25 | 2016 | Rap Recording of the Year | SonReal | | The JUNO Awards

Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia

SonReal is a three time JUNO Award, and eight time MMVA nominated artist, whose unique approach to hip-hop has allowed him to sustain a loyal and growing North American fan base. SonReal’s success took shape online when several of his music videos racked up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. Since, he has been able to maintain buzz around his music with the release of a number of successful mix tapes; his 2012 collaborative album with Rich Kidd, The Closers; and continued online success with videos such as “Preach” and “For the Town”.

On April 28th, 2015, SonReal released the For the Town EP, making it his first commercial release via his new partnership with the LA based Capitol Records. “Preach” being the first visual release from the EP gained 1 million plus views online and was followed up by a mind twisting video for the title track. This summer, SonReal will revisit his ever-growing fan base on his headlining For The Town Tour, and bring his live show back to the U.S. market.