Nominees announced for the 2018 Canadian Radio Music Awards

One of the big events at Canadian Music Week is the Canadian Radio Music Awards, which is presented by the country’s private radio stations.

The CMRAs involved first-time charting artists and performers who have achieved significant radio airplay over the last year. Radio folks from across the nation will vote with the nominees named at an event in Toronto on May 9. If you want to go, tickets are available here.

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: AC

CHRISTIAN HUDSON                           FOUR LEAF CLOVER

JESSIE REYEZ                                        FIGURES

RALPH                                                  COLD TO THE TOUCH

CHARLOTTE CARDIN                          MAIN GIRL

DVBBS                                                  NOT GOING HOME

 

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: CHR

JESSIE REYEZ                                         FIGURES

KAYLA DIAMOND                                 CARNIVAL HEARTS

NEW CITY                                              DIRTY SECRETS

PARTYNEXTDOOR                                NOT NICE

ROMES                                                  TRYNA BE

 

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: DANCE/URBAN/RHYTHMIC

FELIX CARTAL                                       GET WHAT YOU GIVE

NEW CITY                                             DIRTY SECRETS

DVBBS                                                  NOT GOING HOME

 

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: ROCK

ALLAN RAYMAN                                    13

HARRISON BROME                               MIDNIGHT ISLAND

LEEROY STAGGER                                  I WANT IT ALL

SAM COFFEY & THE IRON LUNGS      TALK 2 HER

THE BEACHES                                        MONEY

 

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: COUNTRY

ANDREW HYATT                                    ON ME

GENEVIEVE FISHER                               TAKE IT ON HOME

RIVER TOWN SAINTS                            BONFIRE

SHAWN AUSTIN                                    PARADISE FOUND

THE REKLAWS                                       HOMETOWN KIDS

 

FAN’S CHOICE

ALESSIA CARA

COLEMAN HELL

DALLAS SMITH

DRAKE

JAMES BARKER BAND

SCOTT HELMAN

SHAWN HOOK

SHAWN MENDES

THE WEEKND

VIRGINIA TO VEGAS

 

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.

One thought on “Nominees announced for the 2018 Canadian Radio Music Awards

  • March 16, 2018 at 10:02 am
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    Why do I not recognize any of these groups except the massive hit-makers of Drake/Weekend/Mendes/Cara, etc from the fans choice? From the other groups I recognize only the Reklaws, which was a more random find for me on Spotify, (I don’t regularly listen to country) I try to keep up on whats happening in music, but then I see this happen. Where would I find such music? Are these just private radio stations, so not the big radio stations that I’d find in the Waterloo area of Ontario? (We listen to the Conestoga college radio station at work, but even then, more mainstream stuff). Peace,

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