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The 2022 JUNO Awards are here and this year’s ceremony promises to be a star-studded show, taking place live from Toronto, Canada. Hosted by Shang Chi Star Simu Liu, the annual music awards show will feature performances by Avril Lavigne and Arcade Fire, as well as a special appearance by Shawn Mendes.
What are the JUNO Awards?
The JUNO Awards recognize Canada’s best and brightest recording artists across a range of categories. Similar to the Grammy Awards, the JUNOs honor Album of the Year and Single of the Year (the equivalent of Grammy’s Record of the Year).
In contrast to the Grammys, in addition to a “Fan Choice” award chosen by the fans, there is also a Top JUNO award as “Artist of the Year”.
Established in 1970 as the “Gold Leaf Awards,” the JUNOs were later renamed in honor of Pierre Juneau, the first Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
When is the 2022 JUNO Awards? Date, time, place
The 2022 JUNO Awards will be broadcast live from Toronto, Ontario tomorrow, Sunday, May 15. The show will be televised outdoors for the first time at the Budweiser Stage in downtown Toronto.
The JUNO Awards will air at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
How to get tickets for the JUNO Awards
While Canada has been in lockdown for much of the pandemic, Toronto has now opened venues for in-person attendance. This means fans who want to see the JUNO Awards live can get tickets to the JUNOs online.
We have spotted online tickets starting at $95 on Ticketmaster.ca at the time of this writing.
How to watch the JUNO Awards on TV
Canadian viewers can watch the JUNO Awards on television on CBC, the country’s public broadcaster. Canadians can also watch the show on CBC Radio One, CBC Music and CBC Gem.
If you want to watch the JUNOs from USA you must be using one of the 2022 JUNO live stream channels below.
How to stream the 2022 JUNO Awards online
There are several ways to watch the JUNO Awards online, whether you live in Canada or not. CBC says it will offer a free JUNO live stream at CBCMusic.ca/junos, though it’s unclear if the video content will be geo-blocked in some countries.
Your best bet is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) like ExpressVPN, which can “hide” your location and redirect your connection to a VPN server in Canada, which creates the streaming site think you’re there. With a VPN, you can watch the JUNOs online from the US as if you were watching in Canada.
A subscription to ExpressVPN currently starts at just $9.99 per month and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. All plans include all ExpressVPN apps, 24/7 customer support, and unlimited high-speed bandwidth so you can use VPN to watch the JUNOs online from your laptop, tablet, or phone.
Using a VPN is the best way to watch the JUNO Awards from USA and ensures a stable and secure connection to stream all the performers, speeches and surprises.
JUNO Awards 2022 Nominees, List of Performers
Quebec singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin tops the list this year with six JUNO nominations, while The Weeknd and Justin Bieber follow with five. Shawn Mendes will also perform with the JUNOs to receive a special International Achievement Award, while R&B star Deborah Cox will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
Marvel star Simu Liu is hosting the JUNOs for the first time. He will be joined on stage by 11 artists including Arcade Fire, Avril Lavigne, Arkells and Cardin.
Other JUNO performers include West Coast rapper bbno$, Lauren Spencer-Smith (who will be performing her hit single “Fingers Crossed”), first-time JUNO nominee Tesher (who will be performing his international hit “Jalebi Baby”) and DJ Shub, who dubbed the “Godfather of PowWowStep” and is a nominee for Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group Of The Year.
Deborah Cox will also take the stage to perform a medley of her greatest hits before being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
And at the 2022 JUNO Awards, the hero of hometown Mendes, who will receive the International Achievement Award, will make a special appearance. The award is presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to artists who have made an impact on the music industry worldwide. Notable: Only eight artists have received this honor in JUNO’s history, with Mendes joining some of Canada’s greatest artists such as Shania Twain, Drake and Celine Dion.