Drake to return as host of 2011 Juno Awards
HollywoodNews.com: Drake will be coming home to CTV to host the 2011 Juno Awards. The announcement was made just hours before Drake was nominated for four 2011 Grammy Awards.
The Toronto native returns to his hometown to host the 40th Anniversary of Canada’s Music Awards, and CTV’s 10th Anniversary broadcast, airing live from the Air Canada Centre on Sunday, March 27, 2011.
At 24, Drake becomes one of the youngest-ever hosts of the Juno Awards. Since getting his start on CTV in 2001, Drake, a.k.a Aubrey Graham, has gone on to take the music world by storm over the past few years, becoming one of the fastest rising newcomers ever in hip-hop. At last year’s JUNO Awards in St. John’s, NL, Drake brought down the house when he joined fellow Canadian pop phenom Justin Bieber on stage, and later took home two awards for Rap Recording Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year. Nominations for the 2011 Juno Awards will be announced on Tuesday, February 1, 2011.
“I am beyond honoured to be hosting this monumental JUNO Awards in the greatest city on Earth,” said Drake. “I want to bring a youthful energy to the show and encourage people to be excited about what Canadian music has to offer. See you all at the show.”
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