Tegan and Sara criticise the Juno Awards for lack of diversity

“We must do better," the duo say.
Tegan and Sara have criticised the number of women included in the just-announced nominations for Canada’s Juno Awards.

“It is with tremendous respect and absolutely no judgement of each nominee’s well-deserved accomplishments that we take this moment to address the disappointing number of women nominated in many of the various categories,” they explain.

“In 8 categories no women were recognized at all, and in over 12 additional categories, only 1 in 5 of the nominees included a woman. Specifically in the areas of production and engineering, it is discouraging to not see a single woman represented.”

“We must do better as it sends an outdated message to the next generation about whose art and voice and message is valuable,” they add.

Read Tegan and Sara’s statement in full here.

The duo are themselves up for three gongs: Songwriter of the Year, Group of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year for ‘Love You to Death’, while other nominees include Drake, Ariana Grande, The Weekend, Alessia Cara, Weaves, Sia, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Billy Talent.

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