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

Charlotte Cardin at the 2018 edition of the Gala Artis in Montreal, Que. on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Mario Beauregard/The Canadian Press

Charlotte Cardin leads this year’s Juno Award nominees.

The Montreal pop singer-songwriter picked up six nods, coming in ahead of superstars Justin Bieber and the Weeknd who each nabbed five.

Cardin is in the running in several key categories including artist of the year and album of the year for her full-length debut Phoenix. Her track Meaningless is nominated for single of the year.

The singer has been on a steady rise since landing in the Top 4 of La Voix, the Québécois version of singing competition The Voice in 2013.

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Other big contenders this year include Shawn Mendes with four nominations. He’s in line with the total held by Vancouver pop newcomer Jessia, known for her body-positive hit I’m Not Pretty, and Pressa, one of the rising stars of the Toronto rap scene.

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The Juno bash is set to be held in-person for the first time in three years at Toronto’s open-air Budweiser Stage on May 15.

The outdoor event will be hosted by Shang-Chi and Kim’s Convenience star Simu Liu and broadcast on CBC.

Performers on the broadcast will include Cardin, Arkells, Avril Lavigne and Mustafa, organizers said Tuesday.

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Nominees for single of the year also include Brett Kissel for Make a Life, Not a Living, Jessia for I’m Not Pretty, Justin Bieber and Daniel Caesar for Peaches (feat. Giveon), and the Weeknd for Take My Breath.

Joining Cardin in the album of the year category are JP Saxe’s Dangerous Levels of Introspection, Justin Bieber’s “Justice,” Shawn Mendes’ Wonder and Tate McRae’s Too Young to Be Sad.

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Juno organizers introduced several new categories this year in an effort to recognize a wider array of musicians. Rap recording was split into two new categories — rap album/EP of the year and rap single of the year.

Indigenous artist or group of the year is now two awards — one honouring contemporary Indigenous artists and another for traditional artists.

And a new award for underground dance single will celebrate less mainstream sounds often heard on club dance floors.

Full list of nominees in key categories

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

  • Charlotte Cardin
  • JP Saxe
  • Justin Bieber
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd

GROUP OF THE YEAR:

  • Arkells
  • Loud Luxury
  • Mother Mother
  • The Reklaws
  • Valley

SINGLE OF THE YEAR:

  • Make a Life, Not a Living, Brett Kissel
  • Meaningless, Charlotte Cardin
  • I’m not Pretty, JESSIA
  • Peaches, ft. Giveon, Justin Bieber and Daniel Caesar
  • Take My Breath, the Weeknd

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

  • Phoenix, Charlotte Cardin
  • Dangerous Levels of Introspection, JP Saxe
  • Justice, Justin Bieber
  • Wonder, Shawn Mendes
  • Too Young To Be Sad, Tate McRae

RAP ALBUM/EP OF THE YEAR:

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  • See You Next Wednesday, Belly
  • Stock Exchange, Haviah Mighty
  • Emergency Tsunami, Nav
  • The Extravagant Collection, NorthSideBenji
  • Gardner Express (Deluxe), Pressa

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

  • 347aidan
  • Faouzia
  • JESSIA
  • Pressa
  • Tesher

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR:

  • Black Pistol Fire
  • cleopatrick
  • Monowhales
  • Ocie Elliott
  • Spiritbox

CONTEMPORARY R&B RECORDING OF THE YEAR:

  • Tabula Rasa, a l l i e
  • Vibe for Me (Bob for Me), Aqyila
  • Gifted, Kallitechnis
  • Supernovas, k-os
  • Take My Breath, the Weeknd

TIKTOK JUNO FAN CHOICE:

  • 347aidan
  • bbno$
  • Charlotte Cardin
  • Forest Blakk
  • JESSIA
  • Justin Bieber
  • Loud Luxury
  • Pressa
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd

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