Charlotte Cardin, the Weeknd leads 2022 JUNO Awards Opening Night Winners

Kaytranada, Mustafa, Cœur de pirate and Allison Russell also won prizes

2022 Juno Awards Opening Night

Posted May 15, 2022

The 2022 JUNO Awards ceremony takes place tonight, but most of this year’s awards were handed out last night (May 14) during the Opening Night Awards. Over 40 awards were handed out, with big winners like The Weeknd, Charlotte Cardin, Kaytranada, Mustafa and many more.

The event took place last night at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The big winner of the evening was Charlotte Cardin, with three prizes: Pop album of the year (Phoenix), Single of the Year (“Meaningless”) and Artist of the Year. The Weeknd won two: Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year (“Take My Breath”) and Songwriter of the Year.

DJ Shub, MONOWHALES, Savannah Ré, Half Moon Run, Serena Ryder, Coeur de pirate, Allison Russell, the Beaches, WondaGurl, Colin James and more complete the list of winners. Olivia Rodrigo won International Album of the Year for SOUR.

See the full list of winners below. Additionally, Susan Aglukark received the Humanitarian Award and the late Denise Jones received the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.

Performers at the event included Roxane Bruneau, Ruby Waters, Valley, Allison Russell and Jesse Gold. It was hosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Ann Pornel.

The JUNO Awards ceremony takes place tonight at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto.

Pop Album of the Year
PhoenixCharlotte Cardin

Reggae Recording of the Year
easy nowKairo McLean

Jazz Album of the Year (Band)
World VisionAvatar

Album Work of the Year
Mykael Nelson, Nicolas Lemieux, Albert Zablit, Stories Without Words – Symphonic Harmonium by the Orchester Symphonique de Montréal under the direction of Simon Leclerc Gsi Musique

Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year
“Take My Breath”, The Weeknd

Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year presented by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada
war clubDJ Shub

Jazz Album of the Year (Solo)
Change of planWill Goodness

Classical Album of the Year (Solo Artist)
EnergyEmily D’Angelo

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Presented by Audio-Technica
WondaGurl (“Fair Trade”, “Makes A Way”)

Breakthrough Group of the Year presented by Factor, the Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Broadcasters
MONOWALE

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year
No greater loveThe colour

Classical Album of the Year (Large Ensemble)
Music theoryThe Harmony of the Seasons under the direction of Eric Milnes ft. Helen Brunet

Single of the Year presented by Live Nation
“Without Meaning”, Charlotte Cardin

Comedy Album of the Year presented by Siriusxm Canada
Grandma’s Daughter 姥姥的孩子Andrea Jin 金玉琪

Dance Recording of the Year
“Warning”, Kaytranada

Children’s Album of the Year
Fall in AfricaGarth Prince

Instrumental Album of the Year
This great distanceDavid Myles

Alternative Album of the Year presented by CBC Music
When the smoke risesMustafa

Classic composition of the year
ArrasKeiko Devaux

Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
24hSavannah Re

Rock Album of the Year presented by Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
Sisters Not Twins (The Professional Lovers Album)The beaches

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year
Current pronunciation: Caity GyorgyCaity Gyorgy

International Album of the Year
SOUROlivia Rodrigo

Global Music Album of the Year
Kalaso AfrikanaSoulmate

Adult Alternative Album of the Year presented by Sonos
Inwards and forwardshalfpipe race

Country Album of the Year
What is life?Brett Kissel

Francophone Album of the Year
Impossible to lovePirate’s heart

Traditional Roots Album of the Year
Flaming happy bannerMaria Dunn

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year
The art of falling apartSerena Ryder

Blues Album of the Year
open roadColin James

Classical Album of the Year (Small Ensemble)
Beethoven: Sonatas for violin and piano / Sonatas for violin n° 1, 2, 3 & 5Andrew Wan and Charles Richard-Hamelin

Recording Engineer of the Year
Kourkoutis Hill (“Howler”, “The Drought”)

Rap Single of the Year presented by Advance, the Canadian Black Music Industry
Collective

“BOLD”, Charmaine Warner

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year
bleed the futureArchspire

Electronic Album of the Year
Sky OasisTor

Music Video of the Year
“Easy on Me” (Adele), Xavier Dolan

Songwriter of the Year presented by the Socan
Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye (“Hurricane”, “Moth to a Flame”, “Take My Breath”)

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year
outdoor childAllison Russell

Underground Dance Single of the Year
Shadows in the Dark ft. Elliot Moss, “HNTR”

Traditional Aboriginal Artist or Group of the Year
fawn wood

Artist of the Year presented by Siriusxm Canada
Charlotte Cardin

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