The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announced that the Juno Awards will be held in Vancouver in 2025. The 54th Juno Awards will be taking place in Rogers Arena on March 30, 2025 along with the usual festivities of Juno Week that will take place from March 26-30.
The Juno Awards, also referred to as the Junos, are awards presented by CARAS to recognise achievements in the Canadian music industry. It is the Canadian equivalent of the American music award show, the Grammy Awards. Originally called the Gold Leaf Awards, the name Juno was created as a tribute to the first president of the CRTC and former president of CBC, Pierre Juneau.
Some of the previous winners of the Juno Awards in 2023 were Avril Lavigne, The Weeknd, Rêve and Shawn Mendes. There are over 40 award categories that span a wide range of music genres with the most coveted award being “Album of the Year”.
The last Juno Awards that took place in Vancouver was in 2018, hosted by Canadian singer Michael Bublé and included performances by various artists such as Daniel Caesar, Diana Krall, Jessie Reyez, and Lights.
The 2024 Juno Awards will be hosted by Canadian singer song-writer Nelly Furtado and, after nearly two decades, will take place in Halifax. Nominees for the awards will be announced on February 6!
Nate Sabine, the Vancouver Juno Host Committee co-chair and president of Music B.C., stated his excitement for the upcoming event “B.C. is a hotbed for emerging talent. From modern South Asian sounds, a thriving electronic music scene, to a strong hip-hop community, the music industry across B.C. is diverse. Our goal is to continuously create opportunity and drive support for a burgeoning music ecosystem.”
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