2017 GALA ADISQ WINNERS: Bélanger & Michaud Win 2 Each

Daniel Bélanger and Patrice Michaud each won a pair of Félix awards at the 2017 ADISQ gala which recognizes the best music coming out of the industry in the province of Quebec. Daniel who was the favourite coming into the soiree in Montreal won the awards for Singer-Songwriter Show of the Year and for Pop Album of the Year thanks to his album Paloma. Patrice picked up the coveted award for Song of the Year thanks to megahit “Kamikaze”, and he was also named Male Artist of the Year.

Klô Pelgag added a third trophy to her 2017 collection (she won two at the Permier ADISQ gala on Thursday night), this time for Composer of the Year recognizing her work on album L’étoile thoracique. Big names Leonard Cohen and Céline Dion picked up awards, the former was given the Honourary Félix trophy and the latter took Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for multiplatinum Encore un soir.

In the exciting category of New Artist of the Year, the award was given to Émile Bilodeau. Safia Nolin was named Female Artist of the Year, and Les sœurs Boulay Group/Duo of the Year. Find a list of nominees and winners from tonight’s gala below.

HONOURARY FÉLIX
Leonard Cohen

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Pour Rosie, Valérie Carpentier
Autre monde, Luc De Larochellière
Encore un soir, Céline Dion – WINNER
La pluie entre nous, Catherine Durand
Univers parallèles, Damien Robitaille

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Paloma, Daniel Bélanger – WINNER
Almanach, Patrice Michaud
Nos eldorados, Alex Nevsky
Noir éden, Peter Peter
Le temps des vivants, Vincent Vallières

RAP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Les frères cueilleurs, Alaclair Ensemble – WINNER
Le retour de Jacobus, Jacques Jacobus
Long jeu, KNLO
Chasser ses demons, La Carabine
Petit prince, RYMZ

SONGWRITER/COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
Alaclair Ensemble for Les frères cueilleurs
Avec pas d’casque for Effets spéciaux
Daniel Bélanger for Paloma
Klô Pelgag for L’étoile thoracique – WINNER
Peter Peter for Noir éden

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Émile Bilodeau – WINNER
Alexe Gaudreault
KNLO
Samuele
Saratoga

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Valérie Carpentier
Céline Dion
Ariane Moffatt
Safia Nolin – WINNER
Klô Pelgag

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Daniel Bélanger
Koriass
Patrice Michaud – WINNER
Alex Nevsky
Vincent Vallières

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
2Frères
Les Cowboys Fringants
Les sœurs Boulay – WINNER
Les Trois Accords
Marie-Eve Janvier et Jean-François Breau

SONG OF THE YEAR
Il y a tant à faire, Daniel Bélanger
Tu ne sauras jamais, Ludovick Bourgeois
Les échardes, Charlotte Cardin
Encore un soir, Céline Dion
Oiseau, Fred Fortin
Marine marchande, Les Cowboys Fringants
Fais-moi un show de boucane, Les sœurs Boulay
Kamikaze, Patrice Michaud – WINNER
Polaroid, Alex Nevsky
Tout me ramène à toi, Roch Voisine

SHOW OF THE YEAR: SINGER-SONGWRITER
Paloma, Daniel Bélanger – WINNER
L’osstidtour, Koriass, Alaclair Ensemble, Brown
4488 de l’Amour, Les soeurs Boulay
Almanach, Patrice Michaud
Les horizons nouveaux, Richard Séguin

SHOW OF THE YEAR: PERFORMER
2Frères, 2Frères
Mary Poppins – La comédie musicale, Various Artists – WINNER
60 ans de bonheur avec vous, Michel Louvain
Nous, Renée Martel et Patrick Norman
Quatre, Tocadéo

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Klô Pelgag Cleans Up at the 2017 ADISQ Premier Gala

Klô Pelgag‘s star shone the brightest on Thursday night at the 2017 ADISQ Premier Gala. The singer-songwriter won a pair of Félix awards in the first installment of the celebration of the music industry in the province of Quebec.

Thanks to her beautiful album L’étoile thoracique, Klô received the trophy for critics’ choice as well as best alternative album of the year. The producer of her second offering, Sylvain Deschamps, saw his talent rewarded earlier, at the industry gala.

Nabbing New Artist of the Year in 2014, the singer could add to her hardware again on Sunday at the main ADISQ gala with the Félix for composer of the year and female artist.

Almost a year after Leonard Cohen‘s passing, the artist’s work continues to be a source of praise and rewards.

Two posthumous honors were bestowed upon the creator of the immortal “Hallelujah”. He has been the most famous outside the province of Quebec in the last 12 months. He also offered the best English-language album, You Want It Darker.

The return of Céline Dion in French on a record was highly anticipated, and the Canadian diva easily took the award for best-selling album thanks to Encore un soir.

Sylvain Garneau, the father of Yoan – winner of the second edition of The Voice – rode to victory in the best country album category, he who released La clé du bonheur after a career spanning more than 40 years.

