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Serena Ryder, Johnny Reid, Classified to co-host Juno Awards

Johnny Reid performs prior to the start of the game at the 100th Grey Cup game played in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2012 between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders.

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Classified, Johnny Reid and Serena Ryder were revealed early Tuesday as co-hosts of the Juno Awards, to be presented March 30 in Winnipeg.

Classified, a platinum-selling hip hop artist, was a 2013 Juno Award winner. Reid is a platinum-selling three-time Juno-winning artist and Ryder is a multi-platinum-selling four-time Juno Award winner.

It was also announced that Classified and Serena Ryder would perform together to open the two-hour award show at the MTS Centre.

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The nominees for the annual music awards were announced in early February.

Montreal's Arcade Fire, whose expansive fourth album "Reflektor" topped charts upon its October release, led the way with six nominations.

Michael Buble – an 11-time winner and last year's host – earned five nominations including album, single and artist of the year. Five nods also went to Ryder, a four-time winner.

The Quin twins, of Calgary-reared outfit Tegan and Sara, scooped up four nominations for their slick clever pop reinvention "Heartthrob."

Other four-time nominees include Celine Dion (a 20-time winner), Hedley (now 25-time nominees) and Drake, now a 20-time nominee.

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida will receive the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, while classic rock outfit Bachman-Turner Overdrive will be ushered into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

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