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Kairo McLean wins Juno Award 2022 for Reggae Recording of The Year 'Easy Now'

05/15/2022 by Reggaeville

Kairo McLean wins Juno Award 2022 for Reggae Recording of The Year 'Easy Now'

Congratulations Kairo McLean! 13-year-old Kairo McLean became the youngest winner of the Reggae Recording of the Year category at JUNO Awards 2022. 
At the JUNO Opening Night Awards in Toronto, Canada on May 14, 2022 he was awarded for his song Easy Now, taken from the same titled EP (Released in April 2021). Other nominees were five-time JUNO Award winner Exco Levi (By Any Means), Josemar (Don’t Let It Get to You), Blessed (Herb Dream) and Kirk Diamond & Finn (Too Ruff). 

In his acceptance speech Kairo said: “I’d like to start by thanking His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, Jah Rastafari! And my parents... I love you Mom, I love you Dad, Shanice, Alisha, yah man, Kirk Diamond, Esco and everyone who has helped me along the way. Thank you. It’s an honor.

The Juno Awards are awards presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music. New members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame are also inducted as part of the awards ceremonies. The Juno Awards are often referred to as the Canadian equivalent of the Brit Awards in Great Britain or the Grammy Awards given in the United States.

Kairo Logan McLean was born in Toronto, Ontario on July 15th 2008. His father Garvin is Jamaican and his mother Kim is Canadian of Jamaican descent. When Kairo was 2 years old he began to show an interest in music and by the time he was 3 he was already playing drums. At 5 he picked up the acoustic guitar and by 6 he was already singing and performing at festivals. [read the full biography here]

See below all past JUNO AWARDS winners in the Reggae category:

Reggae Recording of the Year (2003 - 2022)
2022 Kairo McLean - Easy Now
2021 Töme and Sean Kingston - I Pray
2020 Lyndon John X - The Warning Track
2019 Dubmatix - Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix: Overdubbed
2018 Kirk Diamond - Greater
2017 Exco Levi - Siren
2016 Kafinal feat. Daddy U Roy - Nah Complain
2015 Exco Levi - Welcome the King
2014 Exco Levi - Strive
2013 Exco Levi - Storms of Life
2012 Exco Levi - Bleaching Shop
2011 Elaine Lil'Bit Shepherd - Likkle But Mi Tallawah
2010 Dubmatix feat. Prince Blanco - Gonna Be Alright
2009 Humble - Everything
2008 Mikey Dangerous - Don't Go Pretending
2007 Korexion - X-Rated
2006 Blessed - Reggae Time
2005 Sonia Collymore - WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)
2004 Leroy Brown - Rent A Tile

Best Reggae Recording (1994 - 2002)
2003 Sonia Collymore - You Won't See Me Cry
2002 Blessed - Love (African Woman)
2001 Lenn Hammond - Lenn Hammond
2000 Lazo - Heart & Soul
1999 Frankie Wilmot - Vision
1998 Messenjah - Catch De Vibe
1997 Nana McLean - Nana McLean
1996 Sattalites - Now and Forever
1995 Carla Marshall - Class and Credential
1994 Snow - Informer

Best Reggae/Calypso Recording (1985 - 1991)
1991 Jayson & Friends - Soldiers We Are All
1990 Sattalites - Too Late To Turn Back Now
1989 Lillian Allen - Conditions Critical
1988 No JUNO Award!
1987 Leroy Sibbles - Mean While
1986 Lillian Allen Revolutionary - Tea Party
1985 Liberty Silver and Otis Gayle - Heaven Must Have Sent You