Urban Music Association of Canada

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UMAC, The Urban Music Association of Canada is a Canadian non-profit organization focused on showcasing and expanding Canadian urban music established in 1996. UMAC offers a variety of service such as workshops, tours and also hosts the Canadian Urban Music Awards.[1] Its current president is Will Strickland.[2]


UMAC was established in 1996 to promote urban music in Canada.[3] It has chosen an "Artist of the year" every year since its establishment, a distinction that has been described as "prestigious" by MTV.[4]

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Canadian Urban Music Awards[edit]

The Canadian Urban Music Awards (also known as Urban X-Posure) were created in 1999 and have been awarded annually since then.[5]


  1. ^ "Nominees announced for Urban Music Awards". CBC.ca. September 1, 2004. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Michael Jackson: Black or ... what?". Toronto Star. June 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Urban Music Awards held tonight". CBC.ca. July 31, 2003. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Choclair / Full Biography". MTV.com. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Keshia Chante on top at Urban Music Awards". CTV.ca. October 21, 2004. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 

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