Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Jann Arden and host Alessia Cara also confirmed to perform
Tickets to the 49th annual JUNO Awards on March 15 are available online at ticketmaster.ca
TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced the first wave of artists set to perform at The 2020 JUNO Awards Broadcast alongside host Alessia Cara and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Jann Arden. R&B artist Daniel Caesar, rock band The Glorious Sons, rising pop singer Lennon Stella and hip hop powerhouse Tory Lanez will take the stage for Canada’s biggest night in music. The 49th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast live from the SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, SK on Sunday, March 15 at 8 PM ET (6 PM CDT) across the country on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, and the CBC Listen app. The awards will also be available for audiences outside of Canada to stream at cbcmusic.ca/junos.
Tickets to The 2020 JUNO Awards Broadcast are available starting at $39.95 (plus fees) online at www.ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1-800-970-SEAT (7328) and in-person at the SaskTel Centre Box Office – 3515 Thatcher Avenue (Main Entrance). $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards, courtesy of SaskTel Centre.
Taking part in this packed showcase of emerging and established Canadian talent is Daniel Caesar, nominated for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. Caesar became an international breakout star after his critically acclaimed debut album Freudian, which won the 2018 JUNO R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.
First-time nominee and Canadian pop artist Lennon Stella will join in on the action, boasting a nomination for Single of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters).
JUNO Award winners and 2020 nominees for Rock Album of the Year, The Glorious Sons will bring their eclectic rock sound to the stage. Closing out the current roster is two-time JUNO Award winning rapper Tory Lanez, who is up for five nominations including JUNO Fan Choice (Presented by TD), Artist of the Year, Rap Recording of the Year and two nominations in the R&B/Soul Recording of the Year category.
Joining the line-up is this year’s Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee and eight-time JUNO Award winner Jann Arden and the recently announced host of The 2020 JUNO Awards, Alessia Cara, nominated this year for an impressive six awards.
The 49th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2020 will be hosted in Saskatoon, SK from March 9 through March 15, 2020, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 15, at the SaskTel Centre, broadcast live on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the CBC Listen app and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.
Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:
CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
Lead Partner: TD Bank Group
Funding Partners: The Government of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatoon
CBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/junos
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. 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 icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 49th Annual 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 and Chinese, 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:
From Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC Music is Canada’s free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music across all genres. Easy to navigate and available on your smartphone or tablet, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 100 online music streams plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. www.cbcmusic.ca
About Insight Productions Ltd.
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, both scripted and unscripted, as well as digital content. Insight Senior Vice President Lindsay Cox serves as Executive Producer along with Insight’s Chairman, CEO and Executive Producer, John Brunton, on The 2020 JUNO Awards. With thousands of hours of programming under its belt, the company has created some of the most dynamic and top-rated programs in the world including CANADA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE: COUNTDOWN which was the highest rated show on the CBC in both 2018 and 2019, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA – the most watched Canadian show on record, ratings hit – BIG BROTHER CANADA, Canada’s national music award show – THE JUNO AWARDS, TOP CHEF CANADA, INTERVENTION and original formats BATTLE OF THE BLADES, I DO, REDO & WALL OF CHEFS. Insight’s scripted programming includes award-winning READY OR NOT, FALCON BEACH, HATCHING, MATCHING & DISPATCHING, A CHRISTMAS FURY, BUT I’M CHRIS JERICHO! And THE JON DORE TELEVISION SHOW. In 2017, Insight produced THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A NATIONAL CELEBRATION, a live concert special watched by one in three Canadians. 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.
For interview requests, image requests or additional information, please contact:
Sheri Clish, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416.656.0707 ext. 102
Tonisha Bath, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416.656.0707 ext. 107
For more information about The 2020 JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC, contact:
Teaghan Hawke, CBC, [email protected], 416.205.6863