HALIFAX — Here is the first slate of winners from the 2021 East Coast Music Awards, announced Thursday evening:
- Album of the Year: Neon Dreams - "The Happiness Of Tomorrow"
- African-Canadian Artist of the Year: Zamani
- Fans' Choice Entertainer of the Year: Beòlach
- Fans' Choice Video of the Year: Kellie Loder - "Molded Like A Monster" (Director: Ashlea Wessell)
- Francophone Recording of the Year: Les Hay Babies - "Boîte aux lettres"
- Indigenous Artist of the Year: Silver Wolf Band
- Pop Recording of the Year: Sorrey - "In Full Bloom"
- R&B/Soul Recording of the Year: Keonté Beals - "KING"
- Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year: Classified - "Time" EP
- Rising Star Recording of the Year: Mike McKenna Jr. - "At the Edge of the World"
- Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year: Maxim Cormier - Maxim and Gervais Cormier: "Live at the Fortress of Louisbourg"
- Solo Recording of the Year: Rose Cousins - "Bravado"
- Song of the Year: Rich Aucoin - "Walls"
- Songwriter of the Year: Catherine MacLellan
The remaining ECMA Awards will be handed out Sunday, June 13, during a special virtual Music & Industry Awards Show hosted by Heather Rankin.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 10, 2021.
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