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2012 Félix Award Winners, Part 1

The first of two-part Félix Awards galas was held tonight, Monday October 22, 2012, at the St-Denis Theatre in Montréal. The Felix Awards are given out by ADISQ, the recording industry in Québec, dating from 1979 due to the lack of representation of Francophone music at the JUNO Awards.

Fanny Bloom wins Alternative Album of the Year

There were actually two segments today. This afternoon, industry awards were given. Tonight awards were given to recording artists. Part 2 of the awards for recording artists, including Song of the Year, will take place on Sunday, the 28th. Below is a list of selected categories with the nominations, and the winner bolded in red. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! A full list of nominees and winners can be found at the ADISQ website HERE.

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Golden Baby : Cœur de pirate
Camouflar : Galaxie
Synesthésie : Malajube
Je te mange : Philémon chante
Petite leçon de ténèbres : Philippe B

QUÉBEC ARTIST WITH THE MOST SUCCESS OUTSIDE THE PROVINCE
Isabelle Boulay
Cœur de pirate
Leonard Cohen
Simple Plan
Patrick Watson

INTERNATIONAL FRACOPHONE ARTIST WITH THE MOST SUCCESS IN QUÉBEC
Arthur H (France)
Tiken Jah Fakoly (Africa)
Michel Fugain (France)
Maurane (Belgium)
Stromae (Belgium)

ANGLOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (BY A QUÉBEC ARTIST)
Old Ideas : Leonard Cohen
Diamonds & Plastic : Ian Kelly
MA : Ariane Moffatt
Get Your Heart On! : Simple Plan
Adventures in your own backyard : Patrick Watson

CRITICS’ CHOICE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Aux alentours : Marie-Pierre Arthur
Astronomie : Avec pas d’casque
L’existoire : Richard Desjardins
Lisa LeBlanc : Lisa LeBlanc
Manger du bois : Canailles
C’est un monde : Fred Pellerin

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Apprentie guerrière : Fanny Bloom
La Défense du Titre : Antoine Gratton
Le tour du chapeau : Les Dales Hawerchuk
Ngâbo : Ngâbo
Tropical Passion : Orange Orange

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Au diable les remords… : Bodh’aktan
L’heure et l’endroit : Dumas
Rien à cacher : Kamakazi
Que du vent : Les Cowboys Fringants
Le véritable amour : Pépé

BEST-SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Star Académie 2012 : Various artists
Blonde : Cœur de pirate
L’avenir entre nous : Maxime Landry
C’est un monde : Fred Pellerin
L’album du peuple – Tome 8 : François Pérusse

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2012 in 2012 Gala, Felix Awards

 

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Toques Off to Cohen & Tyson

They were born a year apart (almost to the day), one in Victoria and one in Montreal. They both became folk music legends. Now in their late 70s, they are doing nothing but speeding up.

Earlier this year, Leonard Cohen released a brand new studio album called Old Ideas. It did not take long before achieving platinum certification. His Canadian brother Ian Tyson who, under the duo Ian & Sylvia, launched one of the most beloved Canadian classics of all time—”Four Strong Winds”—is releasing a brand new studio album called Raven Singer on May 29. Ian has been living near High River, Alberta for the past while, diggin’ the rural life of ranchin’ cowboyism. He has released a string of critically-acclaimed country music records. The title of the new album comes from Ian’s attending a sweat lodge ceremony at the Nakoda First Nation during which he was bestowed the name Ka-ree-a-hiatha (Raven that Sings). In March, Tyson was named the 100th Calgary Stampede Parade Marshall. Ian Tyson still performs on average 40 concerts per year and with a brand new album, this year should not be an exception. More info can be found at Ian Tyson’s Official Website.

Speaking of tours, guess who has announced a major North American tour in the fall? Leonard Cohen blasts off in the southern U.S. on Halloween night finishing off in New York on December 20. Below are the Canadian dates.

November 12 / Vancouver, BC / Rogers Arena
November 16 / Calgary, AB / Scotiabank Saddledome
November 18 / Edmonton, AB / Rexall Place
November 20 / Saskatoon, SK / Credit Union Centre
November 28 / Montreal, QC / Bell Centre
December 2 / Quebec City, QC / Colisee Pepsi
December 4 / Toronto, ON / Air Canada Centre
December 7 / Ottawa, ON / Scotiabank Place
December 11 / London, ON / John Labatt Centre
December 13 / Kingston, ON / K-Rock Centre

More info on Leonard Cohen’s tour can be found HERE. 

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in 2012 News, News

 

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