The Juno Awards of 2023 was a music awards ceremony that was held on March 13, 2023 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta.[1] It recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year determined by the members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Canadian actor Simu Liu, who hosted the 2022 ceremony, returned to host again.[1]

Juno Awards of 2023
The Juno Awards Logo
DateMarch 13, 2023
LocationRogers Place
Edmonton, Alberta
Hosted bySimu Liu
Most awardsThe Weeknd (5)
Most nominationsThe Weeknd (6)
Television/radio coverage
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The Weeknd received the most nominations (six) and had the most wins (5), followed by Avril Lavigne and Tate McRae with five nominations each, and Reklaws, Shawn Mendes, Preston Pablo and Banx & Ranx with three nominations each. With the six nominations, The Weeknd matched his personal records for both 2016 and 2021.

Background edit

Most nominations were announced on January 31, 2023.[2] The nominees for Rap Album or EP of the Year, however, were announced on January 30 on the debut episode of Elamin Abdelmahmoud's new CBC Radio One talk show Commotion.[3]

Most winners were announced at the "opening night" event on March 11, 2023, with only select high-profile categories reserved for the main ceremony on March 13.[4]

The ceremony had originally been scheduled for March 12,[5] but was rescheduled for the next day after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced March 12 as the date of the 95th Academy Awards.[6]

Performances edit

The first wave of performers for the ceremony were announced in early January with Tennille Townes, and AP Dhillon confirmed a few days later.[7] The 50 Years of Hip Hop performance was announced on March 3.

During the show's broadcast, Casey Hatherly walked topless onto the stage while Avril Lavigne was introducing AP Dhillon for his performance. Hatherly displayed slogans to protest climate related causes before being escorted off the stage.[8][9]

List of performers at the Juno Awards of 2023
Artist(s) Song(s)
Tate McRae "she's all I wanna be"
AP Dhillon "Summer High"
Tenille Townes "Where are You"

"The Sound of Being Alone"

Alexisonfire "Sans soleil"
Aysanabee with Northern Cree "We Were Here (It's in My Blood)"
Bank & Ranx with Preston Pablo, Rêve "Headphones"

"Flowers Need Rain"


Jessie Reyez "Mutual Friend"
Michie Mee with Kardinal Offishall

Dream Warriors



50 Years of Hip-Hop

"Jamaican Funk"
"My Definition of a Bombastic Jazz Style"
"Let's Ride"

Nickelback "Rockstar"

"How You Remind Me"


Winners and nominees edit

The following are the winners and nominees of the Juno Awards of 2023.[2] Winners appear first and highlighted in bold.

People edit

Artist of the Year Group of the Year
Breakthrough Artist of the Year Breakthrough Group of the Year
Fan Choice Award Songwriter of the Year
  •   Abel Tesfaye — "Less Than Zero", "Out of Time", "Sacrifice"
  • Faouzia — "Anybody Else", "Puppet", "RIP, Love"
  • Tate McRae — "Chaotic", "Feel Like Shit", "She's All I Wanna Be"
  • Tenille Townes — "The Last Time", "When You Need It", "When's It Gonna Happen"
  • Tobi — "Before We Panic", "Flowers", "Move"
Producer of the Year Recording Engineer of the Year

Albums edit

Album of the Year Adult Alternative Album of the Year
Adult Contemporary Album of the Year Alternative Album of the Year
Blues Album of the Year Children's Album of the Year
Classical Album of the Year – Solo Classical Album of the Year – Large Ensemble
Classical Album of the Year – Small Ensemble Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year
Contemporary Indigenous Artist of the Year Traditional Indigenous Artist of the Year
Country Album of the Year Electronic Album of the Year
Francophone Album of the Year Instrumental Album of the Year
International Album of the Year Jazz Album of the Year – Solo
Jazz Album of the Year – Group Vocal Jazz Album of the Year
Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year Pop Album of the Year
Rap Album/EP of the Year Rock Album of the Year
Contemporary Roots Album of the Year Traditional Roots Album of the Year
Global Music Album of the Year Comedy Album of the Year

Songs and recordings edit

Single of the Year Classical Composition of the Year
Dance Recording of the Year Rap Single of the Year
Contemporary R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
Reggae Recording of the Year Underground Dance Single of the Year

Other edit

Album Artwork of the Year Video of the Year
  •   Ian Ilavsky (art director and designer), Maciek Szczerbowski (illustrator) — Everything Was Forever Until It Was No More, Esmerine
  • Emy Storey (art director, designer, photographer), Becca McFarlane and Pamela Littky (photographers) — Crybaby, Tegan and Sara
  • Jud Haynes (art director, designer) — Kubasongs, Kubasonics
  • Kee Avil (art director), Lawrence Fafard (photographer) — Crease, Kee Avil
  • Lights (art director, illustrator), Virgilio Tzaj (designer), Matt Barnes (photographer) — PEP, Lights
MusiCounts Teacher of the Year
  •   Jewel Casselman, Lakewood School, Winnipeg, MB
  • Susan Avoy, St. Teresa’s Elementary & Waterford Valley High School, St. John's, NL
  • Stephen Richardson, École St. Joseph, Yellowknife, NT
  • Kelly Stronach, Mitchell Woods Public School, Guelph, ON
  • Heidi Wood, Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School, Calgary, AB

Special awards edit

CARAS announced Nickelback as the 2023 inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and music manager Ron Sakamoto as the recipient of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.[10]

Multiple nominations and awards edit

The following received multiple nominations:

The following received multiple awards:

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Actor Simu Liu to host 2023 Juno Awards in Edmonton". Global News, December 1, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Here are all the 2023 Juno nominees". CBC Music, January 31, 2023.
  3. ^ Louis Pavlakos, "Nav, Tobi Nominated for Rap Album/EP of the Year at the 2023 Juno Awards". Complex, January 30, 2023.
  4. ^ Jenna Benchetrit and Arti Patel, "The Weeknd picks up 4 wins on Junos 2023 opening night". CBC News, March 11, 2023.
  5. ^ Kashmala Fida Mohatarem, "After almost 20 years, Edmonton will once again host Canada's Juno Awards". CBC News Edmonton, May 10, 2022.
  6. ^ David Friend, "Edmonton Juno Awards changes 2023 date to avoid Oscars". Global News, August 4, 2022.
  7. ^ David Friend, "Country singer Tenille Townes, Punjabi rapper AP Dhillon added to Juno performers". The Globe and Mail, January 17, 2023.
  8. ^ Jenna Benchetrit (March 13, 2023). "Junos 2023: The Weeknd wins big, Avril Lavigne confronts topless protestor onstage". Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  9. ^ Hollett, Michael (March 2023). "Boobs and blazes adorn JUNOs' pop-powered Edmonton awards show". NEXT Magazine. Archived from the original on 2023-03-24. Retrieved 2023-03-27.
  10. ^ Eric Volmers, "Nickelback to enter Canadian Music Hall of Fame at 2023 Juno Awards". Edmonton Journal, November 14, 2022.