Past Winners

2011 INDIES WINNERS

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CHARTATTACK.COM) Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (Merge) GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR Alexisonfire (Dine Alone) SINGLE OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ASTRAL RADIO) Marianas Trench – Celebrity Status (604 Records) SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR Hannah Georgas (Hidden Pony) VIDEO OF THE YEAR Hollerado – Americanarama (Royal Mountain/Arts & Crafts) LIVE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Metric (Last Gang) BLUES ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Shakura S’Aida (Ruf Records) CHILDREN’S ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Andrew Queen (Independent) COUNTRY ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Carolyn Dawn Johnson (Dancing Lily/Roadangel) ELECTRONIC ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Holy Fuck (Young Turks/XL) FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR The Sadies (Outside) FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Karkwa (Audiogram) JAZZ ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Emilie-Claire Barlow (eOne Music) METAL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR 3 Inches of Blood (Century Media) POP ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Marianas Trench (604 Records) PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Cancer Bats (Distort) ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Crash Karma (eOne Music) URBAN ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR Shad (Black Box Recordings) WORLD ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Delhi 2 Dublin (Independent) INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF THE YEAR Mumford & Sons (Glassnote Records) INTERNATIONAL SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR Taylor Swift (Big Machine) INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR The Black Keys – Brothers (Nonesuch) INTERNATIONAL SINGLE OF THE YEAR The Black Keys – Tighten Up (Nonesuch) INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR Sleigh Bells (Mom and Pop)

2011 INDIES NOMINEES

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CHARTATTACK.COM) Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (Merge) Caribou – Swim (Merge) The New Pornographers – Together (Last Gang) The Sadies – Darker Circles (Outside) Tokyo Police Club – Champ (Dine Alone) GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR Alexisonfire (Dine Alone) Arcade Fire (Merge) Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts) Elias (Wax Records) Tegan and Sara (Vapor/Sire) SINGLE OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ASTRAL RADIO) Danny Fernandes – Addicted (CP Records) JRDN – U Can Have It All (Kuya Productions/Fontana North) Marianas Trench – Celebrity Status (604 Records) Mia Martina – Stereo Love (CP Records) My Darkest Days – Pornstar Dancing (604 Records) SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR Basia Bulat (Secret City) Diamond Rings (Secret City) Hannah Georgas (Hidden Pony) Owen Pallett (Domino) Shad (Black Box Recordings) VIDEO OF THE YEAR Danny Fernandes – Automatic (CP Records) Faber Drive – Pay Off (604 Records) Hollerado – Americanarama (Royal Mountain/Arts & Crafts) J Diggz Ft. Neverending White Lights – This Time (Ocean Records) Marianas Trench – Celebrity Status (604 Records) LIVE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Arcade Fire (Merge) Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts) Danko Jones (Bad Taste Records/Aquarius) Hollerado (Royal Mountain/Arts & Crafts) Metric (Last Gang) BLUES ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Downchild (Linus) Johnny Max Band (Independent) Matt Andersen (Busted Flat Records) Shakura S’Aida (Ruf Records) Shrimp Daddy & The Sharpshooters (Independent) CHILDREN’S ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Andrew Queen (Independent) The Kerplunks (Independent) The Monkey Bunch (Independent) Peter Lenton (Independent) Rik Barron (Independent) COUNTRY ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Carolyn Dawn Johnson (Dancing Lily/Roadangel) Chad Brownlee (MDM Recordings) Deric Ruttan (Black T) Doc Walker (Open Road Recordings) Gord Bamford (Royalty Records) ELECTRONIC ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Caribou (Merge) Chromeo (Last Gang) Crystal Castles (Last Gang) Diamond Rings (Secret City) Holy Fuck (Young Turks/XL) FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Carolyn Mark (Mint) Lynn Miles (True North) Old Man Luedecke (Black Hen) The Sadies (Outside) Tim Hus (Stony Plain) FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Bernard Adamus (Grosse Boîte) Karkwa (Audiogram) Les Trois Accords (Indica) Marie-Mai (Musicor) Radio Radio (Bonsound) JAZZ ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Christine Jensen (Justin Time) Cory Weeds (Cellar Live) Elizabeth Shepherd (Do Right!) Emilie-Claire Barlow (eOne Music) Fond Of Tigers (Drip Audio) METAL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR 3 Inches of Blood (Century Media) Annihilator (Neverland/Earache) Bison B.C. (Metal Blade) Kataklysm (Nuclear Blast) Striker (Iron Kodex) POP ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Ash Koley (Nettwerk) Bobby Bazini (Mungo Park Records) JRDN (Kuya Productions/Fontana North) Laurell (Independent) Marianas Trench (604 Records) PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Burning Love (Deranged) Cancer Bats (Distort) Comeback Kid (Distort) The Flatliners (Fat Wreck) White Lung (Deranged) ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Black Mountain (Outside Music) Crash Karma (eOne Music) Danko Jones (Bad Taste Records/Aquarius) Melissa Auf Der Maur (Phi) My Darkest Days (604 Records) URBAN ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR D-Sisive (Urbnet) Danny Fernandes (CP Records) Eternia & Moss (Fat Beats Records) JRDN (Kuya Productions/Fontana North) Shad (Black Box Recordings) WORLD ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Alpha Yaya Diallo (Jericho Beach Music) Delhi 2 Dublin (Independent) Dubmatix (Renegade Rocker) Mighty Popo (Independent) Pacifika (Six Degrees) INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF THE YEAR The Black Keys (Nonesuch) The Dirty Heads (Executive Music Group) Mumford & Sons (Glassnote Records) Spoon (Merge) Temper Trap (Liberation/Infectious) INTERNATIONAL SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti (4AD) Joanna Newsom (Drag City) Robert Plant (Rounder) Sufjan Stevens (Asthmatic Kitty) Taylor Swift (Big Machine) INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR Beach House – Teen Dreams (Sub Pop) LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening (DFA) The Black Keys – Brothers (Nonesuch) The National – High Violet (4AD) Vampire Weekend – Contra (XL) INTERNATIONAL SINGLE OF THE YEAR Angus and Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane (Nettwerk) The Black Keys – Tighten Up (Nonesuch) The Dirty Heads – Lay Me Down (Executive Music Group) Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man (Glassnote Records) Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Liberation/Infectious) INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR Angus and Julia Stone (Nettwerk) Best Coast (Mexican Summer) Sleigh Bells (Mom and Pop) Titus Andronicus (XL) Two Door Cinema Club (Glassnote)

 

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