Group of the Year 2016

WINNER

Walk Off The Earth

Category:

Group of the Year

Year:

2016

Label:

Columbia*Sony

Hometown: Burlington, Ontario

Walk Off The Earth features multi-instrumentalists Gianni Luminati, Ryan Marshall, and Sarah Blackwood on vocals; Mike Taylor on keyboards; and Joel Cassady on drums. The platinum Canadian quintet had already established a significant global following when their cover of Gotye’s “Somebody I Used To Know,” ignited the blogosphere, eventually garnering 164 million views and landing the band a recording contract with Columbia Records. To date, they’ve accumulated almost half a billion cumulative views and more than 2 million subscribers. Most notably, however, they are one of the few artists to continually and successfully find success on both DIY online platforms and throughout the traditional music marketplace.