Your Guide to the 2018 JUNO Awards

Your Guide to the 2018 JUNO Awards

Get ready Canadian music lovers because the JUNO Awards are coming back on March 25th! The JUNO Awards are the biggest night in Canadian music and it’s filled with incredibly talented artists and musicians. This year the charming Michael Bublé will take the stage as the event’s host and we’re sure to see some well-earned awards handed out. 

You don’t want to miss out on an entertaining show! The night will be alive and full of amazing performances from some the best like Arcade Fire, Arkells, Barenaked Ladies with Steven Page, Daniel Caesar, Diana Krall, Jessie Reyez, Lights, Shawn Hook, The Jerry Cans and a Tribute to Gord Downie featuring City and Colour & Sarah Harmer. You’re getting all your favorites in one great JUNO package. You can buy tickets here!

The JUNOS travel from city to city across Canada to celebrate each one’s unique music style and culture and this year all eyes are on Vancouver as they host the national celebration of music. There’s more to the JUNOS  than just the highly televised award ceremony. The JUNOS has become a week-long festival including JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN in association with Canadian Music Publishers Association, JUNO Cup Presented by CBC Sports and more which means there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The JUNO Awards

And the nominees are….

Getting nominated for a JUNO Award is many Canadian artists’ dream. These are just some of the lucky few who made the cut for 2018.

Single of the Year Sponsored by Live Nation Canada

How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara

Everything Now – Arcade Fire

Knocking at the Door – Arkells

I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk

There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back – Shawn Mendes

JUNO Fan Choice Presented By TD

Alessia Cara


Jessie Reyez

Justin Bieber

Shawn Hook

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd


Walk Off the Earth

Check out a full list of the JUNO Awards nominees.

Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Every Canadian knows and loves the Barenaked Ladies and Steven Page. This year at the JUNOS  they are receiving the highest award a musician in Canada could receive, induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The Barenaked Ladies along with Steven Page have been making music for over 30 years and have sold over 15 million albums worldwide. They are truly deserving recipients of this induction.

They’ve left a lasting impression and created a legacy within Canada and this is why it’s not a surprise to see them being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Originating from Scarborough, the band quickly attained a cult following in Canada around 1988. They became the first independent band to ever release an unsigned tape that became certified gold. Since then, they were signed to Sire Records and the rest is history.

Some of their best known and loved songs are “One Week” “Pinch Me” and the classic “If I had a Million Dollars”.


JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN in association with Canadian Music Publishers Association

JUNO Songwriters’ Circle is more of an intimate event where the some of the most accomplished songwriters can share the stories behind their songs. Co-Hosting and performing at the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle this year are two Canadian legends, Jann Arden and Bob Rock.

Some of the amazing participants this year are Iskwé, Jim Cuddy, Rose Cousins, Ruth B. and Scott Helman. All of the proceeds go towards MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity that works hard to bring music to kids all over the country.


The JUNO Songwriters’ Circle gives you an inside look at what goes into writing and performing the hits that we hear on the radio every day. Don’t forget to check it out on March 25th and get your tickets now!

JUNO Cup Presented by CBC Sports

Have you ever wanted to watch the best NHL players face off in an epic game against your favourite musicians? If so, JUNO Cup is the perfect opportunity for you to experience just that! On March 23rd, musicians and athletes alike will face off in a competitive non-contact hockey game to raise money for MusiCounts to help spread music across the country. Don’t forget to get your tickets and cheer on your favourite musician or athlete on March 23rd!

Are you a ROCK or a JOCK? Check out the awesome roster below! With this lineup, it’s sure to be an entertaining match.

Rockers: Aaron Pritchett, Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine), Adrienne LaBelle (Supermoon), Barney Bentall, Bobby Martin (James Barker Band), Chad Brownlee, Chuck Keeping (Big Wreck), Cosmo Ferraro (Ferraro), Craig Northey (Odds)(Coach), Dallas Smith, Darryl James (The Strumbellas), Dean Back (Theory), Devin Cuddy, Doug Elliott (Odds), Dustin Bentall, Grant Lawrence, James Barker (James Barker Band), Jay Bodner (Indian City), Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), JJ Shiplett, Kellylee Evans (Coach), Kendel Carson, Matt Sobb (MonkeyJunk), Michael Hollett, Nancy Mike (The Jerry Cans), Sam Polley, Shawn Hook, Taylor Abram (James Barker Band) and Victor Micallef (The Tenors)

NHL Alumni: BJ MacDonald (Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks), Brad Dalgarno, Cliff Ronning (Vancouver Canucks), Danielle Dube (Canadian National Women’s Hockey team), Dave Babych (Vancouver Canucks), Gary Nylund (Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders), Kirk McLean (Vancouver Canucks), Kyle Wellwood (Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, San Jose Sharks, Winnipeg Jets), Natalie Spooner (2018 Canadian National Women’s Hockey team), Paul Reinhart (Atlanta Flames, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks), Troy Crowder (New Jersey Devils, LA Kings, Vancouver Canucks)