Nathan Wiley won both the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year and the Album of the Year honours (the latter for Modern Magic) on Mar. 6, 2022, at this year’s Music PEI Awards, held online.

Sarah Hagen was also presented with two awards, for both Instrumental Recording and Album Art of the Year, and Noah Malcolm won both Digital Achievement and New Artist of the Year, the latter of which comes with a prize of $1,000. Dylan Menzie won Song of the Year, for “A Heart that Doesn’t Want Mine.”

The virtual Awards Party was hosted by Julie Pellissier-Lush and Tanya Davis, two incredible artists in their own right and each honoured with the title of Poet Laurate: Pellissier-Lush was named PEI’s Poet Laureate in 2018, and Davis served as Halifax’s Poet Laureate from 2011-2013.

For a complete list of winners, click here.