Shawn Mendes. Photograph courtesy of Getty Images

Plus, watch Avril Lavigne’s nostalgic performance.

Last night, the Junos 2022 brought together some of Canada’s best musical talent. And while the event’s red carpet is generally a more low-key affair compared to those in the US, you can still expect some standout fashion moments (like host Simu Liu in favorite color of awards season, hot pink).

But perhaps the most memorable moment was when pop-punk queen Avril Lavigne performed a nostalgic medley of her early 2000s hits “Complicated,” “Girlfriend,” “I’m With You,” and “Sk8r Boi”, as well as “Bite Me” from his latest album Love Sux.

For his first face-to-face show since 2019, the 51st Annual Juno took place at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto on Sunday, May 15.

Born in Montreal, Charlotte Cardin was the most decorated artist this year with four awards: Artist of the Year, Single of the Year for “Meaningless”, Pop Album of the Year for Phoenix and prestigious album of the year.

Other winners included the Arkells (Band of the Year), Jessia (Breakthrough Artist of the Year) and Haviah Mighty (Best Album/EP of the Year). Thirteen-time winner Shawn Mendes – one of Canada’s most beloved exporters – made a special appearance to receive the Juno International Achievement Award (he also won the TikTok Juno Fan Choice Award).

Finally, Canadian singer, songwriter, actress and record producer Deborah Cox became the first black woman to join the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and was inducted by Toronto Raptors alumnus Chris Bosh.

Needless to say it was an unforgettable evening. Take a look for yourself in the gallery below, where we’ve rounded up all the looks from the Junos 2022 red carpet.


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