THE 2012 CRMA NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!

Photography By: Fridae Mattas

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 2012 CANADIAN RADIO MUSIC AWARDS

 

TORONTO – January 12, 2012 – The Canadian Radio Music Awards is pleased to announce the nominations for the 15th Annual edition. The awards, celebrating first-time top charting Canadian artists, will honour nominees across eight distinct categories during a gala luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on Friday, March 23, 2012, 12:30pm. Hosted by radio personality Jay “Mad Dog” Michaels, the CRMAs will feature performances by nominees Alyssa Reid, Dragonette, Fefe Dobson, Kira Isabella, Neverest, Raghav and The Sheepdogs.

Alyssa Reid and Martin Solveig & Dragonette lead this year’s nominations with 5 nods apiece including SOCAN Song of the Year for their respective titles “Alone Again” and  “Hello”. Other multiple nominations include: Kristina Maria (3), Neverest (2), Raghav (2), and Fefe Dobson (2). The complete list of nominees is printed below.

This year’s music categories include: Mainstream AC, Hot AC, Rock, CHR, Dance/Urban/Rhythmic, and Country. Nominees comprise 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 2011. Votes cast by program directors, music directors, and on-air personalities determine the winners.

 

Again this year, the CRMA Fans’ Choice Award will be presented. Radio listeners from across the country can vote online for their favourite radio artist 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 Chart Topper Award for top overall airplay.

And the nominees are…

 

ROCK

BLEEKER RIDGE – SMALL TOWN DEAD

JONAS & THE MASSIVE ATTRACTION – BIG SLICE

THE REASON – THE LONGEST HIGHWAY HOME

THE SHEEPDOGS – I DON’T KNOW

USS – N/A OK

 

CHR

ALYSSA REID – ALONE AGAIN

ANJULIE – BRAND NEW CHICK

MARTIN SOLVEIG & DRAGONETTE – HELLO

RAGHAV – FIRE

THESE KIDS WEAR CROWNS – JUMPSTART

 

DANCE/URBAN/RHYTHMIC

DEADMAU5 – SOFI NEEDS A LADDER

KRISTINA MARIA – LET’S PLAY

MARTIN SOLVEIG & DRAGONETTE – HELLO

MIA MARTINA – LATIN MOON

SUNLOVERZ FEAT. ROSETTE – FIRE

 

HOT AC

ALYSSA REID – ALONE AGAIN

KRISTINA MARIA – LET’S PLAY

MARTIN SOLVEIG & DRAGONETTE – HELLO

NEVEREST – ABOUT US

RAGHAV – FIRE

 

MAINSTREAM AC

ALYSSA REID – ALONE AGAIN

JESSE LABELLE – EASIER

JUSTIN NOZUKA – HEARTLESS

MARTIN SOLVEIG & DRAGONETTE – HELLO

NEVEREST – ABOUT US

 

COUNTRY

GOMIE – EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT

KIRA ISABELLA – LOVE ME LIKE THAT

MARLEE SCOTT – BEAUTIFUL MAYBE

RYAN LAIRD – I’M YOUR MAN

THE STELLAS – PERFECT

 

FANS CHOICE

ALYSSA REID – ALONE AGAIN

FEFE DOBSON – STUTTERING

HEDLEY – INVINCIBLE

JRDN – LIKE MAGIC

SHAWN DESMAN – ELECTRIC

 

SOCAN SONG OF THE YEAR

ALONE AGAIN

Songwriters: Alyssa Reid / Jamie Appleby / Raynford Humphrey / Thomas Kelly / Billy Steinberg Recorded by: Alyssa Reid

 

HELLO

Songwriters: Martin Solveig / Martina Sorbara

Recorded by: Martin Solveig & Dragonette

 

JET LAG

Songwriters: Pierre Bouvier / Chuck Comeau / Beatrice Martin / Ryan Petersen / Nolan Sipe

Recorded by: Simple Plan

 

LET’S PLAY

Songwriters: Kristina Maria / Negin Djafari / Kristian Lundin

Recorded by: Kristina Maria

 

STUTTERING

Songwriters: Fefe Dobson / Claude Kelly / Michael Mentore / Jonathan Rotem

Recorded by: Fefe Dobson

Tickets for the Canadian Radio Music Awards luncheon are available for purchase at www.cmw.net.


About Slacker Canadian Music Week

Celebrating 30 years, 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 four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest New Music Festival – Canadian Music Fest – CMW spans a five-day period from March 21 to March 25, 2012 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and over 60 various downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.  For more information, visit www.cmw.net.


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