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Junos 2021: Here's what you missed.

From The Tragically Hip and Buffy Sainte-Marie to Kardinal Offishall and Jessie Reyez, here are 10 amazing moments from the 2021 JUNOS.

Jun 6 #DidJUNO: Justin Bieber became the youngest solo artist to have reached seven US number one albums. He became the record-holder at the age of 25 when “Changes” topped the Billboard chart.



The 2021 JUNO Awards were broadcast nationwide Sunday, June 6 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, globally on and livestreamed on CBC Music’s TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

THE WEEKND R&B singer awarded artist of the year and album of the year, increasing total count to five wins Jackson Weaver - CBC News.

Jann Arden Inducted to Canadian Music Hall of Fame

"If I've learned anything in my life, up to this point, it is that good things come out of bad things."

The irreplaceable (and far too young) Jann Arden accepts her induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at The JUNO Awards.

June 1, 2021 – This week, Canada’s public broadcaster and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) are bringing Canada’s biggest celebration of music to audiences on all platforms with a special lineup of the best of Canadian music for this year’s virtual JUNO Week and Music Day on CBC leading up to the 50th annual JUNO Awards Broadcast.

From Harry Styles dropping in to Crown Lands' powerful call to action, here are five moments you missed from the first night of The JUNO Awards.

In advance of the Sunday’s broadcast, 37 JUNO Awards will be given out at the JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada on Friday, June 4th. Hosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, this virtual celebration will feature performances by nominees Ammoye, Kirk Diamond and TÖME, Crown Lands, Klô Pelgag, Lindsay Ell and MacKenzie Porter, TOBi and 2020/2021 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class group, MONOWHALES. Stream the event for free at, on CBC Gem or CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Jessie Reyez won a Juno for music video of the year, and gave a killer medley performance on the June 6 broadcast. (John Liwag).

The 2021 JUNO Awards were broadcast nationwide Sunday, June 6 on CBC TV, CBC Gem Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen Listen, globally on and livestreamed on CBC Music’s TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, featuring appearances by Alessia Cara Cara, Ali Gatie Gatie, Andrew Phung Phung, Anne Murray Murray, The Basement Gang Basement Gang, Buffy Sainte-Marie Sainte-Marie, Ed Robertson Robertson (Barenaked Ladies), Feist, Gordon Lightfoot Lightfoot, Haviah Mighty Mighty, Jann Arden Arden, Jessie Reyez Reyez, Jim Cuddy Cuddy, JP Saxe Saxe, Julia Michaels Michaels, Jully Black Black, Justin Bieber Bieber, Kardinal Offishall Offishall, KAYTRANADA, Liberty Silver Silver, Maestro Fresh Wes Fresh Wes, Max Kerman Kerman (Arkells), Michael Bublé Bublé, Michie Mee Mee, NAV, Paul Brandt Brandt, Sarah McLachlan McLachlan, Serena Ryder Ryder, Shania Twain Twain, The Honourable Steven Guilbeault Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Susan Aglukark Aglukark, Tate McRae McRae, The Tragically Hip Tragically Hip, Will Arnett Arnett and William Prince Prince.

Haviah Mighty gave a powerful speech at the end of the 2021 Juno Awards' Canadian hip-hop tribute. (iPhoto/CARAS)

MUSIC DAY WAS ON CBC - Sunday, June 6

On CBC TV and streaming on CBC Gem: READ A LIST OF ALL THE WINNERS . Canada’s public broadcaster and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) are bringing Canada’s biggest celebration of music to audiences on all platforms with a special lineup of the best of Canadian music for this year’s virtual JUNO Week and Music Day on CBC leading up to the 50th annual JUNO Awards Broadcast.

'I was handed a piece of paper and I was asked to read it. It was in lawyer talk, and I objected,' Buffy Sainte-Marie says of the process behind her inspiring land acknowledgement from the 2017 Juno Awards.


PHOTO BY OLIVIA AITA As the home for Canadian music, CBC and CARAS are dedicated to showcasing homegrown artists with virtual JUNO Week events and the return of MUSIC DAY ON CBC to CBC TV, CBC Radio and CBC Gem, highlighting a range of musicians from new and emerging voices to some of the country’s biggest and brightest stars across all genres. New to this year’s MUSIC DAY ON CBC lineup, MY JUNOS MOMENT follows iconic artists including K.D. Lang, Alanis Morissette, Maestro Fresh Wes, Corey Hart, Michael Bublé and more as they relive their biggest JUNOS moments from the past 50 years, while IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK takes viewers inside Canadian music halls and hidden gems across the country where musicians share their memories of historic nights in their favourite venues.



CBC Music presents: The Intro

Hosted by Saroja Coelho, this special JUNOS edition of The Intro showcases rising artists from across the country through interviews and live performances.

CBC Music presents: If These Walls Could Talk

A one-hour special taking you inside Canada's iconic music venues and hidden gems. Top Canadian musicians share stories of their historic nights at some of the country's best concert halls.

CBC Music presents: My JUNOS Moment

The biggest Canadian artists relive their iconic JUNOS moments. Alessia Cara takes on hosting duties as some of Canada's top music experts help define these special moments in JUNOS history.


Arnett rose to mainstream prominence in the role of Gob Bluth in 2003's Arrested Development, and has been successful as the voice of BoJack Horseman in BoJack Horseman, and as voice of the Lego Batman/Bruce Wayne. Arnett continues to work with Lego, as the host of the series Lego Masters, and is also finding success with his podcast with Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes, SmartLess.

Calgary's Phung made a splash with Canadian audiences as fan favourite "Kimchee" on the CBC comedy series Kim's Convenience in 2016, for which he has since won three Canadian Screen Awards.

Following the finale of Kim's earlier this year, Phung is currently working on a new series for CBC called Run the Burbs, where Phung plays a stay-at-home dad with an entrepreneur wife and two kids.Previously Phung told the Canadian Press, "In a lot of ways, I think it's a good spiritual continuation for Kim's."

"Not narratively a continuation, but it's a spiritual continuation in the sense that we get to see a diverse family living their best life, but now we get to see it in the suburbs."

This year's nominees for the Juno Awards Comedy Album of The Year include Nick Nemeroff, Derek Seguin, Shirley Gnome, Matt Wright and Jacob Samuel.

102.1 the Edge - Max Kerman accepting Justin Bieber's JUNO on his behalf, Max and Andrew Phung were at REBEL for The JUNO Awards. - RLee.

ANDRE PHUNG: Super pumped to be presenting at The JUNO Awards this year! It airs Sunday at 8pm EST on CBC and CBC Gem. Also, THIS HEADLINE IS WILD and blows my mind!

Edit: I think this headline gives the impression that I'm presenting with Will Arnett. I will not be presenting with Will, ha ha ha. BUT, my co-presenter is amazing and we're literally best friends now. Seriously, I am not presenting with Will Arnett.

The 2021 JUNO Awards

CBC Music presents the biggest night in Canadian music, featuring appearances, award presentations and performances from groundbreaking Canadian artists like The Tragically Hip with Feist, Justin Bieber, Maestro Fresh Wes, Jann Arden and more.

The Tragically Hip is joined by Feist in a special live performance of "It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken" at Toronto's Massey Hall. The band received the Humanitarian Award (presented by Music Canada) at The JUNO Awards this year.

In Concert is hosted by Paolo Pietropaolo, In Concert will feature 2021 classical winners and present the JUNO Classical Showcase recorded at the Glenn Gould studio.

The JUNO Jazz showcase

Hosted by Laila Biali, this JUNOS jazz session features nine legendary musicians nominated in the three jazz categories at the 2021 JUNO Awards. From traditional to vocal, from group to Latin, the showcase has all the jazz stylings covered.

