Nova Scotia-based rapper Categorized and Prince Edward Island pop-folk trio The East Pointers lead the nominations for the thirty fifth East Coast Music Awards, with six every.
Categorized’s Retrospected is nominated for album of the 12 months, and each he and The East Pointers are up for entertainer of the 12 months and video of the 12 months.
Newfoundland and Labrador nation singer-songwriter Jason Benoit’s 5 nominations embrace album of the 12 months — for Time Traveller: Facet A — entertainer of the 12 months and Indigenous artist of the 12 months.
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Singer-songwriter David Myles, musical duo Madison Violet, musician Andrew Waite and singer-songwriter Lisa LeBlanc every have 4 nominations.
Musical artists from Nova Scotia — exterior Cape Breton — earned probably the most nominations, with 86, adopted by artists from Newfoundland and Labrador with 58, New Brunswick with 40, P.E.I. with 29, and Cape Breton with 20.
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Along with Benoit, nominees for Indigenous artist of the 12 months are Deantha Edmunds, Gearl, Morgan Toney and Silver Wolf Band.
Aquakultre, Jah’Mila, Maggie Andrew, Owen O’Sound Lee and Zamani Folade earned nominations for African Canadian artist of the 12 months, whereas Caroline Savoie, Laurie LeBlanc, Les Hotesses d’Hilaire, Lisa LeBlanc, Plywood Joe and P’tit Belliveau will compete for francophone recording of the 12 months.
Track of the 12 months nominees embrace Adam Baldwin for “Lighthouse in Little Lorraine,” Andrew Waite for “Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That,” and Braden Lam for “Silence feat. Wolf Fort.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Jan. 24, 2023.
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