Junos 2022: Simu Liu, Jessia, Shawn Mendes among the stars of the red carpet


It was a sweltering day in Toronto on the red carpet for the 51st Annual Juno Awards, but that didn’t stop Canada’s top musical talent from dressing up and pulling out all the stops for music’s biggest night.

Jessia looked cool in a pink dress with geometric patterns and matching jacket with quilted lining. The TikTok star has been nominated for TikTok Juno Fan Choice.

Canadian hip-hop legend Maestro in a caramel-colored ensemble. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Canadian hip-hop legend Maestro looked sharper than ever in a caramel-colored ensemble with black detailing, black lapels and a fedora. The Toronto rapper is nominated for Children’s Album of the Year for Maestro Fresh Wes Presents: Young Maestro’s “School Days”.

Latin music artist Alex Cuba wore a punchy purple suit on the red carpet. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Latin entertainer Alex Cuba wore a punchy purple suit with a floral tie and dark sunglasses. The musician’s album Mendo earned a nomination for Global Music Album of the Year.

JP Saxe, nominated for Artist of the Year, in a cream satin jacket and patterned shirt with blue, green and brown floral details (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

JP Saxe opted for a cream satin jacket and a patterned shirt with blue, green and brown floral details. his album Dangerous levels of introspection is nominated for album of the year.

Indie rockers Arkells, who helped open the Juno Awards on Sunday night in a rocking performance, seemed low key. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Indie rockers Arkells looked understated, sporting a standout dinosaur print and black and white flame-patterned jacket. The group performed at the top of the show and went on to win Group of the Year. They are also nominated for Rock Album of the Year for Flash once.

Sarain Fox as well as Nimkii Osawamick of Nimkii and the Niniis wear matching outfits. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Sarain Fox wears a sequin bomber jacket with LAND BACK spelled out on her fingernails. Nimkii Osawamick wears a matching sequin crew neck and beaded medallion. His band Nimkii and the Niniis was nominated for Traditional Aboriginal Band of the Year.

TikTok Juno Fan Choice nominee 347aidan walked the carpet in this stylish outfit with contrasting patterns. (CARAS/iPhoto)

TikTok Juno Fan Choice nominee 347aidan walked the carpet in this stylish outfit with contrasting patterns. He wore a loose purple shirt with gray pockets, a chain necklace with a single pearl, and purple and blue striped pants.

The sweltering heat is no match for this sunny, summery look. (CARAS/iPhoto)

A llie, nominated for Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year, dressed for the sweltering weather in this summery look: a canary yellow and sky blue tank top and miniskirt.

Avril Lavigne returned to the Junos red carpet in this on-trend leather dress. (CARAS/iPhoto)

The princess of pop punk is back with her signature smoky look: Avril Lavigne, pictured with hubby Mod Sun, wears a belted leather dress with zip detailing and a thigh-high slit on the leg.

“It’s great to be back at the Junos,” Lavigne said on the mat.

The winner of the year, Charlotte Cardin, wore an oversized t-shirt with eye-catching fire engine red pants. (CARAS/iPhoto)

Without meaning Singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin, winner of multiple 2022 Juno Awards, including Artist of the Year on Saturday night, wore an oversized t-shirt with eye-catching fire engine red pants.

Cardin’s sporty red heels.

Cardin wore sporty red heels to match her stockings.

DJ Shub poses with Snotty Nose Rez Kids on the carpet. (CARAS/iPhoto)

DJ Shub, who won Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year at Saturday’s ceremony, is pictured here with an eclectic ensemble that includes Snotty Nose Rez Kids.

Reggae artist Exco Levi wore this houndstooth print jacket to the Juno Awards. (CARAS/iPhoto)

Wearing a camel fedora, nominated reggae artist Exco Levi dressed to impress in this houndstooth print jacket with beige joggers and black and white loafers.

Sound Engineer of the Year, Hill Kourkoudis Hill, in a lavender pantsuit with white platform sneakers. (CARAS/iPhoto)

Hill Kourkoutis, who won Sound Engineer of the Year on Saturday night’s opening night, wore a lavender pantsuit with white platform sneakers.

Jayli Wolf rocked a goth look on the carpet. (CARAS/iPhoto)

Jayli Wolf, who was nominated for Contemporary Indigenous Artist at Saturday night’s awards, wore this silky, all-black gothic look, donning a cape with pointed shoulder pads and layering a thin gold belt over a shiny black corset.

2020-21 Allan Slaight Juno Master Class runner-up Jesse Gold in a snakeskin jacket. (CARAS/iPhoto)

Allan Slaight Juno 2020-21 Master Class finalist Jesse Gold wore a snakeskin jacket over a black top and white denim jeans with an ink floral pattern.

Pop superstar Shawn Mendes made his roots known in this Canadian tuxedo.

Spotted: a Canadian tuxedo! Pop superstar Shawn Mendes, who received the international Junos award on Sunday night, wore this dusty denim blue ensemble on the carpet.

Pierre Kwenders of Moonshine, left, wears a mustard yellow ensemble with a green mesh top, San Farafina wore a colorful and groovy printed overcoat with denim bottoms and Hervé (Coltan) Kalongo wore a flare top with patterned pants. (CARAS/iPhoto)

Left to right, Moonshine’s Pierre Kwenders wears a mustard yellow ensemble with a green mesh top under the jacket. San Farafina wore a colorful and groovy printed overcoat with denim bottoms and Hervé (Coltan) Kalongo wore a flare top with patterned pants.

Mustafa wears a cream colored kaftan. (CARAS/iPhoto)

Producer of the Year winner Mustafa dons a cream kaftan with a bulletproof vest and the word POET embroidered on a denim decal as a tribute to his Islamic faith.

“I always feel like I’m defending my heart and defending myself against all forms of violence,” the artist said. “Violence against my heart, violence against my community, violence against my faith.”

Host Simu Liu wears a shiny magenta suit on the podium. (CARAS/iPhoto)

Junos host Simu Liu – who has shown her fashions at a number of high-profile Hollywood events this year – wears a sleek magenta suit with clean white sneakers.

“I have three suits underneath,” the Marvel star joked on the red carpet.

The Beaches form a colorful quartet in their coordinating outfits. (CARAS/iPhoto)

Indie rockers The Beaches have arrived in color coordinated. From left, Jordan Miller is wearing a red mesh tank top and pants, Eliza Enman-McDaniel is in a sunny yellow jumpsuit, Kylie Miller is wearing a lime green tennis dress with cutouts above the hips, and Megan Fitchett is in a flowing baby blue tent dress with matching sunglasses and metallic boots.

Sibling duo Reklaws strike a pose. Jenna Walker shines in a pale pink sequin mini dress with a fringed hem curtain, and her brother Scott rocks a gray suit with a pink checkered pocket square. (CARAS/iPhoto)

Sibling duo – and Group of the Year nominees – the Reklaws are pictured, with Jenna Walker wearing a pale pink sequined mini dress with a fringed hem curtain, while brother Scott kept keep it simple in a gray suit with a pink checkered pocket square.

TikTok star Tia Wood looks stunning in this sheer dress with floral decals. (CARAS/iPhoto)

Cree and Salish TikTok star Tia Wood wore a sheer, flowy dress with hot pink floral decals, a wide belt and fringed necklace, and silver high-heeled sandals.