At a press conference announcing the nominations for the 2016 JUNO Awards, CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) revealed that JUNO Award-winning and internationally acclaimed alternative R&B sensation The Weeknd is set to return to the JUNO stage during CTV’s broadcast of THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS, airing Sunday, April 3 live from The Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. AT.
Nominated today for six JUNO Awards, the most of any artist, including Album of the Year (sponsored by Music Canada) and Artist of the Year. The Weeknd joins additional performers announced today Bryan Adams, Dean Brody, and Shawn Mendes, as well as previously announced performer Alessia Cara.
“A true artist, The Weeknd is quickly becoming the voice of a generation,” said Randy Lennox, President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media. “It is an honour to welcome him back to the JUNO stage alongside our other knockout broadcast performers.”
“We are thrilled that The Weeknd will be joining us this year in Calgary,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. “After last year’s incredible performance, we can’t wait to see what he’s got in store for the JUNOS!”