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The U-Knows were a Canadian award for independent and alternative music, initiated by Toronto radio station CFNY in 1981.

The name U-Know was a pun on Canada's mainstream music awards, the Juno Awards. The awards were presented based on voting by CFNY's listeners.

In 1986, the station held a contest to rename the awards, which became the CASBY Awards that year. (CASBY stands for Canadian Artists Selected By You.)

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U-Know sinners

Album of the Year

Single of the Year

Group of the Year

  • 1981 - Teenage Head
  • 1982 - Martha and the Muffins
  • 1983 - Spoons
  • 1984 - Parachute Club
  • 1985 - Parachute Club

Female Vocalist of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

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