As the world slowly reopens, one of Canada’s biggest nights for music is coming back too. The JUNO Awards have just announced they will be taking the stage in Toronto live and in-person in 2022. The annual celebration by The Canadian Academy of Arts and Sciences honours the best of the best in the music business.
The JUNO Awards made it all official In a press release issued on Friday. “Toronto is a diverse music city unlike any other in Canada, and has produced some of our most loved artists from global superstars to emerging talent from Toronto’s many communities,” states President and CEO of CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts, Allen Reid.
— The JUNO Awards (@TheJUNOAwards) May 28, 2021
It’s true. Toronto has launched many a music superstar. Some of the most decorated JUNO winners of all time are from Toronto; including The Weeknd, Neil Young, and Rush. Plus, a few Ontario locals have gained JUNO (and global) recognition like Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, and Daniel Caesar.
The JUNO Awards also recently announced a few new categories in their lineup; including Rap Single of the Year, Rap Album/EP of the Year, Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year, Traditional Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year, and Underground Dance Single of the Year.
The ceremony in 2022 will mark the 51st Annual JUNO Award Show. It will be the 27th time that Toronto will be the host city, and it’ll all be broadcast live on CBC.
Of course, 2022 is still a hot minute away. More of the specific details of the award show will be released as we get a little closer to the date.
In the meantime, you can sing up for first access to JUNO Awards Live in Toronto ticket info at junoawards.ca/TO22.
The 50th Annual JUNO Awards broadcast last night with a virtual lineup of socially-distanced performances and awards. You can check out the list of nominees and winners here.