Beloved Canadian crooner Michael Bublé is set to take the reins as host of next year's Juno Awards. The multi-Grammy and Juno award-winner had been tapped to host the music awards show last year before his son was diagnosed with cancer.
Russell Peters and Bryan Adams stepped in to take over hosting duties at the 2017 Juno Awards after Bublé and his wife, actress Luisana Lopilato, put their careers on hold in fall 2016 to focus on their eldest son who was diagnosed with cancer. Earlier this year, Buble and Lopilato issued a statement saying their son was "progressing well" with his cancer treatments and that "the doctors are very optimistic about the future for our little boy."
Bublé is no stranger to the Juno stage. He made his hosting debut back in 2013 when he played Juno host in Regina. How'd he do? Not too shabby... The gig actually garnered him a Canadian Screen Award for best host.
“I'm so grateful for the opportunity to host such an iconic night in Canadian music,” Bublé said in a release. “To be able to host the Juno Awards in my hometown is both an honour and a privilege.”
The 2018 Juno Awards will take place at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Additional info on performers and presenters will be released in the coming months.
Tickets for the 2018 Juno Awards go on sale this Friday, November 24 at 10:00 am.