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CMW Indies: Metric, Japandroids, Marianas Trench, Carly Rae Win Canadian Music Week Awards

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Canadian Music Week's marquee CMW event, The Indies, took place Friday night with Japandroids snagging best album for "Celebration Rock," Deadmau5 winning best live act and Metric taking home best group and best-selling independent album, "Synthetica."

But Vancouver pop-rockers Marianas Trench emerged as the big winners of the night with three awards: Video of the Year for "Fallout" and Pop Artist or Group of the Year while lead singer and songwriter Josh Ramsay also took home the Songwriter of the Year award. The latter was partly thanks to his co-write credit on Carly Rae Jepsen's smash "Call Me Maybe," which was also a notable winner, nabbing the awards for Most Played Independent Artist or Group of the Year as well as Single of the Year.

Both Jepsen and Marianas Trench also won big at the Canadian Radio Music Awards, which were handed out earlier in the week and featured performances from Marianas Trench, Massari and USS.

Toronto's Metric headlined the Indies by performing hits from their most recent album, "Synthetica," at the Kool Haus, where the annual awards show was moved to in order to handle the band's massive hometown following.

Many of the other performers also scored awards, including Cold Specks (Female Artist of the Year), Matt Mays (Male Artist of the Year), The Wooden Sky (Folk/Roots Artist or Group of the Year), Yukon Blonde (Alternative Artist or Group of the Year), Cadence Weapon (Rap/Hip-Hop Artist or Group of the Year) and Canailles (SiriusXM Emerging Artist of the Year – French).

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Here is the full list of The Indies winners:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Japandroids "Celebration Rock"

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe"

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Metric

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Cold Specks

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Matt Mays

LIVE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
deadmau5

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Josh Ramsay

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Marianas Trench Fallout

MUST FOLLOW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Said The Whale

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Artists Against Bullying - True Colors

MOST PLAYED INDEPENDENT ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen

BEST-SELLING INDEPENDENT RELEASE OF THE YEAR
Metric Synthetica

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Yukon Blonde

BLUES ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer

CHILDREN'S ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Jennifer Gasoi

COUNTRY ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Dallas Smith

DANCE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Massari

ELECTRONIC ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Grimes

FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Wooden Sky

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lisa LeBlanc

JAZZ ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Emilie-Claire Barlow

METAL ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Devin Townsend Project

POP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Marianas Trench

PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
METZ

RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Cadence Weapon

ROCK ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Big Wreck

SOUL/R&B ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Weeknd

WORLD ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Souljazz Orchestra

INTERNATIONAL GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
The Black Keys

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Mumford & Sons Babel

INTERNATIONAL SINGLE OF THE YEAR
fun. - We Are Young

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Lumineers

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (English)
Poor Young Things

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (French) Canailles

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