The 2015 Juno Awards are shaping up to be quite the spectacle! Some of the biggest names in Canadian music have been added to this year’s list of performers, including deadmau5, Lights, Sam Roberts Band and Alanis Morisette, who took to Twitter to express her excitement.
“It is an honour to be honoured by my home country that I adore so much #JUNOS@CANMusicHF,” wrote the “Jagged Little Pill” singer, who will also be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the ceremony.
The news comes as a treat for Canadian music fans, who are expecting this year's gala to be one of the most star-studded of recent memory. Previously announced performers for the 2015 awards show include electronic-dance star Kiesza, pop-rock group Hedley, rock-reggae collective MAGIC! and Vine sensation Shawn Mendes.
The nominees aren’t lacking in international stars, either. Avril Lavigne, who just released a new video for her single, “Give You What You Like,” will vie for Best Pop Album against Down With Webster, Lights, MAGIC! and Nikki Yanofsky, while her husband’s band, Nickelback, has been recognized in three major categories – Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Juno Fan Choice.
Although Avril and Chad are two of the country's most recognizable stars, the clear leader of this year's pack of nominees is pop-reggae group MAGIC!, who garnered five nominations for Breakthrough Group of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Juno Fan Choice and Songwriter of the Year – despite never having been nominated before.
The Juno Awards will take place during a star-studded gala on March 15 in Hamilton, Ontario. Veteran rock band Rush will be honoured with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at a special gala ahead of the Junos broadcast.