Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty ImagesBryan Adams will co-host this year’s Juno Awards, the Canadian version of the Grammys, which takes place Sunday, April 2, in Ottawa, Ontario. He’s stepping in for his friend Michael Buble, who was originally slated to host. Buble had to step aside to focus on his three-year-old son Noah‘s ongoing battle with cancer.

Co-hosting the broadcast with Adams is comedian Russell Peters. Performers include Sarah McLachlan, and young pop stars Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara, among others. In addition, McLachlan will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the ceremony, while veteran folksinger Buffy Sainte-Marie will be presented with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award.

“We have an incredible music community in Canada and this is the night we celebrate its success,” says Bryan in a statement. Adams has won 18 Juno Awards in his career.

The 2017 Juno Awards ceremony will air live on CTV. Check out the full list of nominees at

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