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Boston Music Awards 2018

Hip-Hop Tops Boston Music Awards

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BOSTON, MA (CelebrityAccess) — Hip-Hop acts, including the Dorchester-based rapper Cousin Stizz ruled the roost at the Boston Music Awards. Stizz took home top honors, including Artist of the Year, and he claimed Hip-Hop Artist of the Year for the second time in a row.

Other Boston-based hip-hop performers to win accolades included STL GLD for Live Artist of the Year and Latrell James’ “Okay” for Song of the Year.

Aubrey Haddard, who made waves this year with her album Blue Part won awards for Singer-Songwriter of the Year, and Vocalist of the Year, while Pop Artist of the Year went to “Pretty Girl” recording artist Clairo.

Live Nation’s House of Blues won the award for Live Music Venue of the Year, and Christine Varriale, editor-in-chief of the Allston Pudding Blog, won the award for Promoter of the Year.

The event took place on Wednesday at the House of Blues and included performances by Justin Clancy, country artist Ashley Jordan, and rising hip-hop stars Cliff Notez, and Oompa, who also happened to be named Unsigned Artist of the Year during the ceremony.

The full list of winners for the 2018 Boston Music Awards

Artist of the Year
Cousin Stizz

New Artist of the Year
Cliff Notez

Unsigned Artist of the Year

Album of the Year
Sidney Gish – “No Dogs Allowed”

Song of the Year
Latrell James – “Okay”

Music Video of the Year
Joyner Lucas – “I’m Not Racist”

Live Artist of the Year

Alternative/Indie Artist of the Year
Weakened Friends

Americana Artist of the Year
Twisted Pine

Blues Artist of the Year
Ali McGuirk

Country Artist of the Year
Ashley Jordan

DJ of the Year

Electronic Artist of the Year
Party Bois

Folk Artist of the Year

Hip Hop Artist of the Year
Cousin Stizz

International Artist of the Year
Soul Rebel Project

Jazz Artist of the Year
Gretchen & The Pickpockets

Metal Artist of the Year

Pop Artist of the Year

Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year
Street Dogs

R&B Artist of the Year
Bad Rabbits

Rock Artist of the Year
The Devil’s Twins

Singer-Songwriter of the Year
Aubrey Haddard

Vocalist of the Year
Aubrey Haddard

Session Musician of the Year
Jonathan Ulman

Live Production Engineer of the Year
Grace Reader

Studio Producer of the Year
Janos Fulop (The Arcitype)

Music Promoter of the Year
Christine Varriale – Allston Pudding

Live Music Venue of the Year
House of Blues

Intimate Live Music Venue of the Year
Great Scott

Music Night of the Year
Emo Night at The Sinclair

Live Ongoing Residency of the Year
Ali McGuirk First Fridays at Bull McCabe’s

Live Music Photographer of the Year
Emily Gardner

Music Journalist of the Year
Nina Corcoran

Music Publication of the Year

617Session Winner

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