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And the Bucky Awards Go To...

In the video above, you can see why Said the Whale swept the board at the Bucky Awards. Listen to their music,
see what their social media use did for them and see if you agree with Jaycelyn being named the sexiest artist...

For a number of weeks now, fans of CBC Radio 3 and CBC Music have been voting in their thousands to determine Canada's favourite independent musicians. Across the airwaves, throughout the day (Dec. 7), CBCR3 hosts Grant Lawrence, Lana Gay and Craig Norris have been revealing who takes home a Bucky Award. And we have that list for you now. Taking home three awards in total, Said the Whale - from Vancouver, BC - have swept the board. 

Rookie of the Year (Best New Band): The Elwins

The Hugh LeCaine Electronic Sackbut Award (Best Electronic Song): Oblivion by Grimes

#socialbutterfly (Best Social Media User): Said The Whale

Sexiest Artist: Jaycelyn Brown (of Said The Whale)

Best Reason to Buy a Concert Ticket (Best Live Act): Mother Mother

Best Reason to Learn French (Best French Song): Entre ici pis chez vous by Bernard Adamus

Most Watchable Song (Best Music Video): We Are 1980 by Said The Whale

Hottest Pipes (Best Vocal Performance): Hannah Georgas for Robotic

Two other awards, chosen by CBC Radio 3 hosts and producers were also announced:

Old and Awesome (Lifetime Achievement): Nardwuar the Human Serviette

In Memoriam (Most Impactful Band Breakup of the Year): Handsome Furs

Fan of the Year: Christine McAvoy (you can congratulate her on Twitter)

We're not quite done yet, ladies and gentlemen... who won the Golden Bucky? Joel Plaskett Emergency's Lightning Bolt? Change the Sheets by Kathleen Edwards? Japandroids were nominated for House that Heaven Built and Rah Rah's Art and a Wife could have also taken home the prize. And of course, we couldn't count out In Came the Flood by Wintersleep.

The Golden Bucky for song of the year goes to... Joel Plaskett Emergency, for Lightning Bolt. Congratulations, Joel!

You can listen again to the whole Bucky Awards gala as a podcast from CBC Music


The Bucky Awards on CBC Music

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