– Tickets for the Ottawa broadcast available now through www.ticketmaster.ca –
TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - At a press conference today announcing the nominations for THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS, CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) revealed electronic group A Tribe Called Red, 2016 JUNO Award winner and singer-songwriter Alessia Cara, contemporary storyteller Ruth B, and alt-folk indie group The Strumbellas as the next round of performers confirmed for THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS. These artists join previously announced performer, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, who is nominated for an impressive five JUNO Awards this year, including Album of the Year* and Artist of the Year. Canada's most exciting night in music airs live from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday, April 2 (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
The 2016 JUNO Award winner for Breakthrough Artist of the Year*, Alessia Cara, is nominated for four awards in 2017, including JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year*, while A Tribe Called Red, Ruth B, and The Strumbellas each nabbed three nominations. A first time nominee for JUNO Fan Choice*, Breakthrough Artist of the Year*, and Songwriter of the Year*, Ruth B will also take part in a special tribute to charity MusiCounts during the broadcast. The Strumbellas, who won a 2014 JUNO Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group, are nominated this year for JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year, and Group of the Year. Ottawa locals, A Tribe Called Red, who won Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2014, received nominations today for Jack Richardson Producer of the Year, Electronic Album of the Year, and Video of the Year*.
Additional performer and presenter announcements for THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS will be released in the coming weeks.
Tickets for THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS broadcast are available starting at $59 through the Canadian Tire Centre Box Office, by phone at 1-877-788-3267 and online at ticketmaster.ca.
The JUNO Awards has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket is donated to MusiCounts, helping to ensure that children and youth across Canada have access to musical instruments. Plus 1 is a non-profit that partners with touring artists to facilitate a $1 add-on from every concert ticket to go to a cause the artist partner believes in.
THE 2017 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, Allan Reid and Mark Cohon for CARAS, and Randy Lennox for Bell Media. Lindsay Cox is Executive Producer and Supervising Producer, Insight Productions. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media.
*Award Sponsors for THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS listed above include JUNO Fan Choice (presented by TD), Album of the Year (sponsored by Music Canada), Songwriter of the Year (presented by SOCAN), Pop Album of the Year (sponsored by TD), and Breakthrough Artist of the Year (sponsored by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, and Radio Starmaker Fund).
Premier Partners of The 2017 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ottawa 2017, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Ottawa Tourism, Google Play Music 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 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 46th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.
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 15 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.
For further information: For more information about THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS on CTV, contact: Nicola Krishna, 416.384.5276 or [email protected]; Tonia Addison, 416.384.2194 or [email protected]; Amanda Rinaldo, 416.384.5325 or [email protected]; For more information about CARAS and THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS, contact: Michelle Easton, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416.656.0707 ext.103; Zai Karim, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416.656.0707 ext. 127