TORONTO – A few of Canada’s brightest music stars can be toasted in Edmonton tonight as a pre-telecast Juno Awards celebration gets underway.
Greater than 40 Juno categories can be handed out on the Juno Opening Night Awards, which stream continue to exist YouTube and CBC Gem from the Edmonton Convention Centre, co-hosted by “Run the Burbs” star Andrew Phung and CBC Music’s Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe.
Toronto singer the Weeknd holds a number one six Juno nominations, with 4 of those categories set to be handed out tonight, including contemporary R&B recording, artist and single of the 12 months.
Tied with five nods this 12 months are Napanee, Ont. pop princess Avril Lavigne and Calgary newcomer Tate McRae. They’ll compete with one another in two of those categories tonight — single and pop album of the 12 months.
The industry show will toast several others, including Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew who receives the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award for his philanthropic contributions to music education.
The headline Juno Awards show airs continue to exist CBC and CBC Gem on Monday, hosted by Simu Liu with performances from Tate McRae, Tenille Townes and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees Nickelback.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 11, 2023.