Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes Among Juno Award Winners


Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes were among the winners at the 2020 Juno Awards, which were announced in a pre-taped 90-minute special that streamed Monday night.

The Junos were supposed to be handed out over two nights in March in Saskatoon but were scrapped at the last minute due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

Cara, who would have hosted the televised show, won Album of the Year and Pop Album of the Year (for Growing Pains) as well as Songwriter of the Year.

“Absolutely nuts thank you thank you cant believe,” Cara tweeted.

Mendes was named Artist of the Year and his collaboration with Camila Cabello, “Señorita,” won Single of the Year.

Avril Lavigne beat artists like Mendes, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd to win the Fan Choice Award.

“Thank you to my amazingly dedicated fans who voted for me two years in a row,” Lavigne tweeted. “I love you guys so much. And thank you to the Junos ! I hope to party with you next year.”

Loud Luxury, a pair of DJs, won Group of the Year.

Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was named International Album of the Year.

The Breakthrough Artist winner was Lennon Stella and, after five years of making music, Neon Dreams won the Juno for Breakthrough Group of the Year. “Wow. we won a juno award,” read a tweet from the Halifax duo. “I don’t think we’ve smiled this big in our entire career. But this award is for you guys and all your faith in us. We just want to make you proud.”

Meghan Patrick’s Wild as Me was named Country Album of the Year, giving the singer her first Juno, and The Glorious Sons won Rock Album of the Year for A War on Everything.

Freaky by Tory Lanez won Rap Recording of the Year and his collaboration with Jessie Reyez and Tainy, “Feel It Too,” won R&B/Soul Recording.

“I am the first Person to ever win a JUNO in Hip Hop and another in RNB in the same night .... WOW !! BLESSINGS !,” Lanez tweeted. “For those who don’t know ... the JUNO’s are Canadian Grammys to us !”

Felix Cartal & Lights earned Dance Recording of the Year for “Love Me.”

Canadian music icon Bryan Adams added a Juno to his collection thanks to Shine a Light being named Adult Contemporary Album of the Year.

For a complete list of winners, click here.

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