Deadmau5 Announced as Performer at JUNO Awards

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The 2015 JUNO Awards will take place on March 15th at the First Ontario Centre. The awards show recognizes Canadian recording artists, in order to honor their musical achievements and contributions. Deadmau5 and Alanis Morissette were just added to the performer’s list, which also includes Sam Roberts, Lights, Kiesza, Shawn Mendes, Arkells, Hedley, and Magic! Morissette is a thirteen-time JUNO Awards winner, and she will inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the awards show. More performers are expected to be announced in the next few weeks. 

The nominees for this year’s JUNO Awards show were revealed recently. Some of the nominees in the Fan Choice Award category include Drake, Arcade Fire, Magic!, Nickelback, and Michael Buble. The Single of the Year nominees include “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (Drake), “Crazy For You” (Hedley), “Hideaway” (Kiesza), “Rude” (Magic!), and “We’re All in This Together” (Sam Roberts Band). The five albums in the International Album of the Year category include PRISM (Katy Perry), Pure Heroine (Lorde), Midnight Memories (One Direction), In The Lonely Hour (Sam Smith), and 1989 (Taylor Swift). The Weeknd and Deadmau5 are a couple of the artists nominated for Artist of the Year, and The Weeknd is also nominated for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. A few of the artists in the Electronic Album of the Year category include Deadmau5, Caribou, and Ryan Hemsworth.

Deadmau5 will be heading out to perform at a number of music festivals, and his first stop will be on June 6th at the Governors Ball in New York. The EDM DJ will then travel to Bonnaroo in Tennessee, Hurricane in Germany, Southside in Germany, all in the month of June. In August, Deadmau5 will be in the United Kingdom for two music festivals, which includes the Reading and Leeds Festival on the 28th. Last year, Deadmau5 headlined one of the highest paid Las Vegas residencies, after bringing in 435,000 per night. The EDM DJ tied with Tiesto by earning over twenty-two million in 2014. This year, Deadmau5 has yet to secure a residency in Las Vegas, although a lot of his fellow EDM DJs have already secured their nightclub gigs for the year. Calvin Harris signed a three-year partnership in January with the Hakkasan Group. Harris will perform at the Hakkasan Nightclub, Wet Republic at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, and the Omnia Nightclub. 

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