Over 3,000 fans of supergroup Destiny’s Child are members of one of the largest fan groups in the world, The group supports Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Wiliams and former members like LeToya Luckett. The rap star received 22 nominations this year, just behind the Chainsmokers, who led the nominations with 23. The Chainsmokers took home the first award of the night. In her acceptance speech, the crowd roared when Cher reminded them she’s been in the industry for 53 years and turned 71 on Saturday.
Since 2015, SSE has been the headline sponsor and in 2016 the Awards were extra special for the charity’s 20th Birthday. Due to a change in the timing of the Awards, there was no Awards presentation night for works performed in 1989/90. And fellow performer (and last year’s Icon Award recipient) Celine Dion was spotted singing along backstage!
There are nine categories in total, five based on the geographical regions in the CD reviews section of Songlines – Africa & Middle East, Americas, Europe, Asia & South Pacific and Fusion – as well as Best Artist, Best Group, Newcomer and World Pioneer awards.
On Thursday at the Western Canadian Music Awards Show at Casino Regina, winners were honoured for several award categories as well as Hall of Fame Inductee Colin James, presented by FACTOR. Presented by APRA AMCOS in conjunction with the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC), to honour music in film.
The couple kissed in front of the cameras after the country star picked up his award. The Presser Graduate Music Award is is to be paid to the chosen Award recipient in cash or check and must be in addition to and NOT replace existing music scholarship support from the institution.