TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2019 – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced that this year, one of Canada’s most celebrated singer songwriters, 12-time JUNO Award winner, and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Sarah McLachlan, will take the stage as host of The JUNO Awards Broadcast. The event will be held at Budweiser Gardens in London, ON, on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Canada’s biggest night in music will be broadcast live across the country on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music the free CBC Gem streaming service as well as globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos at 8 PM ET.
“I’m honoured to have been asked to host the 48th Annual JUNO Awards,” said McLachlan. “I know intimately what it feels like to be on the JUNO stage and I feel truly blessed to play a new role for an organization that has supported me throughout my career.”
“Sarah is perfect to host our show,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. “She’s an inspiring artist with exceptional achievements and successes, who embodies our core beliefs of nurturing talent and celebrating the voices of our great nation. It has been a privilege to watch Sarah’s career soar over the last 3 decades. She is a powerful force within the music industry and beyond, and we’re thrilled to have her onboard to help us deliver another unforgettable JUNO Awards.”
Also announced today, German-Canadian singer/songwriter bülow was confirmed as a performer at the must-watch awards show. The rising pop-singer, most recognized for her first EP’s breakthrough multi-platinum hit in 2017, “Not a Love Song“, will join a lineup of previously announced performers including 2019 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Corey Hart and Loud Luxury. Additional talent announcements will follow in the coming weeks.