Nico Paulo leads the way with 3 MusicNL award wins

Nico Paulo took home three MusicNL awards on Saturday. (Submitted by Nico Paulo - image credit)
Nico Paulo took home three MusicNL awards on Saturday. (Submitted by Nico Paulo - image credit)

MusicNL handed out its annual music awards on Saturday, with Nico Paulo heading home as the big winner.

Paulo earned three awards — album of the year for her self-titled album, pop artist of the year and Ron Hynes songwriter of the year.

Jing Xia, XIA-3 and Jason Benoit were close behind, winning two awards each.

It was also the first time that l'artiste Francophone de l'année was awarded, with Port-Aux-Poutines winning the prize.

See the full list of MusicNL music award winners below.

Album of the Year
Nico Paulo - Nico Paulo 
Jing Xia - The Numinous Journey

Alternative Artist of the Year 
Youngtree and the Blooms

Celtic/Traditional Artist of the Year
The Navigators

Classical Artist of the Year
Bill Brennan

Country Artist of the Year 
Mallory Johnson

Electronic Artist of the Year
It Could Be Franky

Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year
Jason Benoit

L'Artiste Francophone de L'Année
Port-Aux-Poutines

Folk/Roots Artist of the Year
Darcy Scott

Global Music Artist of the Year 
Baraka

Group of the Year
With Violet

Indigenous Artist of the Year 
Jason Benoit

Instrumental Artist of the Year 
XIA-3

Jazz Artist of the Year
Duane Andrews and the Hot Club of Conception Bay

Loud Artist of the Year 
Da Slyme

Music Video of the Year
Rum Ragged - Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary's
Directed by: Cecil Johnson

Pop Artist of the Year 
Nico Paulo

Rap/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year 
Albert Dalton

Rising Star of the Year
XIA - 3

Rock Artist of the Year
Fairgale

Side Musician of the Year  
Clare Follett

Solo Artist of the Year 
Jing Xia

Ron Hynes Songwriter of the Year
Nico Paulo

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