2023 ALBUM ARTWORK OF THE YEAR | Lights (Art Director & Illustrator), Virgilio Tzaj (Designer), Matt Barnes (Photographer) | | The JUNO Awards


Lights is many things all at once: Singer. Songwriter. Producer. Multi-instrumentalist. Comic book author. DJ. Artist. She’s also unabashedly honest and unapologetically confident. Weaving in and out of alternative, indie, electronic, and dance, she makes manic pop irreverent of boundaries, yet reverent of truth. She speaks her heart musically and her mind lyrically. It’s why her presence over music and culture continues to grow with streams in the hundreds of millions and widespread critical acclaim. Over the course of career thus far, the Canada-born disruptor has garnered four JUNO Awards, including 2020’s “Dance Recording of the Year” for the platinum smash “Love Me” with Felix Cartal and “Pop Album of the Year” for her previous two albums, Skin&Earth and Little Machines. She has sold out tours on multiple continents and powered collaborations with Travis Barker, deadmau5, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, and more. Now, she captivates like never before, kickstarting a new era with PƎP.

Virgilio Tzaj

Virgilio Tzaj, also known as V,[1] is a Brooklyn based art director, artist and designer.

Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes is a Toronto-based photographer and director who has spent years artfully capturing prominent brands and personalities. Often celebrated for his creativity and ingenuity, Matt’s work ranges from the stylishly simple to the highly orchestrated and elaborate.