Said The Whale, Monowhales, Milk & Bone, more win awards at CMW’s 19th annual Independent Music Awards

The ceremony features performances from Born Ruffians, The Elwins, and more

The winners of Canadian Music Week’s 19th Annual Independent Music Awards have been announced, and it sees artists like Said The Whale, Monowhales, Milk & Bone, and more bringing home awards.

The ceremony, which was presented by Jim Beam and Indie88, saw performances from artists like Born Ruffians, The Elwins, LA FORCE, and Christee Palace. The top prizes were taken home by Alexandra Stréliski, DVBBS, and Lindi Ortega, while Jeremy Dutcher, Shad, The Trews, and more won awards as well.
 

Check out the full list of winners below.
 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Alexandra Stréliski
Aaron Pritchett
Whitehorse
U.S. Girls
Suuns

SINGLE OF THE YEAR:

DVBBS
Lucky Rose
The Trews

GROUP OF THE YEAR:

The Dead South
Tokyo Police Club
The Dirty Nil
U.S. Girls
Suuns

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

Lindi Ortega
Jeremy Dutcher
Tanya Tagaq
Born Ruffians
Neko Case

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR:

Sarah MacDougall
Donovan Woods
La Force
Dizzy

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR:

MONOWHALES
Ellevator
Born Ruffians
La Force
Nap Eyes

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR:

Milk & Bone
Caracol
REZZ
DVBBS
Keys N’ Krates

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR:

Jean- Michel Blais
Safia Nolin
Jesuslesfilles
Pierra Lapointe
Choses Sauvages

INDIGENOUS ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR:

Jeremy Dutcher
Elisapie
Midnight Shine
Iskwé
Nêhuyawak

POP ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR:

Said The Whale
Ralph
Emilie Kahn
Chromeo
Soran

RAP/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR:

Shad
Zaki Ibrahim
Cadence Weapon
Evil Ebenezer x JYAY
Killy

ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR:

The Trews
The Barr Brothers
The Glorious Sons
Crown Lands
The Elwins

SINGER-SONGWRITER ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR:

Sarah Macdougall
Joshua Hyslop
Dan Mangan
Megan Bonnell
Great Lake Swimmers
MONOWHALES
Patrick Watson
Loud Luxury

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

Tim Hicks
Suuns
Chromeo
Loud Luxury
DVBBS