Nominations for CMW Radio Music Awards Are Out

Every year at Canadian Music Week, Canada’s private broadcasters hold a gala to honour the best new rising stars in the country. Voting falls to radio pros across the country (Hmm. My ballot must have got lost in the mail this year). Fans–i.e. anyone who has ever turned on a radio–can vote for the Fan Choice Award.

Here’s who’s up for what at the 19th annual awards, which will be handed out on May 6 at the Sheraton in Toronto.

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: AC
COLEMAN HELL – 2 HEADS
FRANCESCO YATES – BETTER TO BE LOVED
JOCELYN ALICE – JACKPOT
RIA MAE – CLOTHES OFF
SCOTT HELMAN – BUNGALOW

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: CHR

ALESSIA CARA – HERE
COLEMAN HELL – 2 HEADS
DAN TALEVSKI – GUILTY AS SIN
FRANCESCO YATES – BETTER TO BE LOVED
JOCELYN ALICE – JACKPOT

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: MAINSTREAM ROCK
SAINT ASONIA – BETTER PLACE
STANDSTILLS – ORLEANS
THE WILD! – SLOW BURN

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: MODERN ROCK

BRAVE SHORES – NEVER COME DOWN
COLEMAN HELL – 2 HEADS
ELWINS – SO DOWN LOW
WHITEHORSE – DOWNTOWN

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: COUNTRY
COLD CREEK COUNTY – OUR TOWN
DAVID JAMES – WHAT WE WEREN’T LOOKING FOR
JOJO MASON – IT’S ALL GOOD – PIC REC’D
LEAH DANIELS – GO BACK
PETRIC – HERE GOES EVERYTHING

SOCAN SONG OF THE YEAR

CAN’T FEEL MY FACE – THE WEEKND
EARNED IT – THE WEEKND
SOMETHING BIG – SHAWN MENDES
SOUND OF YOUR HEART – SHAWN HOOK
STITCHES – SHAWN MENDES

FANS CHOICE
JUSTIN BIEBER
MAGIC!
SHAWN HOOK
SHAWN MENDES
THE WEEKND
TREVOR GUTHRIE

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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