2013 | Songwriter of the Year (Sponsored by SiriusXM Canada) | Arkells | | The JUNO Awards

Arkells is an indie band originally from Hamilton, Ontario. Their band is named after the street on which they lived and would practice their music. In 2011, the band wrote and recorded their second album, Michigan Left, which was released on October 18 of that year. In 2012, Arkells won the 2012 JUNO Award for Group of the Year. In 2012, Arkells toured extensively. This included an American tour with The Maine and Lydia, and European touring with Billy Talent and Anti-Flag. They will also be supporting Lights during her upcoming American tour. The Arkells will also be on tour opening for the Tragically Hip for their 2013 Canadian Tour.