Michael Bublé to host CTV's Broadcast of 2013 JUNO Awards
TORONTO (February 3, 2012) – In an exclusive on-air message during Sunday’s SUPER BOWL XLVII broadcast, it was revealed that international superstar Michael Bublé will host THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS on CTV on Sunday, April 21 from Regina’s Brandt Centre.
In the premiere of the 30-second promo, Bublé popped in-between Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger to deliver the message – both to the musical power couple and all Canadians – that he plans to hit all the right notes as host of this year’s JUNO AWARDS broadcast. Click here to view the on-air message. Follow the conversation online at #JUNOAwards.
The multi-JUNO and GRAMMY® Award-winning artist takes charge of Canada’s Music Awards at an exciting time in his career. Bublé will soon be announcing details on the release his forthcoming fifth studio album and will perform the album’s first single during the JUNO AWARDS broadcast. In June, Michael will perform an incredible 10-night run at London’s O2 Arena.
“It's a huge honour to be the host of a show that has done so much for Canadian talent, including myself,” said Michael Bublé. “I am going to do my very best to make it a great night!”
“It’s a privilege for us to have Michael Bublé take the helm as host of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS broadcast,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “Mr. Bublé will no doubt impress Canadian audiences for the biggest and most spectacular night in Canadian music.”
"This year’s show is sure to be second to none with Michael Bublé lighting up the stage with his infallible charm and charisma," said Melanie Berry, President and CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. “I can’t wait to see his incredible sense of humour shine!”
“Michael is without a doubt, one of the coolest and funniest guys in showbiz,” said John Brunton, Executive Producer, The JUNO Awards. “He’s an absolute superstar and truly one of Canada’s greatest ambassadors. This year the stars and moon have lined up and we’re giving Canadians what they want, Michael Bublé.”
Airing Sunday, April 21 from the Brandt Centre in Regina, tickets for THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS go on sale on Friday, February 22 at 10 a.m. CST. Tickets range from $59 to $189 (plus taxes and service charges) and are available through the Evraz Place Box Office, by phone at 1-800-970-7328, and online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Further announcements on performers, presenters, and tickets will be made in the coming weeks.
A four-time JUNO Award performer and eleven-time JUNO Award winner, Bublé’s trademark style has taken the world by storm since he first burst onto the music scene in 2003. Born in Burnaby, B.C., Bublé had dreamt of being a musician since he was just two-years-old. His self-titled, debut album, released in 2003, featured classic standards, including “Fever" and "The Way You Look Tonight”. The album launched Bublé into the limelight, seeing him win New Artist of the Year at the 2004 JUNO Awards. Bublé’s second studio album, It’s Time, released the following year, again included classic standards, and as well included the original track “Home” which hit the top of the pop radio charts. The album won four JUNO Awards and, that same year, Bublé received his first two GRAMMY® Award nominations. With the success of his third and fourth albums, Call Me Irresponsible and Crazy Love, he continued his meteoric rise to international acclaim, with appearances on OPRAH, THE X FACTOR, and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, as well as taking part in the 2010 Winter Olympics torch relay in Vancouver before the opening ceremony.
Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, THE JUNO AWARDS have travelled all across Canada and back, bringing the biggest show in Canadian music to millions of Canadians live in person and on television. CTV has broadcast THE JUNO AWARDS from St. John’s (2002), Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), Vancouver (2009), back to St. John’s (2010), Toronto (2011), back to Ottawa (2012) and now, for the first time, Regina (2013).
THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions, and Melanie Berry and Ed Robinson for CARAS. Lindsay Cox is Supervising Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports. Broadcast sponsors of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS are Chevrolet, Garnier, TD Bank Group and Virgin Mobile.
Sponsors of the 2013 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Saskatchewan, Potash Corporation, the City of Regina, the Regina Hotel Association, the City of Moose Jaw and TD Bank Group.
ETALK, the country’s most-watched, most-trusted, and longest-running source for entertainment news, delivers an exclusive interview with Bublé on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV.