The 2018 JUNO AwardsMarch 25, 2018 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET Rogers Arena 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver, BC V6B 6G1, Canada View Google Map
What a night!
Multiple JUNO Award winner Michael Bublé returned to host The 2018 JUNO Awards at Rogers Arena in his hometown of Vancouver, BC.
The evening was packed with several special moments, including a moving tribute to Gord Downie introduced by Kevin Drew and Pearl Wenjack with performances by Sarah Harmer, Kevin Hearn and City and Colour. Downie was also awarded Artist of the Year during the broadcast, making him the most awarded male artist in JUNO Awards history.
From start to finish, The 2018 JUNO Awards featured amazing performances by some of Canada’s top artists, including Arkells, Daniel Caesar, Diana Krall with guest Michael Bublé, Felix Cartal, Jessie Reyez, Lights, Shawn Hook, and The Jerry Cans. International Achievement Award winners Arcade Fire opened the broadcast with their mega-hit “Everything Now”, and the Northern Touch Allstars: Rascalz, Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust and Choclair surprised fans with a performance of their hit song, “Northern Touch”, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking hip-hop release.
The evening’s awards were anchored by the Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction of eight-time JUNO Award winners Barenaked Ladies, alongside co-founder and singer-songwriter Steven Page. Presented by rock icon and fellow Hall of Famer Geddy Lee, the recognition marked three decades as legendary performers and one of Canada’s most celebrated groups.
To cap off an already unforgettable evening, the Barenaked Ladies and Page took the stage for a special one-time performance of “If I Had $1,000,000” with original member Andy Creegan and “One Week,” joined by friends Jann Arden, Jim Cuddy, The Jerry Cans, City & Colour, Eric McCormack and Northern Touch Allstars and more.