Published May 05, 2016Canadian Music Week is currently underway in Toronto, and one of the festival's biggest events took place last night (May 4). The Indies were handed out at a ceremony at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, honouring some of the finest in Canadian and international independent music.
Grimes' took home Album of the Year for last year's effort Art Angels, while Wintersleep snagged the title for Single of the Year for "Amerika." The Stumbellas were awarded Group of the Year, while that award's solo artist counterpart went to Yoan.
In the specialty categories, Jazz Cartier took home Rap Artist of the Year, the Elwins were given Rock Group of the Year, and Dan Mangan took home the prize for Singer-Songwriter of the Year.
Find the full list of the night's winners listed below.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion
Grimes - Art Angels
Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?
Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon
Viet Cong - Viet Cong
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Arkells "Leather Jacket"
Coleman Hell "2 Heads"
Jocelyn Alice "Jackpot"
The Strumbellas "Spirits"
GROUP OF THE YEAR
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen
City and Colour
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
City and Colour
Tobias Jesso Jr.
ABORIGINAL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Tribe Called Red
ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Half Moon Run
ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Keys N Krates
FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
POP ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
RAP/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Glorious Sons
SINGER-SONGWRITER ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Weather Station
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Mumford & Sons
Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats