Singer-songwriter Klô Pelgag, who last October won the Félix Award in Quebec for Best New Artist of the Year and was a JUNO nominee this year, has been recognized by the nation of France, the world’s fifth largest music market. Fleur Pellerin, the Minister of Culture from the Government of France, presented Klô with the country’s Barbara Award (Prix Barbara) recognizing the excellence of her contribution to the world of music. While on tour in France, Klô inked a deal with Sony ATV Publishing which represents such artists as Leonard Cohen and Lana Del Rey. Klô Pelgag was born Chloé Pelletier-Gagnon in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, a town on the Gaspé Peninsula. Her debut album L’Alchimie des monstres appeared in 2013. Track “La fièvre des fleurs” was shortlisted for the SOCAN Songwriting Prize.