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Grimes, July Talk & More Earn 2021 Jim Beam Indie Awards

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 led 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 7 p.m. ET. 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
Kim Mitchell

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 www.indies.ca/indies-awards/.

The 20th Annual Jim Beam INDIE Awards directly supported the Unison Fund’s #BandTogetherInUnison $1,000,000 campaign.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast. www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com.
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