The Juno Awards will take place in Toronto with host Simu Liu

TORONTO – The Juno Awards return to the stage tonight with a little help from a Marvel superhero.

Canadian actor and “Shang-Chi” star Simu Liu will host this year’s celebration of local music in Toronto with performances by Arcade Fire, Avril Lavigne and six-time nominee Charlotte Cardin.

It is the first in-person Junos show since the 2020 ceremony in Saskatoon was derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic and turned into a virtual event. It will take place on the Budweiser Stage, an indoor, outdoor venue.

The winners of album of the year, breakout artist, fan choice, and rap album of the year will be revealed on the show.

The Juno Awards will air on CBC and will air on CBC Gem.

Most of the Junos were handed out Saturday night at an industry event where Montreal singer Charlotte Cardin emerged as the big winner with three awards, including artist of the year and single of the year.

Toronto pop artist The Weeknd followed it up with two wins, including recording contemporary R&B for his single “Take My Breath.”

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This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 15, 2022.

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