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PVRIS, Cousin Stizz, Meghan Trainor win big at Boston Music Awards

Lowell band PVRIS won 2016 Boston Music Awards for both Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.
Lowell band PVRIS won 2016 Boston Music Awards for both Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. Lindsey Byrnes

Topping off a year that saw their late-night TV debut, their first headlining tour, and a slot at Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival, Lowell-bred electro-rockers PVRIS took home both Artist of the Year and Song of the Year at Thursday night’s Boston Music Awards ceremony at the House of Blues.

The show, held annually since 1987 to honor the city’s sundry sonic progeny, featured performances by the Ballroom Thieves (Live Artist of the Year) and Julia Rhodes (New Artist of the Year). This is its first year in the new venue, having moved from The Sinclair in Cambridge to accomodate a bigger production.

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Other notable winners include rapper Cousin Stizz, with Hip-Hop Artist of the Year and Album of the Year, and Nantucket superstar Meghan Trainor, with Pop Artist of the Year. On top of the two for her band, PVRIS (pronounced “Paris,” by the way) frontwoman Lyndsey Gunnulfsen won a third honor for Female Vocalist of the Year. The full list can be viewed below:

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

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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 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


Joe Incollingo can be reached at joe.incollingo@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jk_inco.