MAGIC! post awards (photo © Bill King)
MAGIC! post awards (photo © Bill King)

"Rude" Wins Big at CRMAs

MAGIC! post their awards performance (photo © Bill King)

MAGIC! rudely stole the thunder at CMW’s 18th annual Canadian Radio Music Awards, winning in all 5 nominated categories and wowing the gala luncheon crowd with a performance of their other 2014 global crossover hit, “No Way No.”

Among others honoured Saturday were up Kiesza, MAGIC!, and Canadian rock radio favourites Hedley. The CMRAs celebrate first-time charted artists and recognize the performers who have released some of the most-played songs on Canadian radio in the past year.

This year’s award categories included: AC, Rock, CHR, and Country as well as SOCAN Song of the Year and Fans’ Choice.

Nominees included artists who hit the Canadian charts for the first time and achieved top airplay in different formats based on radio “spins”, as recorded by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) in 2014. 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 www.cmw.net.
 
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 to Virginia to Vegas; the Sennheiser Chart Topper Award for top overall airplay was awarded to Hedley, and the Heatseeker award was presented to Toronto native Francesco Yates. See the full list of nominees below and winners below.

 
FULL LIST OF NOMINEES 
(*WINNERS IN BOLD)

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: AC

ANDEE - NEVER GONE
CHROMEO - JEALOUS
KIESZA - HIDEAWAY
MAGIC! - RUDE
VIRGINIA TO VEGAS - WE ARE STARS

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: CHR

ADVENTURE CLUB - WONDER
CHROMEO - JEALOUS
KIESZA - HIDEAWAY
MAGIC! - RUDE
SHAWN MENDES - LIFE OF THE PARTY 

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: ROCK

CURRENT SWELL - KEYS TO THE KINGDOM
DEAR ROUGE - I HEARD I HAD
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 - TRAINWRECK 1979
GAY NINETIES - LETTERMAN
WILDLIFE - LIGHTNING TENT

BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: COUNTRY

JESS MOSKALUKE - CHEAP WINE & CIGARETTES
LINDSAY ELL - TRIPPIN’ ON US
MADELINE MERLO - SINKING LIKE A STONE
ROD BLACK - KEEPIN’ ON
TRISTAN HORNCASTLE - A LITTLE BIT OF ALRIGHT

SOCAN SONG OF THE YEAR

CHROMEO - JEALOUS (I AIN’T WITH IT)
DRAKE - HOLD ON, WE’RE GOING HOME
GLENN MORRISON - GOODBYE
HEDLEY - CRAZY FOR YOU
MAGIC! – RUDE (written by M. Pellizzer, A. Messinger, N. Atweh, B. Spivak, A. Tanas)

FANS CHOICE

CHROMEO
GLENN MORRISON
HEDLEY
MAGIC!
SERENA RYDER

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