Juno Awards 2022: Live Music and Simu Liu Safe Landing Steering Ceremony |  CBC News

Juno Awards 2022: Live Music and Simu Liu Safe Landing Steering Ceremony | CBC News

The Juno 51 Awards brought music back to the public on Sunday and marked a triumphant return to the embattled party celebrating Canadian talent.

The organizers put on a tight, impressive entertainment show in Toronto right from the start, managing to not only keep everything running, but also keep it entertaining—no feat for years of production removed from its last live version.

On Sunday evening, Charlotte Cardin of Montreal was crowned Showrunner of the Year as the winner of the year, Arkells of Ontario took home the best group for the fifth time in its history in a decade, and live music is back again.

With high-energy performances by everyone from Avril Lavigne to the Arkells, it was the definitive comeback of live music at the annual event. Physically held for the past two years (after the 2020 event in Saskatoon was canceled) due to COVID-19, this year’s party was the first in-person show since 2019.

It was also the first-ever Junos Show to take place outdoors, and strategy organizers hoped to let the night pass regardless of, if any, pandemic restrictions.

Watch | Juno Awards 2022: The stars hit the red carpet:

Juno Awards 2022: The stars hit the red carpet

Singers Shawn Mendes, Avril Lavigne, and others walked the red carpet at the 2022 Juno Awards.

This plan ended up producing an incredible number of performances from some of the biggest names in Canadian music. Pop punk legend Lavigne has performed a variety of old songs from her debut album leave it As well as new songs, sing songs complicatedAnd GirlfriendAnd Sk8er boy And I am with you, 20 years after the album debuted and 19 years after her first nomination for Juno.

From there, the night switched back and forth between awards, and almost too many shows to count. This included the winner of the previous night’s alternative album of the year, Mustafa, who performed a choral-supported version of his single acoustic single. stay aliveHaviah Mighty is a mixture of her paths decent And ProtestArcade Fire performing their new song I’m Unconditional (Observatory Kid), And Tesher from Saskatchewan even managed to lock up Junos host Simu Liu for dancing alongside TikTok Smash Bring Baby.

Watch | Simu Liu opens the 2022 Juno Awards: ‘I’m Canadian’:

Simu Liu Opens 2022 Juno Awards: ‘I’m Canadian’

Host Simu Liu opened the 2022 Juno Awards with a very Canadian monologue, honoring the homecoming.

But Liu’s involvement was not too late. The shang chi The superhero has re-hosted Junos in a big way — spearheading what Junos President and CEO Alan Reed has described as one of the best shows they’ve ever had.

Leo started tonight with a sketch beside his age rest kim Co-Actor Andrew Fung, before moving on to jokes about Canadian (“It’s bubble tea, well, not Bubba, Goddammit bubble tea!”), pandemic (“Some crazy energy in Toronto — it’s like you’ve been trapped for two years straight” ) until Will Smith’s last moment at the Oscars.

After welcoming audiences to Toronto’s Budweiser Theater, Liu noted that the show was being streamed live, “So if anyone wants to go viral…now’s your chance,” he challenged sarcastically as he pecked his cheek. “Come here.”

Charlotte Cardin leads the winners at Juno

But instead of angry actors, audiences were treated as grateful musicians.

Charlotte Cardin cemented her status as the front-runner by taking home this year’s album Phoenix. After winning Album of the Year, it became Pop Album of the Year (also for Phoenix) and Artist of the Year at Saturday’s gala, Sunday’s win left the Montreal singer-songwriter with four awards — more than any artist.

Charlotte Cardin holds an award statuette during the 51st Juno Awards Ceremony in Toronto. The Montreal singer-songwriter won four johns, including album of the year. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

The Arkells previously won Group of the Year in 2021, 2019, 2015, and 2012 – all after winning the Best New Group award in 2010. Meanwhile, British Columbia’s Jessa has had a wave of popularity that started on TikTok for winning the 2022 Best Artist for this of the year (TikTok beat the other 347aidan and Tesher) while Shawn Mendes won the fan’s pick – for the fourth time doing so.

Haviah Mighty It won Best Rap Album/EP, a tribute created this year after splitting the rap recording award into two categories. After Toronto’s Charmaine got her rap solo on Saturday derailed widethe two women became the first two women to win in a category previously dominated by men.

“For those who haven’t heard of Haviah Mighty, I’m going back to the stage to show you why,” she said after winning her rap album, and shortly before she returned to perform. “This one is for the ladies in hip-hop.”

Havia Mighty performing in Junos. The Toronto rapper won Best Rap/EP Album of the Year. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

There was more to the night, though, than the main prizes.

Toronto-born Deborah Cox was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame early in the evening, a feat she described as bittersweet in a red carpet interview with CBC that required her to travel for the first time outside of Canada to find fame and recognition.

However, she said receiving that honor — and becoming the first black woman in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame — was an important step forward.

Deborah Cox was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during Junos. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

“It really inspired this moment to take off and inspire more people,” she said. “Young girls like me didn’t have the representation to get into this industry and get the same opportunity as everyone else,”

Mendes was also awarded with an award of recognition – the Junos Award for International Achievement.

Despite being a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated singer, he gave a passionate acceptance speech about learning to believe in himself.

Watch | Shawn Mendes wins International Achievement Award:

Shawn Mendes wins the International Achievement Award

Pickering, Ont.; The singer talks about “being enough” in his career.

“When I was younger, I was thinking—I really thought—really—if I could write one great song, people would love me, and then I would be enough,” he said.

“The thing that I know is true now is that I was enough before anyone knew my name. I am not here to tell you to give up on your dreams, I am just here to tell you that while you have been chasing them, don’t forget to enjoy the process. And remember that you are already enough.”

Snubs surprises

Sunday’s event saw some surprising shocks.

Along with other TikTok stars, Mother failed to win Group of the Year despite the app’s return to the spotlight, nearly 20 years after releasing her debut album.

Toronto rapper Brisa — one of the leading nominees, for four categories — failed to take home one of the two categories he was eligible for on Sunday: rap album or fan pick.

Meanwhile, global superstar Justin Bieber has been closed for the two nights. He was competing for five awards – in the exact same categories as 2021. He missed out on fan pick – a category he’s won five times in the past – and his album justice He lost to Cardan Phoenix.

2022-05-16 15:24:54

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