Top nominee Alessia Cara hosts Juno awards Sunday Top nominee Alessia Cara hosts Juno awards Sunday
The 49th annual Juno awards will be taking place this Sunday, Mar. 11. Event organizers announced yesterday that 23-year-old Alessia Cara — who won... Top nominee Alessia Cara hosts Juno awards Sunday

The 49th annual Juno awards will be taking place this Sunday, Mar. 11. Event organizers announced yesterday that 23-year-old Alessia Cara — who won best new artist at the 2018 Grammys and breakthrough artist of the year at the Junos in 2016 — would host this year’s show in Saskatoon. 

The Brampton-born singer is now the youngest woman ever to host the Junos. Cara is nominated for six categories for her single Out of Love and album The Pains of Growing including:

  • Pop album of the year
  • Songwriter of the year
  • Single of the year
  • Album of the year
  • Artist of the year 
  • Fan choice

Cara is in the lead for most nominations this year with six categories followed by Brampton rapper Torey Lanez with five. 

Lanez, the 27-year-old rapper, released his most recent album, Chixtape 5, in November and is also in the running for artist of the year. His nominations include: 

  • Rap recording of the year
  • R&B soul recording of the year (Chixtape 5)
  • R&B soul recording of the year (Feel it Too) 
  • Fan choice
  • Artist of the year 

A number of artists tied for third-most nominations with three nominations this year: Shawn Mendes, Bryan Adams, Alexandra Stréliski and three artists who performed at last year’s Junos: Nav, Loud Luxury and Bülow.

R&B singer Daniel Caesar, pop artist Lennon Stella, rock band the Glorious Sons and Tory Lanez are set to perform at the event on Sunday. Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Jann Arden and host Alessia Cara will also perform. 

The 2020 Juno Awards will be broadcast live across Canada on March 15 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Sarah Taher

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