2014 | Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Sponsored by FACTOR and Radio Starmaker Fund) | Tyler Shaw | | The JUNO Awards

Having never taken a professional music lesson, Tyler developed his love and talent for performance on his own, and has drawn inspiration from a wide range of artists. Now nineteen years old, this Coquitlam, BC native has gone from fooling around with a set of second hand strings to releasing his own music on the radio. Tyler enrolled as a student at University of PEI, and it was here where his dorm friends encouraged him to submit some of his YouTube video’s to MuchMusic’s Coca-Cola’s Covers competition. His talent didn’t go unnoticed and Tyler was chosen as the 2012 winner from over 13,000 submissions. His triumph was broadcast live from the MuchMusic Video Awards stage in June, 2012. Fast-forward to November of the same year and Tyler released his own original single "Kiss Goodnight" to radio across the country. The song was produced by Kozminuk and Zuban Thakkar and is nominated for an MMVA this year. The track quickly rose up the charts and is now certified Gold. The success of that song also led to Tyler securing an opening slot on Ke$ha and Pitbull’s tour dates this summer in Toronto and Montreal.