The Capital Music Awards celebrate a small but important 2nd birthday this year. The 2021
award finalists were announced this week and winners will be named in a special broadcast on
May 7.

Finalists in the eight award categories include Asuquomo, Night Lovell, Harea Band, The
PepTides, Marie-Clo, Moonfruits, DRAE, Jessica Pearson & The East Wind, Paragon Cause,
TwoTiime, Tiagz, CĂ©leste LĂ©vis, and Andrew Cassara.

Several artists are nominated for multiple awards, but none more than CĂ©leste LĂ©vis who is
nominated for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Production, and Virtual Performance of
the Year. Andrew Cassara, Night Lovell, Tiagz, and Marie-Clo follow closely with three
nominations each.

We already knew the finalists for Single, Video, and Virtual Performance of the Year, which
went to a public vote in April. The results of that vote will be held in secret until the May 7 award
show hosted by CHUO radio host Anne-Marie Brugger and SHIFTER Magazine’s Kevin Bourne.
The Capital Music Awards show will air at 8pm on May 7, 2021.

Watch online via YouTube or Rogers TV channel 22. Artists
performing in the virtual gala include Céleste Lévis, Baëbe Ruth, The Commotions,
LeFLOFRANCO, and JW-Jones.

See the complete list of finalists below.

Album of the Year

  • Andrew Cassara – Freak on Repeat (Deluxe)
  • CĂ©leste LĂ©vis – NoĂ«l tout autour
  • Double Experience – Alignments
  • Marie-Clo – Shell(e)
  • Paragon Cause – What We Started

Artist of the Year

  • Andrew Cassara
  • CĂ©leste LĂ©vis
  • Marie-Clo
  • Night Lovell
  • Tiagz

Group of the Year

  • Double Experience
  • DRAE
  • Harea Band
  • Jessica Pearson and the East Wind
  • Paragon Cause

Best Production and Arrangements

  • Rachel Beausoleil – Brazz
  • Andrew Cassara – Freak on Repeat (Deluxe)
  • Jean Cloutier – Hannah-Carillon
  • CĂ©leste LĂ©vis – NoĂ«l tout autour
  • Graham Lindsey – The Next Best Thing
  • The Great Diversion – This Is It… This Is the End.

Impact Award

  • Danah-Lee Krieger – More Than A Song Studios
  • Nathan Gravelle – CapCityHipHop
  • Ottawa Experimental Music
  • Shawn, Emily and Dave – The Silver Lining Sessions
  • Wise Atangana – AfroBlack Cultural Centre

Single of the Year

  • Night Lovell – Alone
  • Night Lovell, f. Reggie and Lindasson – A Lot
  • TwoTiime – Hood Cry
  • Tiagz – My Heart Went Oops
  • Tiagz – They Call Me Tiago (Her Name is Margo)

Video of the Year

  • Asuquomo – Scared
  • Dax – Joker
  • Marie-Clo – At Ease
  • Moonfruits – Les Marins
  • The PepTides – Invaders

Virtual Performance of the Year

  • The Angelina Hunter Trio – Kemptville Live Music Festival
  • Anna Ludlow – Canada Performs
  • CĂ©leste LĂ©vis – Session Live Officielle Complet
  • Equal Chance – Afroworld Fest
  • Les Rats d’Swompe – Le MĂ©ga Excentrique