Monday, October 31, 2011
L'Autre Gala de L'ADISQ and the Gala de l’Industrie earlier last week, ADISQ (Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo) held their 33rd annual Gala de l’ADISQ last night at the Théâtre St. Denis to honour the Queebec music industry.
Douze hommes rapaillés chantent Miron, volume 2 picked up two awards. It won for Album of the Year - Contemporary Folk and picked up as well as Writer or Composer of the Year for Gaston Miron and Gilles Bélanger. Marie-Mai was also a double winner, taking Female Artist of the Year and Show of the Year by a Singer-Songwriter for her Version 3.0 tour.
After years of snubbing Arcade Fire, they picked up their second award for Quebec Artist of the Year with the Most Success Outside Quebec last night after Album of the Year - Anglophone last week. Band members Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Will Butler were on hand to pick up the award, but there was some grumbling that the bandleaders Win Butler and Régine Chassagne didn't show.
There was further controversy with Group of the Year going to Les Cowboys Fringants for the third time rather than Karkwa, even though Les Cowboys Fringants didn't release an album or tour much this year.
The winners for Group of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Popular Song are selected by public vote.
Winners of the Felix Awards at the Gala de l’ADISQ
Album of the Year - Contemporary Folk
Douze hommes rapaillés chantent Miron, volume 2, Various Artists
Album of the Year - Pop
La musique en moi, Ginette Reno
Album of the Year - Pop-Rock
Entre deux mondes, Marc Dupré
Writer or Composer of the Year
Gaston Miron, Gilles Bélanger - Douze hommes rapaillés chantent Miron, volume 2
Quebec Artist of the Year with the Most Success Outside Quebec
Discovery of the Year
Show of the Year by a Singer-Songwriter
Version 3.0, Marie-Mai
Show of the Year by a Singer
St-Elie-de-chansons, Fred Pellerin
Group of the Year
Les Cowboys Fringants
Female Artist of the Year
Male Artist of the Year
On va s'aimer encore, Vincent Vallières