NEWS | MusicNL Announces 2021 Awards Nominees and Music Celebration Week

NEWS | MusicNL Announces 2021 Awards Nominees and Music Celebration Week

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The nominees have been unveiled for the 2021 MusicNL Awards, along with plans for Music Celebration Week!

“MusicNL are pleased to present Music Celebration Week 2021 happening November 15-21, 2021,” MusicNL shared on their website.

“The week will be full of award presentations and showcases to recognize the diverse musical talent and music industry dedication in Newfoundland & Labrador. Click on the links below to learn more and keep an eye on our socials and newsletter as the full schedule for Music Celebration Week 2021 will be unveiled soon!”

Congratulations to the entire slate of nominees, which you can view below!

Album of the Year
Presented by FACTOR

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Carolina EastSoaked in Whiskey
Duane Andrews Singles
Justin Fancy Sure Beats a Good Time
Kelly McMichaelWaves
Ofra HarnoyOn the Rock
Sherman Downey New Beautiful


Alternative Artist/Group of the Year

Adam Baxter
Cara Lee Coleman
Clare Follett
Goodbye Apollo
Jay Heart
Jenny Naish


Celtic/Traditional Artist/Group of the Year
Presented by O’Reilly’s Irish Newfoundland Pub

Fine Lads
Kitchinparti
Maria Cherwick
Rugged Shores
Vicki Doyle


Classical Artist/Group of the Year
Presented by MUN School of Music

Ben Diamond
Ofra Harnoy


Country Artist/Group of the Year
Presented by Due South Promotions

Carolina East
Chris Ryan
Dolly Dunn

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Electronic Artist/Group of the Year

Alex Byrne
Jay Mach
Virginia Fudge
Wite Rino


Folk/Roots Artist/Group of the Year
Presented by The Citadel House

Colleen Power
David Picco
Nico Paulo
Quote the Raven
Rosemary Lawton
The Dandelion Few


Global Music Artist/Group of the Year
Presented by McInnes Cooper

Ana & Eric
Ana Luisa Ramos
Eric Taylor Escudero
Jay Heart
King Sway
Ofra Harnoy


Group of the Year
Presented by Yamaha

Ana & Eric
Fine Lads
Kitchinparti
Quote the Raven
The Dandelion Few
With Violet


Indigenous Artist/Group of the Year
Presented by First Light

Carolina East
Jason Benoit
Lorna Lovell

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Instrumental Artist/Group of the Year

Duane Andrews
Eric Taylor Escudero


Jazz/Blues Artist/Group of the Year
Presented by Coast 101.1 FM

Ana Luisa Ramos
Scott Downey


Music Video of the Year
Presented by Up Sky Down Films

Adrian House – Short Back & Sides (Animator: Mike Feehan)
Ian Foster & Nancy Hynes – Voyager (Animator: Andrew Winter)
Kellie Loder – Molded Like a Monster (Director: Ashlea Wessel)
King Sway – Winter (2 AM) (Director: Shaalan)
Mallory Johnson & Twin Kennedy – Wise Woman (Director: Cecil Johnson)
Winnie Churchill – Dumb High (Director: Troy Maher)


Pop Artist/Group of the Year
Presented by DC Design House Inc.

James Daly
Janer
Jayne Batstone
Rachel Cousins
With Violet


Rap/Hip-Hop Artist/Group of the Year
Presented by HipHop NL

Albert Dalton
Hippy Junior
JYAY X Decay
King Sway
Reggie Morales
Winnie Churchill


Rising Star of the Year
Presented by MDIIO

Ana & Eric
James Daly
Jay Heart
Kitchinparti
Matthew Hender
Nico Paulo


Rock Artist/Group of the Year
Presented by Bannerman Brewing Company

Adam Staple
Dan Glover
Gene Phillips
Kelly McMichael
Matthew Hender
Scott Gilbert


Side Musician of the Year

Dan George
James Daly
Maria Cherwick
Nick Earle
Rowan Sherlock
Rozalind MacPhail


Solo Artist of the Year
Presented by Cox & Palmer

Duane Andrews
Justin Fancy
Kelly McMichael
Ofra Harnoy
Rachel Cousins
Rosemary Lawton


Ron Hynes Songwriter of the Year
Presented by SOCAN

Kellie Loder
Kelly McMichael
Mallory Johnson
Peter Daniel Newman
Jordan Coaker & Kirsten Rodden-Clarke (Quote the Raven)
Virginia Fudge


Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year
Presented by The Telegram

Carolina East
Clare Follett
Jason Benoit
Justin Fancy
Kellie Loder
Kelly McMichael
Mallory Johnson
Quote the Raven
Rachel Cousins
Rube & Rake
Rum Ragged
Sherman Downey


Industry Awards

Event of the Year
Presented by Canadian AV Inc.

Happy @ Home – VOCM Cares Virtual Happy Tree Concert
HipHopShopNL Presents: The Rock House Summer Bash Pt2
Opera on the Avalon Presents: Summer Pops
Rotary Arts Centre’s (Almost) NOVID-21 Summer Music Festival
Saturday Shed Sessions
Spirit Song Festival


Graphic Artist of the Year
Presented by Pattison Outdoor

Aaron Bishop
Krista Power
Mia Penney
Michaela Benoit


Industry Professional of the Year
Presented by CNA

Cecil Johnson
Mary Beth Waldram
Mike McDonald
Natasha Blackwood
Nigel Jenkins
Roger Lockyer


Media Person of the Year
Presented by Ray Agency

Amy Joy
Bryan Tobin
Chris Batstone
Greg Smith
Jake Thompson
Zach Snow


Music Educator of the Year
Presented by Long & McQuade

Adam Baxter
Brett Vey
Christine Carter
Joshua Parsons
Rowan Sherlock


Outstanding Company of the Year
Presented by Noseworthy Chapman

618 Entertainment Inc.
Atlantic Music
First Light
Laughing Heart Music
Tuckamore Productions
VOCM


Venue of the Year
Presented by George Street Association

The Bella Vista
First Light Centre for Performance & Creativity
The Gate
Rotary Arts Centre
The Ship Pub


Volunteer of the Year

Alick Tsui & Christopher Deacon
David Smallwood
Greg Smith
Linda Hickey
Joshua Roberts
Zach Snow

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Dillon Collins is a writer based out of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Multi-time MusicNL nominee for Media Person of the Year. Lover of heavy metal, hoppy beverages and the loveable canine.

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