PLUS: The 2016 JUNO Awards By The Numbers
TORONTO, March 31, 2016 /CNW/ - Get ready to experience The JUNO Awards like you never have before…the countdown is on for the 45th annual JUNO Awards in Calgary! Music fans around the globe can dive right into the action this week by tuning into www.junotv.ca for unprecedented access throughout JUNO Weekend including fly-on-the-wall backstage views, behind-the-scenes interviews, star-studded events and red carpet arrivals.
JUNO TV provides a unique experience that complements at-home viewing of the JUNO Awards, made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC). Bringing fans exclusive content from Canada's biggest night in music, JUNO TV live streams begin Saturday, April 2 at 6pm MT/8pm ET, and Sunday, April 3 at 2pm MT/4pm ET. The comprehensive and interactive platform includes:
- Live red-carpet coverage, backstage interviews and interactive Facebook chats co-hosted by YouTubers Sam Sutherland and Mike Tompkins
- The only place to tune in to the 2016 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by SOCAN, where winners in more than 35 categories will be announced. The live stream is presented by Entertainment One and starts at 6pm MT/8pm ET on Saturday, April 2 at www.junotv.ca
- Multiple camera angles and exclusive live streaming from backstage during the Saturday night Gala and the Sunday night Broadcast
- The debut of two new live cams from the backstage Media Centre and official winners portrait studios
- Backstage live painting by Mandy Stobo of Bad Portrait Project during the night of the Broadcast
- Curated on-demand content and real-time community engagement throughout JUNO Week
Leading up to and during this weekend's JUNO Awards in Calgary, fans also have the opportunity to catch all the behind-the-scenes action via Facebook Live from The JUNO Awards' Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheJUNOAwards. Live video on Facebook gives fans an intimate experience that is truly social, with the ability to comment and ask questions during the live broadcast. Tune in Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 for exclusive content starting at 12pm MT/2pm ET.
The 2016 JUNO Awards Broadcast will air live from Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome on CTV and CTV GO, Sunday April 3 at 7pm ET/8pm AT. Check local listings to confirm broadcast times and stations.
THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS TOP 10 FUN FACTS BY THE NUMBERS:
- 178: JUNO Award nominees
- 88: first-time nominees
- 80: the age of the oldest nominee, Al Muirhead. Nominated for Jazz Album of the Year: Solo, this is the Calgary native's first nomination and the first album he has released under his own name.
- 63 years: the age difference between this year's oldest nominee (Al Muirhead, 80) and youngest nominee (Shawn Mendes, 17)
- 30 under 30: Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd were both listed on Forbes 2016's 30 under 30 in Music
- 8: nominees from Calgary, including Al Muirhead (Jazz Album of the Year: Solo), AM Static (Electronic Album of the Year), BRAIDS (Alternative Album of the Year*), Jann Arden (Adult Contemporary Album of the Year), Paul Brandt (Country Album of the Year), Tommy Banks (Instrumental Album of the Year), Viet Cong (Alternative Album of the Year*) and Tareya Green from Autumn Hill (Country Album of the Year)
- 6: first-time nominees in the JUNO Fan Choice Award* category (Alessia Cara, Cœur de pirate, Dean Brody, Shawn Hook, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd), and 4 past nominees (Carly Rae Jepsen, Drake, Justin Bieber, Walk Off The Earth)
- 3: 2016 JUNO nominees that have been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame – Bryan Adams (2006), Bob Ezrin (2004) and Buffy Sainte-Marie (1995)
- 2: lung transplants received by Toronto Jazz vocalist Alex Pangman, who is now nominated for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year
- 1: 2016 Canadian Music Hall of Fame recipient, Burton Cummings, will be the first to place his name plaque in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame's new home in Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre in Calgary
*Award Sponsors for The 2016 JUNO Awards listed above include JUNO Fan Choice (presented by TD), Album of the Year (sponsored by Music Canada) and Alternative Album of the Year (Sponsored by Long & McQuade).
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