Published Apr 11, 2012Ready to toast some homegrown talent, the 2012 instalment of the Stylus Awards has rolled out its list of nominees.
The festivities, now in their seventh year, will take place throughout the weekend of May 26 to 28 in Toronto through SpinFest, a three-day event celebrating DJ and club culture via concerts and speakers (which have yet to be revealed). The weekend's activities will culminate in the awards show, which takes place May 28 at the city's Danforth Music Hall.
Heavyweights like Drake and the Weeknd raked up a couple noms each, with both being pre-approved for Fan Choice Artist of the Year award. Drake also earned a nom for Canadian Hip Hop Single of the Year ("The Motto"), while his buddy the Weeknd grabbed a nomination for Canadian R&B Single of the Year ("High for This").
Nominated as well this year are Noah "40" Shebib (Canadian Producer of the Year), Slakah the Beatchild (Video of the Year), Rich Kidd (Artist Mixtape of the Year), deadmau5 (Electro DJ of the Year), Kardinal Offishall (Canadian Hip Hop Single of the Year, Fan Choice Artist of the Year), A-Trak (Electro DJ of the Year) and Classified (Canadian Hip Hop Single of the Year).
Also scoring some noms are Saskatoon's DJ Anchor, Toronto's 4 Korners, Charlie Brown, Lissa Monet and Dames Nellas, as well as Mike Tomas and Keith Dean. Plus, Hall of Fame awards will be given to iconic Canadian rapper Michie Mee and DJ Bunny.
You can see the full nomination list over here.
Tickets to the awards show are $40, plus service charges and go on sale through Ticketmaster on April 16.