Frequencies -Hosted by Errol Nazareth, Frequencies celebrates the world music album of the year nominees by spinning songs from nominated artists like Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra, Lengaïa Salsa Brava, Mazacote, Okan and Zal Sissokho.

"Today, the movers and shakers, the leaders of our future, are hugely driven by the past."

Haviah Mighty joined Michie Mee, Kardinal Offishall, Jully Black, Maestro Fresh Wes, NAV, and DJ Starting From Scratch for a tribute to Canadian hip hop history at the 2021 Juno Awards.

The Reclaimed JUNO showcase

Connecting the generations and Indigenous nations across Turtle Island and beyond, this Reclaimed session features performances from this year's Indigenous JUNO Award nominees and the next wave in Native music. From Nunavut to Wiikwemkoong, Denendeh to Tkaronto, host Jarrett Martineau celebrates the sounds of Indigenous folk, roots, blues, powwow step and moccasin gaze.

The Intro was hosted by Saroja Coelho, this special JUNOS edition of The Intro showcases rising artists from across the country through interviews and live performances.

The Block JUNO showcase was hosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, The Block travels musically across genres. Using hip hop as a central talent, the show crosses many intersections within Black music from across the diaspora. For this special JUNOS edition, The Block celebrates Black musical achievement of the past, present and future with a selection of live performances from Michie Mee, Ammoye, Dijah SB and more.

Deep Dive on Jann Arden

Host Rich Terfry deep dives into Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Jann Arden's hit album, 1994's Living Under June.

Jun 6 “Good things come out of bad things” - 2021 Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee @JannArden Photo by: CARAS/Neil Zeller .

The East Coast JUNO Hour

Hosted by Bill Roach, this is a celebration of East Coast JUNO winners from this year and years past.

JUNO Songwriters' Circle

Hosted by Jim Cuddy and featuring Carole Pope (Rough Trade), Deborah Cox, Dan Hill and Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis from July Talk, CBC Music and the JUNO Awards' perennially popular Songwriters' Circle celebrates five decades of excellence in songwriting.

The JUNO Winners' Circle

Hosted by Odario Williams, this celebration of winners from the JUNO Opening Night Awards includes commentary and context from some of your favourite CBC Music hosts.

In addition to the Music Day on CBC lineup, funded by the Government of Canada, The JUNOS assembled Archival Revival Presented by TD, where each clip within the series lets viewers relive the most iconic JUNOS moments. Memories include Quincy Jones inducting David Foster into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Avril Lavigne’s first-ever performance on the JUNOS stage, Tina Turner bringing out Bryan Adams for ‘’It’s Only Love’’ and Catherine O’Hara meeting Corey Hart. Now with over 4 million video views across the series, these treasured moments allow viewers the opportunity to relive nostalgic music moments in Canadian history.

CARAS has also launched a digital content series rising Presented by TD and made possible with the support of Ontario Creates, that showcases artists’ creative process and the stories behind their art with highly produced documentary features. The project launched in November 2018 to bring artists new audiences and increase their exposure and notoriety within the industry. Streaming on the JUNO Awards’ Facebook and YouTube channels the episodes include Once A Tree,  Night Lovell, Ali Gatie, Amaal , CARYS and Fateh.  Total video views across the series are now at over 1.3 Million.


May 31, 2021, Gord, Rob, Johnny and Paul of The Tragically Hip sit down with Q's Tom Power for an exclusive interview about their career, their long-lasting friendship, the 2021 Juno Humanitarian Award and the loss of their friend and bandmate Gord Downie. #JUNOS Subscribe to CBC Music:

Additionally for the 50th edition of the JUNO Awards, CARAS has engaged established Canadian music journalists to write 50 Years of JUNOS throwback pieces for the organization’s website, funded by the Government of Canada.

Courtesy of CBC and Tonisha Bath, rock-it promotions.


Sarah McLachlan says her Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction was the first award she felt she deserved. She revisits the moment four years later


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