Here are the winners of the 2018 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards!

Here are the winners of the 2018 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards!

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Album of the Year

Winner: Lorde Fredd33 – “NORF: The Legend of Hotboy Ronald”

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Finalists: Amanda Huff – “Hemiptera,” Brett Newski – “Life Upside Down,” Field Report – “Summertime Songs” and Lex Allen – “Table 7: Sinners & Saints”

Song of the Year

Winner: Abby Jeanne – “Be In The Sun”

Finalists: Amanda Huff – “Gravetalking,” Genesis Renji – “Purple Stones,” Joe Richter – “Wisconsin Fall” and Lex Allen – “Struck Gold”

Solo Artist of the Year

Winner: Amanda Huff

Finalists: Abby Jeanne, B~Free, Genesis Renji and Lex Allen

Band of the Year

Winner: Immortal Girlfriend

Finalists: Nickel & Rose, Paper Holland, RCKT PWR and Reyna

Best Album Artwork

Winner: Amanda Huff – “Hemiptera”

Finalists: Calliope – “Chapel Perilous,” Genesis Renji – “S.I.N.: Stories I Never Shared,” Lex Allen – “Table 7: Sinners & Saints” and Shle Berry – “Parallels”

Music Video of The Year

Winner: Amanda Huff – “Gravetalking”

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Finalists: Kane – “Watch Out,” No No Yeah Okay – “Make Believe,” Q The Sun – “Psychic Spiral” and Shle Berry – “Talk About It”

Best Disc We Missed

Winner: Del Mar the Poet – “Rafters”

Finalists: Frugal Stu & The Coupons – “Liquidation,” Jay Yung – “CLVRITY,” Neocaveman “Bacchanalia” and Maal Himself “Blk Wntr”

Independent Release of The Year

Winner: Shle Berry – “Parallels”

Finalists: Von Alexander – “Valentino,” Ako – “Everything Is Ok,” New Vices – “The Truth Of Self” and Shaddye – “My Life In A Boombox”

88Nine Radio Milwaukee

This year you cast over 8,000 online ballots—a RMMA record—to help us select the best music of 2018 in Milwaukee.

After counting all the votes, we presented the Radio Milwaukee Music Awards on Thursday night after performances by House of Renji, Paper Holland, Amanda Huff, Dramatic Lovers and DJ sets by Moses.

Here’s who was celebrating with champagne after winning an award.


Humanitarian of the Year

The Diverse & Resilient organization for its Colors in Bloom campaign for LGBTQ+ youth.

Milwaukee Music Ambassador of the Year

Kelsey Kaufmann of the Cactus Club

Rising Star Award

Iris Ramirez, vocalist and guitarist

Critics’ Choice Award

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Relive the night here: