2021 ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Begonia | | The JUNO Awards

Pegged as Canada’s breakout alt-diva, Begonia launched into the Canadian music scene with her critically acclaimed 2017 EP Lady In Mind. The pop singer received media praise, numerous awards, and two #1 songs on Canada’s CBC national radio chart. Yet to her fans, Begonia felt like music’s best kept secret.

She released her audacious debut LP Fear in September 2019. Fear was longlisted for the Polaris Prize and spent 10 straight weeks as the #1 album on !earshot’s Top 50 chart. She had two singles named as CBC Music Fan Favourites of 2019, and songs from the album have appeared in productions on Netflix & Oprah Winfrey Network. B

egonia has been touring major festivals and playing to sold-out audiences at small clubs across North America. On stage, Begonia dresses in a bold, bright-coloured wardrobe; it’s how she feels most powerful, “almost like a superhero version of myself,” she says.

Begonia was set to make her European touring debut in May 2020. Due to COVID-19, the remaining dates on Begonia’s Fear Tour were cancelled upon arrival in New York. Just two weeks earlier, Begonia performed five consecutive sold-out shows in her hometown of Winnipeg, capturing the imagination of a whole city.