Canadian Radio Music Awards

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
CMW's annual gift to the future, the Canadian Radio Music Awards are considered a barometer of buzz in Canadian music. The hottest, newest names on the CanCon scene sing for their lunch in front of the industry's opinion-makers, and stake their claim to a place on the nation's playlists. If you see them here, you'll soon be hearing them everywhere! Featuring live performances by nominated artists and special guests. Show: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Presented by Untitled-2  

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The 35th Annual Canadian Music Week

Announces Winners For The 2017

Canadian Radio Music Awards

Canadian Music Week (CMW) is pleased to announce the winners of the 20th Annual Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMA), which took place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

Alessia Cara came out on top with three wins, while Ruth B, Justin Bieber and The Strumbellas snatched two awards each. The late Gary Russell was inducted into the Broadcast Hall of Fame at the Canadian Radio Music Awards.

The CRMA ceremony included performances by Bleeker, James Barker Band, Jonathan Roy, Modern Space, Ruth B, and The Washboard Union.

Complete List of 2017 Canadian Radio Music Awards Winners:

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: HOT AC
Ruth B - Lost Boy

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: MAINSTREAM AC
Alessia Cara - Here

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: CHR
Ruth B - Lost Boy

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: DANCE/URBAN/RHYTHMIC
Neon Dreams - Marching Bands

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: MAINSTREAM ROCK
The Strumbellas - Spirits

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: MODERN ROCK
The Strumbellas - Spirits

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: COUNTRY
James Barker Band - Lawn Chair Lazy

SOCAN SONG OF THE YEAR
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

CHARTTOPPER AWARD
Justin Bieber

FANS’ CHOICE
Alessia Cara

FACTOR BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
The Strumbellas

The CRMA Nominees included artists who hit the Canadian charts for the first time and who achieved top airplay in different formats based on radio “spins,” as recorded by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) in 2016. Votes were cast by program directors, music directors, and on-air personalities to determine the winners.

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