First Performers Announced for THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS, April 18 on CTV

TORONTO, March 3 /CNW/ - CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) revealed today the first artists confirmed to perform on THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS broadcast, airing on Sunday, April 18 on CTV. Spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres - from country, to rap, to pop, and everything in between - the group of artists slated to set THE JUNO AWARDS stage on fire this year includes:

                     - Visceral rock stars, Billy Talent
                     - Premier rock legends, Blue Rodeo
                     - Rap/Hip-Hop breakout star, Drake
          - Acclaimed multi-platinum singer songwriter, Johnny Reid
                       - Teen sensation, Justin Bieber
                           - Indie rockers, Metric
                         - Superstar, Michael Bublé

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"From Vancouver to St. John's, the party continues, Canada," said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "We're honoured to bring this spectacular lineup, with more surprises to come."

"Each year THE JUNO AWARDS show on CTV attracts bigger audiences, not to mention mounting international interest," said Melanie Berry, President & CEO of CARAS. "Audiences tune in to see our incredible Canadian talent, and have grown to expect a spectacular, high-energy show - which it is sure to be!"

Today's announcement, made alongside the reveal of the 2010 JUNO Awards nominations, is the first group of exciting acts slated to headline the CTV broadcast.

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For further information: For further information: on THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS on CTV, contact: Amanda Rinaldo, (416) 384-5325,; Renee Dupuis, (416) 384-3154,; For more information on the 2010 JUNO Awards, contact: Chris McDowall, (416) 628-5648,; Tiffany Astle, (416) 628-5603,,

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