CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced live from Regina today that JUNO Award nominees Hannah Georgas and Serena Ryder will light up the stage as performers on CTV’s live broadcast of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS. Georgas and Ryder join previously announced performers including Billy Talent, Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench, host Michael Bublé, and The Sheepdogs, with additional performers still to be announced.A nominee in 2011 for New Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, Georgas will grace the JUNO stage for the first time this year with two nominations under her belt, for Alternative Album of the Year (sponsored by Long & McQuade) and Songwriter of the Year (sponsored by SiriusXM Canada). Ryder, no stranger to the JUNOS stage, having performed at THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS in Vancouver and THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS in Toronto, is also nominated in two categories this year, for Single of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year.
“I’m truly honoured to be a part of the JUNO Awards broadcast this year,” says Hannah Georgas. “There’s a lot of great Canadian music nominated and I’m just happy to be amongst it all.”
“I look forward to celebrating another amazing year of great Canadian music,” says Serena Ryder. “I am so excited to hit the JUNO stage once again to perform for music lovers in Regina and for those watching at home nationwide!”
Tickets are currently on sale for THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS.Tickets range from $59 to $189 (plus taxes and service charges) and are available through the Evraz Place Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000, and online atwww.ticketmaster.ca.
Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
Born in Newmarket and based in Vancouver, Hannah Georgas burst onto Canada’s music scene in 2009, with her debut EP The Beat Stuff, garnering buzz across Canada. That same year, Georgas won CBC Radio’s Bucky Award for Best New Artist, allowing her the opportunity to record a song for a Wal-Mart commercial, attracting international attention. In 2010, Georgas released her full length debut, This Is Good, and in 2011 she was nominated for her first JUNO Awards, for New Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Later that year, Georgas nabbed both the Emerging Artist of the Year award at XM’s Verge Music Awards and the Solo Artist of the Year award at the Sirius/XM-sponsored Indies. Since then, Georgas has toured internationally and performed as part of Kathleen Edwards’ touring band, which included a performance on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. Georgas released her latest self-titled album in October 2012 which is nominated for two 2013 JUNO Awards for Alternative Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.
Born in Toronto, Serena Ryder is kicking off 2013 in trailblazing form with her latest album, Harmony, achieving certified Gold status in just a few short months. The album’s first single “Stompa” has already garnered incredible attention, achieving Platinum certification in Canada, a first for Ryder. A three-time JUNO Award winner, and a nominee this year in the Single of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year categories, Ryder is an artist adored by fans, peers, and critics alike which is due mainly in part to her immense raw and earnest songwriting talent and beautifully electric live performances. Ryder has toured with Melissa Etheridge, shared the stage with Ray Lamontagne and David Gray, and has seen her songs featured on CTV’s GREY’S ANATOMY, GOSSIP GIRL, and PRIVATE PRACTICE.
THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).