Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce nominations for the 16th annual Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMAs).
Sponsored by Astral Radio, the awards, celebrating first-time charted artists and honouring individuals or groups among them with some of the most played songs at Canadian radio, will be handed out on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, doors 7 p.m. at Kool Haus in Toronto.
This year, for the first time, the show will be open to the public and will serve as the official kick-off event to Canadian Music Week 2013 activities. Winners will be announced throughout the show, highlighted by performances from nominees Anjulie, Dallas Smith, Elise Legrow, Jesse Labelle, Monster Truck, Shawn Hook, USS and Victoria Duffield. Massari, who’s latest single “Brand New Day” was just certified gold, will also perform. Fans’ Choice nominees Marianas Trench, who recently completed their first cross-Canada arena tour, will headline the awards with a special guest performance before embarking on the second leg of that tour, running March 23rd – April 19th.
Leading the way with three nominations apiece are My Name is Kay with the song “Strangers”, Victoria Duffield with “Feel”, and Carly Rae Jepsen with two SOCAN Song of the Year nominations – one for “Call Me Maybe” and a second for “Curiosity” - as well as a Fans’ Choice nod. Mia Martina and Shawn Hook follow with two nominations for their hits “Burning” and “Every Red Light”. Marianas Trench complement their two nominations – Fans’ Choice and Song of the Year for “Fallout” – with a songwriting nod for frontman Josh Ramsay in his role on Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”.
This year’s music categories include: Mainstream AC, Hot AC, Rock, CHR, Dance/Urban/Rhythmic, and Country as well as the SOCAN Song of the Year and three newly added categories for International Group of the Year, International Solo Artist of the Year and Heatseeker Award.
Nominees comprise artists who have hit the Canadian charts for the first time and who have achieved top airplay in different formats based on radio “spins”, as recorded by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) in 2012. Votes cast by program directors, music directors, and on-air personalities determine the winners.
Radio listeners from across the country can vote online for the CRMA Fans’ Choice Award, International Group of the Year, International Solo Artist of the Year and Heatseeker Award at www.cmw.net. The voting window opens February 4th and will close on March 20th at 8:00pm.
Two additional non-voting awards will also be presented at this year’s ceremony: the FACTOR Breakthrough Award for top airplay for a new FACTOR supported artist; and the Chart Topper Award for top overall airplay.
And the nominees are…
ROCK GLORYHOUND – ELECTRIC DUSK JAPANDROIDS – THE HOUSE THAT HEAVEN BUILT MONSTER TRUCK – SEVEN SEAS BLUES SAID THE WHALE – HEAVY CEILING YUKON BLONDE – STAIRWAY
CHR FELIX CARTAL FEAT. POLINA – DON’T TURN ON THE LIGHTS MY NAME IS KAY – STRANGERS SHAWN HOOK – EVERY RED LIGHT THE WEEKND – WICKED GAMES VICTORIA DUFFIELD - FEEL
DANCE/URBAN/RHYTHMIC DIRTY RADIO – FOUND YOU MY NAME IS KAY – STRANGERS SULTAN & NED SHEPARD - WALLS TEGAN & SARA – CLOSER VICTORIA DUFFIELD – FEEL
HOT AC ESTHERO – NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO JESSE LABELLE – HEARTBREAK COVERUP MY NAME IS KAY – STRANGERS SHAWN HOOK – EVERY RED LIGHT VICTORIA DUFFIELD – FEEL
MAINSTREAM AC ELISE LEGROW – NO GOOD WOMAN JODI KING - HAPPY LIZ COYES – BUTTERFLIES MIA MARTINA – BURNING SCOTTY JAMES – WANNA BE LOVED
COUNTRY BOBBY WILLS – SHOW SOME RESPECT CLAYTON BELLAMY 0 EVERYONE’S A DREAMER DALLAS SMITH – SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE JAIDA DREYER – GUY’S GIRL SMALL TOWN PISTOLS – COLOUR BLIND
FANS CHOICE CARLY RAE JEPSEN DRAKE HEDLEY JUSTIN BIEBER MARIANAS TRENCH
SOCAN SONG OF THE YEAR BURNING – Songwriters: Mia Martina, Ovidiu Bistriceanu - Recorded by: Mia Martina CALL ME MAYBE - Songwriters: Carly Rae Jepsen, Tavish Crowe, Josh Ramsay– Recorded by: Carly Rae Jepsen CURIOSITY – Songwriters: Carly Rae Jepsen, Ryan Stewart - Recorded by: Carly Rae Jepsen FALLOUT – Songwriter: Josh Ramsay - Recorded by: Marianas Trench SUMMER PARADISE – Songwriters: Pierre Bourvier, Charles-Andre Comeau, / Emanuel Kiriakou, Sean Paul - Recorded by: Simple Plan
INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF THE YEAR FUN. LADY ANTEBELLUM MAROON 5 ONE DIRECTION THE WANTED
INTERNATIONAL SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR DAVID GUETTA FLO RIDA KATY PERRY PITBULL RIHANNA
HEATSEEKER AWARD ANJULIE – YOU AND I ARTISTS AGAINST – TRUE COLOURS SERENA RYDER – STOMPA SHAWN DESMAN – DUM DA DUM TEBEY – SOMEWHERE IN THE COUNTRY
Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining three information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest New Music Festival – Canadian Music Fest – CMW spans a six-day period from March 19 to March 24, 2013 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel and over 60 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.
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