Teen star Shawn Desman took home the biggest loot bag Thursday when winners of the country's urban-music awards, Urban X-Posure, were announced.
The 20-year-old Toronto singer and dancer won best soul album and single for Get Ready and Shook respectively. Desman was also named best new artist. His winnings are just the latest in a string of successes for the newcomer, including a Juno nomination last year.
Vancouver's Rascalz followed with two wins, best hip hop/rap album for Reloaded and best single for Movie Star.
Best music video went to rapper K-OS for his hit song Superstarr Pt. Zero.
Organized by the Urban Music Association of Canada, the awards started five years ago as a way to garner more attention for the country's growing urban-music scene.
Other winners included Lisa Shaw's Let It Ride in the electronic recording category, Molly Johnson for jazz and Jane Bunnett's Cuban Odyssey for world recording. CP