2015 SiriusXM Indie Awards

SiriusXM indie awards
Photo: Billy Talent headlining the SiriusXM Indie Awards by Freddie Mojallal

The 15th annual SiriusXM Indie Awards as part of Canadian Music Week took place on Saturday May 9th, 2015 in Toronto.

The annual event featured acknowledgements of accomplishments in the Canadian music scene as well as musical performances, all presented to a packed room of fans and industry professionals at the Grand Ballroom of The Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto.

SiriusXM Indie Awards winners were recognized across 37 categories.  Bands ALVVAYS, Caribou, The Weeknd and Death From Above 1979 were among the nominees who took home the top prizes.

Live performances at the show included The Glorious SonsAlvvaysBroncho, Miracles, and Billy Talent with SiriusXM Canada’s Jeff Leake hosting the night.

2015 SiriusXM Indie Awards Winners listed below

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World (Last Gang Records)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) – Yin Yang (Coalition Music)

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
The Glorious Sons (Black Box)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Weeknd (XO)

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Tanya Tagaq (Six Shooter Records)

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Owen Pallet (Secret City Records)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
You+Me (Dine Alone Records)

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Dan Mangan + Blacksmith (Arts & Crafts Productions)

COUNTRY ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Dallas Smith (604 Records Inc)

DANCE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Adventure Club (Adventure Club/BMG Rights Management)

ELECTRONIC ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Caribou (City Slang /Merge)

FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Del Barber (True North)

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Radio Radio (Bonsound)

JAZZ ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
BadBadNotGood (Arts & Crafts Productions)

METAL ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Devin Townsend Project (Inside Out Music/eOne)

POP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
MAGIC! (Latium)

PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
White Lung (Domino)

RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Naturally Born Strangers (Legends League)

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Glorious Sons (Black Box)

SOUL/R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR
PartyNextDoor (OVO Sound)

INTERNATIONAL GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Run The Jewels (Mass Appeal)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Hozier (Rubyworks)

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Loma Vista)

INTERNATIONAL SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Hozier – Take Me To Church (Rubyworks)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (FRENCH)
Miracles (Music Mansion)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (ENGLISH)
Alvvays (Royal Mountain Records)

 

 

 

Freddie Mojallal
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Lead singer of The Autumn Portrait and music writer for Toronto Guardian.