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Michael Bublé to host the Juno Awards (and gets into bed with Avril and Chad)

Canadian singer Michael Bublé


For Juno, it's Bublé time.

In a message aired during Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII broadcast, it was revealed that crooner Michael Bublé will host the 2013 Juno Awards, to be broadcast from Regina's Brandt Centre on April 21.

The British Columbian, who won four of his 10 career Junos for his 2006 album It's Time, is the second crooner ever to host the annual music-awards gala. Paul Anka, something of a mentor to Bublé, hosted the ceremony in 1975, the same year the semi-shaven singer was born. Last year's emcee was Star Trek icon and likeable oddball William Shatner.

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The announcement came via a 30-second promo, in which the Crazy Love singer popped in between singer Avril Lavigne and her fiancé, Nickelback front man Chad Kroeger, to start spreading the news. (In 2012, Bublé's Christmas earned him the Juno for the year's top album, besting releases by Lavigne and her betrothed's band in the process.)

Lavigne's fifth album is expected to be released this spring, while an announcement about Bublé's own new record is thought to be imminent.

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