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

03/24/2013 12:47 EDT | Updated 05/15/2013 10:54 EDT
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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