In total, 20 Félix trophies were doled out during the evening.

On Sunday, Louis-José Houde will once again be at the helm of the ADISQ Gala. With the success of his album Paloma, Daniel Belanger is the favourite going into the event.

Here are the winners from Thursday night. We include award titles in both official languages

Album de l’année – Alternatif
(Album of the year – Alternative)
L’Étoile thoracique – Klô Pelgag

Album de l’année – Anglophone
(Album of the year – Anglophone)
You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen

Album de l’année – Choix de la critique
(Album of the year – Critics’ Choice)
L’Étoile thoracique – Klô Pelgag

Album de l’année – Classique Orchestre et grand ensemble
(Album of the year – Classical Orchestra and large ensemble)
Silence on joue, prise 2 – Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà

Album de l’année – Classique Soliste et petit ensemble
(Album of the year – Classical soloist and small ensemble)
Live : Beethoven, Enescu, Chopin – Charles Richard-Hamelin

Album de l’année – Country
(Album of the year – Country)
La clé du bonheur – Sylvain Garneau

Album de l’année – Folk
(Album of the year – Folk)
Effets spéciaux – Avec pas d’casque

Album de l’année – Instrumental
(Album of the year – Instrumental)
Les voix intérieures – André Gagnon

Album de l’année – Jazz
(Album of the year – Jazz)
Entre le jazz et la java – Andrea Lindsay

Album de l’année – Meilleur vendeur
(Album of the year – Best seller)
Encore un soir – Céline Dion

Album de l’année – Musiques du monde
(Album of the year – World music)
Samito – Samito

Album de l’année – Réinterprétation
(Album of the year – Reinterpretation)
Reprises Vol.1, – Safia Nolin

Album de l’année – Rock
(Album of the year – Rock)
Rencontrer Looloo – Chocolat

Album de l’année – Traditionnel
(Album of the year – Traditional)
Laissez courir les chiens – Yves Lambert Trio

Album ou DVD de l’année – Humour
(Album of the year – Humour)
François Bellefeuille – François Bellefeuille

Album ou DVD de l’année – Jeunesse
(Album of the year – Children’s)
Pyjama Party – Elisabeth Cossette

Artiste québécois de l’année s’étant le plus illustré hors Québec
(Quebec Artist Most Distinguished Outside the Province)
Leonard Cohen

Spectacle de l’année – Anglophone
(Show of the year – Anglophone)
Sun Leads Me On – Half Moon Run

Spectacle de l’année – Humour
(Show of the year – Comedy)
Femme ta gueule – Mariana Mazza

Vidéo de l’année
(Video of the Year)
Ça que c’tait – Alaclair Ensemble

2017 Gala ADISQ Nominations

Nominations are out for the 2017 Gala ADISQ, the music awards for the industry in the province of Quebec. The premier gala will take place Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 5 p.m. local time when most of the awards will be given out (like the JUNO gala dinner and awards). The big televised ADISQ gala where the remainder of the awards will be presented will happen Sunday, October 29, at 8 p.m. local time. It will be hosted for the 12th consecutive year by funny man Louis-José Houde. Below is a list of nominations in selected categories. Klô Pelgag and Daniel Bélanger have the most nominations. To view the entire slate, go here.

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Pour Rosie, Valérie Carpentier
Autre monde, Luc De Larochellière
Encore un soir, Céline Dion
La pluie entre nous, Catherine Durand
Univers parallèles, Damien Robitaille

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Paloma, Daniel Bélanger
Almanach, Patrice Michaud
Nos eldorados, Alex Nevsky
Noir éden, Peter Peter
Le temps des vivants, Vincent Vallières

SONGWRITER/COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
Alaclair Ensemble for Les frères cueilleurs
Avec pas d’casque for Effets spéciaux
Daniel Bélanger for Paloma
Klô Pelgag for L’étoile thoracique
Peter Peter for Noir éden

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Émile Bilodeau
Alexe Gaudreault
KNLO
Samuele
Saratoga

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Valérie Carpentier
Céline Dion
Ariane Moffatt
Safia Nolin
Klô Pelgag

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Daniel Bélanger
Koriass
Patrice Michaud
Alex Nevsky
Vincent Vallières

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
2Frères
Les Cowboys Fringants
Les sœurs Boulay
Les Trois Accords
Marie-Eve Janvier et Jean-François Breau

SONG OF THE YEAR
Il y a tant à faire, Daniel Bélanger
Tu ne sauras jamais, Ludovick Bourgeois
Les échardes, Charlotte Cardin
Encore un soir, Céline Dion
Oiseau, Fred Fortin
Marine marchande, Les Cowboys Fringants
Fais-moi un show de boucane, Les sœurs Boulay
Kamikaze, Patrice Michaud
Polaroid, Alex Nevsky
Tout me ramène à toi, Roch Voisine