Award Presenters for 2018 Junos announced

With the 2018 JUNO Awards just days away, it’s time to see who will be on hand to present the awards during the broadcast on March 25.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking “Northern Touch,” Rascalz, Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust, and Choclair will present Rap Album of the Year, while Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, along with Jasmyn Burke of WEAVES, will announce Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Legendary Rush frontman and bassist, Geddy Lee, has been tapped to induct fellow Torontonians Barenaked Ladies into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew will introduce the special tribute performance honouring Gord Downie with Pearl Wenjack, sister of Secret Path subject, Chanie Wenjack.

Additional presenters will include Kim’s Convenience star, Andrea Bang, Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductees Bob Rock and Buffy Sainte-Marie, Canadian Olympic snowboarder Mark McMorris, Charlotte Cardin, Grimes, Jann Arden, Ria Mae, Ruth B., Scott Helman and Tyler Connolly of Theory.

Be sure to watch the JUNO Awards broadcast live nationwide 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET on CBC, CBC Radio One and CBC Music and streamed globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.

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