The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced that The JUNO Awards 50th anniversary will be moved to May 2021.
Originally scheduled to be held in Toronto in March, the annual event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The JUNO Awards will be broadcast in Canada on May 16, 2021 on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and globally on CBCMusic.ca/junos.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary next year, a gold version of the JUNO Award statuettes will be awarded to the winners, a silver version for Special Award recipients and a gold and silver version for Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees.
“It’s been a decade since the JUNOS returned to Toronto and while this 50th-anniversary celebration is certainly going to be different, we still intend on celebrating all of the artists who unite our country through their music,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts.
To help celebrate the JUNO Awards 50th anniversary, MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity, will be awarding $1.5 million dollars worth of instruments and equipment to schools and community organizations across Canada through the MusiCounts Band Aid Program and TD Community Music Program.
Teachers in search of support for a school music program can apply before December 11 to musicounts.ca. Applications for the TD Community Music Program will open this spring.
No host has been announced for next year’s show. The JUNO Awards have been hosted in the past decade by the likes of Drake, William Shatner, Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams and Sarah McLachlan.
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