Anne Murray to induct Arden during the nationwide broadcast
TD Bank Group becomes the presenting sponsor of the Inductee Award Presentation & Performance for the first time
TORONTO — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced that multi-platinum award-winning artist and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Jann Arden, will hit the stage to perform from her hometown at Calgary’s Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, during The 50th Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast. Canada’s “Songbird”, Anne Murray will induct Arden whose Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee Award Presentation and Performance is Presented by TD. The 2021 JUNO Awards will be broadcast nationwide Sunday, June 6 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, globally on CBCMusic.ca/junos and livestreamed on CBC Music’s TikTok, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages.
“I am honoured to join the celebrated list of artists who have been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame before me,” said Jann Arden. “This past year has reminded us all of the enduring Canadian spirit. I look forward to taking the stage and celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the JUNO Awards the best way I know how…through song.”
“We are thrilled to finally welcome Jann Arden into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. “For over 25 years she has been a much-loved staple on the Canadian music scene, producing and performing songs that speak to the heart. Through her catalogue of multi-platinum award-winning music, her witty personality and ability to entertain, Jann is beloved by Canadians and so deserving of this honour.”
TD Bank Group is proud to be a lead sponsor of the JUNO Awards, and believes in the power of music to unite, create a sense of community and inspire confidence and belonging. TD has continuously supported Canadian music through a variety of events and initiatives across the country, and this year, are honoured to celebrate a decade of partnership with the JUNOS by presenting the Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee Award Presentation and Performance on The JUNO Awards Broadcast for the first time in JUNO history.
“TD is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee Award Presentation and Performance,” said Michael Armstrong, Vice President, Brand & Corporate Sponsorships, TD. “Congratulations to Jann Arden on this exciting honour. We can’t wait to celebrate her achievement and recognize all the artists who have powerful roles in shaping a more inclusive society.”
Arden is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, broadcaster and author. Her impressive list of accolades includes nine JUNO Awards including the Canadian Music Hall of Fame honour, 10 SOCAN Awards, four Western Canadian Music Awards, a Much Music Video Award, three Prairie Music Awards and an Alberta Recording Industry Association Award. Arden has also been honoured with a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, inducted into the Western Canadian Music Alliance Hall of Fame and Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, as well as the Order of Canada. Click here to read more.
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CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
Lead Sponsors: TD Bank Group, SiriusXM Canada, Freedom Mobile, Ford of Canada, and TikTok
Funding Partners: The Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto and Radio Starmaker Fund
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
Official Jann Arden website: www.jannarden.com
CBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/junos
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre: www.nmc.ca
Canadian Music Hall of Fame website: http://canadianmusichalloffame.ca
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. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the JUNO Awards, a national celebration of Canadian music. In honour of this significant milestone, CARAS will launch exciting initiatives in the host city of Toronto, and nationally across our country. Each initiative will drive forward CARAS’ four key pillars: Educate through MusiCounts’ charitable programs and community resources, 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. In a time unlike any other, our sound connects and unites us. The JUNOS are proud to represent so many Canadian facets of music, performance and recording, distinctly, All Our Sound. For more information on the 50th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.
About Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC), is much more than a museum. A registered charity and national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music, NMC is preserving and celebrating Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in Calgary’s East Village. With programming that includes on-site and outreach education programs, performances, artist incubation and exhibitions, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information, please visit studiobell.ca. To check out the NMC experience online, including video-on-demand performances, made-in-Canada stories, and highly entertaining educational content, visit amplify.nmc.ca.
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame was established in 1978 and recognizes Canadian artists that have attained commercial success while having a positive impact on the Canadian music scene here at home and around the world. Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre in Calgary, is the physical home to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame collection. NMC works closely with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) to collect and exhibit items within the collection. As the governing body for the Hall of Fame, CARAS makes annual inductions in the artist, industry, and humanitarian categories each year at the JUNO Awards. For more information, please visit canadianmusichalloffame.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
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 Ltd.
Insight Productions is Canada’s most established content producer, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts and many of the country’s biggest award shows & music specials. Headed by John Brunton, Insight is an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of both scripted and unscripted hit programming. Lindsay Cox, Insight Senior Vice-President and Showrunner, serves as Executive Producer alongside John Brunton on The JUNO Awards, among other shows. With thousands of hours of programming under its belt, the company has created some of the most dynamic and iconic Canadian programs. Highlights include Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble, 26 editions of The JUNO Awards, The Canadian Screen Awards, The Amazing Race Canada, Big Brother Canada, Top Chef Canada, Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast, and Canada’s New Year’s Eve. Insight produced The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, a live concert special seen by one in three Canadians in 2017. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of ground-breaking content. For more information on Insight Productions: Website – www.insighttv.com / Twitter – @insightprod / Facebook – InsightProductions / Instagram – @insight.productions
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