Nickelback / Instagram: @Nickelback / Twitter: @Nickelback / Facebook: @Nickelback / YouTube: @Nickelback
Northern Cree: Instagram: @OfficialNorthernCree / Facebook: @OfficialNorthernCree / YouTube: @OfficialNorthernCree
Pierre Kwenders: Instagram: @PierreKwenders / Facebook: @PierreKwenders / YouTube: @PierreKwenders
Rich Kidd: Instagram: @RichKiddBeats/ Twitter: @RichKiddBeats/ Facebook: @RichKiddBeats/ YouTube: @RichKiddBeats
Ryan Reynolds : TikTok : @VancityReynolds / Instagram : @VancityReynolds/ Twitter : @VancityReynolds/ Facebook : @VancityReynolds / YouTube : @VancityReynolds
ShoShona Kish: Instagram: @ShoShonaKish
The Bros. Landreth: TikTok: @TheBrosLandreth / Instagram: @TheBrosLandreth / Twitter: @TheBrosLandreth / Facebook: @TheBrosLandreth / YouTube: @TheBrosLandreth
The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez: Instagram: @Hon.Pablo.Rodriguez / Twitter: @PabloRodriguez
Tenille Townes: TikTok: @TenilleTownes / Instagram: @TenilleTownes / Twitter: @TenilleTownes / Facebook: @TenilleTownes / YouTube: @TenilleTownes
TOBi: TikTok: @sincerelyTOBi / Instagram: @sincerelyTOBi / Twitter: @sincerelyTOBi / Facebook: @sincerlyTOBi / YouTube: @sincerlyTOBi
Tyler Shaw: TikTok: @TylerShawMusic / Instagram: @TylerShawMusic / Twitter: @TylerShawMusic/ Facebook: @TylerShawMusic / YouTube: @TylerShawMusic
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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.
About Insight Productions (A Boat Rocker Company)
Insight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts, is Canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming. Insight Senior Vice President Lindsay Cox serves as Executive Producer – alongside Insight’s Chair, CEO, and Executive Producer John Brunton, on The 2023 JUNO Awards. The company has created some of the most dynamic and top-rated programs including Canada’s New Year’s Eve: Countdown, The Amazing Race Canada (the most watched Canadian show on record), ratings hits Big Brother Canada, Stronger Together/Tous Ensemble (the largest multi-platform broadcast and highest viewed non-sporting broadcast in Canadian television history) and The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, a live concert special on CBC watched by one in three Canadians. Insight has also worked in close collaboration with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation as executive producers on Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education and National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of ground-breaking content. For more information on Insight Productions, please visit www.insighttv.com or on Twitter @insightprod or Facebook www.facebook.com/InsightProductions.
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