Charlotte Cardin, the Weeknd Lead 2022 Juno Awards Nominations

The show will feature performances from Arkells, Avril Lavigne and Mustafa

BY Alex HudsonPublished Mar 1, 2022

The Juno Awards are back to celebrate the best Canadian music of the past year. With this year's ceremony coming up on May 15 in Toronto, ON, this year's nominees have now been announced.

UPDATE (3/3, 11:15 p.m. ET): Tickets for the awards show at Toronto's Budweiser stage on May 15 can be found here. The presale has already begun. The awards show will be hosted by actor Simu Liu, and will feature performances from ArkellsAvril Lavigne, Charlotte Cardin and Mustafa.

Leading the pack is Exclaim! cover star Charlotte Cardin with six nominations. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd are close behind with five nominations each, while JESSIA, Pressa and Shawn Mendes each have four.

Juno Week will be taking place in the days leading up to the in-person ceremony, from May 9 to 15. 

Below, see the nominees in select leading categories. The full list of nominees is here.

TikTok Juno Fan Choice

Charlotte Cardin
Forest Blakk
Justin Bieber
Loud Luxury
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Single of the Year

"Make a Life, Not a Living," Brett Kissel
"Meaningless," Charlotte Cardin
"I'm Not Pretty," JESSIA
"Peaches," Justin Bieber and Daniel Caesar feat. GIVĒON 
"Take My Breath," The Weeknd

Album of the Year
Presented by Music Canada

Phoenix, Charlotte Cardin
Dangerous Levels of Introspection, JP Saxe 
Justice, Justin Bieber
Wonder, Shawn Mendes

ARTIST of the Year
Presented by SiriusXM Canada

Charlotte Cardin
JP Saxe
Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Group of the Year 
Presented by SiriusXM Canada

Loud Luxury
Mother Mother
The Reklaws

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Presented by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters


Breakthrough Group of the Year 
Presented by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters

Black Pistol Fire
Ocie Elliott

Songwriter of the Year 

The Weeknd: "Hurricane," "Moth to a Flame," "Take My Breath"
Allison Russell: "4th Day Prayer," "Montreal," "Nightflyer"
Charlotte Day Wilson: "I Can Only Whisper," "If I Could," "Wish It Was Easy"
Mustafa: "Air Forces," "The Hearse," "What About Heaven" 
TOBi: "Off the Drugs," "Shall I Continue," "Too Hot"

Album Francophone de l'année

Impossible à aimer, Cœur de pirate
Grignotines de Luxe, FouKi
Le ciel est au plancher, Louis-Jean Cormier
Acrophobie, Roxane Bruneau
Toute beauté n'est pas perdue, Vincent Vallières

Rap Album/EP of the Year

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

Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year 
Presented by Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

When the Magic Hits, Adrian Sutherland
War Club, DJ Shub
Wild Whisper, Jayli Wolf
Shawnee, Kish
Life After Snotty Nose, Rez Kids

Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year 

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

Alternative Album of the Year 
Presented by Long & McQuade Musical Instruments

Hope for Sale, Chiiild
Death of an Optimist, grandson
When Smoke Rises, Mustafa
If It Comes Down to It, Ruby Waters
The Fool, SATE

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year 
Presented by Audio-Technica

Charlotte Day Wilson: "I Can Only Whisper," "If I Could," "On My Mind," "Tango"
Kaytranada: "Caution," "Teen Scene"
WondaGurl: "Fair Trade," "Made a Way,"
YogiTheProducer: "24hrs," "Solid"

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