Canadian Music Week announced the winners of the 19th annual Canadian Radio Music Awards¸which took place today at the Sheraton Centre Hotel. Presented by Bell Media, the Canadian Radio Music Awards celebrate Canadian artists who have gained significant traction on Canadian radio over the past year. The show featured special performances by The Strumbellas, Coleman Hell, Ria Mae, Cold Creek County, Scott Helman, and Jocelyn Alice.
Nominees included artists who hit the Canadian charts for the first time last year and achieved top airplay in different formats based on radio "spins" as recorded by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) in 2015. Votes cast by program directors, music directors, and on-air personalities determined the winners. Radio listeners from across the country also voted online for the Fans' Choice Award at cmw.net. The full list of winners can be found below.
2016 CANADIAN RADIO MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS
BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: AC
SCOTT HELMAN - BUNGALOW
BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: CHR
ALESSIA CARA - HERE
BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: MAINSTREAM ROCK
STANDSTILLS - ORLEANS
BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: MODERN ROCK
COLEMAN HELL - 2 HEADS
BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: COUNTRY
COLD CREEK COUNTY - OUR TOWN
SOCAN SONG OF THE YEAR
CAN’T FEEL MY FACE - THE WEEKND
Three additional non-voting awards were also presented at this year's ceremony: The FACTOR Breakthrough Award, for top airplay for new FACTOR-supported artists, went toLeah Daniels; the Sennheiser Chart Topper Award for top overall airplay was awarded toShawn Mendes, and the Heatseeker award was presented to The Strumbellas.