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Multi-platinum and internationally celebrated Canadian icon Sarah McLachlan announced as host of the 48th Annual JUNO Awards

Jan 29, 2019

Also announced, rising popstar and JUNO Award nominee bülow confirmed to mark her first performance on the JUNOS stage in London

Tickets to The 2019 JUNO Awards held on March 17th are available online at

TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced that this year, one of Canada’s most celebrated singer-songwriters, 12-time JUNO Award winner, and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Sarah McLachlan, will take the stage as host of The JUNO Awards Broadcast. The event will be held at Budweiser Gardens in London, ON, on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Canada’s biggest night in music will be broadcast live across the country on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music the free CBC Gem streaming service as well as globally at at 8 PM ET.

“I’m honoured to have been asked to host the 48th Annual JUNO Awards,” said McLachlan.  “I know intimately what it feels like to be on the JUNO stage and I feel truly blessed to play a new role for an organization that has supported me throughout my career.”

“Sarah is perfect to host our show,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. “She’s an inspiring artist with exceptional achievements and successes, who embodies our core beliefs of nurturing talent and celebrating the voices of our great nation.  It has been a privilege to watch Sarah’s career soar over the last 3 decades.  She is a powerful force within the music industry and beyond, and we’re thrilled to have her onboard to help us deliver another unforgettable JUNO Awards.” 

McLachlan has sold over 40 million albums throughout her career and, in 2017, was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.  She released her most recent studio album, Wonderland, in 2016, which won the JUNO Award for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year as well as a Grammy Nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. The trailblazer has contributed to many philanthropic causes throughout her impressive musical career, including founding the Lilith Fair Tour in the late ‘90s, showcasing some of the top female artists and raising over $7M for local and national charities. In 2002 McLachlan founded her non-profit organization, the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, which provides top quality music instruction at no cost, in a safe and nurturing environment, for at-risk and underserved children and youth. 

Sarah McLachlan, Photo Credit: Kharen Hill

Also announced today, German-Canadian singer/songwriter bülow was confirmed as a performer at the must-watch awards show. The rising pop-singer, most recognized for her first EP’s breakthrough multi-platinum hit in 2017, “Not a Love Song”, will join a lineup of previously announced performers including 2019 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Corey Hart and Loud Luxury. Additional talent announcements will follow in the coming weeks.

Tickets to The 2019 JUNO Awards are available online at, by phone at 1-866-455-2849 and in-person at the Courtesy Ford Box Office at Budweiser Gardens (Located at Gate 1). 

The 48th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2019 will be hosted in London from March 11 through March 17, 2019, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 17, at Budweiser Gardens, broadcast live at 8 PM ET on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music on the free CBC Gem streaming service in Canada and globally at


Publicity photos are available here

Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner: 

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

The JUNO Awards are made possible with the support of Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC).

Lead Partners: Apple Music and TD Bank Group.

Funding Partners: The Province of Ontario, the City of London, Tourism London.


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Sarah McLachlan

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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 48th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit

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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 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.

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