This year's Juno Awards to take place virtually on June 29
Watch it via CBC Music and CBC Gem, with performances by iskwē, Neon Dreams and the Dead South
Update on June 25, 2020: Alessia Cara, who was scheduled to host the March Juno Awards and is up for six nominations this year, will be premiering the upcoming EP version of her song "Rooting for You" during the June 29 awards broadcast. Her performance, off her soon-to-be-released This Summer: Live Off the Floor, will only be available during the live broadcast, and not for on-demand watching afterward.
Cara will also be handing out the award for international album of the year.
The Juno Awards were supposed to take place on March 15, but the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered the in-person Saskatoon weekend of events. Soon though, on June 29 at 7 p.m. ET, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC will reveal the winners in a special, virtual celebration via CBC Music and CBC Gem.
Featuring performances by iskwē, Neon Dreams and the Dead South, this new version of the Juno Awards will also include presenters Alexandra Stréliski, actor Andrew Phung (Kim's Convenience), actor and musician Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), George Stroumboulopoulos, Jessie Reyez, Measha Brueggergosman and CBC Music hosts Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, Florence K, Jarrett Martineau, Julie Nesrallah, Laila Biali, Odario Williams, Rich Terfry, Saroja Coelho, Tom Allen, and q's Tom Power.
"We are thrilled to finally announce the 2020 Juno winners and recognize all of the incredibly talented artists who've been waiting patiently since we had to, unfortunately, cancel Juno Week in Saskatoon," said Allan Reid, president and CEO of CARAS, the Juno Awards and MusiCounts. "Thanks to the amazing support of our broadcast and content partner CBC, our presenting partner TD, along with all of our funders and partners, we're able to bring the Junos back to life virtually so we can celebrate this year's best in Canadian music."
Fans can still vote on their pick for Fan Choice Award via junofanchoice.ca. Voting closes on Tuesday, June 23, at 5 p.m. ET.