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Michael Bublè will host the 2017 JUNO Awards in Ottawa, tickets on sale Saturday

_ (press release) _ OTTAWA, Nov. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Nobody But Michael ! CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) confirmed today that multi-Grammy and JUNO Award-winner Michael Bublé is set to take the reins as host of CTV’s broadcast of ** THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS ** , returning to the Nation’s Capital during the year-long celebrations marking the 150


anniversary of Confederation.

Bublé returns to the JUNO stage following his unforgettable performance as host at THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS in Regina, which garnered him the Canadian Screen Award for best Host in the Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, Performing Arts or Talk Program or Series. ** THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS ** airs live on CTV and CTV GO from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, April 2.

“I’m just a kid from Burnaby, so to get the opportunity to host this incredible night in Canadian music, for the second time, is amazing,” said Michael Bublé.

The multi-platinum singer released his ninth studio album, _ Nobody But Me _ , on October 21, his first album in three years. It follows the critically acclaimed _ To Be Loved _ album which was his fourth album to reach #1 on _ Billboard’s _ Top 200 Charts. The exciting new collection of original pop tunes and beautiful standards highlights Bublé’s talent as a profound interpreter of the American songbook, as well as his gifted songwriting and producing style. _ Nobody But Me _ was recorded in Los Angeles and Vancouver and includes three new Bublé-penned originals, along with breathtaking reinventions of classics including “My Baby Just Cares For Me”, “The Very Thought of You”, Brian Wilson’s “God Only Knows”, and the Johnny Mercer-written classic “I Wanna Be Around”.

Tickets for ** THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS ** go on sale this Saturday, Nov. 5 ** at 10 a.m. ET ** . Tickets are available starting at $39 through the Canadian Tire Centre Box Office, by phone at 1-877-788-3267 and online at ticketmaster.ca . The JUNO Awards has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket is donated to MusiCounts, helping to ensure that children and youth across Canada have access to musical instruments. Plus 1 is a non-profit that partners with touring artists to facilitate a $1 add-on from every concert ticket to go to a cause the artist partner believes in.

Additional performer and presenter announcements will be released in the coming months. ** THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS ** is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions, Allan Reid and Mark Cohon for CARAS, and Randy Lennox for Bell Media. Lindsay Cox is Executive Producer and Supervising Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media. ** Premier Partners of The 2017 JUNO Awards: ** CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ottawa 2017, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Tourism Ottawa, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group. ** About CARAS ** The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 46


Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca _ . _ ** _ About CTV _ ** ** ** CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca . ** Web Links: ** Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca CTV’s JUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca JUNO TV: www.junotv.ca CTV website: www.ctv.ca ** Social Media: ** Instagram: @michaelbuble Twitter: @michaelbuble Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelBuble/