Taking place on May 15, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, the JUNO Awards return this year to once again celebrate Canada’s finest musicians as well as their significant commercial and creative achievements. For the first time in three years, the annual ceremony was a private affair, with singer and songwriter Charlotte Cardin taking home the most awards with four wins out of six nominations.
This year marks the introduction of a new category at the Junos—Underground Dance Single of the Year—intended to shine a spotlight on the dance music artists who are shaping the sound of tomorrow and contributing to Canada’s underground scene. mau5trap and Thrive Music signee HNTR won the Underground Dance Single of the Year award for his immersive “Shadows in the Dark,” featuring a stunning vocal performance by Elliott Moss. Other nominees for Underground Dance Single of the Year include Blonde:ish, Carlo Leo, Zayda G and Korea Town Acid.
Both Dance Recording of the Year and Electronic Album of the Year featured an impressive list of nominees this year. Pioneering producer Kaytranda took home the award for Dance Recording of the Year with her single “Caution,” while Serena’s “Look,” DVBBS’s “Sleep,” Karl Wolf’s “Get Away (Radio Edit)” and REZZ and Deadmau5’s “Hypnocurrency.”
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Finally, Electronic Album of the Year was presented to Tors oasis sky, which was released to critical acclaim last year via Eleuthera Music. The remaining four nominations include ATTLAS’ Out here with youSydney Blue’s strong beliefHallucinatory Nations Another Saturday night, and Z’s Deads Z’s catch.
You can learn more about this year’s Juno Award winners and nominees on their official website here.