Music News — May 5, 2016 at 16:10

The Strumbellas, Grimes, Win Big at CMW’s Indie Awards

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The Phoenix Concert Theatre was the place to be last night for indie fans as Canadian Music Week celebrated their annual Indie Awards.

The Indie Awards honours some of the greatest acts both Canadian and internationally in the indie scene.

 

Grimes took home Album of the Year for her latest ‘Art Angels’ while The Strumbellas won group of the year. Other winners include Wintersleep, Jazz Cartier, and The Elwins.

Featured performances this year included The Strumbellas, Wintersleep, Alberta Cross and The Zolas.

See below for the full list of winners.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR   
Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion
Grimes – Art Angels
Majical Cloudz – Are You Alone?
Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon
Viet Cong – Viet Cong

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Arkells “Leather Jacket”
Coleman Hell “2 Heads”
Jocelyn Alice “Jackpot”
The Strumbellas “Spirits”
Wintersleep “Amerika”

GROUP OF THE YEAR
BADBADNOTGOOD
Metric
The Strumbellas
Whitehorse
Young Empires

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen
City and Colour
Grimes
Lights
YOAN

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
City and Colour
Hayden
Tobias Jesso Jr.
Whitehorse
Young Empires

ABORIGINAL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Tribe Called Red
Buffy Sainte-Marie
City Natives
Drezus
Tanya Tagaq

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Destroyer
Half Moon Run
Mac DeMarco
The Zolas
Yukon Blonde

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
A-Trak
Braids
Keys N Krates
Pomo
Purity Ring

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Chocolat
Galaxie
La Bronze
Louis-Jean Cormier
Marie-Pierre Arthur

POP ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Coleman Hell
Dan Talevski
Jocelyn Alice
Ria Mae
Tyler Shaw

RAP/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Daniel Caesar
Jazz Cartier
John River
SonReal
Spek Wo

ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Dilly Dally
Hey Rosetta!
Monster Truck
The Elwins
The Glorious Sons

SINGER-SONGWRITER ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Basia Bulat
Dan Mangan
Lindi Ortega
Patrick Watson
The Weather Station

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Alabama Shakes
Courtney Barnett
Major Lazer
Mumford & Sons
Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats

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