Serena Ryder, Johnny Reid and Classified will cohost the Juno Awards

Three Canadian artists – singer-songwriter Serena Ryder, country star Johnny Reid and rapper Classified – will cohost the upcoming Juno Awards, it has been revealed.

The unlikely musical trio will take up the torch from Michael Bublé, who played master of ceremonies last year to great acclaim.


Photo: © Getty

It's an unprecedented move for the Canadian music awards show, which in its 44-year history has only ever named one individual as emcee. Past hosts include Drake, Shania Twain, William Shatner, Pamela Anderson and Russell Peters.

Classified and Serena, who are both platinum-selling artists, are also slated to perform a genre-bending duet on March 30. They join a list of big-name performers, including Robin Thicke, Tegan and Sara, Del Barber and Walk Off The Earth.

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Arcade Fire leads the pack of nominations this year with six nods, followed closely by Michael Bublé and Serena Ryder with five. Tegan and Sara, Drake, Celine Dion and Hedley hold four nominations each.

Meanwhile, Robin Thicke, Arcade Fire, Celine Dion, Michael Buble and Drake will vie for Album of the Year.

The Junos take place in Winnipeg on Sunday, March 30.

Michael Bublé and his wife Lusiana Lopilato hit the red carpet at last year's Junos. Photo: © Getty

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