Media Release

Geddy Lee, Jann Arden, Mark McMorris, Ruth B. and Northern Touch Allstars, among the presenters confirmed for The 47th Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast Live on CBC

Mar 20, 2018

More great Canadian talent join in celebrating the country’s biggest night in music

TORONTOThe Canadian Academy of Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced the complete list of presenters sharing the stage at The 2018 JUNO Awards. This year’s broadcast hosted by Multi-JUNO Award-winner Michael Bublé will be broadcast live from Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday, March 25 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET, on CBC, CBC Radio One and CBC Music, and streamed globally at

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking hip-hop release “Northern Touch”, performed by the Northern Touch Allstars: Rascalz, Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust and Choclair and to celebrate this seminal moment in Canadian music history, The Northern Touch All Stars will be presenting the Rap Album of the Year Award on The JUNO Awards Broadcast.

Rock icon, 9-time JUNO Award Winner and Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee Geddy Lee (Rush), will induct Barenaked Ladies alongside original member Steven Page into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame on stage for one of the most historic moments on the broadcast.

Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly will also take the stage with Jasmyn Burke (WEAVES) to announce Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Factor, The Government Of Canada, And Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters).

Other presenters for the evening feature some of the most notable names in Canadian sports and entertainment: Andrea Bang (Kim’s Convenience), Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductees Bob Rock and Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charlotte Cardin, Grimes, Jann Arden, Mark McMorris (Canadian Olympic snowboarder), Ria Mae, Ruth B., Scott Helman, Tyler Connolly (Theory) plus Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene) with Pearl Wenjack will introduce a special tribute performance honouring Gord Downie.

The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 25, at Rogers

Arena, broadcast live nationwide 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET on CBC, CBC Radio One and CBC Music and streamed globally at


Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:

CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

Premier Partners of the 2018 JUNO Awards: The Province of British Columbia, Creative BC, the City of Vancouver, Apple Music and TD Bank Group.

Web Links:

Official JUNO Awards website:

Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards

Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards

Hashtag: #JUNOS


Andrea Bang: @iandreabang

Bob Rock N/A

Buffy Sainte-Marie: @BuffySteMarie

Charlotte Cardin: @charlottecardin

Geddy Lee (Rush): @rushtheband

Grimes: @Grimezsz

Jann Arden: @jannarden

Jasmyn Burke: @Weeaves

Kevin Drew: @kevinselection

Mark McMorris: @markmcmorris

Melanie Joly: @melaniejoly

Northern Touch Allstars: Rascalz: @therascalz, Checkmate: @checkmaterapper, Kardinal Offishall: @KardinalO, Thrust: @thrustmuzik, Choclair: @Choclair

Ria Mae: @Riaisawake
Ruth B.: @itsruthb

Pearl Wenjack: @downiewenjack

Scott Helman: @ScottHelman

Tyler Connolly (Theory): @TOADM


About CARAS:

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 industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on The 47th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit


About CBC/Radio-Canada:

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 are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.


About Insight Productions:

Known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts and many of the Country’s biggest award shows, music series and variety specials – Insight is back in the producers chair for their 17th JUNO Awards.  Headed by John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, Insight is Canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted.  Insight Senior Vice-President & Show Runner, Lindsay Cox serves as Executive Producer along with John Brunton on The JUNO Awards, The Canadian Screen Awards, The Launch, A Fury Christmas, Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast, Canada’s New Year’s Eve Countdown and The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration.  In 2018, Insight collectively received 24 Canadian Screen Award nominations.  Other 2017 productions include The Amazing Race Canada, Big Brother Canada, Top Chef Canada and Intervention.  Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of groundbreaking content.


For more information on the JUNO Awards or interview requests, please contact:

Zai Karim, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416 656 0707 ext. 127

Sheri Clish, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416 656 0707 ext. 122


Media Note: High-resolution images of 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast presenters are available in the Media Database section.