Furtado to host Juno Awards
Pop singer Nelly Furtado, who stormed back onto the music charts last year with her chart-topping track Promiscuous, has been named host of the upcoming Juno Awards.
The announcement was made Monday night.
Furtado follows in the footsteps of past singer-hosts Shania Twain and Alanis Morrissette. Other recent hosts have included actors Brent Butt and Pamela Anderson.
The 28-year-old Furtado, originally from Victoria, B.C., is a past Grammy and Juno Award-winner.
Furtado released her third album, Loose, in 2006 and it became the year’s top-selling Canadian album. It has spawned three No. 1 songs, including the ubiquitous and radio-friendly Promiscuous, which features hit rap producer Timbaland.
Performers for the Junos, Canada’s most prominent musical honours, have yet to be announced. The ceremony is set to take place in Saskatoon on April 1.