Pvris, Ballroom Thieves, Ruby Rose Fox Among 2016 Boston Music Awards Winners

Will Dailey, Bad Rabbits, Worshipper and Cousin Stizz also took home awards.


Pvris won the coveted Artist of the Year prize at Thursday’s annual Boston Music Awards. The Lowell electro-pop group (featured on the cover of the Improper’s August music issue) also took home Song of the Year for “You and I” while frontwoman Lyndsey Gunnulfsen was named Female Vocalist of the Year.

Other big winners at the BMA event held at House of Blues included folk-rockers the Ballroom Thieves (for three awards, including Live Artist of the Year), rapper Cousin Stizz (for Album/EP and Hip-Hop Artist of the Year) and blues singer Julie Rhodes as New Artist of the Year. Familiar winners in other categories included singer Will Dailey, singer-songwriter Ruby Rose Fox, R&B artist Bad Rabbits and metal artist Worshipper.

Here’s the full list of winners, chosen by half public, half industry vote:

Artist of the Year: Pvris

Album/EP of the Year: Cousin Stizz, Monda

Song of the Year: Pvris, “You and I”

New Artist of the Year: Julie Rhodes

Live Artist of the Year: The Ballroom Thieves

Video of the Year: Air Traffic Controller, “The House,” directed by Michael Parks Randa

Female Vocalist of the Year: Lyndsey Gunnulfsen

Male Vocalist of the Year: Will Dailey

Americana Artist of the Year: The Ballroom Thieves

Blues Artist of the Year: The Silks

DJ/Producer of the Year: Leah V.

Electronic Artist of the Year: Bearstronaut

Folk Artist of the Year: The Ballroom Thieves

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year: Cousin Stizz

International Artist of the Year: Ubuntu Band

Jazz Artist of the Year: Grace Kelly

Metal Artist of the Year: Worshipper

Pop Artist of the Year: Meghan Trainor

Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year: The Hotelier

R&B Artist of the Year: Bad Rabbits

Rock/Indie Artist of the Year: The Devil’s Twins

Singer-Songwriter of the Year: Ruby Rose Fox

Studio Producer of the Year: The Arcitype (Janos Fulop)

Live Production Engineer of the Year: Chris Johnson

Best Live Music Photographer: Joshua Pickering

Best Music Photo of the Year: Jonathan Beckley (Amanda Palmer, the Dresden Dolls)

Best Promoter: Randi Millman, Atwood’s Tavern

Best Music Night: Emo Night at the Sinclair

Best Live Music Venue: The Sinclair

Best Live Intimate Music Venue: Great Scott

Best Live Ongoing Residency: OldJack’s Last Saturdays at the Lizard Lounge

Session Musician of the Year: Jonathan Ulman

Best Music Blog: Vanyaland


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