For the primary time in over a decade, pop star and newly-minted R&B artist Justin Bieber will carry out on the fiftieth annual Juno Awards, organizers introduced as we speak.
Bieber — who final appeared on the present in 2010 when he carried out a brand new model of his previous hit Child alongside fellow Ontarian artist Drake — can also be one of many main nominees. He scored 5 nods at this yr’s Juno Awards, largely off the energy of his album Adjustments, and is up for single of the yr, artist of the yr, album of the yr, pop album of the yr and Juno fan alternative.
Excluding 2019 and 2015, Bieber has been nominated for fan alternative persistently for the previous ten years. The final time he was nominated exterior of that class was 2016, when he gained Juno fan alternative and pop album of the yr for Objective.
Bieber didn’t attend ceremonies that yr, and was booed by viewers members when the Canadian ladies’s curling crew accepted on his behalf. He was equally booed in 2014, when he gained fan alternative and was additionally not in attendance.
Bieber pushes for R&B recognition of latest album
Adjustments, which was launched in 2020, marked his first full size album launched since Objective. With it, he turned the primary male solo artist to debut at No. 1 on each Billboard’s 200 album chart and Billboard’s Sizzling 100 singles chart, whereas his music Peaches — from his 2021 album Justice — went platinum quickly after the album’s launch.
Adjustments was additionally nominated for finest pop vocal album on the 2021 Grammys, a categorization Bieber protested towards in a brief letter written to organizers.
“To the Grammys I’m flattered to be acknowledged and appreciated for my artistry. I’m very meticulous and intentional about my music. With that being mentioned I got down to make an R&B album. Adjustments was and is an R&B album,” he wrote. “It isn’t being acknowledged as an R&B album which may be very unusual to me. I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to make a undertaking that will embody that sound.”
For the Junos, two different artists — Jessie Reyez and 2020’s breakout star JP Saxe — are nominated for 5 awards, whereas The Weeknd leads the pack with six.
Bieber lately introduced he was rescheduling his Justice World Tour — which was slated to happen this summer season — to 2022. That tour has 52 dates in each the usA. and Canada, together with stops in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.
Jann Arden may also carry out
Additionally introduced Wednesday, singer-songwriter Jann Arden will carry out on the Junos as properly. Arden was already scheduled to be inducted into the Canadian Music Corridor of Fame, and shall be offered with the honour by Anne Murray.
“I’m honoured to affix the celebrated checklist of artists who’ve been inducted into the Canadian Music Corridor of Fame earlier than me,” Arden was quoted as saying in a information launch.
“This previous yr has reminded us the entire enduring Canadian spirit. I stay up for taking the stage and celebrating the fiftieth Anniversary of the Juno Awards one of the best ways I understand how — via music.”
Alongside Arden and Bieber, organizers already shared that The Tragically Hip will carry out alongside Feist on the ceremony.
The Hip may also obtain the 2021 Humanitarian Award, which honours artists or trade leaders who’ve proven an “exemplary dedication to social, environmental and humanitarian causes … in a single famous motion or a lifelong dedication.”
The fiftieth annual Juno Awards are scheduled to happen on Sunday, June 6 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. They are going to be broadcast on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and globally on CBCMusic.ca/junos.