NOMINEES AND PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED 2015 CANADIAN RADIO MUSIC AWARDS

crma-web CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK PRESENTS THE 2015 CANADIAN RADIO MUSIC AWARDS MAY 8 at SHERATON CENTRE HOTEL

NOMINEES AND PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FEATURING MAGIC!, KIESZA, AND MORE

Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce nominations for the 18th annual Canadian Radio Music Awards! KieszaMAGIC! and Hedley, are among those honoured. This year’s award show will take place on Friday, May 8th at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Sponsored by Bell Media, the Canadian Radio Music Awards celebrate first-time charted artists and honour individuals or groups with some of the most played songs on Canadian radio.

This year’s show will feature performances by MAGIC!, Kiesza, Dear Rouge, Andee, Virginia to Vegas and Jess Moskaluke. Full list of nominees below. The Canadian Radio Music Awards offer an opportunity to honour national and international artists who have gained significant traction on the radio over the past year. Radio has long served as a significant platform for artists to break through and gain mass appeal. This year’s nominees fittingly reflect the power of a songs ability to connect with the public and push artists to the next level. Other notable nominations include several Canadian acts that have received considerable international success this past year including, Drake for “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, Chromeo for “Jealous (I ain't with it)” and Death From Above for “Trainwreck 1979”. This year's award categories include: AC, Rock, CHR, and Country as well as the SOCAN Song of the Year and Fans’ Choice. Nominees for the Heatseeker Award will be announced at a later date. Nominees include 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 2014. 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 Fans' Choice Award, at: www.cmw.net. 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 Sennheiser Chart Topper Award for top overall airplay.

FULL LIST OF NOMINEES 

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: AC ANDEE - NEVER GONE CHROMEO - JEALOUS KIESZA - HIDEAWAY MAGIC! - RUDE VIRGINIA TO VEGAS - WE ARE STARS

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: CHR ADVENTURE CLUB - WONDER CHROMEO - JEALOUS KIESZA - HIDEAWAY MAGIC! - RUDE SHAWN MENDES - LIFE OF THE PARTY

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: ROCK CURRENT SWELL - KEYS TO THE KINGDOM DEAR ROUGE - I HEARD I HAD DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 - TRAINWRECK 1979 GAY NINETIES - LETTERMAN WILDLIFE - LIGHTNING TENT

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: COUNTRY JESS MOSKALUKE - CHEAP WINE & CIGARETTES LINDSAY ELL - TRIPPIN' ON US MADELINE MERLO - SINKING LIKE A STONE ROD BLACK - KEEPIN' ON TRISTAN HORNCASTLE - A LITTLE BIT OF ALRIGHT

SOCAN SONG OF THE YEAR CHROMEO - JEALOUS (I AIN’T WITH IT) DRAKE - HOLD ON, WE’RE GOING HOME GLENN MORRISON - GOODBYE HEDLEY - CRAZY FOR YOU MAGIC! - RUDE

FANS CHOICE CHROMEO GLENN MORRISON HEDLEY MAGIC! SERENA RYDER

About Canadian Music Week 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, CMW spans a ten-day period from May 1 to May 10, 2015 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and over 60 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.  For more information, visit www.cmw.net.

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