- Bublé slides under the covers with Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne to
make surprise announcement during SUPER BOWL XLVII broadcast -
- ETALK to air exclusive interview with Bublé Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.
- Nominees for the JUNO Awards to be announced February 19 -
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TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - In an exclusive on-air message during
tonight's SUPER BOWL XLVII broadcast, it was revealed that
international superstar Michael Bublé will host THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS on CTV on Sunday, April 21 from Regina's Brandt Centre.
In the premiere of the 30-second promo, Bublé popped in-between Avril
Lavigne and Chad Kroeger to deliver the message - both to the musical
power couple and all Canadians - that he plans to hit all the right notes as host of this
year's JUNO AWARDS broadcast. Click here to view the on-air message. Follow the conversation online at #JUNOAwards.
**Media Note**- Download photos of Michael Bublé at www.bellmediapr.ca
The multi-JUNO and GRAMMY® Award-winning artist takes charge of Canada's Music Awards at an
exciting time in his career. Bublé will soon be announcing details on
the release of his forthcoming fifth studio album and will perform the
album's first single during the JUNO AWARDS broadcast. In June, Michael
will headline an incredible 10-night run at London's O2 Arena.
ETALK, the country's most-watched, most-trusted, and longest-running
source for entertainment news, delivers an exclusive interview with
Bublé tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV.
"It's a huge honour to be the host of a show that has done so much for
Canadian talent, including myself," said Michael Bublé. "I am going to
do my very best to make it a great night!"
"We are privileged to have Michael Bublé take the helm as host of CTV's
2013 JUNO AWARDS broadcast," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming
and Sports. "Mr. Bublé will no doubt impress Canadian audiences on the
biggest and most spectacular night in Canadian music."
"This year's show is sure to be second to none with Michael Bublé lighting up the stage with his infallible charm and charisma," said
Melanie Berry, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. "I can't wait to
see his incredible sense of humour shine!"
"Michael is without a doubt, one of the coolest and funniest guys in
showbiz," said John Brunton, Executive Producer, THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS.
"He's an absolute superstar and truly one of Canada's greatest
ambassadors. This year the stars and moon have lined up and we're
giving Canadians what they want, Michael Bublé."
Airing Sunday, April 21 from the Brandt Centre in Regina, tickets for THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS go on sale on Friday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. CST. Tickets range from $59 to $189 (plus taxes and service charges) and
are available through the Evraz Place Box Office, by phone at
1-800-970-7328, and online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Nominations for the 2013 JUNO Awards will be announced on February 19,
with further announcements on performers, presenters, and tickets to
follow in the coming weeks.
A four-time JUNO Award performer and eleven-time JUNO Award winner,
Bublé's trademark style has taken the world by storm since he first
burst onto the music scene. Born in Burnaby, B.C., Bublé had dreamt of
being a musician since he was just two-years-old. His self-titled,
debut album, released in 2003, featured classic standards, including
"Fever" and "The Way You Look Tonight". The album launched Bublé into
the limelight, seeing him win New Artist of the Year at the 2004 JUNO
Awards. Bublé's second studio album, It's Time, released the following year, again included classic standards, and as
well included the original track "Home" which hit the top of the pop
radio charts. The album won four JUNO Awards and, that same year, Bublé
received his first two GRAMMY® Award nominations. With the success of his third and fourth albums, Call Me Irresponsible and Crazy Love, he continued his meteoric rise to international acclaim, with
appearances on OPRAH, THE X FACTOR, and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, as well as
taking part in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games torch relay in
Vancouver before the opening ceremony.
Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, THE JUNO AWARDS have travelled all across Canada and back, bringing the biggest show in
Canadian music to millions of Canadians live in person and on
television. CTV has broadcast THE JUNO AWARDS from St. John's (2002), Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg
(2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), Vancouver
(2009), back to St. John's (2010), Toronto (2011), back to Ottawa
(2012) and now, for the first time, Regina (2013).
THE 2013 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 Melanie Berry and Ed Robinson for CARAS. Lindsay Cox is Supervising
Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production.
Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.
Broadcast sponsors of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS are Chevrolet, Garnier, TD Bank Group and Virgin Mobile.
Sponsors of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS include FACTOR, Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government
of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage's "Canada Music
Fund," Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Saskatchewan, Potash
Corporation, the City of Regina, the Regina Hotel Association, the City
of Moose Jaw and TD Bank Group.
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 and recording industries 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 42nd Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and
Sciences' (CARAS) website please visit www.junoawards.ca or www.carasonline.ca.
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned and co-produced some of Canada's
most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, while working
with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV
series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE and THE LISTENER,
and the recently concluded game changer FLASHPOINT. New for 2013 on CTV
are the drama series MOTIVE and PLAYED (working title), relationship
comedy SATISFACTION, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a Canadian-produced,
complementary version of the hit international series, and a pilot for
the half-hour comedy SPUN OUT. Scripted series on Bell Media specialty
channels include two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, mythological/action series PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD,
and the upcoming dramas ORPHAN BLACK and BITTEN. In total, Bell Media
ordered 26 new original Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted
projects into development.
CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range
of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming,
CTV is Canada's most-watched television network and lead broadcaster of
the London 2012 Olympic Games. CTV is a division of Bell Media,
Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television,
radio and digital. 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 www.ctv.ca.
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
CTV's JUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca
CARAS website: www.carasonline.ca
CTV website: www.ctv.ca
Image with caption: "Chad Kroeger, Michael Bublé and Avril Lavigne cozy up for their big JUNO Awards announcement. (CNW Group/Bell Media)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130203_C2694_PHOTO_EN_23261.jpg
Image with caption: "Michael Bublé to Host CTV's Broadcast of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS, April 21 (CNW Group/Bell Media)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130203_C2694_PHOTO_EN_23260.jpg
SOURCE: Bell Media
For further information:
For more information on THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS on CTV, contact:
Nicola Krishna, 416.384.5276 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Costa, 416.384.7702 or email@example.com
For more information on CARAS and the 2013 JUNO Awards, contact:
Adrienne Kakoullis, 416.628.5610 or firstname.lastname@example.org