September 27, 2022
Canadian singer Charlotte Cardin performs on stage through the thirty fifth version of the Francofolies

Canadian singer Charlotte Cardin performs on stage through the thirty fifth version of the Francofolies Music Competition, in La Rochelle, southwestern France, on July 14, 2019.XAVIER LEOTY/AFP/Getty Photographs

Charlotte Cardin mentioned she can be popping the champagne in France to rejoice her shock main six nominations at this 12 months’s Juno Awards.

The Montreal pop singer raced forward of a few of Canada’s greatest superstars, together with five-time nominees Justin Bieber and the Weeknd, to grow to be the breakout contender at this 12 months’s upcoming celebration of homegrown music set for Might.

Cardin is up for a number of key classes together with artist of the 12 months and album of the 12 months for her full-length debut Phoenix.

Her observe Meaningless is nominated for single of the 12 months.

“I’m getting messages from my entire household – everyone seems to be freaking out,” the 27-year-old mentioned Tuesday over a video name from Paris the place she lives part-time. “I waited all day to listen to what the nominations have been. I purchased champagne. And I’ll drink it after this.”

Rounding out Cardin’s different nods are ones for pop album of 12 months, music video of the 12 months and TikTok Juno Fan Selection, an award voted on by viewers by way of the social media platform.

The singer has been on a gradual rise since touchdown within the High 4 of La Voix, the Québécois model of singing competitors The Voice in 2013. However it was her susceptible effort Phoenix that grabbed consideration for her powerhouse vocals on Anybody Who Loves Me and the seductive growl of Daddy.

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“It’s like additional, additional gravy and happiness on high of us releasing an album we have been very pleased with within the first place,” she added.

Nominees for single of the 12 months additionally embrace Brett Kissel for Make a Life, Not a Residing, JESSIA for I’m Not Fairly, Bieber and Daniel Caesar for Peaches (feat. Giveon), and the Weeknd for Take My Breath.

Becoming a member of Cardin within the album of the 12 months class are JP Saxe’s Harmful Ranges of Introspection, Bieber’s Justice, Shawn Mendes’ Marvel and Tate McRae’s Too Younger to Be Unhappy.

Different large contenders this 12 months embrace Mendes with 4 nominations. He’s consistent with the overall held by Pressa, one of many rising stars of the Toronto rap scene, and Vancouver pop newcomer JESSIA, born Jessika Harling, recognized for her body-positive hit I’m Not Fairly, which began as a TikTok video earlier than being produced as a full-fledged pop tune.

“I’m so unbelievably proud that I’m in a position to be an advocate for loving your self, loving your physique and similar to being the actual human being and speaking in regards to the bizarre stuff,” she defined of the TikTok hit, which additionally scored a fan selection nomination.

“I’m so grateful to everybody and the entire followers, and I’m so excited that the world’s opening so I’m in a position to give all of them large hugs.”

The Juno bash is about to be held in particular person for the primary time in three years at Toronto’s open-air Budweiser Stage on Might 15. The out of doors occasion might be hosted by Shang-Chi and Kim’s Comfort star Simu Liu and broadcast on CBC.

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Performers will embrace Cardin, Arkells, Avril Lavigne and Mustafa Ahmed, who goes by Mustafa, organizers mentioned Tuesday.

Among the many different highlights, pop songwriter Saxe grabbed two nods after final 12 months taking dwelling the breakthrough artist win propelled by his duet If the World Was Ending with girlfriend Julia Michaels.

This 12 months Saxe competes for artist of the 12 months and album of the 12 months with Harmful Ranges of Introspection, an accomplishment that introduced out his dry humour.

“It’s good to get these nominations once more as a result of it means I’m not completely drenched within the decline,” he mentioned with a smirk.

Vancouver rock band Mom Mom scored their fifth profession Juno nomination, helped by their shocking explosion of recognition on TikTok. This 12 months, they picked up a gaggle of the 12 months nomination.

“In gentle of this new wave of power born from TikTok, it’s that response instances 1,000,” mentioned guitarist and vocalist Ryan Guldemond of the most recent recognition. “We will’t consider we’re right here nonetheless and it going in addition to it’s.”

Ladies have been strongly represented within the technical classes with singer-songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson and final 12 months’s winner Ebony Oshunrinde, often called WondaGurl, among the many producer of the 12 months nominees.

Hill Kourkoutis grew to become the primary lady in Junos historical past to be nominated for recording engineer, a class that was created in 1976. She referred to as the popularity a part of “an unimaginable interval of transition” that’s seen extra girls, non-binary and transgender individuals stepping to the forefront in behind-the-scenes manufacturing over the previous 5 years.

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“I might rely the quantity of feminine producers or engineers within the scene on one hand, and now there’s dozens of us, and we’re all discovering one another,” Kourkoutis added. “It’s positively shifting. I feel it’s an extremely thrilling time and I’m nothing however optimistic that this nomination at this time goes to be the primary of many to return.”

A number of different modifications are being launched this 12 months in an effort to acknowledge a wider array of musicians.

The rap class has been break up into two new classes – rap album/EP of the 12 months and rap single of the 12 months – whereas Indigenous artist or group of the 12 months is now two awards, with one honouring modern Indigenous artists and one other for conventional artists.

A brand new award for underground dance single celebrates much less mainstream sounds usually heard on membership dance flooring.

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