The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced the full list of performers and presenters for the golden anniversary of The JUNO Awards Broadcast on Sunday, June 6. The exciting lineup of artists set to perform in celebration of 50 years of Canadian music will include: five-time JUNO Award nominee and R&B-pop artist Ali Gatie who will perform alongside rising alternative pop singer and two-time JUNO Award nominee Tate McRae; three-time JUNO Award winner Jessie Reyez; seven-time JUNO Award winner and global superstar Justin Bieber; soulful singer-songwriter and five-time 2021 JUNO Award nominee JP Saxe featuring multi-platinum recording artist and songwriter Julia Michaels, and JUNO Award winner William Prince featuring six-time JUNO Award winner Serena Ryder.
Four-time JUNO Award winner Kardinal Offishall and two-time JUNO Award winner, multiple JUNO Award nominee and R&B/Soul artist Jully Black will join two-time JUNO Award winner Maestro Fresh Wes, nine-time JUNO Award nominee NAV, 2019 Polaris Music Prize winner Haviah Mighty, and hip hop pioneer Michie Mee to pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of the JUNO Rap Recording of the Year category and the influence the genre has had on the Canadian rap scene as a whole, during this special celebration on the broadcast.
Presenters for The 50th Annual JUNO Awards include: five-time JUNO Award winner Alessia Cara; actor and comedian Andrew Phung (Kim’s Convenience, Run the Burbs); TikTok sensations The Basement Gang; Indigenous activist and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Buffy Sainte-Marie; Barenaked Ladies frontman Ed Robertson; Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Gordon Lightfoot; Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy; record producer and DJ KAYTRANADA; legendary R&B and soul singer Liberty Silver; Arkells’ lead singer Max Kerman; 14-time JUNO Award winner Michael Bublé; country music artist Paul Brandt; multi-platinum singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan; Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee and country music icon, Shania Twain, Minister of Canadian Heritage The Honourable Steven Guilbeault; Nunavut’s first JUNO Award winning Inuk artist Susan Aglukark and Canadian actor, producer, and Freedom Mobile’s spokesperson Will Arnett.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Anne Murray would return to the JUNOS for the first time since 2013 to induct Jann Arden into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Arden will also perform during her inductee Award Presentation and Performance Presented by TD. Additionally, The Tragically Hip will perform alongside indie-pop icon Feist for a highly anticipated moment during The JUNO Awards Broadcast. The band will also receive the 2021 Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada, which will be presented to them by rock icons Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush.
The 50th Annual JUNO Awards, produced by Insight Productions, will be broadcast nationwide Sunday, June 6 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, and globally on CBCMusic.ca/junos and livestreamed on CBC Music’s TikTok, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages.