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Full Junos Performers Lineup Announced

New names added include Diana Krall, Shawn Hook, Felix Cartal, and The Jerry Cans, and it is confirmed that Steven Page will perform with his former Barenaked Ladies comrades on the big March 25 broadcast.

Full Junos Performers Lineup Announced

By FYI Staff

The complete performers list on The 2018 Juno Awards broadcast has been announced.


The new names added this week are BC-based artists Diana Krall, Shawn Hook, and DJ Felix Cartal (a double nominee this year), plus Nunavut indie roots band The Jerry Cans.

To nobody's surprise, it has also been confirmed that former Barenaked Ladies singer and co-founder Steven Page will rejoin his comrades for a one-time only reunion, to celebrate their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. BNL keyboardist Kevin Hearn will also team up with Sarah Harmer and Dallas Green (City and Colour) in this year’s tribute to Gord Downie.

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These artists will join previously-announced performers Arcade Fire, Arkells, Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez and Lights and Junos host Michael Buble. Read more here 

The Juno Awards will be held on Sunday, March 25, at Rogers Arena, Vancouver. Ticket info here 

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Also in this week's roundup of industry news: Kayla Diamond launches her own boutique imprint, SOCAN names an ombudsman, and time's running out for noms for this year's Rosalie Award honouring trailblazing women in broadcasting.

Beyoncé becomes the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Country Songs chart with “Texas Hold ‘Em” and it has gone to No. 1 on iTunes in 14 different countries and counting. There are some surprising connections. The song is co-written and co-produced by Ontario-born writer/producer Nathan Ferraro, whose previous collaborations include working with Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bear Mountain, RALPH, Shawn Hook, Alyssa Reid, Jessie Reyez, Lowell and Tyler Shaw.

In fact, the song has deep Canadian origins. Two other Canadian songwriters participated in this runaway hit: Megan Bülow (who records and performs as bülow) as and Elizabeth "Lowell" Boland (a.k.a. Lowell), with Ferraro co-producing the track with Killah B and Beyoncé.

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