Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Arcade Fire continued its winning streak with their album The Suburbs by capturing Anglophone Album of the Year. It was their first ever Felix Award. Previously, they won at the Grammy, Juno and Brit Awards, and recently captured the Polaris Prize. They are nominated in other categories for the main gala on Sunday but will not be attending.
The Alternative Album of the Year prize went to La caverne by Malajube. Éric Lapointe picked up Rock Album of the Year for Le ciel de mes combats. Roch Voisine picked up Quebecois Artist of the Year - Other Languages as well as Cover Album of the Year and Sound Engineer of the Year for his collaborator Dany Legendre.
Orchestre Métropolitain picked up two awards: Classical Orchestra and Large Ensemble Album of the Year for their recording of Schmitt and Franck, and for accompanying Marie-Josée Lord. Lord also picked up the Prix Étoiles Galaxie (Rising Star Award) which comes with a $5,000 cash prize.
L'Autre Gala de L'ADISQ will be broadcast on during the week on MusiquePlus and MusiMax. Le Gala de l'ADISQ will be broadcast live Sunday at 7:30pm on Radio-Canada.