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Hey, music lovers, it must have been an overwhelming year for all of you with numerous memorable songs. While we were amazed at the symphony of ‘Only When It Rains’ from Frank Walker, The Reklaws presented their mind-boggling, ‘Old Country Soul’ in front of us. With so much fantastic music all year round, its’ time to know who is going to get an award in the 49th Juno Awards. 

It is at this year-ending time, we the music fanatics get ready for the much-awaited music shows. Consequently, we bring forth the most prominent Canadian music function, Juno Awards 2020, at a glance to let you know what’s going on in the circle. 

A Brief History of The Juno Award 

Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, aka CARAS, has been administrating the Juno awards since 1975. It recognizes the contribution, achievements and year-long effort of the Canadian music industry. Earlier it was only accessible for the people related to the recording industry. However, in 1995, CARAS made a massive move as they arranged an open-air concert on the award ceremony day. 

Since that time, the Juno award has seen significant involvement of the public and enjoyed unthinkable popularity. Interestingly, the award history dates back as long as 1964.  Walt Grealis and Stan Klees founded the 1st award ceremony to honor the terrific effort the Canadian musicians in the industry. Slowly, and steadily it developed into a full-formed award ceremony and was live telecast for the very 1st time in 1975. 

Juno Award 2020: Schedule and Venue 

In early 2019, CARAS revealed that the 40th award ceremony is going to take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This is the 2nd time that Saskatoon will host the 2nd most prestigious musical award function after the famous Grammy award. 

The city 1st organized the Juno ceremony on the way back in 2007. They bid for the 2019 function but later withdrew their name due to the lack of proper funding. Nonetheless, the city is once again gearing up to host the groundbreaking event in the most enthralling way. 

The date of the much-awaited event has been fixed from March 14 to March 15, 2020. The SaskTel Center is also getting ready for function. So, are you prepared for the show? Please book your ticket fast before it runs out. 

Take a quick look at the venue, schedule and the city for the 49th award ceremony-

Hosting City: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Schedule: 14-15 March 2020 

Venue- SaskTel Center

Category: Open-venue event 

Broadcaster: CBC Network 

Juno Award 2020: Submissions and Nominees 

For the 49th ceremony, the Juno committee had already announced 43 categories for the Canadian musicians to submit their works. The deadline for the Early Bird submission was November 8, 2019. However, the submission eligibility fixed the date from September 1, 2018, to November 8, 2019, for the release of the album. 

Now that, with all the submission done and dusted, we all are waiting eagerly for the announcement of the 2020 nominees. At present, the music and musical works are going through the initial Submission review. It will continue from December 6, 2019, to December 19, 2020. During this period, delegates will review all the casts and put their vote for their favorite ones. 

The 2nd selection will take place somewhere between January and February. It is expected that the Nominee selection will start late this December after the announcement of the result of the Submission review. 

Become A Judge of Your Favorite Juno Show 

Whom do you love, Lewis Carpaldi or Tones and I? Do you want to vote for your favorite song and musician for the 2020 award? Sounds weird? 

Not at all, you can vote for your favorite song and singer to help them get the award. Although the 1st round of Submission review is continuing, you may get your chance for the nominee review to vote for your favorite ones. 

To be able to vote in the nominee review, you need to sign-up by January 2020 on the Juno website. Only then, you will be a voting delegate to cast your vote for your favorite music of 2019. So, don’t leave behind. Hurry up and grab the chance.  

2020 Juno Award: Speculations 

The Juno Award 2020 is still more than three months away. Yet, the excitement, hype, and fan-following are soaring the sky. Fans are showcasing their love for their favorite singers and bands. However, it is a little too early to speculate anything about the award winners early. 

Once the submission review is over, and the Nominee Press Conference announces the nominees, we will get a clearer idea about the best singers, musical works. Till then, we want to remain at the safe side and observe the news to bring you updates from time to time. 

What New in the 2020 Show?

For the 2020 award, show deadlines will be the same for the Canadian and International releases. It is a groundbreaking decision, and we wholeheartedly appreciate it. Besides, in 2020, there will be two new award categories. These are

  1. Indigenous Music Album of the Year
  2. Comedy Album of the Year

On top of it, the Consumption category weighting has also been changed slightly. 


Tic, tac, toe. Yes, like the game, our heart is puzzled with so many ideas about the 2020 Juno award show. I hope our quick overview has helped to realize how the event is progressing to the main show. Stay tuned for all the updates.

Till then, live in music and with the music. 



Allison J Moore is a 23-year-old town counsellor who enjoys reading, walking and social media. She is stable and exciting, but can also be very selfish and a bit lazy. She is USA. She has a degree in philosophy, politics and economics. She is obsessed with over-knee socks.