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2016 Music Express Awards – Nominees Announced

2016 Music Express Awards – Nominees Announced

R&B dominates 2016 Music Express Awards
Canada ruled the North American continent when it came to Billboard chart action at the end of 2015 with Justin Bieber, The Weeknd and Drake all cementing a stake at the top of the charts. So it comes as no surprise that these three Canadians dominate nominees for the Long & McQuade 2016 Music Express Awards with three nominations each in the R&B/Rap record/single and Male Vocalist categories.

It was also a great year for Country Music with a number of top domestic performers enjoying sold out tours and strong record sales, a genre that still thrives on physical product sales while a crop of new bands are threatening to edge out established artists.

[one_half][styled_box title=”Top Record Album (Pop/Rock)” color=”red”]

  • Matt Good – Chaotic Neutral
  • Hedley – Hello
  • City & Colour – If I Should Go Before You
  • Sheepdogs – Future Nostalgia
  • Walk Off The Earth – Sing It All Away

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[styled_box title=”Top Record Album (Country)” color=”red”]
  • Johnny Reid – What Love Is All About
  • Tim Hicks – 5:0l
  • Autumn Hill – Anchor
  • Jess Moskaluke – Kiss Me Quiet
  • Brett Kissel – Pick Me Up

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[styled_box title=”Top Canadian Group” color=”darkred”]
  • Rush
  • Big Wreck
  • Blue Rodeo
  • Hedley
  • Tea Party

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[styled_box title=”Top Male Vocalist” color=”darkred”]
  • Dallas Green
  • Matt Good
  • The Weeknd
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber

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[styled_box title=”Top Female Vocalist” color=”darkred”]
  • Alessia Cara
  • Shania Twain
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Jess Moskaluke
  • Jann Arden

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[styled_box title=”Back In The Spotlight” color=”blue”]
  • Mariana’s Trench
  • Tom Cochrane
  • Finger Eleven
  • Minglewood/Sam Moon Band
  • Matt Good

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[one_half_last][styled_box title=”Top Record Album (R&B)” color=”red”]

  • The Weeknd – Beauty Before The Madness
  • Drake – If You Are Reading This It’s Too Late
  • Justin Bieber – Purpose
  • Kardinal Offishall – Kardi Gras Vol.1
  • k-OS – Can’t Fly Without Gravity

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[styled_box title=”Top Single” color=”red”]
  • The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
  • Drake – Hotline Bling
  • Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean
  • Shawn Mendes – Stitches
  • Coleman Hell – Two Heads

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[styled_box title=”Top Live Act/Artist: Arena/Concert Hall” color=”orange”]
  • Rush
  • Bryan Adams
  • Shania Twain
  • Blue Rodeo
  • Big Wreck

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[styled_box title=”Top Live Act/Artist: Small Venue” color=”orange”]
  • Glorious Sons
  • Arkells
  • Coleman Hell
  • One Bad Son
  • Matt Good

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[styled_box title=”Top Country Artist/Group” color=”darkred”]
  • Johnny Reid
  • Gordie Bamford
  • Jess Moskaluke
  • Tim Hicks
  • Dallas Smith

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[styled_box title=”Emerging Artist” color=”blue”]
  • Coleman Hell
  • Cold Creek County
  • Young Empires
  • One Bad Son
  • Sun K

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– VOTING OPENS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13th –

Then it will be up to you – the fans – to support your favorite artist by voting online at themusicexpress.ca

The official voting announcement and links will appear first in next Wednesday’s Music Express Museletter. Be sure to subscribe to the Museletter. It’s FREE and it’ll get you first crack at casting your votes – direct to your Inbox!

Congratulations to all nominees, now its up to their fanbase to ensure that they take home a unique Long & McQuade microphone award.

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