Drake Says He’s Ready To Host THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS
- RAPCITY’s Tyrone “T-RexXx” Edwards gets exclusive interview two days
before CTV’s 10th Anniversary broadcast -
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TORONTO, March 26 /PRNewswire/ – With the biggest night in Canadian music
taking place tomorrow night, Toronto-born rap sensation Drake sits down
exclusively with RAPCITY host Tyrone “T-RexXx” Edwards to talk about THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS. During the interview, Drake reveals what hosting the broadcast means
to him, why the JUNO Awards are so important to Canadian artists, and
what viewers can expect from him on the broadcast night. Drake also
shares what he will be wearing and who he is bringing as his date!
THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS air tomorrow night – Sunday, March 27, LIVE in Ontario, Qu©bec and Atlantic Canada at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. AT and at 8 p.m. in all other provinces.
On being asked to host:
Drake: “I remember when I was approached to do it, and I started asking
myself, what records are we breaking here? If I actually do this, what
does it mean to be the youngest host of the JUNOs ever, forty JUNO
Awards, to be the youngest is incredible, to be a hip hop artist and
hosting the JUNOs is also incredible.”
On making the decision to host:
Drake: “I am a very proud Canadian. I think that’s why it was a
no-brainer for me…I didn’t debate or think about my schedule. It was a
clear cut ‘yes’ for me. I’m a very proud Canadian and to me, this award
show means more than any other award show. It’s a very important night
for me. For it to be in Toronto, I think, is the most incredible thing,
which is actually where the JUNOs originated. So for it to be back in
Toronto at the ACC, and for Neil Young to be there and Shania Twain to
be there, it’s just an incredible night.”
On the importance of the JUNO Awards:
Drake: “You’ve got all these people, you’ve got legends, you’ve got
artists and I think it is very important for not only people on the
outside of this country, but for Canadians to realize how well
Canadians are doing.”
On representing Canada in the hip hop community:
Drake: “To be at the fore front of all Canadian hip hop is truly an
honour. You know it’s an honour to go sell a million records in the US
because when I do it, I’m doing it for my country. I’m not just
thinking about myself I’m thinking about how everyone back home can be
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SOURCE CTV INC.