Hedley and Jully Black Complete Performance Lineup forThe 2008 JUNO Awards, Sunday, April 6 on CTV

March 5, 2008

Pop/Punk and R&B join Rock, Opera, Country and Pop to bring down the house on The 2008 JUNO Awards broadcast. CTV and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that Canadian rockers Hedley and R&B songstress Jully Black, both nominees for JUNO Awards this year, will complete the stellar performance lineup on The 2008 JUNO Awards. The announcement brings the total number of musical acts for the broadcast to an astounding 15. Hosted by Russell Peters, The 2008 JUNO Awards will be broadcast from Calgary’s Pengrowth Saddledome on Sunday, April 6 on CTV.

Featuring a wide variety of musical genres, The 2008 JUNO Awards will have fans in Calgary and television viewers from across the country moving to the music. This year’s broadcast includes some of Canada’s most celebrated musical talents, internationally renowned superstars and up-and-coming chart toppers.

Hedley and Jully Black join 13 other acts filling out The JUNO Awards star-studded roster for the CTV broadcast, including previously announced performers Avril Lavigne, Feist, Finger Eleven, Measha Brueggergosman and Michael Bublé. Anne Murray will appear in special duet performances with Jann Arden and Sarah Brightman. Aaron Lines, Gord Bamford, Johnny Reid, Paul Brandt and Shane Yellowbird will perform in a special all-country musical tribute to the host city and province.

About Hedley
Hedley’s 2005 self-titled album was the most successful domestic rock debut release of the year and reached nearly double-platinum status in Canada, churning out hits including “321”, “On My Own” and “Trip”. With a successful album under their belt and two years touring North America, their most recent release, Famous Last Words (Universal Music Canada), shows an edge, a purpose and a defined personality that only comes from experience and development. The album’s hit lead single “She’s So Sorry”, followed by the gospel-tinged piano ballad “For The Nights I Can’t Remember” and reggae nod “Never Too Late” shows off their versatility and fierce no-holds-barred attitude. Hedley has been nominated for a total of six JUNO Awards since 2006, including Group of the Year at The 2008 JUNO Awards.

About Jully Black
Jully Black’s much-anticipated sophomore album, Revival, released by Universal Music Canada, serves as a shining reflection of who she is, where she is, and how she got there. Produced by Black Eyed Peas’ drummer Keith Harris (Busta Rhymes, Fergie, Mary J. Blige and Michael Jackson), the album’s lead single “Seven Day Fool” was a No.1 hit song and video in Canada, and also includes the feel-good tunes “DJ Play My Song” and “My Baby”. The multi-talented R&B songstress penned 10 of the album’s 11 songs and has written for numerous artists including Destiny’s Child and Nas. She is also a television personality and regular correspondent on CTV’s eTalk, a motivational speaker for various charities and youth organizations, and has shared the stage with the likes of Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Bon Jovi and Josh Groban. Black is nominated for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year and Single of the Year awards at The 2008 JUNO Awards.

Hosted by Russell Peters, The 2008 JUNO Awards, Canada’s Music Awards, will air on CTV on Sunday, April 6 from the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. It is the seventh year in a row that The JUNO Awards will air on CTV, the official broadcast partner of the JUNO Awards. Since 2002, CTV has presented The JUNO Awards from across Canada, bringing a local, electrifying stadium show to millions of Canadian viewers at home. Since going live from St. John’s in 2002, CTV has broadcast The JUNO Awards from Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006) and Saskatoon (2007). Previous hosts of The JUNO Awards on CTV include Nelly Furtado (2007), Pamela Anderson (2006), Brent Butt (2005), Alanis Morissette (2004), Shania Twain (2003) and Barenaked Ladies (2002).

The 2008 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 and Melanie Berry and Stephen Stohn for CARAS. Louise Wood is Producer and Donna Luke is Line Producer. Ed Robinson is Executive Vice-President, Programming, CTV. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

Sponsors of the 2008 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, The Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary, Tourism Calgary, Calgary Arts Development and Radio Starmaker Fund.

Broadcast sponsors for The 2008 JUNO Awards are Pontiac, Doritos, TD Canada Trust and Rogers.

About CARAS:
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’academie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through television vehicles such as The JUNO Awards. For more information on the 37th Annual JUNO Awards, visit the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ (CARAS) website at www.junoawards.ca.

Sunday, April 6 on CTV

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