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    2024 Live Music Industry Awards

    Tuesday, June 4, 2024
    Awards Show. 5:00PM -7:00PM
    Frontenac Ballroom (across from Westin Harbour Castle Hotel)

    2017 CRMA Nominees

    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.