The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences will commemorate 50 years of Canadian music during the 2021 Juno Awards on Sunday (June 6).
The Weeknd is this year’s leading nominee with six nods, including artist, album, single and songwriter of the year. Jessie Reyez, JP Saxe and Justin Bieber are runners-up with five Juno nominations each. Artists with three nominations include Ali Gatie, Céline Dion, Curtis Waters and Lennon Stella, which brings Dion’s career total to a record 73.
Bieber is set to take the Junos stage and perform for the first time in 11 years, following the recent success of his sixth studio album Justice. Other performers include Ali Gatie with Tate McRae, Reyez, William Prince with Serena Ryder, “If the World Was Ending” duo Saxe and Julia Michaels, The Tragically Hip with Feist, and the newest Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Jann Arden. Kardinal Offishall, Jully Black, Maestro Fresh Wes, Nav, Haviah Mighty and Michie Mee will give a special performance to pay homage to Canada’s homegrown rap scene to mark the 30th anniversary of the show’s rap recording of the year category.
The 2021 Juno Awards will broadcast on Sunday (June 6) at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and CBC Listen from several iconic musical landmarks from across Canada. For global viewers outside of Canada, the awards show will stream globally on CBCmusic.ca/junos and on CBC Music’s TikTok, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages.