Internationally renowned Canadian singer /songwriter Nelly Furtado will host The 2007 JUNO Awards, Canada's Music Awards, it was confirmed today by top-ranked Canadian broadcaster CTV and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).
Canada's most-watched music awards telecast, The 2007 JUNO Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, April 1 from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on CTV. Performers for the broadcast have not yet been announced. Nominees for Canada's Music Awards will be revealed Feb. 6 at a media conference in Toronto.
Winner of five JUNO Awards and the recipient of 13 nominations, Nelly Furtado has taken the world by storm once again with the release of her third CD Loose, from Universal Music Canada. Certified platinum in the United States, UK and Australia, two times platinum in Germany and Switzerland, and three times platinum in Canada, Loose was the highest-selling Canadian album of 2006. The album spawned three Number 1 hit singles, including "Promiscuous featuring Timbaland," "Maneater" and the current single "Say it Right."
A Grammy winner for her breakout hit "I'm Like A Bird," Furtado was named "Best Pop/Rock Artist of the Year" in November 2006 at the World Music Awards in London. The artist, who has sold over ten million albums around the world, begins an eight-city Canadian tour March 21 in Victoria, BC. "The JUNO Awards have been recognizing Nelly Furtado's diverse talents since her award- winning debut album in 2000," said Melanie Berry, President of CARAS and an Executive Producer of the broadcast. "She is a very proud Canadian and we are tremendously excited to have her as our host this year!"
Furtado's role of host of The 2007 JUNO Awards comes on the heels of the announcement last week that she will co-star on CTV's CSI: NY on February 7 as Ava Grant, a shoplifter accused of murder. Later in February, Furtado will also appear on the daytime drama One Life to Live.