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13 Of The Most Iconic Junos Performances of All-Time

Posted on March 14, 2018

It’s the most coveted award in Canadian music for a reason. 

Since 1970, The Juno Awards have recognized musicians across the country for their exceptional artistry and musical achievements. There’s no denying that our homegrown artists are a force to be reckoned with and judging by the list of Junos performers throughout the years, that statement couldn’t be more true.

On March 25th, 2018 the 47th award ceremony is taking over the west coast in Vancouver and we’ve got a list of past must-watch Junos performances to get you hyped! 

Shawn Mendes “Mercy” (2017)

Shawn also graciously accepted his first Juno win last year. 

Shawn Mendes “Stitches” (2016)

Two years, two stylish leather jackets, two equally incredible performances by Shawn. 

Justin Bieber “Baby” (2010)

Back when Bieber was quite literally a baby. Someone please tell us how time goes by so fast.

Arkells “Drake’s Dad” (2017)

Petition to have Arkells do this exact performance again this year 😍 

The Weeknd “Acquainted” & “Might Not (with Belly)” (2016)

Two for the price of one, The Weeknd does not disappoint. 

Dear Rouge “I Heard I Had” (2016)

You heard right! Dear Rouge shines bright with their debut Juno performance. 

Classified & David Myles “Inner Ninja” (2013)

Our Inner Ninja is fangirling so hard right now. 

Alessia Cara “Here” & “Wild Things” (2016)

Sure, she may be a Grammy winner, but the Junos came first. #OG 

Alessia Cara “Stay (with Zedd)” and “Scars to Your Beautiful” (2017)

The performance just wouldn’t be complete without a little help from Alessia’s pal, Zedd.

Metric “Synthetica” (2013)

Veteran Juno performers Metric blew the roof off Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. 

The Strumbellas “Spirits” (2017)

We got this song in our heads and we have no complaints. 

Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” & “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” (2013)

#FACT: Carly Rae Jepsen makes the world a better place. 

BONUS: Drake as the host (2011)

When the Junos came to Toronto, the only option for host was none other than our beloved #6God and naturally, he was perfection. 

Which Juno performance are you most excited for: Shawn Hook, Lights, Jessie Reyez, Arkells? Tough choices, we know. Chime in down in the comments below or on Twitter @umusic