Just announced this morning—musician Bryan Adams and comedian Russell Peters are your co-hosts for the 2017 JUNO Awards.
Taking place at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, April 2, Brampton, ON native Peters will return to host the annual award show for an impressive third time. The hilarious actor was recently named one of the Rolling Stone’s “Top 50 Stand Up Comics of All Time” and is currently in production shooting his first scripted series, The Indian Detective, for CraveTV.
Global singing sensation Bryan Adams has a long history with the JUNO Awards, as well, taking home his first of 18 awards back in 1983. The Grammy-winning musician is also a world-renowned photographer and an Officer of both the Order of Canada and British Columbia. This year marks Adams’ debut as a host for the JUNO Awards.
Peters and Adams will be filling in for previously announced host Michael Buble, who stepped down from the hosting gig to focus on his family.
This year’s show has an impressive line up of artists from across the wide-ranging genres of Canadian music. Pop singer Shawn Mendes will return to the JUNO stage, with the Toronto teen earning five nominations this year. Alessia Cara will also perform once again at this year’s JUNO Awards, earning four nominations thanks to her debut album Know-It-All. Not far behind are A Tribe Called Red, who are up for three JUNO Awards in April. Four-time JUNO Award winners Arkells will be performing for the second time at the JUNO Awards, having previously played the 2015 JUNOs in their hometown of Hamilton, ON. JUNO Fan Choice Award nominees The Strumbellas and Songwriter of the Year nominee Ruth B will both perform for the first time.
Also taking the stage at this year’s show is global superstar Sarah McLachlan. The Nova Scotia native has received 29 nominations and taken home 10 JUNO Awards over her incredible career, earning another nomination this year for Adult Contemporary Album. This year’s JUNO Awards will also feature McLachlan’s induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Watch the 2017 JUNO Awards on Sunday, April 2 starting at 7 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO. Tickets to the award show, taking place at The Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, are available here through Ticketmaster.