Canadian Music Week has announced nominations for the 18th annual Canadian Radio Music Awards. Among the nominees are Kiesza, MAGIC! and Hedley. This year’s award show will take place on Friday, May 8th at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The 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 Dear Rouge, Andee, Virginia to Vegas and Jess Moskaluke.
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. This year’s nominees show the power of a song’s 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. But you and I, the fans also get to choose the Fans’ Choice.
This year’s nominees include artists who have hit the Canadian charts for the first time. The winners are detemined by votes cast by program directors, music directors, and on-air personalities.
Radio listeners from across the country can vote online for the Fans’ Choice Award, at: 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.