Sunday, April 18, 2010

JUNOs: Michael Bublé beats out Justin Bieber

Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea will be among the presenters at the 2010 JUNO Awards. He's pictured here during a Caribbean cruise in 2008. Photo by Sue Frause.

I'm disappointed that CTV is broadcasting the JUNO Awards on Sunday, April 18, 2010. As with the 2010 Winter Olympics, my TV doesn't get CTV -- only CBC.

The JUNO Awards are the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards in the US. Last night in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, the 2010 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards were held. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) honored 32 new JUNO Award winners during an evening saluting the best of Canadian music.

I was pleased that Burnaby, BC "boy" Michael Bublé beat out tween heart throb Justin Bieber. Bublé's chart topping Crazy Love won Pop Album of the Year.

The JUNO Gala was the prelude to CTV’s nationally televised broadcast of THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS at Mile One Centre, where seven remaining JUNO Awards will be presented. Performers on the Sunday night broadcast include both Bublé and Bieber, along with Billy Talent; Blue Rodeo; Classified; Drake; Great Lake Swimmers; K'naan; Metric and Johnny Reid. Bryan Adams will receive the Alan Waters Humanitarian Award.

Wanna see what's in the performers and presenters swag bag? Click here. And CBS is broadcasting the 45th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 18 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.