Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes and Avril Lavigne are the Big Winners in Juno Awards

Juno Awards, Canada’s national music awards took place last Monday and goes virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. The awards night gained high ratings in the TV and streaming services, respectively. Among the big winners of the awards were Alessia Cara, Avril Lavigne and Shawn Mendes. 

Consequently, Alessia Cara bagged among the major winners with three trophies, including for best album of the year.

Cara, who recently awarded best new artist Grammy in 2018, was given the spotlight to be the host the in-person main gala awards show in Saskatoon, which was jam-packed with 60 talented performers who made their appearnces at 11 different locations as part of JunoFest. The Monday night was smooth as it went when Cara led the nominations with six nods, with Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber and Michael Buble also scoring nominations for Canada’s version of the Grammys.

Hence, the not-so-lengthy pandemic edition and the muted broadcast of the respective and prestigious award  that streamed online on CBC Gem, Tory Lanez brought home the best rap recording of the year for his lively-beat track “Bad Habits,” while the music diva Lennon Stella, who had appeared in several shows along with sister Maisy Stella in the ABC’s highly-acclaimed drama Nashville, won for breakthrough artist of the year and was not able to contain her gratitude and excitement in accepting the coveted award. 

As mentioned. Alessia Cara brought home t the major and anticipated awards which include the best songwriter of the year, best pop album and best album of the year for The Pains of Growing.  Cara was so emotional to receive her greatest achievement in her musical career. After the Grammys she received last 2018, Alessia Cara is more eager to make her craft memorable and relevant to all walks of life. She mostly wrote songs about embracing imperfections, woman empowerment and self-love. The “Scars to Your Beautiful” singer made her mark with her massive songs that got her the chance to expand her musical career in the Hollywood and internationally. 

The best single of the year was awarded to the global hit and radio listeners’ choice that was widely known and sung by many, “Senorita,” performed by Mendes and Camila Cabello, while the best rock album of the year was bagged up by The Glorious Sons for A War on Everything. 

The award for the Juno Fan Choice competition — the only category who gives opportunity to vote of their favorite artists — was awarded to Avril Lavigne, who stood out among the star-studded and crowded competition from fellow Canadians Justin Shawn Mendes, Bieber, Alessia Cara, Ali Gatie, bbno$, Loud Luxury, NAV, Lanez and The Weeknd . 

Without having second guess, the best artist of the year was bagged by Shawn Mendes for the second time around at the Junos, while the highlighted and most-awaited award for best international album of the year was brought home by Billie Eilish for her first and Grammy-awarded studio album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”

Despite of the virtual awarding ceremony, it did not stop to have bunch of talented and creative number of performers and stars who had showcased their musical power and prowess in the virtual edition of the Junos this year, including The Dead South, Neon Dreams and Alessia Cara.

Indeed, this year is Cara’s time to enjoy the spotlight. Did you favorite artist brought home an award?  Express your reaction on the comments section. 

Thomas Miller
Thomas is an entrepreneur, business graduate and freelancer. His field of expertise includes digital business, strategic decision making and marketing.


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