Best Pop Artist / Band


Gold Winner Ria Mae

Silver Winner Neon Dreams

Bronze Winner Rich Aucoin

Ria MacNutt—better known as Ria Mae—doesn’t have as much time to be in Halifax as she used to. But she’s happy she still has “cheerleaders” in her hometown. “I feel like every time I come back to Halifax, everyone’s on my team,” says MacNutt. She dropped her first major label album this past summer, featuring lovelorn lyrics and dance-worthy rhythms through songs like “Girlfriend” and “Crazy.” With a string of Canadian tour dates starting in November, she’s is also focusing on whatever her next song will be: “I’m still in my bubble, where I’m writing every second that I’m not playing.” MacNutt says next year is set to be a busy one for her, with plans that will take place outside of Canada.


More Categories

More Categories


Food + Drink

Public Life

Shopping + Services


Arts + Culture

Add a comment

Remember, it's entirely possible to disagree without spiralling into a thread of negativity and personal attacks. We have the right to remove (and you have the right to report) any comments that go against our policy.