BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS 2008

Date: December 3, 2008
Venue: The Roxy, Boston

Despite being revamped for its 21st birthday, for a moment Sunday night, the Boston Music Awards felt decidedly old school – more 1988 than 2008. That instant came when New Kids on the Block – yes, those NKOTB – won the award for national act of the year. As two of the all-grown-up Kids, Donnie Wahlberg and Jordan Knight, took the podium on the Roxy stage, the air around them seemed a little surreal.

“We haven’t had one of these in a long time,” cracked Wahlberg. Twenty years ago, he recalled, the Kids were nominated for a Grammy – and lost to Milli Vanilli. “We’d rather have this any day,” he said.

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New Kids On The Block - Summertime
(Act of The Year)

WINNERS


Act of the Year (National)

New Kids on the Block


Album of the Year (National)

Who Killed Amanda Palmer — Amanda Palmer


Song of the Year (National)

This Lonely Love — Juliana Hatfield


Act of the Year (Local)

Girls Guns and Glory


Album of the Year (Local)

Absolute Value — Akrobatik


Best New Act

The Low Anthem


Best Song of the Year (Local)

One and One — The Great Bandini


Female Vocalist of the Year (Local)

Sarah Borges


Female Vocalist of the Year (National)

Amanda Palmer


Male Vocalist of the Year (Local)

Eli "Paperboy" Reed


Male Vocalist of the Year (National)

Al Barr (Dropkick Murphys)


Outstanding Americana Act of the Year

Girls Guns and Glory


Outstanding Blues Act of the Year

David Maxwell


Outstanding DJ/Electronic Act of the Year

Baltimoroder


Outstanding Folk Artists of the Year

Miss Tess


Outstanding Hip–Hop Act

Termanology


Outstanding International Music Act of the Year

Zili Misik


Outstanding Jazz Act of the Year

Grace Kelly


Outstanding Live Act of the Year

The Camp


Outstanding Metal/Hardcore Act of the Year

Doomriders


Outstanding Pop/R&B Act of the Year

JADA


Outstanding Punk Act of the Year

Big D and the Kids Table


Outstanding Rock Act of the Year

Wild Light


Outstanding Singer/Songwriter of the Year

Marissa Nadler


Outstanding Tribute Act of the Year

Joshua Tree


Producer of the Year (Hip–Hop/R&B)

Matty Trump


Producer of the Year (Rock/Pop)

Ed Valauskas


College Band of the Year

Bearstronaut