2011 Félix Award Winners – Part 2

Part 2 of the Felix Awards was held last night and there weren’t too many surprises among the champions. Below is a selection of some of the award winners. For a complete list of winners (in French), click HERE.

Quebec Artist Having Most Success outside Quebec:  Arcade Fire
Best New Artist:  Brigitte Boisjoli
Group of the Year:  Les Cowboys Fringants
Female Artist of the Year:  Marie-Mai
Male Artist of the Year:  Éric Lapointe
Album of the Year – Pop:  La musique en moi, Ginette Reno
Album of the Year – Pop-Rock:  Entre deux mondes, Marc Dupré
Most Popular Song of the Year:  “On va s’aimer encore”, Vincent Vallières

Part 1 of the Awards (held on October 24th) is HERE.

A list of nominees is HERE.

2011 Félix Award Winners – Part 1

The first part of the Felix awards ceremony took place on October 24th with Part 2 happening on the 30th. The Felix Awards celebrate excellence in music from Québec. They began in 1979 in response to a lack of representation of Francophone music at the Juno Awards. Here is a list of some of the winners from the first ceremony last Monday. To see a complete list, click HERE.

Album of the Year – Alternative: La Caverne, Malajube
Album of the Year – Anglophone: The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
Album of the Year – Country: Laurence Hélie, Laurence Hélie
Album of the Year – Instrumental: Les chemins ombragés, André Gagnon
Album of the Year – Jazz Originals: Sep7entrion, Alain Caron
Album of the Year – Best-Selling: La musique en moi, Ginette Reno
Album of the Year – Electronic: Golden Bombay, Misteur Valaire
Album of the Year – World Music: Aksil, Élage Diouf
Album of the Year – Covers: Americana, Roch Voisine
Album of the Year – Rock: Le ciel de mes combats, Éric Lapointe

International Francophone Artist Achieving Greatest Success in Quebec: ZAZ (France)
Video of the Year: “On va s’aimer encore”, Vincent Vallières (see below).

Félix Nominations for 2011

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the nominations are out for the 2011 ADISQ gala. Québec’s music awards ceremony began in 1979 to fill the void left by the Juno Awards which largely neglected Francophone music. The Félix awards will be held in two parts on October 24th and 30th. The entire list of nominations (in French) can be found HERE. We list some of the major categories and nominations below for your convenience. We’ve also included links for the songs nominated to their Youtube MVs. Congratulations to all those nominated and bonne chance!

Album of the Year (Pop-Rock)

Chasser le malheur : Alfa Rococo
La garde : Alexandre Désilets
Entre deux mondes : Marc Dupré
De lune à l’aube : Alex Nevsky
Premier Baiser : Marie-Chantal Toupin

Most Popular Song of the Year

Météore : Alfa Rococo
Fruits défendus : Brigitte Boisjoli
J’taime pas, j’t’adore : Nicola Ciccone
Près de toi : Martin Deschamps
Jusqu’au bout : Éric Lapointe
Elle s’appelait Serge : Les Trois Accords
Comme avant : Marie-Mai
Toujours de nous : Mario Pelchat
Je repars : David Usher, Marie-Mai
On va s’aimer encore : Vincent Vallières

Group of the Year

Alfa Rococo
Karkwa
Les Cowboys Fringants
Les Trois Accords
Radio Radio

Female Vocalist of the Year

Brigitte Boisjoli
Isabelle Boulay
Cœur de pirate
Marie-Mai
Ginette Reno

Male Vocalist of the Year

William Deslauriers
Maxime Landry
Éric Lapointe
Fred Pellerin
Richard Séguin

Newcomer of the Year

Brigitte Boisjoli
Ariane Brunet
William Deslauriers
Jimmy Hunt
Alex Nevsky

Quebec Artist having the most success outside of the Province

The Arcade Fire
Cœur de pirate
Karkwa
Anthony Kavanagh
Pierre Lapointe
Fred Pellerin
Patrick Watson

Anglophone Album of the Year

The Suburbs : Arcade Fire
Bubble bath & champagne : France D’Amour
Big Slice : Jonas & The Massive Attraction
Fold It! Mold It! : Random Recipe
Chasing Lydie : Marie-Jo Thério

Best-Selling Album of the Year

Un pied à terre : William Deslauriers
Les chemins ombragés : André Gagnon
Le ciel de mes combats : Éric Lapointe
La musique en moi : Ginette Reno
Noël chez moi : Annie Villeneuve

International Francophone Artist Most Successful in Quebec

Tiken Jah Fakoly (Africa)
Cécile Hercule (France)
Indochine (France)
Stromae (France)
ZAZ (France)