The next round of performers for the 2017 JUNO Awards have been revealed, with electronic group A Tribe Called Red, 2016 JUNO Award winner and singer-songwriter Alessia Cara, contemporary storyteller Ruth B, and alt-folk indie group The Strumbellas set to take the stage Sunday, April 2 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.
The announcement was made today as CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced the nominations for this year’s ceremony during a press conference in Toronto.
Alessia Cara, the 2016 JUNO Award winner for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, is nominated for four awards in 2017, including JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year, while A Tribe Called Red, Ruth B, and The Strumbellas each nabbed three nominations. A first time nominee for JUNO Fan Choice, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year, Ruth B will also take part in a special tribute to charity MusiCounts during the broadcast. The Strumbellas, who won a 2014 JUNO Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group, are nominated this year for JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, and Group of the Year. Ottawa locals, A Tribe Called Red, who won Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2014, received nominations today for Jack Richardson Producer of the Year, Electronic Album of the Year, and Video of the Year.
These artists join previously announced performer, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, who is nominated for an impressive five JUNO Awards this year, including Album of the Year and Artist of the Year. Additional performer and presenter announcements for the 2017 JUNOs will be released in the coming weeks.
Canada’s most exciting night in music airs live on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday, April 2.