The seven-time JUNO Award winner is among this year’s top nominees with five nods, including JUNO Fan Choice Presented by Freedom Mobile
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, Twitter and YouTube pages
TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced a very special performance from Justin Bieber at the 2021 JUNO Awards Broadcast. This marks his first appearance at the JUNOS since 2010. The superstar has been nominated for 27 JUNO Awards throughout his career, winning seven times with recognition for his albums Changes, Purpose, My World and Under the Mistletoe. Canadians will find out whether he will add more JUNO statuettes to his shelf during The 2021 JUNO Awards, which 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.
Justin Bieber’s appearance on this year’s broadcast comes ahead of his recently rescheduled 52-date Justice World Tour 2022, in support of his #1 album Justice. The North American leg of the tour kicks off in February of next year, with Canadian stops in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.
Bieber made history this year as the first male solo artist to debut at #1 on both the Billboard 200 album chart and Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, with his certified-platinum smash hit “Peaches.” With over 80 billion career streams and over 75 million albums sold worldwide, he continues to reign as one of the biggest artists in the world. Bieber is the #1 artist on YouTube with over 60 million subscribers worldwide and has broken all global records at Spotify – currently #1 in the world with over 75 million monthly listeners. Justice has surpassed 5 billion global streams since its release in March.
The 50th Annual 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. The full line-up of performers and presenters for the anniversary broadcast will be unveiled on Thursday May 27, 2021.
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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
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.
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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For more information about The 2021 JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC, contact:
Teaghan Hawke, CBC, [email protected], 416.205.6863