A Smorgasbord Of Fun Juno Facts

The Juno Awards debut in London, Ontario for the first time this weekend and here's your fun fact warm-up to the 48th edition of the show, to be held March 17 at  Budweiser Gardens.

 A Smorgasbord Of  Fun Juno Facts

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Got Juno fever?

Here are some Juno Week fun facts:

- This year, the Junos received the most nominee submissions ever, with over 2,800 submissions

- As the host city, London has gone above-and-beyond, with local residents sending in over 1,200 volunteer applications in 72 hours of the January 29, 2018 announcement that the Junos were being held in their town.

- With London’s bid to be the 2019 Juno Host City, the London Host Committee committed to donating a dollar for every ticket sold at Budweiser Gardens, Centennial Hall and The London Music Hall from the January 29, 2018 announcement to the day of awards the broadcast. So far, over $125,000 has been donated to MusiCounts, which in turn has put instruments in the hands of countless kids.


- The Juno Awards brings in, on average, between $10 million to $12 million to its host city.

- This is the inaugural year for Juno Side Stage presented by Budweiser Gardens and Live Nation Canada: a three-day event spanning Friday through Sunday. Each night is dedicated to a genre of music featuring special performances from Juno Awards nominees culminating in Sunday’s big event.

 - The featured SideStage acts at the Budweiser Gardens South lot in the outdoor heated tent include The Reklaws, Jess Moskaluke and The Washboard Union (Friday); KILLY, 88 Glam and Anders (all ages, Saturday) and local sensations Loud Luxury and DJ Ryan Shepherd for the all-ages Juno afterparty on Sunday.

- Including The Juno Awards Broadcast, this year has more than  15 events over the course of Juno Week, including Junofest presented by CBC Music, Juno Cup, Juno Comedy Show presented by SiriusXM Canada, Junior Junos, Juno Songwriters’ Circle, co-presented by SOCAN in association with CMPA, and Juno Side Stage presented by Budweiser Gardens and Live Nation Canada.


Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services
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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services

There's a more explicit Biggie verse in the vault, according to the NBA legend.

Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

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