TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced a special performance from Europe by Shawn Mendes, who launched the European leg of his worldwide arena tour last night. Viewers will be treated to the taped performance that will appear on The 2019 JUNO Awards Broadcast, hosted by Sarah McLachlan. The 2019 JUNO Awards will be live from Budweiser Gardens in London, ON on Sunday, March 17 at 8 PM ET and broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service, and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.
“I wish I could be there in person to celebrate Canada’s biggest night in music,” said Shawn. “I love my fans and my country, and I hope everyone enjoys what we have in store all the way from Europe!”
Mendes has been nominated for a total of eighteen JUNO Awards, with an impressive six nominations this year, including Album of the Year Sponsored by Music Canada. He took home the Single of the Year award in 2018, and the JUNO Fan Choice award Presented by TD in 2017 and 2018.
Shawn’s worldwide arena tour is in support of his self-titled album, Shawn Mendes, released in May of this year and spans over 95+ dates between North America, Europe, UK and Australia.
Tickets are still available online at budweisergardens.com, by phone at 1-866-455-2849 and in-person at the Courtesy Ford Box Office at Budweiser Gardens (Located at Gate 1).
The 48th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2019 will be hosted in London from March 11 through March 17, 2019, culminating in The JUNO Awards on Sunday, March 17 at Budweiser Gardens.
The 2019 JUNO Awards Broadcast is produced by Insight Productions in association with CBC and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton for Insight Productions, Allan Reid and Mark Cohon for CARAS and Lindsay Cox is Executive Producer and ShowRunner, Insight Productions. Susan Taylor is Executive in Charge of Production, Factual Content, CBC; Mark Steinmetz is Senior Director, CBC Music; Lisa Clarkson is Executive Director, Business & Rights and Content Optimization, CBC; Bonnie Brownlee is Executive Director, Communications, Marketing, Brand & Research, CBC; Susan Marjetti is Executive Director, Radio and Audio, CBC; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC; and Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming, CBC.
Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:
CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
The JUNO Awards are made possible with the support of Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC).
Lead Partners: Apple Music and TD Bank Group.
Funding Partners: The Province of Ontario, the City of London, Tourism London.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 48th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
About CBC Music:
From Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC Music is Canada’s free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music across all genres. Easy to navigate and available on your smartphone or tablet, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 100 online music streams plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. www.cbcmusic.ca
About Insight Productions:
Insight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts and many of the Country’s biggest award shows, music series and variety specials – is back in the producer’s chair for their 18th JUNO Awards. Headed by John Brunton, Insight is Canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted, as well as digital content. Insight Senior Vice-President and Showrunner, Lindsay Cox, serves as Executive Producer along with John Brunton on The JUNO Awards, The Canadian Screen Awards, The Launch, A Christmas Fury, Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast, Canada’s New Year’s Eve Countdown and The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration which was seen by one in three Canadians – among others. Insight collectively received 21 Canadian Screen Award nominations in 2019. Other 2019 Insight productions include The Amazing Race Canada, Big Brother Canada, Top Chef Canada and Intervention. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of groundbreaking content. For more information on Insight Productions, please visit www.insighttv.com or on Twitter – @insightprod. or Facebook www.facebook.com/InsightProductions.
About Shawn Mendes
Toronto born multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes released his highly anticipated self-titled third album in May 2018. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart as well as multiple additional worldwide markets, including Australia, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Holland & more. Shawn Mendes made Shawn the third youngest solo artist to ever have three #1 albums, and became one of the top best-selling album debuts of 2018. The album shot to #1 on iTunes upon release in over 80 countries around the world. Leading up to the album, he released multiple tracks including “Youth” Featuring Khalid, “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan.” Both “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan,” the first two songs released off the new album, experienced massive success, soaring to the #1 and #2 spots on the overall iTunes chart in the U.S, Top 5 on iTunes in 50 countries, and held the #1 and #2 spots on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist. With “In My Blood,” Shawn became the first artist to ever have had four #1 singles at AC radio before the age of 20. In April 2017, Shawn released his 3x Platinum hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.” The track scored Shawn his second #1 single at Top 40 radio and on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, joining 7x Platinum single “Stitches.” Throughout his career, Shawn has achieved 3 consecutive #1 album debuts, 2 Platinum albums, and 8 consecutive platinum and multi-platinum singles. Worldwide, he has sold over 15 million albums, 100 million singles, and has amassed over 16 billion song streams and 5 billion YouTube views. Shawn has completed two sold-out world tours with over one million tickets sold, selling out legendary arenas including NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, and London’s O2 Arena in minutes. Shawn Mendes: The Tour begins in March 2019, with over 60 dates currently announced across Europe, North America and Australia, with more to be announced soon. He topped Billboard’s “21 Under 21” in 2017 and 2018 and has been featured on Forbes “30 Under 30,” Spotify’s “25 Under 25,” and Time Magazine’s “Time 100 Most Influential”. In February 2018, ROI Influencer Media recognized Shawn as the #1 Most Influential Artist and #1 Most Influential Teen across all social media platforms.