Nelly Furtado Will Host and Perform at the 2024 Juno Awards
The Canadian singer will make the Junos part of her comeback, joining fellow performers Maestro Fresh Wes, The Beaches and Charlotte Cardin.
Nov 07, 2023
Nelly Furtado's comeback includes a stop at the 2024 JUNO Awards in Halifax. The Canadian singer will host and perform at the music awards broadcast, which will air on CBC on March 24.
This year, Furtado returned with her first new music in six years, first teaming up with Dom Dolla and then with Justin Timberlake and Timbaland, who she topped the charts with a decade and a half ago. She's poised for a big return to her mid-2000s peak, which was around the last time she hosted the Junos. At the 2007 ceremony, she took MC duties and became the first artist with multiple nominations to win every award she was nominated for.
Furtado won't be the only Canadian legend onscreen at this year's broadcast. Maestro Fresh Wes will be inducted into the Candian Music Hall of Fame. The rapper, who was recently recognized by the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize, will also perform at the show. Long-running indie pop duo Tegan and Sara, meanwhile, will receive the 2024 Humanitarian Award from actor Elliot Page.
"The JUNOS have always put a spotlight on the abundance of musical talent we have coming out of Canada, while helping launch many young careers," Nelly Furtado said in a release. "I am beyond excited to share the stage and perform alongside this unbelievable lineup in March.”
There will be more to come, but the other performers announced today include a couple of breakout Canadian acts. One is Montreal singer Charlotte Cardin, whose song "Confetti" recently reached the top 10 in the Billboard Canadian Hot 100. She's had a major breakthrough, with her current North American tour selling out many venues.
Toronto rock band The Beaches will also hit the stage. Already a mainstay on Canadian rock radio, the band — which is comprised of sisters Jordan and Kylie Miller, plus Leandra Earl and Eliza Enman-McDaniel — recently hit the American Billboard charts for the first time. Their song "Blame My Ex" has also become ubiquitous on TikTok.
The Junos will be broadcast live on CBC from Halifax's Scotiabank Centre on Sunday, March 24. Tickets for the show and the JUNO Week events will go on sale this Friday at ticketmaster.ca/junos.