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ARTIST AWARDS (15 AWARDS) 2017 > FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - AWARD #4

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - AWARD #4

posted on February 19, 2016

This award is presented to an individual female artist in the Canadian country music industry displaying the greatest achievements within the current eligibility period. Voters should give consideration to all aspects, including but not limited to success at radio, sales of pre-recorded music, live concert ticket sales and vocal performances.

ELIGIBILITY

  • The current eligibility period is March 1, 2016 through to April 30, 2017;
  • The female artist must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant;
  • Second Ballot contenders are required to be members of the CCMA, in good standing, by the end of the Second Ballot (June 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET) in order to move on to the Third (and final) Ballot.

SELECTION PROCESS

The Female Artist of the Year Award follows a three (3) step selection process:

  • STEP ONE – The top ten (10) contenders for the Female Artist of the Year Award will be determined by the following formula:
    • Spins: 20% new content, released within the current eligibility period (March 1, 2016 through to April 30, 2017);
    • Spins: 20% content, released prior to the current eligibility period (March 1, 2016);
    • Sales: 40% new content, released within the current eligibility period (March 1, 2016 through to April 30, 2017);
    • Sales: 20% content, released prior to the current eligibility period (March 1, 2016).

                    These results will be compiled by Nielsen Entertainment.

  • STEP TWO (Second Ballot) – From the list of ten (10) contenders provided, each eligible CCMA Member may vote for the one (1) contender they deem most deserving. The five (5) contenders receiving the most votes will appear on the Third (and final) Ballot as nominees. In the case of a tie, more than five (5) nominees will appear on the Third Ballot;
  • STEP THREE (Third Ballot) – From the list of five (5) nominees provided, each eligible CCMA Member may vote for the one (1) nominee they deem most deserving. The nominee receiving the most votes will be announced as the winner during Country Music Week. In the case of a tie, more than one (1) winner will be announced.

CCMA AWARD

  • The Female Artist of the Year Award is presented at the annual CCMA Awards Show during Country Music Week;
  • One (1) award is presented to the act, courtesy of the CCMA.

 

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