Corey Hart inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
Surprise appearance by international icon Sting
Exclusive performance by Shawn Mendes from Europe
Avril Lavigne wins JUNO Fan Choice Award Presented by TD
LONDON, ON, March 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC took over Budweiser Gardens this evening for Canada's biggest awards night in music. The awards, hosted by Sarah McLachlan, were broadcasted on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service, and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos. The highly anticipated event opened with London's own Loud Luxury who took the stage with an electrifying performance alongside the Western University Marching Band.
The country's cream of the crop took home some of JUNO Weekend's most coveted awards. Emerging pop-singer bülow was awarded 2019 Breakthrough Artist of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.
One of Canada's most exciting talents, Jessie Reyez, was presented with R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. Critically acclaimed rock 'n' roll band, Arkells, who won Rock Album of the Year award at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards last night, added Group of the Year award Presented with Apple Music this evening. Canadian country star Brett Kissel was awarded Country Album of the Year.
Following his four major wins last night, Shawn Mendes also took home Album of the Year award Sponsored by Music Canada and delighted fans with a special performance from his current tour in Europe.
The night was capped with a very special and memorable occasion – the induction of legendary singer-songwriter Corey Hart into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS AT THE 2019 JUNO AWARDS, GO TO WWW.JUNOAWARDS.CA.
THE 2019 JUNO AWARDS featured 11 spectacular performances including the climactic return of fan favourites Arkells; Bahamas, 2019 Adult Album of the Year, and Video of the Year Presented by Stingray winner; francophone singer-songwriter and pianist Coeur de pirate alongside rapper Loud; Jeremy Dutcher alongside violinist Blake Pouliot; popular hip-hop recording artist NAV; host Sarah McLachlan alongside Whitehorse; and country music duo The Reklaws; and Pop Album of the Year nominee Tyler Shaw.
Full press release available here.
SOURCE Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
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