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Charlotte Cardin wins three Junos in pre-telecast as historical past made in different classes

Charlotte Cardin wins three Junos in pre-telecast as historical past made in different classes

Charlotte Cardin‘s arms had been full on the Juno Awards pre-telecast ceremony on Saturday as she picked up a number one three trophies.

The breakout Montreal pop singer-songwriter was named artist of the 12 months, whereas her chart-topping debut “Phoenix” acquired pop album of the 12 months, and its observe “Meaningless” was chosen as single of the 12 months.

“I’m freaking out,” she mentioned backstage after she tallied up her Junos. “I’m very glad.”


Charlotte Cardin poses for {a photograph} on the media wall after profitable in three completely different classes in the course of the opening night time of the 2022 Juno Awards on the Metro Conference Centre in Toronto, on Saturday, Might 14, 2022.



Charlotte Cardin poses for {a photograph} on the purple carpet in the course of the Juno Awards opening night time, on the Metro Conference Centre in Toronto, on Saturday, Might 14, 2022.


It was a triple win that gave the previous mannequin and High 4 finalist on  Quebec’s model of “The Voice” some critical clout as a rising Canadian star.

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Nearly all of the Junos are handed out on the invitation-only “opening night time” ceremony for the music trade forward of Sunday’s telecast. It’s the primary in-person Junos soiree because the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cardin has been the toast of the Junos since she emerged because the main six-time nominee, outdoing this 12 months’s five-time nominated superstars Justin Bieber and the Weeknd, who adopted carefully behind on Saturday night time with two wins.

READ MORE: Montreal’s Charlotte Cardin on her ‘deeply private’ pop album

The Toronto-born Abel Tesfaye was absent from the ceremony however received modern R&B recording for his single “Take My Breath” and songwriter of the 12 months for his co-writing efforts on three latest songs, together with one with Kanye West and one other with DJ supergroup Swedish Home Mafia.

Historical past was made in a number of different classes as Hill Kourkoutis turned the primary lady to be nominated for recording engineer and lengthen that landmark second by taking the win. She is now the one feminine recording engineer winner because the class was created in 1976.

Grownup modern album winner Serena Ryder caught across the press room to warmly embrace “finest buddy” Kourkoutis shortly after her groundbreaking win, telling her: “I’m so happy with you.”

Kourkoutis mentioned she hopes her Junos second is one other step towards getting extra girls into music manufacturing careers.

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“I do consider that we’re in an immense interval of transition proper now,” she mentioned.

“Within the final 5 years, the dialog has grown round this difficulty and I’m seeing so many younger people — and even artists which were established for some time — coming into the manufacturing occupation.”

READ MORE: 2022 Juno Award nominations: Montreal’s Charlotte Cardin leads with 6 nods

At 13 years previous, Kairo McLean turned the youngest winner within the reggae recording of the 12 months class for his album “Simple Now.”

Wearing a vibrant purple tuxedo his mom purchased for him, {the teenager} flashed many smiles as he credited generations of reggae artists, from Bob Marley to Jamaican-Canadian Exco Levi, for uplifting him to make music.

“It’s such a significant milestone,” McLean mentioned of the win. “I don’t know the way we’re ever going to prime it.”

And within the producer of the 12 months class, Ebony Oshunrinde took residence her second award in as a few years after turning into the primary Black lady to win that prize in 2021. Oshunrinde — who calls herself WondaGurl — received for work on Drake’s “Truthful Commerce (feat. Travis Scott)” and Los Angeles artist Faze Kaysan’s “Made a Approach (feat. Lil Durk and Future).”

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In different notable wins, a heartbreak reunion of Quebec director Xavier Dolan and vocal powerhouse Adele for “Simple on Me” acquired music video of the 12 months. The pair beforehand received a Juno in 2016 for his or her first collaboration on the black-and-white visuals for “Good day.”

Dolan was absent from the ceremony as had been a number of of the opposite winners, together with Charmaine whose “Daring” was chosen as rap single of the 12 months and Kaytranada, the Montrealer born Louis Celestin, who emerged the winner of dance recording of the 12 months for his single “Warning.”

Rock album of the 12 months winners the Seashores couldn’t settle for their award for “Sisters Not Twins (The Skilled Lovers Album)” as a result of they had been acting at a present in Guelph, Ont.

Different winners included Toronto rock trio Monowhales who had been named breakthrough group, and Savannah Re, whose “24hrs” acquired conventional R&B/soul recording of the 12 months.

Allison Russell pocketed the modern roots album award for “Exterior Little one,” a mirrored image on her abusive upbringing in Montreal, whereas Brett Kissel received nation album for “What’s Life?”

The newly created underground dance single of the 12 months prize went to HNTR, pronounced “hunter,” for his track “Shadows within the Darkish,” that includes Elliot Moss.

And Toronto poet Mustafa Ahmed picked up different album of the 12 months for “When Smoke Rises,” impressed partly by life and the loss of life of a number of pals in Toronto’s Regent Park group. He’s the primary Black Muslim to win the class, some extent he raised earlier than shortly increasing the subject to the opposite historic firsts of the night.

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“I believe that being the primary of something ought to now be critiqued greater than celebrated,” he mentioned to viewers applause.

One other first will happen on Sunday’s Juno Awards broadcast when Deborah Cox turns into the one Black lady to be inducted into the Canadian Music Corridor of Fame since its inception in 1978 and the second Black musician, after Oscar Peterson within the inaugural 12 months.

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

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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