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[PHOTOS] With three awards, including “Artist of the Year”, Charlotte Cardin triumphs at the Juno Awards

TORONTO | Artist, Song and Pop Album of the Year: Charlotte Cardin’s star shone brightly and overshadowed international superstars The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes on Saturday at the opening night of juno award 2022,

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In their own backyard and in their absence, the Toronto idols had to make do with the crumbs left to them by the Quebec musical sensation, who was already the most cited this year with six nominations.

With each trophy she went for, she grew more incredulous and excited.

Charlotte Cardin

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” It’s so cool ! she shouted, her Artist of the Year Juno in hand, after thanking everyone close to her.

Only The Weeknd was able to compete with Charlotte Cardin by getting her hands on two Junos in categories where the Quebecer was not in the running.

The last Quebecer to win the prestigious Juno for Artist of the Year? Leonard Cohen in 2017.

On Saturday evening, only the Juno for Music Video of the Year escaped Cardin, in favor of Xavier Dolan.


It’s not over. Sunday evening, at the televised gala, she will be able to add two awards in the Album of the Year and Fans’ Choice categories.

Charlotte Cardin

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“It makes me feel like my career is opening up into new territory. To be named to artists I admire is a great encouragement, ”she told reporters after her triumph at the end of the evening.

She promised to work even harder creating new music, which could come soon.

“After the release of (his first album) phoenix, we were already working on the next titles and ready to go back to the studio. »

13 prizes for Quebecers

In addition to the triumph of Charlotte Cardin, this evening during which the majority of the prizes were awarded, was also a moment of celebration for several Quebec artists.

In total, Quebec leaves with 13 Junos. Cœur de pirate, who was not present, won the title of Francophone Album of the Year, ahead of Roxane Bruneau, Louis-Jean Cormier, FouKi and Vincent Vallières.

Three-time Grammy nominee last month, Montreal-born Allison Russell earned her first Juno for her album OutsideChild.

Allison Russell wins the Contemporary Roots Album of the Year award at the Juno Awards opening night, May 14, 2022, in Toronto.

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Allison Russell wins the Contemporary Roots Album of the Year award at the Juno Awards opening night, May 14, 2022, in Toronto.

“It surprised me that it was so moving to receive this recognition. I felt like I was in a reunion of a family that I had chosen, of people who all have in common a real respect for the arts. Art is an essential service for humans,” she shared.

Roxane Bruneau seduces

Quebec singer Roxane Bruneau performs at the Juno Awards opening night on May 14, 2022, in Toronto.

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Quebec singer Roxane Bruneau performs at the Juno Awards opening night on May 14, 2022, in Toronto.

Even if she did not win, Roxane Bruneau made quite a splash in the press room, after singing In my waywith his sense of humor and his English style ” yes, no, toaster which seduced and made the journalists crumble with laughter.

“When they called me to invite me to the Junos and knowing that it was going to be in English, my first thought was to say no because I was scared, but I said to myself that I have to exceeds,” she said.

Charlotte Cardin

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We will see her again on Sunday evening, this time on national television, as she will present an award by addressing the crowd in both languages.

“My text is written on a lined sheet,” she revealed before leaving the press room to applause.

Good harvest for the Quebecois

  • Artist of the Year: Charlotte Cardin
  • Song of the Year: Meaningless, Charlotte Cardin
  • Pop album of the year: Phoenix, Charlotte Cardin
  • Francophone album of the year: Impossible to love, Pirate’s heart
  • Adult Alternative Album of the Year: Inwards & Onwards, Half Moon Run
  • Contemporary Roots Album of the Year: OutsideChild, Allison Russell
  • Dance recording of the year: Bail, Kaytranada
  • Classical Album of the Year Large Ensemble: Solfeggio, The Harmony of the Seasons, directed by Eric Milnes, with Hélène Brunet
  • Solo or Small Ensemble Classical Album of the Year: Beethoven: Sonatas for Violin and Piano/Violin Sonatas Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 5, Andrew Wan and Charles-Richard Hamelin
  • Classic composition of the year: Arras, Keiko Devaux
  • Overall Music Album of the Year: Kalasö, Afrikana Soul Sister
  • Music Video of the Year: Xavier Dolan for Easy On Me, by Adele
  • Album cover of the year: Mykael Nelson, Nicolas Lemieux and Albert Zablit for Stories Without Words – Symphonic Harmonium

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