2021 Juno Awards: The Weeknd receives its first award at the virtual awards ceremony
The 2021 Juno Awards kicked off on Friday night at the virtual awards ceremony-giving JJ Wilde the Rock Album of the Year Award, Alanis Morissette of the Annual Adult Contemporary Album Award, and The Weeknd of the Contemporary R&B Record Award of the Year and Composer of the Year.
At the same time, Crown Lands won the Team of the Year Award, and Hamilton-based band Arkells won the Team of the Year Award for the fourth time in their careers.
In most of the pre-recorded shows, the host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe (Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe) presented awards, as well as performances by rapper Tobi, singer-songwriter Klô Pelgag rock group Crown Lands and others.
Entering the awards ceremony, the rapper The Weeknd received six nominations, the most nominations, including the successful single of the year Blinding lamp.
He was also nominated for Album of the Year after get off work, Composer of the Year, Artist of the Year, Contemporary R&B Record of the Year, and JUNO Fans’ Choice Awards.
The Fan’s Choice Award of the Year and the Artist of the Year Award will be awarded on the second and final Sunday of the awards ceremony.
The award is being broadcast on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, and broadcast worldwide CBCMusic.ca/junos.
CBC News will update this story with all major winners throughout the evening:
- Rock Album of the Year—— ruthless Wilde
- Composer of the Year-The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye), Belly (Ahmad Balshe), & Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville, after get off work
- Contemporary R&B Record of the Year— after get off work, weekend
- Best Children’s Album of the Year—— Heart parade, Splash’N boots
- Annual Breakthrough Group-Crown Lands
- The best combination of the year-Arkells
- Music Video of the Year—— No one in the room, Jesse Reyez and Emma Higgins
- Adult Contemporary Album of the Year—— Such a beautiful fork in the road, Alanis Morissette
- Alternative Album of the Year— Pray for it, July talk