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ARTIST AWARDS (15 AWARDS) 2017 > RISING STAR - AWARD #8

RISING STAR - AWARD #8

posted on February 19, 2016

This award is presented to an act (solo, duo or group) who had significant success during the current eligibility period, and who has not been previously nominated in a number of CCMA Artist Award categories (detailed below).

ELIGIBILITY

  • The current eligibility period is March 1, 2016 through to April 30, 2017;
  • The act must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. Within a group/duo, at least 50% of the members must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants;
  • 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.
  • Within a group/duo, 50% of the contributing members must be members of the CCMA;
  • This category is open ONLY to those acts who have never before won the Rising Star Award, and who have never before been nominated for Album of the Year, Fans’ Choice, Female Artist of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Roots Artist or Group of the Year, Single of the Year and/or Video of the Year;
  • Nominees in this category are eligible in other categories in the current year;
  • An individual performing artist, who has been previously nominated within a group/duo and now performs as a solo artist, or has changed his/her name does NOT qualify;
  • A group/duo who has a group member previously nominated as an individual performing artist does NOT qualify;
  • No act shall be nominated for the Rising Star Award more than twice.

SELECTION PROCESS

The Rising Star Award follows a three (3) step selection process:

  • STEP ONE – The top ten (10) contenders for the Rising Star Award who meet the above criterial will be determined by the following formula:
    • Spins: 10% new content, released within the current eligibility period (March 1, 2016 through to April 30, 2017);
    • Spins: 30% content, released prior to the current eligibility period (March 1, 2016);
    • Sales: 50% new content, released within the current eligibility period (March 1, 2016 through to April 30, 2017);
    • Sales: 10% 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 Rising Star 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. In the case of a group/duo, one (1) award will be presented to each core member of the group/duo.

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