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Winners Announced for the 2024 JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada

Tate McRae takes home two awards for Single of the Year Presented by YouTube and Artist of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada

 

 Special honours presented to Chip Sutherland (Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award) and performances from Aqyila, Begonia, Jah’Mila, Lili-Ann De Francesco and LU KALA.

 

HALIFAX, NS – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) celebrated the artists and industry veterans at the top of Canada’s music scene this evening at the 2024 JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada, at the Halifax Convention Centre. The exclusive industry event was co-hosted by Aba Amuquandoh and Damhnait Doyle, featuring electric performances from five Canadian artists and the presentation of 40+ JUNO Awards including the prestigious Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, awarded to Chip Sutherland. 

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS AT THE 2024 JUNO OPENING NIGHT AWARDS PRESENTED BY MUSIC CANADA INCLUDING BIOGRAPHIES AND IMAGES, GO TO WWW.JUNOAWARDS.CA.

Canadian pop sensation Tate McRae took home her first JUNO Award for Artist of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada and Single of the Year Presented by YouTube for her hit “greedy.” She’s also been nominated for TikTok JUNO Fan Choice Award which will be announced during tomorrow night’s Broadcast Awards. 

Chip Sutherland, Halifax’s own esteemed industry veteran, entertainment lawyer and artist manager, was awarded the prestigious Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award for his amazing work supporting the success and development of countless Canadian musicians. 

The JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada put a spotlight not only on Canadian music veterans, but also its rising stars with 17 awards going to first-time winners: Tate McRae (Artist of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada, Single of the Year Presented by YouTube), New West (Breakthrough Group of the Year Presented by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters), Aysanabee (Songwriter of the Year Presented by SOCAN, Alternative Album of the Year), Colin Stetson (Instrumental Album of the Year), Les Cowboys Fringants & l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (Francophone Album of the Year), Orchestre classique de Montréal, conducted by/dirigé par Jacques Lacombe (Classical Album of the Year). 

Constantinople (Classical Album of the Year (Small Ensemble)), Nicole Lizée (Classical Composition of the Year), Blue Moon Marquee (Blues Album of the Year), K-Anthony (Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year), Bambii (Electronic Album of the Year Presented by Nissan), Crypotopsy (Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year), Amanda Marshall (Adult Contemporary Album of the Year), Kyle Brownrigg (Comedy Album of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada), Aqyila (Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year), BLOND:ISH (Underground Dance Single of the Year), Joel Wood (Traditional Indigenous Artist Or Group of the Year)

Nova Scotia-born Feist took home her fourteenth JUNO Award, Adult Alternative Album of the Year Presented by Long & Mcquade Musical Instruments with fellow east coasters The Swinging Belles winning Children’s Album of the Year.

Five electric performances elevated the evening from 2024 Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Winner Aqyila, 2024 Adult Alternative Album of the Year Presented by Long & McQuade Musical Instruments nominee Begonia, Nova Scotian and 2024 Reggae Recording of the Year nominee Jah’Mila, multi-hyphenated creator Lili-Ann De Francesco and LU KALA, 2024 Single of the Year Presented by YouTube and Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio nominee. 

The 2024 JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada are available to rewatch on-demand on CBC Gem or CBCMusic.ca/junos.

The 53rd JUNO Awards, produced by Insight Productions (a Boat Rocker company), will broadcast and stream live across Canada from Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, NS Sunday March 24 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. AST on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos and CBC Music’s YouTube page. Tickets for The 2024 JUNO Awards start at $49.00 (including tax plus fees) and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.ca/junos.

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JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada – Award Partners: Adult Alternative Album of the Year Presented by Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, Artist of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada, Breakthrough Group of the Year Presented by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio, Comedy Album of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada, Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year Presented by Destination Indigenous, Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Presented by Audio-Technica, Single of the Year Presented by YouTube, Songwriter of the Year Presented by SOCAN, Electronic Album of the Year Presented by Nissan.

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Web Links
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
CBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/junos 

 Social Media
JUNOS: TikTok: @TheJUNOAwards / Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards  / X: @TheJUNOAwards / Facebook: @TheJUNOAwards / / Hashtag: #JUNOS 

CBC Music: TikTok: @CBCMusic / Instagram: @CBC_Music / x: @CBCMusic / Facebook: @CBCMusic  / YouTube: @CBCMusic

Digital Content Partner and Exclusive Broadcaster: 

CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.  
Premier Sponsor: TD Bank Group
 
Lead Sponsor: SiriusXM Canada, TikTok, Nissan
 
Funding Partners: Music Canada, The Province of Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Municipality, and Radio Starmaker Fund 

 
 About CARAS  

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and promote higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity, MusiCounts, programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The 53rd Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast will take place in Halifax at Scotiabank Centre on Sunday, March 24, 2024. For more information on the JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca. 

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About CBC Music

CBC Music is the leading curator of emerging and diverse Canadian music talent across platforms, playing the most Canadian artists and genres on radio, CBC Listen and cbcmusic.ca. We prioritize Canadian artists in a wide variety of genres on over 200 playlists available on CBC Listen, and publish daily national music coverage. CBC Music Live features live music recordings from across the country. Our music partnerships and events include The JUNOS, the Polaris Music Prize, Searchlight, the CBC Music Festival, The Canadian Music Class Challenge, and CBC Music Live at Massey Hall.

About Insight Productions (A Boat Rocker Company)

Insight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts, is Canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming. Insight Senior Vice President Lindsay Cox serves as Executive Producer – alongside Insight’s Chair, CEO, and Executive Producer John Brunton, on The 2023 JUNO Awards. The company has created some of the most dynamic and top-rated programs including Canada’s New Year’s Eve: Countdown, The Amazing Race Canada (the most-watched Canadian show on record), ratings hits Big Brother Canada, Stronger Together/Tous Ensemble (the largest multi-platform broadcast and highest viewed non-sporting broadcast in Canadian television history) and The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, a live concert special on CBC watched by one in three Canadians.  Insight has also collaborated closely with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation as executive producer on Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education and National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of ground-breaking content. For more information on Insight Productions, please visit www.insighttv.com or on Twitter @insightprod or Facebook www.facebook.com/InsightProductions.

For additional information, please contact

Shania Simon, Edelman, [email protected]
Sandhya Patel, Edelman, [email protected] 

 For more information about The 2024 JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC, contact:

Teaghan Hawke, CBC, [email protected]