Montreal-based pop singer Charlotte Cardin is already having an incredible JUNOs, having taken home three major awards during the opening night of what's annually the biggest weekend in Canadian music.
The 27-year-old picked up the awards for Pop Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Artist of the Year during the opening night of the 2022 Juno Awards on May 14.
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The Weeknd continued his incredible JUNOs success by winning two more awards on opening night, picking up Songwriter of the Year and Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year. He's now won a whopping 17 JUNOs throughout his career.
The emotional evening also saw a number of special awards handed out to some of Canada's most revered musicians. Inuit singer/songwriter Susan Aglukark received the Humanitarian Award for her work with her Arctic Rose Foundation, which works to improve the lives of Indigenous children and young people throughout Nunavut.
Susan was also named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005 in recognition for her work on Indigenous issues and reconciliation. Photo: © CARAS/iPhoto
Dallas Green, known for his work with City & Colour and Alexisonfire, received the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award for his work fundraising for music education across Canada.
Dallas Green started taking piano lessons when he was eight, and says music education is important for children and youth across Canada. Photo: © CARAS/iPhoto
Denise Jones, who worked tirelessly to boost and support Afro-Caribbean culture in Canada throughout her life and passed away in 2020, was honoured posthumously with the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, accepted by her sons Jesse and Jerimi.
Here are the Opening Night 2022 JUNO winners relevant for HELLO! Canada readers. The full list of winners can be found on the official JUNOs website.
More awards will be handed out during the broadcast on May 15.
Pop Album of the Year
Charlotte Cardin – Phoenix
Charlotte couldn't believe it when she won her third award of the night! Photo: © CARAS/iPhoto
Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year
The Weeknd – "Take My Breath"
Breakthrough Group of the Year
Single of the Year
Charlotte Cardin – "Meaningless"
Dance Recording of the Year
Kaytranada – "Caution"
Mustafa's When Smoke Rises is based on his experiences in Toronto's Regent Park community and he says it was influenced by songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. Photo: © CARAS/iPhoto
Alternative Album of the Year
Mustafa – When Smoke Rises
Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
Savannah Ré – "24hrs"
Savannah Ré has won both Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year JUNO Awards that have been handed out to date. Photo: © CARAS/iPhoto
Rock Album of the Year
The Beaches – Sisters Not Twins (The Professional Lovers Album)
International Album of the Year
Olivia Rodrigo – SOUR
Adult Alternative Album of the Year
Half Moon Run – Inwards & Onwards
Brett recorded some of the songs on What is Life? on his farm in Alberta. Photo: © CARAS/iPhoto
Country Album of the Year
Brett Kissel – What is Life?
Francophone Album of the Year
Coeur de Pirate – Impossible à aimer
Adult Contemporary Album of the Year
Serena Ryder – The Art of Falling Apart
Serena Ryder has garnered extensive critical praise for singing about her mental wellness on The Art of Falling Apart. Photo: © CARAS/iPhoto
Rap Single of the Year
Charmaine – "Bold"
Music Video of the Year
Adele – "Easy on Me" (Directed by Xavier Dolan)
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Songwriter of the Year
Artist of the Year
Reggae Recording of the Year
Kairo McLean – Easy Now