Jann and Jon are ready to take the JUNOs by storm.
Eight-time JUNO Award winner and Calgary native Jann Arden and “The Amazing Race Canada” host and Olympic gold medalist Jon Montgomery have been confirmed as co-hosts of the biggest night in Canadian music April 3 in Calgary.
This is the second time Arden will take the stage as host, after previously taking on the role in Hamilton in 1997.
“I hosted the JUNO Awards almost 20 years ago and I am completely thrilled, shocked, elated and excited to be doing it again with Jon!” Arden said. “It's an honour to be a part of this year's celebration of the best of Canadian music in my home town.”
Arden has previously won eight JUNO Awards, including Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, and is nominated this year for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for “A Jann Arden Christmas.”
Montgomery is also making his second appearance at the JUNOs, after presenting a JUNO Award in 2010, hot on the heels of his gold medal win for skeleton at the Vancouver Olympics.
“Being asked to assist Jann Arden with hosting the JUNOs is a bit sad actually...because when it's over, then what?” said Montgomery. “I might as well pack it in, because nothing could ever be cooler than this opportunity.”
Alessia Cara, Bryan Adams, Dean Brody, Shawn Mendes, and The Weeknd are all set to perform at the JUNO Awards, with more artists to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
The 2016 JUNO Awards will air live from Calgary April 3 at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. AT on CTV and CTV Go.