Avril Lavigne received the fan-voted Fan Selection Award for the fourth time on the 2023 Juno Awards on Monday (March 13). And he or she reminded followers why they love her together with her deft dealing with of a topless stage-crasher.
When Lavigne was introducing a efficiency by AP Dhillon, the primary Punjabi artist to carry out on the Junos, a topless lady appeared on the stage behind her. In accordance with a CBC Information report, a message written on her again appeared to learn “SAVE THE GREEN BELT” — an obvious reference to a controversial improvement plan by the Ontario authorities.
Lavigne circled and informed her to “get the f— off,” and the protester left the stage.
The second recalled essentially the most well-known stage-crashing incident at a music awards present, when a stage crasher with the phrases Soy Bomb scrawled on his chest was in a position to get on stage on the 40th Annual Grammy Awards at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor in New York in 1998. He gyrated whereas Bob Dylan was performing “Love Sick.” Dylan endured the unusual second stoically and simply stored on enjoying.
Lavigne, against this, put the girl in her place. When she later received the Fan Selection Award, Lavigne joked about her take-charge angle. “Now nobody try anything this time. I’ll f— a b—- up.”
Marvel star Simon Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), who hosted the present for the second 12 months, praised Lavigne for “handling that topless lady like a champion.”
The 52nd Annual Juno Awards had been held at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. Simply 5 aggressive awards had been introduced on the two-hour present. Greater than 40 awards had been introduced on the Juno Opening Night time Awards on Saturday (March 11), which allowed the Monday telecast to deal with performances by Tenille Townes, Alexisonfire, Aysanabee, Jessie Reyez, Tate McRae, AP Dhillon, Banx & Ranx, Preston Pablo and Rêve, in addition to a fiftieth anniversary to hip-hop which targeted on Canadian hip-hop expertise.
The Weeknd received 5 awards over the course of the 2 nights. These 5 awards carry The Weeknd’s whole of Juno Awards to 22, which places him in second place on the all-time Juno leaderboard. Anne Murray continues to steer all artists with 25 Junos.
Abel Tesfaye received 4 of these awards on the Juno Opening Night time Awards, which was livestreamed from the Edmonton Conference Centre. On the reside telecast, he received yet another award — album of the 12 months for FM Daybreak. It was his third win within the class, following Magnificence Behind the Insanity and After Hours. However he wasn’t readily available to just accept his honor, which led to ringing boos from the viewers.
The Weeknd has famously been on the outs with the Grammys because the annual ceremony gave him a grand whole of zero nominations within the 12 months of “Blinding Lights,” one of many largest and greatest singles of current years. However the Junos have showered him with awards. It’s straightforward to see why the viewers felt he was disrespecting them by not exhibiting up.
The Weeknd has but to win the Fan Selection Award. Lavigne, against this, is one in all solely three artists to win it 4 or extra occasions. Justin Bieber leads with 5 wins within the class. Shawn Mendes has additionally received it 4 occasions. (Both Lavigne or Mendes has received the award in every of the final seven years.)
Toronto singer Jessie Reyez received the primary award of the evening, modern R&B recording of the 12 months for her 2022 album Yessie. The Weeknd had received the award in every of the final two years.
Nickelback was inducted into the Canadian Music Corridor of Fame. Actor Ryan Reynolds referred to as the band “the pride of Alberta” throughout a pre-taped phase, which was adopted by an onstage introduction from Edmonton Oilers hockey participant Connor McDavid.
The band closed the present with a efficiency with included such world hits as “Rockstar” and “How You Remind Me.”
Rappers Haviah Mighty and Kardinal Offishall launched a fiftieth anniversary tribute to hip-hop in Canada.
“One of my favourite MCs went on to be the world’s favorite,” stated Kardinal Offishall, referring to Drake. “The world would not look the same if it wasn’t for the unprecedented talent, influence and vision of [a man] like Drake. He continued to open doors and help focus the world’s attention on our thriving hip hop scene.”
Kardinal Offishall is greatest identified within the U.S. for his 2008 single “Dangerous” (that includes Akon), a prime 5 single on the Billboard Scorching 100.
Maestro Contemporary-Wes, who received the primary Juno for rap album of the 12 months (1991’s Symphony in Impact), introduced this 12 months’s winner, TOBi’s Shall I Proceed?
Listed here are the nominees within the classes that had been introduced on the reside telecast, with winners checked.
Right here’s our report on the winners from Saturday’s Opening Night time Juno Awards.
TikTok Juno Fan Selection
WINNER: Avril Lavigne, Warner
Lauren Spencer-Smith, Island/Republic*Common
MacKenzie Porter, Huge Loud*Unbiased
Preston Pablo, 31 East*Common
Rêve, 31 East*Common
Shawn Mendes, Island*Common
Tate McRae, RCA*Sony
The Reklaws, Starseed*Unbiased
The Weeknd, XO*Common
Tyler Shaw, Sony
Album of the 12 months
Who Damage You?, Ali Gatie, Warner
Love Sux, Avril Lavigne, Warner
Demons Protected by Angels, NAV, XO*Common
i used to suppose i may fly, Tate McRae, RCA*Sony
WINNER: Daybreak FM, The Weeknd, XO*Common
Breakthrough artist of the 12 months
Devon Cole, Arista*Sony
WINNER: Preston Pablo, 31 East*Common
Rêve, 31 East*Common
Rap album/EP of the 12 months
GONZO, Boslen, Capitol*Common
Retrospected (Acoustic), Categorized, Halflife*Common
The Fleur Print Vol. 2, Jazz Cartier, Petal Backyard*Imagine
Demons Protected by Angels, NAV, XO*Common
WINNER: Shall I Proceed?, TOBi, RCA
Modern R&B recording of the 12 months
“When Flowers Bloom,” Adria Kain, ArtHaus*Warner
“If I Get Caught,” dvsn, OVO
“No Longer in the Suburbs,” Dylan Sinclair, 5 Stone*The Orchard
WINNER: “Yessie,” Jessie Reyez, Island*Common
“WTF,” Savannah Ré, Common
Canadian Music Corridor of Fame Inductee Award
MusiCounts Instructor of the Yr Award
Jewel Casselman, Lakewood College, Winnipeg