2011 APCMA Nominees Announced


After the first round of voting, the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards have announced the official nominees today.

Many artists have garnered multiple nominations like Don Amero, Cris Derksen, Winnipeg’s Most, Samantha Crain, Derek Miller and JB the First Lady, to name a few. It’s a tough call in each category!

Online voting begins now and ends October 6th, 2011. The award ceremony will take place November 4th, 2011 in Winnipeg. The APCMA is a celebration of all the nominees and their work. Congratulations to all of the artists from RPM.

See the complete list of nominees and cast your vote at aboriginalpeopleschoice.com

Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year Elisapie Isaac JB the First Lady Kristi Lane Sinclair Leela Gilday Yvonne St. Germaine

Aboriginal Male Entertainer of the Year Dallas Arcand Derek Miller Don Amero Donny Parenteau Indigenous

Best Duo or Group Asani Bruthers of Different Muthers Ceramony Ghostkeeper Winnipeg's Most

Best New Aritst Cris Derksen Ali Fontaine Ceramony Diyet Ghostkeeper

Best Folk Acoustic Album Conrad Bigknife Gabriel Ayala Little Hawk Samantha Crain Terri-Lynn

Best Hand Drum Album Big River Cree Love Medicine Nakoa Heavyrunner Thundering Spirit Young Confederation

Best Instrumental Album Cris Derksen Gabriel Ayala Jason Burnstick JJ Lavallee Vince Fontaine

Best Rap/Hip hop Album JB the First Lady Kasp Samian Shawn Bernard Winnipeg's Most

Best Rock Album Bruthers of Different Muthers Segweh The Johnnys Weaselhead Will Belcourt

Best Country Album Ali Fontaine Don Amero Don Parenteau Genevieve Fisher Leanne Goose

Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year Ceramony - The Last Great Man Derek MillerStoned for Days Don Amero -  Right Where I Want to Be Samantha CrainSanta Fe SamianTshinanu

Best Aboriginal Radio Station Program Native Trailblazers Think NDN Westbrook Western Hour