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Charlotte Cardin Wins Three Junos In Pre-telecast As History Made In Other Categories


Charlotte Cardin wins three pre-broadcast Junos as history is made in other categories

Charlotte Cardin’s fingers had been full at the Juno Awards pre-release ceremony on Saturday as she scooped three number one trophies.


The Montreal pop singer-songwriter was named Artist of the Year, while her chart-topping debut album ‘Phoenix’ won Pop Album of the Year, and her track ‘Meaningless’ was chosen as single of the year.

“I’m freaking out,” she said backstage after counting her Junos. “I am very fully satisfied.”


Charlotte Cardin poses for {a photo} on the media wall after succeeding in three completely different categories at the 2022 Juno Awards opening night at the Metro Conference Center in Toronto on Saturday, May 14, 2022.



Charlotte Cardin poses for {a photo} on the pink carpet at the Juno Awards Opening Night, at the Metro Conference Center in Toronto, Saturday, May 14, 2022.


It was a triple win that gave the former model and High 4 finalist for the Quebec version of “The Voice” critical weight as a rising Canadian star.

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Nearly all of the Juno Awards are given out at the music industry’s invitation-only “Opening Night” opening ceremony before Sunday’s telecast. This is the first in-person Junos Party since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Cardin has been the Junos’ toast since becoming the six-time leading contender, edging out this year’s five-time nominee superstars Justin Bieber and the Weeknd, who followed closely on Saturday night with two wins.

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Toronto-born Abel Tesfaye was absent from the ceremony, but updated the R&B recording of his single “Take My Breath” and Songwriter of the Year for his co-writing efforts on three current songs, including one with Kanye West and another with DJ supergroup Swedish Home Mafia.

History was made in several other categories as Hill Kourkoutis became the first girl to be nominated for Sound Engineer and extend that historic second place finish by claiming victory. She is now the only female sound engineer to win since the class was founded in 1976.

Adult Album winner Serena Ryder walked through the press room to give “greatest friend” Kourkoutis a warm hug shortly after her breakthrough win, telling her, “I’m so happy with you.”

Kourkoutis said she hopes her second Junos will be another step in attracting more girls into music-making careers.

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“I think we’re in a big transition period right now,” she said.

“Over the past five years, the conversation has grown around this issue and I see so many young of us – and even established artists for a while – entering the career of maker.”

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At 13, Kairo McLean became the youngest reggae recording winner in the 12 month class for his album ‘Simple Now’.

Dressed in a bright pink tuxedo his mother bought him, {the teenager} flashed many smiles as he credited generations of reggae artists, from Bob Marley to Jamaican-Canadian Exco Levi, the pushed to make music.

“It’s such a big milestone,” McLean said of the win. “I don’t understand how we’re ever going to bring it up.”

And in the 12-month class production, Ebony Oshunrinde won her second award in a few years after becoming the first black girl to win the award in 2021. Oshunrinde – who calls herself WondaGurl – won for her work on “Truthful ” by Drake. Commerce (feat. Travis Scott)” and “Made a Method (feat. Lil Durk and Future)” by Los Angeles artist Faze Kaysan.

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In other notable wins, a heartbreaking reunion of Quebec director Xavier Dolan and vocal powerhouse Adele for “Simple on Me” acquired the music video of the year. The couple previously won a Juno in 2016 for their first collaboration on the black-and-white visuals of “Howdy.”

Dolan was absent from the ceremony, as were several of the other winners, including Charmaine whose “Daring” was chosen as Rap Single of the Year and Kaytranada, Montreal-born Louis Celestin, who emerged as the recording winner. of the 12 months for his single “Warning”.

Rock Album of the Year winners The Seashores couldn’t settle for their award for “Sisters Not Twins (The Skilled Lovers Album)” because they performed at a show in Guelph, Ontario .

Other winners included Toronto rock trio Monowhales, who were named Breakthrough Band, and Savannah Re, whose “24hrs” acquired traditional R&B/soul recording of the year.

Allison Russell bagged the latest roots album award for “Outdoors Baby,” a reflection of her abusive upbringing in Montreal, while Brett Kissel took home the national album award for “What’s Life?” »

The newly minted Underground Dance Single of the Year award went to HNTR, pronounced “hunter,” for their music “Shadows in the Darkish,” which features Elliot Moss.

And Toronto poet Mustafa Ahmed picked up another album of the year for “When Smoke Rises,” impressed in part by the lives and demises of several friends from Toronto’s Regent Park band. He is the first black Muslim to win the class, a degree he raised before taking the subject to the evening’s other historic premieres.

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“I think being the first of something should now be criticized more than celebrated,” he said to cheers from viewers.

Another first will occur during Sunday’s Juno Awards broadcast when Deborah Cox becomes the only black girl to be inducted into the Canadian Music Corridor of Fame since its inception in 1978 and the second black musician, after Oscar Peterson in the first 12. month.

The Junos air Sunday on the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, hosted by “Shang-Chi” star Simu Liu.

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