51st Annual JUNOS 2022 MAY 14 OPENING NIGHT INDUSTRY GALA AND AWARDS celebrations!!!
1400 musicians, producers, singers, songwriters, industry and fans gathered together for the JUNO Awards 2022 Opening Night Gala and Awards on May 14th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
105 First-time Nominees and 46 categories THE FIRST TIME EVER THIS AMOUNT
24 1st time recipients took home the golden statuette. The list includes Allison Russell (Contemporary Roots Album of the Year), Afrikana Soul Sister (Global Music Album of the Year), Andrea Jin 金玉琪 (Comedy Album of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada), Archspire (Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year), Avataar (Jazz Album of the Year – Group), Caity Gyorgy (Vocal Jazz Album of the Year), Charmaine (Rap Single of the Year Presented by ADVANCE, Canada’s Black Music Business Collective), DJ Shub (Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year Presented by Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada), Emily D’Angelo (Classical Album of the Year – Solo Artist), Fawn Wood (Traditional Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year), Garth Prince (Children’s Album of the Year), Hill Kourkoutis (Recording Engineer of the Year), HNTR (Underground Dance Single of the Year), Kairo McLean (Reggae Recording of the Year), MONOWHALES (Breakthrough Group of the Year Presented by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters), Maria Dunn (Traditional Roots Album of the Year), Mustafa (Alternative Album of the Year Presented by CBC Music), Olivia Rodrigo (International Album of the Year), TOR (Electronic Album of the Year) and Will Bonness (Jazz Album of the Year – Solo).
1st female ever in her category nominated for Recording Engineer of the year for Hill Kourkatos.
74 percent of all nominations went to Canadian Independent Artists in 2022.
4 was the age of the youngest nominee this year and the youngest nominee in the history of the JUNOS for ROMEO EATS (Walk Off The Earth’s Sarah Blackwood and Gianni (Luminati) Nicassio’s son).
41 Awards were presented plus 3 Special Awards, 1. Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, 2. The Humanitarian Award, and 3. MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award (MIMAA).
2022 is the year that Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe got to share the debut of 3 new award categories: Underground Dance Single of the Year, Rap split into 2 categories for Rap Recording Single of the Year and Rap Recording Album/EP of the Year, and also, the Indigenous Artist or Group split into 2 categories for Contemporary Indigenous Artist/Group and Traditional Indigenous Artist/Group of the Year. #JUNOS
Montreal’s pop-electro sensation, Charlotte Cardin took the lead this year with three awards: Single of the Year Presented by Live Nation Canada, Artist of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada and Pop Album of the Year. Chart-topping singer-songwriter The Weeknd followed with two awards for Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year and Songwriter of the Year Presented by SOCAN. Both Charlotte Cardin and The Weeknd are nominated for this year’s TikTok JUNO Fan Choice Award, which will be presented at the 51st Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast.
Five eclectic performances scored the evening: 2022 Francophone Album of the Year nominee Roxane Bruneau; Alternative Album of the Year Presented by CBC Music nominee Ruby Waters; 2021/2022 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class short list artist, Jesse Gold; two-time JUNO Award nominees VALLEY and 2022 JUNO Award winner Allison Russell (Contemporary Roots Album of the Year), who moved audiences with her In Memoriam tribute.
ANOTHER 1ST, Sunday, May 15th 2022 will make history as the 1st ever outdoor awards for JUNOs held at the Budweiser Stage (Ontario Place) and Deborah Cox will become the 1st Black woman to be inducted into the Juno Canadian Music Hall of Fame since its inception in 1978 and the 2nd Black musician after Oscar Peterson in the inaugural year. Kairo McLean became the youngest winner in the Reggae Recording of the Year category for his album Easy Now at just 13 years old.
TUNE IN for the Pre Show with CBC’s Tom Power at 5pm today and Red Carpet to follow then the 51st Annual Juno 2022 Awards televised and live-streamed across Canada on all CBC Platforms at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC Gem, CBC Listen, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos, and CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages.
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Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:
CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters
Premier Sponsor: TD Bank Group
Lead Sponsors: SiriusXM Canada, TikTok and Sonos
Funding Partners: The Province of Ontario, The City of Toronto and Radio Starmaker Fund
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and promote higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity, MusiCounts, programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In 2021 The JUNO Awards celebrated its 50th Anniversary, with a national celebration of Canadian music. For more information on the JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.
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