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Toronto native Drake (a.k.a. Aubrey Graham) is coming home to the CTV network to host the 2011 JUNO Awards, Etalk revealed last night. The announcement from CTV and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) was made just hours before drake was nominated for four 2011 Grammy Awards (Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group). This year's 2011 Awards Ceremony will also be a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the JUNO Awards.
Melanie Berry, President and CEO of CARAS and The JUNO awards, says "Drake has made monumental strides on the national and international music scene in the past year and exemplifies the next generation of Canadian artists. We're thrilled to have him host the 2011 JUNO Awards in his hometown of Toronto."