It took three months for Alessia Cara to get around to it but Monday, June 29th, the 23-year old Brampton Ontario finally hosted the 2020 Juno Awards, albeit virally after the original televised presentation in Saskatoon originally scheduled for Sunday, March 15th, was cancelled due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
And last night’s viral ceremony proved to be a personal triumph for Cara as she won three Juno Awards; Album Of The Year and Pop Album Of The Year (for `The Pains Of Growing’) and Songwriter Of The Year (for “Growing Pains”, “Out Of Love” and “Rooting For You”).
Pickering Ontario’s Shawn Mendes also earned his share of the spotlight, claiming two Junos as Artist Of The Year and Single Of The Year for his collaboration with girlfriend Camila Cabello on “Senorita”.
Group Of The Year award went to London Ontario’s Loud Luxury, Breakthrough Artist was awarded to Oshawa Ontario’s Lennon Stella, star former of the Nashville TV series, and Breakthrough Group award honours went to Montreal’s Neon Dream.
Kingston Ontario’s Glorious Sons claimed Rock Album Of the Year for their `A War On Everything Release”, Napanee Ontario’s Avril Lavigne was adjudged the Fans’ Choice Winner and on the countryside of things, Bowmanville Ontario’s Meghan Patrick claimed Top Country Album honours for `Wild As Me’ while Regina’s Dead South received the Traditional Roots Album plaudits.
Brampton Ontario’s Tory Lanez was the major R&B awards winner claiming Top Rap Record for “Freaky” and teaming with Toronto’s Jessie Reyez for Top R&B/Soul recording for “Feel It Too”
Calgary’s Jann Arden was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame.
For a list of all of the 2020 CARAS Juno Award Winners, please link to https://junoawards.ca/full-list-2020/.