CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today platinum-selling hip hop artist and 2013 JUNO Award winner Classified, platinum-selling and three-time JUNO Award-winning artist Johnny Reid, and hit-making, 2014 JUNO performer and multi-platinum-selling, four-time JUNO Award winner Serena Ryder as co-hosts of THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS. It was also announced that Classified and Serena Ryder are set to performer together to open the two-hour award show.
CTV also revealed today broadcast details for the Sunday, March 30 JUNO AWARDS broadcast across the country. Canada’s preeminent music awards airs live from MTS Centre in Winnipeg on CTV and CTV GO at 8 p.m. CT/9 p.m. ET in Manitoba and all markets East, and at 9 p.m. locally in all markets West of Manitoba. THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS will enjoy seven encore broadcasts across CTV as well as Bell Media specialty channels Much and M3.
“With Classified, Johnny Reid, and Serena Ryder, we are privileged to have an incredible cross-section of diverse musical talent taking the helm at this year’s 2014 JUNO AWARDS,” said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports and Entertainment Programming. “In the hands of these three talented musicians, Canada’s most exciting night in music is sure to be quite the party – a party that rings out right across the county. Get ready Canada!”
No strangers to the JUNOS, the three diverse co-hosts span multiple genres including rap, contemporary/soul, and pop rock. The co-hosts engage in some friendly competition during JUNO Week, as Classified vies for Single of the Year and Rap Recording of the Year, Johnny Reid for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, and Serena Ryder for JUNO Fan Choice Award (Presented by TD), Single of the Year, Album of the Year (Sponsored by Music
Canada), Artist of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year (Sponsored by SiriusXM Canada). Ryder and Classified pull double duty as co-hosts and performers, joining previously announced performers Brett Kissel, Dean Brody, Gord Bamford, Matt Mays, Robin Thicke, The Sheepdogs, Tegan and Sara, and Walk Off The Earth, as well as previously announced presenters Sarah McLachlan and Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Gold Medalists in Women’s Curling.
“I’m honoured to be involved in the JUNO Awards in this capacity,” said co-host Classified. “It’s going to be a fun night, with a lot of surprises!”
"I am honoured to be co-hosting this year’s awards show with Classified and Serena,” said co-host Johnny Reid. “This is our industry’s biggest night and I’m looking forward to coming to Winnipeg and sharing a great night of music with the rest of Canada.”
“I’m so excited to be co-hosting the JUNO Awards this year with my friends Johnny and Classified,” said co-host Serena Ryder. “I can’t wait to be a part of this national celebration in the awesome town of Winnipeg – the perfect Canadian music-lover’s town. See you soon, Canada!”
Tickets are currently on sale for THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS. Tickets range from $39 to $189 (plus service charges) and are available through the MTS Centre Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000, and online at www.ticketmaster.ca.
Additional performer and presenter announcements will be released in the coming weeks.