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

TORONTO – Charlotte Cardin’s palms 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 comfortable.”

It was a trifecta win that gave the previous mannequin and Prime 4 finalist on Quebec’s model of “The Voice” some critical clout as a rising Canadian star. Nearly all of the Junos are handed out on the so-called “opening evening” ceremony for the music trade forward of Sunday’s telecast.

Cardin has been the toast of the Junos since she emerged because the main six-time nominee, outdoing four-time nominated superstars Justin Bieber and the Weeknd, who adopted intently behind on Saturday evening with two wins.

The Toronto-born Abel Tesfaye, who was absent from the ceremony, received up to date 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 grew to become the primary girl to be nominated for recording engineer and prolong that landmark second by taking the win. She is now the one feminine recording engineer winner for the reason that class was created in 1976.

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

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

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

At 13 years outdated, Kairo McLean grew to become the youngest winner within the reggae recording of the 12 months class for his album “Straightforward Now.”

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

“It’s such a serious milestone,” McLean mentioned of the win. “I don’t understand how we’re ever going to high it.”

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

In different notable wins, a reunion of Quebec director Xavier Dolan and vocal powerhouse Adele for “Straightforward 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 visuals for “Howdy.”

Toronto rock trio Monowhales had been named breakthrough group, whereas all-female rockers the Seashores received rock album of the 12 months for “Sisters Not Twins (The Skilled Lovers Album).”

Kaytranada, the Montrealer born Louis Celestin, emerged the winner of dance recording of the 12 months for his single “Warning,” whereas Savannah Ré acquired conventional R&B/soul recording of the 12 months for “24hrs.”

Allison Russell pocketed the up to date roots album award for “Exterior Youngster,” 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 demise of a number of pals in Toronto’s Regent Park group. He’s the primary Black Muslim to win the class, a degree he raised earlier than shortly increasing the subject to the opposite historic firsts of the night.

“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 girl 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.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Might 14, 2022.


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