Editorial: The 51st Juno Awards Juno Awards

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On May 15, 2022, the 51st Juno Awards took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, hosted by actor Simu Liu. He did a good job hosting the event. It was fun to watch.  

Congratulations to the Winners of the 51st Juno Awards.


-Opening Act: Arkells. The band performed their two songs remarkably.

  • Reckoning 
  • You Can Get It

Tesher & Simu Liu Jalebi Baby 

The duet was terrific to watch. There was an incredible energy in the performance.

-Lauren Spencer-Smith Fingers Crossed

She gave a heartfelt performance of her single that covers the subjects of breakups and moving on from them. She sang with all her heart.

-Haviah Mighty: She gave a passionate performance, singing songs about racism and police brutality.

  • So so
  • Protest

-Charlotte Cardin – Meaningless 

She gave an impressive performance and played the piano beautifully.

-Mustafa – Stay Alive

He gave a heartfelt performance by reading beautiful poetry. He sang with heart and soul.

– Avril Lavigne performs the medley of her famous hits. She gave an impressive performance

  • Complicated
  • Bite Me 
  • Girlfriend 
  • Sk8er Boi 
  • I’m with You

-DJ Shub & Snotty Nose Rez Kids: the duo sang remarkably together. Their performance was bold and edgy.

  • War Club
  • Uncle Rico

-Deborah Cox sang an incredible medley of famous hits. She performed each song with heart and passion.

  • Where do we go from here
  • Nobody’s Supposed to be Here
  • Who do U Love
  • Beautiful U R

-bbno$: he performed his two hits with enthusiasm.

  • Lalala 
  • Edamame

-Arcade Fire – Unconditional

The band gave the last performance of the evening, but they performed with passion and style.


-Group of the Year: Arkells

-International Achievement Award: Shawn Mendes

He gave an inspirational and positive speech about pursuing one’s dreams. 

-Music Counts

Music Teachers’ Award: Darren Hamilton

-Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Jessia

-Album of the Year: Charlotte Cardin – Phoenix

-Fan Choice Awards: Shawn Mendes


-Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Inductee: Deborah Cox

She gave a beautiful and heartwarming speech

-Simu Liu’s parody of Avril Lavigne’s Complicated talking about his career, including when he hosted Saturday Night Live.

The event ended with a lovely speech by Simu Liu. Congratulations again to all the winners. Good job to Simu Liu for hosting the 51st Juno Awards.

Flora Youssef

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