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Shawn Mendes Takes Home Five Awards At The 2019 Junos
The 20-year-old Toronto-born artist was not able to be there in person in London, Ontario as he is currently on tour in Europe, but he did participate virtually with a taped performance of "In My Blood." He also shared his excitement via social media, sending love to his home country: "Wow @TheJUNOAwards thank you so much!! Sending all my love back to Canada to everyone."
Winning the most awards of the evening, Mendes dominated in categories including Artist Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Pop Album Of The Year for Shawn Mendes, Single Of Year for "In My Blood" and Songwriter Of The Year.
The wins take his total Juno Awards total to eight, as he won their Fan Choice Award in both 2017 and 2018, as well as Single Of The Year last year for "There's Nothing Holding Me Back."
Other winners include GRAMMY nominee Tory Lanez, who took home Rap Recording Of The Year for LoVE me Now? and Colombian-Canadian rising star Jessie Reyez, who won R&B/Soul Recording Of The Year for her EP Being Human In Public.
The legendary 16-time GRAMMY-winning producer/songwriter David Foster took home the Juno Humanitarian Award and GRAMMY-nominated "Sunglasses At Night" singer Corey Hart was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame. Hart closed out the evening with a performance that included the hit 1984 song, complete with shades.
Mendes earned his first GRAMMY nominations at 61st GRAMMY Awards, with nods for Song Of The Year for "In My Blood" and Best Pop Vocal Album for Shawn Mendes. He made his GRAMMY stage debut at the show, offering a powerful performance of "In My Blood" alongside fellow GRAMMY-nominated pop star Miley Cyrus.
You can still catch Shawn Mendes: The Tour, which has about a month left in Europe, after which he will return to North America, for dates across Canada and the U.S. beginning in June. GRAMMY winner Alessia Cara offers support for European and U.S. dates; Mendes will also bring the show to Australia and Latin America in the Fall.