The deluge of 2019 Félix trophies began to rain down on Oct. 23 with the Premier Gala de l’ADISQ, as well as the Industry Gala, in Montréal, with a total of 43 trophies presented.

Among the SOCAN members who stood out during the galas were Vincent Roberge, aka Les Louanges, who won three of them, for Best Arrangement, Best Album – Alternative, and Best Album – Critic’s Choice. This year, SOCAN partnered with ADISQ to present the award for the Artist with the Highest International Profile, which went to the flamboyant Hubert Lenoir. We met with him in the press room for a video interview just after he accepted his honour (see left).

Among the evening’s other winners were:

  • Jesse Mac Cormack: Album of the Year – Anglophone, for Now
  • Elisapie: Album of the Year – Other Languages, for The Ballad of the Runaway Girl
  • Paul Daraîche: Album of the Year – Country, for Ma maison favorite
  • Alexandra Stréliski: Album of the Year – Instrumental, for INSCAPE
  • Dominique Fils-Aimé: Album of the Year – Jazz, for Stay Tuned!
  • Ginette Reno: Album of the Year – Best-Seller, for À jamais
  • Millimetrik: Album of the Year – Electronic Music, for Make It Last Forever
  • Wesli: Album of the Year – World Music, for Rapadou Kreyol
  • Éric Lapointe: Album of the Year – Rock, for Délivrance
  • Le Vent du Nord & De Temps Antan: Album of the Year – Roots, for Notre album solo
  • Milk & Bone: Show of the Year – Anglophone, for Deception Bay
  • Alaclair Ensemble: Video of the Year, for “La famille”

Several SOCAN members offered outstanding performances during the Premier Gala de l’ADISQ (hosted by Pierre Lapointe), including Alaclair Ensemble, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Éric Lapointe, Florent Vollant, Jérôme50, Lou-Adriane Cassidy, Pierre Lapointe himself, Safia Nolin, and Voivod.

The show will be available online on Oct. 24, 2019, and will be aired again on Oct. 27, at 5:00 p.m. ET, on Télé-Québec. This 41st annual celebration of the Québec music industry will conclude on Oct. 27 with the televised Gala, that will once again be hosted by comedian Louis-José Houde, and broadcast on ICI Radio-Canada Télé, live from the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of Place des Arts.

For a complete list of the Premier Gala and Industry gala winners, visit the ADISQ website.