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Charlotte Cardin expresses shock as she wins two early awards at Junos pre-telecast

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TORONTO — Pop singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin is leading the early winners as the pre-telecast Juno Awards get underway in Toronto.

The Montreal musician grabbed two awards at the industry ceremony: pop album of the year for her chart-topping “Phoenix” and single of the year for the pulsing burner “Meaningless.”

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The singer accepted her second award with wide eyes and a moment of pause where she praised her fellow single of the year nominees, which included superstars the Weeknd and Justin Bieber.

Cardin is the leading six-time nominee at the Junos this year, which began handing out awards at the so-called “opening night” ceremony on Saturday before Sunday’s telecast.

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Other early winners included Montreal’s Kaytranada, born Louis Celestin, whose single “Caution” was named dance recording of the year, while Savannah Ré received traditional R&B/soul recording of the year for “24hrs.”

The Juno Awards broadcast airs from Toronto’s Budweiser Stage on Sunday, hosted by “Shang-Chi” star Simu Liu.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 14, 2022.

David Friend, The Canadian Press

Source: CityNews Toronto
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