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ARTIST AWARDS (15 AWARDS) 2017 > GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR - AWARD #5

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR - AWARD #5

posted on February 19, 2016

This award is presented to a group/duo (defined as an act comprised of two (2) or more people, all of whom perform together as a collective group) in the Canadian country music industry, displaying the greatest achievements within the current eligibility period. The act may include an individual who has, or currently does, perform as a solo artist under a name different than that of the group/duo. This award is based on the performance of the group/duo as a unit, either on record or in person. Voters should give consideration to all aspects, including but not limited to success at radio, pre-recorded music, live concert ticket sales and vocal performances.

ELIGIBILITY

  • The current eligibility period is March 1, 2016 through to April 30, 2017;
  • At least 50% of the group/duo must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants;
  • At least 50% of the contributing members must be members of the CCMA in good standing prior to the end of the Second Ballot (June 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET);
  • Any group/duo that capitalizes in whole, or in part, by incorporating the name of a solo artist in the name of the group/duo is not permitted to stand for nomination in this category.

SELECTION PROCESS

The Group or Duo of the Year Award follows a three (3) step selection process:

  • STEP ONE – The top ten (10) contenders for the Group or Duo 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 Group or Duo of the Year Award is presented at the annual CCMA Awards Show during Country Music Week;
  • One (1) award is presented to each core member of the group/duo, courtesy of the CCMA.
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