2022 JUNO Awards: Charlotte Cardin, The Weeknd win big on opening night

See who else took home prizes on the first night of Canada's biggest weekend in music!

Montreal-based pop singer Charlotte Cardin is already having an incredible JUNOs, having taken home three major awards during the opening night of what's annually the biggest weekend in Canadian music. 

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The 27-year-old picked up the awards for Pop Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Artist of the Year during the opening night of the 2022 Juno Awards on May 14.

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The Weeknd continued his incredible JUNOs success by winning two more awards on opening night, picking up Songwriter of the Year and Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year. He's now won a whopping 17 JUNOs throughout his career. 

The emotional evening also saw a number of special awards handed out to some of Canada's most revered musicians. Inuit singer/songwriter Susan Aglukark received the Humanitarian Award for her work with her Arctic Rose Foundation, which works to improve the lives of Indigenous children and young people throughout Nunavut. 

Susan was also named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005 in recognition for her work on Indigenous issues and reconciliation. Photo: © CARAS/iPhoto

Dallas Green, known for his work with City & Colour and Alexisonfire, received the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award for his work fundraising for music education across Canada. 

Dallas Green started taking piano lessons when he was eight, and says music education is important for children and youth across Canada. Photo: © CARAS/iPhoto

Denise Jones, who worked tirelessly to boost and support Afro-Caribbean culture in Canada throughout her life and passed away in 2020, was honoured posthumously with the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, accepted by her sons Jesse and Jerimi. 

Here are the Opening Night 2022 JUNO winners relevant for HELLO! Canada readers. The full list of winners can be found on the official JUNOs website. 

More awards will be handed out during the broadcast on May 15. 

Pop Album of the Year

Charlotte Cardin – Phoenix 

Charlotte couldn't believe it when she won her third award of the night! Photo: © CARAS/iPhoto

Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year 

The Weeknd – "Take My Breath"

Breakthrough Group of the Year


Single of the Year 

Charlotte Cardin – "Meaningless"

Dance Recording of the Year

Kaytranada – "Caution"

Mustafa's When Smoke Rises is based on his experiences in Toronto's Regent Park community and he says it was influenced by songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. Photo: © CARAS/iPhoto

Alternative Album of the Year

Mustafa – When Smoke Rises 

Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Savannah Ré – "24hrs"

Savannah Ré has won both Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year JUNO Awards that have been handed out to date. Photo: © CARAS/iPhoto

Rock Album of the Year

The Beaches – Sisters Not Twins (The Professional Lovers Album) 

International Album of the Year

Olivia Rodrigo – SOUR

Adult Alternative Album of the Year 

Half Moon Run – Inwards & Onwards 

Brett recorded some of the songs on What is Life? on his farm in Alberta. Photo: © CARAS/iPhoto

Country Album of the Year 

Brett Kissel – What is Life? 

Francophone Album of the Year 

Coeur de Pirate – Impossible à aimer 

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year 

Serena Ryder – The Art of Falling Apart 

Serena Ryder has garnered extensive critical praise for singing about her mental wellness on The Art of Falling Apart. Photo: © CARAS/iPhoto

Rap Single of the Year 

Charmaine – "Bold"

Music Video of the Year

Adele – "Easy on Me" (Directed by Xavier Dolan) 

WATCH: Adele's video for "Easy on Me" was filmed in Quebec's Eastern Townships

Songwriter of the Year 

The Weeknd 

Artist of the Year

Charlotte Cardin 

Reggae Recording of the Year

Kairo McLean – Easy Now 

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