With the 2021 JUNO Awards live-stream only days away, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC have announced the official list of performers scheduled to appear during the June 6 virtual presentation.
To help celebrate 50 years of Canadian music will be five-time JUNO Award nominee and R&B-pop artist, Ali Gatie performing alongside alternative pop singer and two-time JUNO nominee, Tate McRae; three-time JUNO Award winner, Jessie Reyez; seven-time JUNO Award winner and global superstar, Justin Bieber; soulful singer-songwriter and five-time 2021 JUNO Award nominee JP Saxe featuring multi-platinum recording artist and songwriter Julia Michaels, and JUNO Award winner William Prince featuring six-time JUNO Award winner Serena Ryder.
Special presentations during the show will include tributes to the biggest names and moments of the Canadian music industry. As previously announced, the presentation of the 2021 Humanitarian Award to the Tragically Hip will unite the band with singer-songwriter, Feist, for a special performance.
In addition, the 30th anniversary of the JUNO Rap Recording of the Year category and the influence of hip-hop and rap have had on the Canadian music industry will be marked with a special performance featuring four-time JUNO Award winner Kardinal Offishall, two-time JUNO Award winner, multiple JUNO Award nominee and R&B/Soul artist Jully Black, two-time JUNO Award winner Maestro Fresh Wes, nine-time JUNO Award nominee NAV, 2019 Polaris Music Prize winner Haviah Mighty, and hip-hop pioneer Michie Mee.
The 50th Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast will take place on Sunday, June 6, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, globally on cbcmusic.ca/junos and live-streamed on CBC Music’s TikTok account.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.