JUNO Sole: Celebrating 40 Years of the JUNO Awards

November 2010 - November 2011

The Bata Shoe Museum, in partnership with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), is celebrating 40 years of the JUNO Awards with the exhibition of JUNO Sole: Celebrating 40 Years of the JUNO Awards.

Representing the past four incredible decades of Canadian music, the exhibit features over 40 pairs of memorable shoes worn by past and present JUNO Award nominees, winners and Canadian musical icons.  Vivid photographs and electrifying film footage capturing the excitement of the JUNO Awards welcomes visitors as they get ‘up-close and personal’ with some of their favourite musical artists in the Museum’s newly transformed and intimate Star Turns gallery.

There is a profound connection between music and fashion; one influences the other - both serve as expressions of individuality.  For an artist, their image is a direct reflection of their musical style; and that unique style often starts with a great pair of shoes.  Whether worn during a live performance, in a music video, on their wedding day or at the JUNO Awards broadcast, learning more about a particular artist’s choice of footwear also offers an intimate ‘peek’ into their celebrity lifestyle. 

Paul Anka
These shoes were worn by Paul Anka, Canada’s first heartthrob teen idol. Anka’s biggest hits include “Diana” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder”. He has been nominated 12 times and won a JUNO Award in 1975, the year he hosted the broadcast.
Image © 2010 Bata Shoe Museum

Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer and photographer. He is the best-selling Canadian male recording artist of all time, he has been nominated 56 times, and has won 18 JUNO Awards. In 2006 Adams was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and was presented with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award in 2010. Adams is a member of the Order of Canada.
Image © 2010 Bata Shoe Museum

Shania Twain
Shania Twain has been nominated 29 times and has won 12 JUNO Awards over her career as Canada’s reigning female country music performer. These high-top sneakers were worn by Shania during several performances and are on loan to this exhibition from the Shania Twain Center in Timmins, Ontario.
Image © 2010 Bata Shoe Museum

Nelly Furtado
These slick black patent leather boots were worn by Nelly Furtado for her performance at the 2007 JUNO Awards, for which she was also the host. Furtado rose to international stardom in 2000 with her hit “I’m Like a Bird”. Her career has been full of huge musical hits that have given her 19 JUNO Award nominations and 10 wins.
Image © 2010 Bata Shoe Museum

These New Balance running shoes were worn by actor, rapper and singer Drake whose career began on the hit TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation. Drake is an international superstar performing with some of hip hop’s biggest names. He has been nominated for 4 JUNO Awards and has won twice.
Image © 2010 Bata Shoe Museum

Please join us between November 10th, 2010 and November 30th, 2011 to see this exciting lineup. Other Canadian artists featured in this exhibit include Alan Frew, Anne Murray, Avril Lavigne, Ben Heppner, Bif Naked, Bryan Adams, Carole Pope, Chantal Kreviazuk, Dan Hill, Diana Krall, Drake, Emily Haines, Fred Penner, Geddy Lee, Glenn Gould, Hawksley Workman, Jann Arden, Jim Cuddy, Johnny Reid, Jully Black, Kim Mitchell, K-OS, K’Naan, Kreesha Turner, LIGHTS, Measha Brueggergosman, Michael Bublé, Murray McLauchlan, Nelly Furtado, Nikki Yanofsky, Oscar Peterson, Paul Anka, Sam Roberts, Sarah Harmer, Sarah McLachlan, Sarah Slean, Serena Ryder, Shania Twain, Suzie McNeil, Sylvia Tyson, Tom Cochrane, as well as bands Barenaked Ladies, Billy Talent, Nickelback, Our Lady Peace and Stereos.

For more information on the 2011 JUNO Awards visit their website www.junoawards.ca

For more information, interviews or visuals, please contact:

Rosmarie Gadzovski
Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Bata Shoe Museum
416.979.7799 x225
[email protected]

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