The 2022 Juno Awards will kick off its live broadcast from the Toronto, Ontario on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on CBC. The 2022 Watch Juno Awards are this Sunday May 15 live from Budweiser Stage in downtown Toronto.s, where Simu Liu, star of the box-office smash Shang-Chi the host and executive producer.
The 2022 JUNO Awards are here and this year’s ceremony promises to be a star-studded show taking place live from Toronto, Canada. Hosted by Shang-Chi star Simu Liu, the annual music awards show will feature performances from Avril Lavigne and Arcade Fire in addition to a special appearance from Shawn Mendes.
The Weeknd and Charlotte Cardin each won multiple awards at the 2022 Juno Awards’ ‘Opening Night Awards’ ceremony, which was held at Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto on Saturday (May 14). More than 40 awards were presented at the event, which is similar to the Grammys’ Premiere Ceremony, at which the bulk of their awards are presented. The tally included 24 first-time winners.
To win artist of the year, Cardin beat three of the world’s biggest pop stars — Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd — as well as rising star J.P. Saxe. Cardin is the first female artist to win artist of the year since Serena Ryder eight years ago. She’s the first female solo artist to win single of the year for a solo recording (not a collab) since Carly Rae Jepsen won nine years ago for the global smash “Call Me Maybe.”
Cardin led this year’s Juno nominations with six nods (one more than The Weeknd and Bieber, who had five each). The Montreal-born singer-songwriter sings pop, electro and jazz. Cardin, 27, was nominated for Juno Awards in 2018 for breakthrough artist of the year and songwriter of the year.
The JUNO Awards recognize Canada’s best and brightest recording artists across a number of categories. Similar to the Grammy Awards, the JUNOs honor “Album of the Year” and “Single of the Year” (the equivalent of the Grammy’s “Record of the Year”).
Unlike the Grammys, there is also a top JUNO award for “Artist of the Year,” along with a fan-voted “Fan Choice” award.
Launched in 1970 as the “Gold Leaf Awards,” the JUNOs were later renamed to honor Pierre Juneau, the first chairperson of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
The 2022 JUNO Awards air tomorrow, Sunday May 15 live from Toronto, Ontario. The show will be broadcasting outdoors for the first time, at the Budweiser Stage in downtown Toronto.
For its first in-person ceremony in three years, the annual Juno Awards has tapped some serious star power. Marvel actor and Kim’s Convenience star Simu Liu will host this year’s ceremony in Toronto, with performers including Arcade Fire, Avril Lavigne, Mustafa and Arkells set to perform. Ahead of the ceremony, here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Junos, including when to tune in, who’s up for the most awards, and a few quick fun, fast facts about the history of Canada’s biggest night in music.
JUNO Awards 2022 Nominees, Performers List
Quebecois singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin leads the pack with six JUNO nominations this year, while The Weeknd and Justin Bieber follow with five. Shawn Mendes is also slated to appear at the JUNOs to receive a special International Achievement Award, while R&B star Deborah Cox will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
Marvel star Simu Liu is hosting the JUNOs for the first time. He’ll be joined on stage by 11 performers, including Arcade Fire, Avril Lavigne, Arkells and Cardin.
Other JUNO performers include West Coast rapper bbno$, Lauren Spencer-Smith (who will perform her hit single “Fingers Crossed”), first-time JUNO Nominee Tesher (performing his international hit “Jalebi Baby”) and DJ Shub, who’s been dubbed the “Godfather of PowWowStep” and is a nominee for Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group Of The Year.
Deborah Cox will also take the stage to perform a medley of her biggest hits, before she is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
And the 2022 JUNO Awards will see a special appearance by hometown hero Mendes, who will receive the International Achievement Award. The award is handed out by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to artists who have been a global impact in the music industry. Worth noting: only eight artists have received that honor in the JUNO’s history, with Mendes joining some of the biggest Canadian artists like Shania Twain, Drake and Celine Dion.