Multi-Platinum Selling Artist The Weeknd Confirmed for CTV's Broadcast of THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS, March 15

– The Weeknd makes JUNO AWARDS broadcast debut with performance of "Earned It" –
– THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS airs Sunday, March 15 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO from Hamilton's FirstOntario Centre –
– Tickets currently available through www.ticketmaster.ca

"Brilliantly provocative and daring new artist." – The Guardian

"His falsetto runs and flickers of melisma were refreshingly expert yet human." –
Los Angeles Times

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TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that JUNO Award-winning and internationally acclaimed  alternative R&B sensation The Weeknd is set to make his JUNO Awards performance debut during CTV's March 15 broadcast of THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS from Hamilton's FirstOntario Centre. Accompanied by co-writer and producer Stephan Moccio, The Weeknd takes to the JUNO stage with a performance of his hit single "Earned It" from the soundtrack to the film Fifty Shades of Grey. The Weeknd joins previously announced performers Alanis Morissette, Arkells, deadmau5, Hedley, Kiesza, Lights, MAGIC!, Sam Roberts Band, and Shawn Mendes. THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS airs live from Hamilton's FirstOntario Centre on Sunday, March 15 live at 7 p.m. ET (8 p.m. AT) on CTV and CTV GO (check local listings to confirm broadcast times).

A native of Toronto, multi-platinum selling artist The Weeknd is no stranger to the stage following sold-out dates in 2013 and 2014 at iconic venues such as the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, The O₂ in London, and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The Weeknd, who won his first two JUNO Awards in 2013, is nominated this year for Artist of the Year and R&B Soul Recording of the Year.

**Media Note** – Photos and biographies for THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS are available at www.bellmediapr.ca/network/CTV and www.junoawards.ca.

Tickets are currently on sale for THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS. Tickets range from $39 to $149 (plus service charges) and are available through the FirstOntario Centre Box Office, by phone at 1-855-872-5000, and online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Additional announcements will be released in the coming weeks.

THE 2015 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 Ed Robinson for CARAS. Lindsay Cox is Supervising Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.

Sponsors of the 2015 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Province of Ontario, Ontario Media Development Corporation, the City of Hamilton, 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 44th 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 13 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
CARAS website: www.carasonline.ca
CTV website: www.ctv.ca

Twitter:
@CTV_PR
@CTV_Television
@TheJUNOAwards
The Weeknd – @theweeknd

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SOURCE CTV

For further information: on THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS on CTV, contact: Jessica Charbonneau, 416.384.3016 or jessica.charbonneau@bellmedia.ca; Camila Ossa, 416.384.2594 or camila.ossa@bellmedia.ca; Amanda Rinaldo, 416.384.5325 or amanda.rinaldo@bellmedia.ca; For more information on CARAS and THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS contact: Vanessa Andres, 416.628.5612 or vandres@holmespr.com; Adrienne Kakoullis, 416.628.5610 or akakoullis@holmespr.com


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