Alessia Cara Revealed as First Performer for CTV's Broadcast of THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS, April 3

– Limited release holiday tickets available this Friday, Dec. 11 through www.ticketmaster.ca
THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS airs Sunday, April 3, with broadcast details to follow –

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CALGARY, Dec. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - At a press conference held today, CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) delivered a sneak peek into the high-powered lineup of chart-topping artists that will perform on CTV's broadcast of THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS. Brampton, Ont. native and breakout pop-R&B artist, Alessia Cara is the first performer confirmed to captivate the JUNO crowd. THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS airs Sunday, April 3 on CTV and CTV GO from The Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, with broadcast details to follow.

"Undoubtedly one of the hottest artists in music right now, Alessia embodies why Canadian music is dominating the charts internationally," said Randy Lennox, President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media. "With more performers to be announced in the coming weeks, this talented, young artist is setting the stage for what is guaranteed to be a spectacular show."

"With a soulful voice heard around the world, Alessia Cara is one of Canada's brightest young artists," said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. "We're extremely proud of her global chart topping success and we can't wait for her JUNO stage debut."

Just in time for the holidays a limited amount of tickets will be released for THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS Broadcast and go on sale this Friday, December 11 at 10 a.m. MST. These specially priced tickets start at $34, and are available through the Scotiabank Saddledome Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000, and online at ticketmaster.ca.

THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions, and Allan Reid and Mark Cohon for CARAS. Lindsay Cox is Supervising Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV Networks and CraveTV, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.

National Sponsors of THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Province of Alberta, the City of Calgary, Tourism Calgary, the National Music Centre and TD Bank Group.

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. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 45th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca or www.carasonline.ca.

About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 14 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.

Web Links:
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
CTV's JUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca
JUNO TV: www.junotv.ca
CTV website: www.ctv.ca

Twitter:
@AlessiaCara

SOURCE CTV

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For further information: For more information about THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS on CTV, contact: Laura Berkenblit, 416.384.3173 or laura.berkenblit@bellmedia.ca; Amanda Rinaldo, 416.384.5325 or amanda.rinaldo@bellmedia.ca; For more information about CARAS and THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS, contact: Adrienne Kakoullis, 416.628.5610 or akakoullis@holmesPR.com


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