Charlotte Cardin leads with six Juno nominations



Charlotte Cardin says she’ll be popping champagne in France to celebrate her upset at the top of six Juno nominations this year.

The Montreal pop singer has edged out some of Canada’s biggest superstars, including five-time nominees Justin Bieber and The Weeknd, to become the star contender at the upcoming local music celebration in May.


Charlotte Cardin has won six Moninations. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press Files)

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Charlotte Cardin has won six Moninations. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press Files)

Cardin is up for several key categories, including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for his debut feature. Phoenix. His trail Without meaning is nominated for single of the year.

“I’m getting messages from all my family – everyone is freaking out,” the 27-year-old said on a video call from Paris where she lives part-time on Tuesday.

“I waited all day to find out what the nominations were. I bought some champagne. And I’ll drink it after that.”

Rounding out Cardin’s other nominations are Pop Album of the Year, Music Video of the Year and TikTok Juno Fan Choice, an award voted for by viewers via the social media platform.

The singer has been on a steady rise since arriving in the Top 4 of The voicethe Quebec version of the singing competition The voice in 2013.

“It’s like an extra, extra sauce and happiness on top of releasing an album that we were very proud of at the start,” she added.

Single of the Year nominees also include Brett Kissel for Earn a life, not a lifeJESSIA for I am not prettyBieber and Daniel Caesar for Peaches (with Giveon), and the Weeknd for Take my breath.

Joining Cardin in the album of the year category are JP Saxe Dangerous levels of introspectionBieber’s JusticeShawn Mendes Wonder and Tate McRae Too young to be sad.

Other top contenders this year include Mendes with four nominations. It is in line with the total held by Pressa, one of the rising stars of the Toronto rap scene, and Vancouver pop newcomer JESSIA, known for her body-positive hit I am not pretty.

“I’m so incredibly proud to be able to stand up for self love and love your body and just being the real human being and talking about weird stuff,” she shared of the TikTok hit, which also tagged a fan-choice nomination.

“I’m so grateful to everyone and all the fans, and I’m so excited for the world to open up, so I can give them big hugs.”

The Juno bash will be held in person for the first time in three years at Toronto’s outdoor Budweiser Stage on May 15. The outdoor event will be organized by Shang Chi and Kim’s Convenience starring Simu Liu and broadcast on CBC.

Performers will include Cardin, Arkells, Avril Lavigne and Mustafa, organizers announced on Tuesday.

This year’s Juno nominees

The nominees for this year’s Juno Awards were announced on Tuesday. An overview of the contenders in the key categories:

ARTIST OF YEAR:

Charlotte Cardin
JP Saxony
justin bieber
Shawn Mendes
The weekend

GROUP OF YEAR:

Arkell
Loud luxury
mother mother
The Reklaws
Valley

SINGLE OF YEAR:

“Gain a life, not a life”, Brett Kissel
“Without Meaning”, Charlotte Cardin
“I’m not pretty”, JESSIA
“Peaches” with Giveon, Justin Bieber and Daniel Caesar
“Take My Breath”, The Weekend

ALBUM OF YEAR:

“Phoenix”, Charlotte Cardin
“Dangerous levels of introspection”, JP Saxe
“Justice”, Justin Bieber
“Wonder”, Shawn Mendes
“Too young to be sad”, Tate McRae

The nominees for this year’s Juno Awards were announced on Tuesday. An overview of the contenders in the key categories:

ARTIST OF YEAR:

Charlotte Cardin
JP Saxony
justin bieber
Shawn Mendes
The weekend

GROUP OF YEAR:

Arkell
Loud luxury
mother mother
The Reklaws
Valley

SINGLE OF YEAR:

“Gain a life, not a life”, Brett Kissel
“Without Meaning”, Charlotte Cardin
“I’m not pretty”, JESSIA
“Peaches” with Giveon, Justin Bieber and Daniel Caesar
“Take My Breath”, The Weekend

ALBUM OF YEAR:

“Phoenix”, Charlotte Cardin
“Dangerous levels of introspection”, JP Saxe
“Justice”, Justin Bieber
“Wonder”, Shawn Mendes
“Too young to be sad”, Tate McRae

RAP/EP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (new category):

“See You Next Wednesday”, Belly
“Stock Market”, Haviah Mighty
“Emergency Tsunami”, Nav
“The Extravagant Collection”, NorthSideBenji
“Gardner Express” (deluxe), Pressa

RAP SINGLE OF THE YEAR (new category):

“What I like”, anders and FRVRFRIDAY
“Edamame” feat. Rich Brian, bbno$
“Bold”, Charmaine
“30,000” feat. NorthSideBenji & Dj Charlie B
“Attachments” feat. Taliban Glizzy, Pressa

REVOLUTIONARY ARTIST OF YEAR:

347aidan
faouzia
JESSIA
pressed
Tescher

BREAK GROUP OF YEAR:

black gun shooting
Cleopatric
Monowhales
Ocie Elliott
spirit box

CONTEMPORARY R&B RECORDING OF THE YEAR:

“Tabula Rasa”, ally
“Vibe for me (Bob for me)”, Aqyila
“Gifted”, Kallitechnis
“Supernovas”, k-os
“Take My Breath”, The Weekend

TIKTOK JUNO FAN CHOICE:

347aidan
bbno$
Charlotte Cardin
Black Forest
JESSIA
justin bieber
Loud luxury
pressed
Shawn Mendes
The weekend

CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR (new category):

“When Magic Strikes”, Adrian Sutherland
“War Club”, DJ Shub
“Wild Whisper”, Jayli Wolf
“Shawnee Kish”, Shawnee Kish
“Life After”, Snotty Nose Ground Kids

TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR (new category):

“Kakike”, Tawny wood
“Singing is healing”, Joel Wood
“Manitou Mkwa Singers II”, Manitou Mkwa Singers
“Nang Giizhigoong”, NIMKII & THE NINIIS
“Angel Eagle – Cree Round Dance Songs”, Young Spirit

UNDERGROUND DANCE SINGLE OF THE YEAR (new category):

“Waves”, feat. Grace Tither, BLONDE: ISH
“Hood S**t”, feat. MC Flipside, Carlo Lio
“Shadows in the dark”, feat. Elliot Moss, HNTR
“All I Need (DJ-Kicks)”, Jayda G
“Sobriety”, Korea Town Acid

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on March 1, 2022.

Several other changes are being introduced this year in an effort to recognize a wider range of musicians. The rap category has been split into two new categories – Rap Album/EP of the Year and Rap Single of the Year – while Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year now has two awards, one honoring contemporary Aboriginal artists and the other traditional artists.

A new award for underground dance single celebrates the less traditional sounds often heard on club dance floors.

Among other highlights, veteran Vancouver rock band Mother Mother scored their fifth career Juno nomination, helped by their surprising explosion of popularity on TikTok. This year, they won the Group of the Year nomination.

“In light of this new wave of energy born out of TikTok, it’s that reaction multiplied by 1,000,” guitarist and vocalist Ryan Guldemond said of the latest recognition.

“We can’t believe we’re still here and everything is going so well. So the nomination is an incredible icing on the cake.”

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on March 1, 2022.


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