Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the winners of the 20th Annual Jim Beam INDIE Awards, which was broadcast online Sunday, May 30 with virtual award presentations and pre-recorded performances from Toronto’s El Mocambo. International pop star Grimes lead with two wins for Artist of the Year and Video of the Year, while guitarist, singer, songwriter, and broadcaster Kim Mitchell was inducted into the INDIES Hall of Fame. An Encore show will be streamed on Saturday, June 5 at 7pmET. Fans can register for Free tickets at: sessionslive.com/TheINDIES/tickets
The online Jim Beam INDIE Awards show, hosted by Josie Dye of INDIE88, featured performances by: 2021 nominees July Talk, Sam Roberts Band, Half Moon Run, JJ Wilde, Notifi, The Dirty Nil, Monowhales, and Moscow Apartment, with special guests Walk Off The Earth, and CZN. The INDIE Awards were viewed for free on Sessions and simulcast on SiriusXM, thanks to the support of title sponsor Jim Beam, and SiriusXM Canada.
The Winners of the 20th Annual Jim Beam INDIE Awards are:
INDIES Hall of Fame
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
July Talk – Pray For It
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Grimes – Miss Anthropocene
COUNTRY ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Madeline Merlo – Dear Me
ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
DVBBS – “Tinted Eyes” (feat. blackbear & 24kGoldn)
FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Charlotte Cardin – “Passive Aggressive”
GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Sam Roberts Band – All of Us
HIP HOP/RAP/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Notifi – Close to You
INDIGENOUS ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Trapline
POP ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Virginia To Vegas – Hartland St.
ROCK/METAL/PUNK/ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
JJ Wilde – Ruthless
SONG OF THE YEAR
City and Colour – “Strangers”: Composer – Dallas Green
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Grimes – “Delete Forever”
For the full list of winners and nominee’s head to https://indies.ca/indies-awards/.
The 20th Annual Jim Beam INDIE Awards directly supported the Unison Fund’s #BandTogetherInUnison $1,000,000 campaign.
Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining multifaceted information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival.