Klô Pelgag was in a good position to win some Félix awards last night at the First Gala de l’ADISQ 2021 – after the seven honours she and her collaborators won at the online Industry Gala on Monday, Nov. 1. This time, she walked away with the trophies for Album of the Year – Alternative and Album of the Year – Critics’ Choice, both for Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs; Video of the Year for the single “Mélamine”; and International Collaboration of the Year for the song “Sorcières,” a duet with Pomme. She’s also nominated in three of the 12 main categories to be awarded during the televised gala, Nov. 7 on Radio-Canada.
Charlotte Cardin won her first three Félix awards ever, including the trophy for the Artist With the Most Success Outside Québec, presented by SOCAN. She also won Album of the Year – Anglophone for Phoenix, and the Félix for the Best Online Concert of the Year – Anglophone for her magnificent show, The Phoenix Experience. Another female artist distinguished herself as well: thanks to her album Acrophobie, Roxane Bruneau received the Félix for Album of the Year – Pop and Album of the Year – Popular Success, a category that combines physical album sales and streams on digital platforms.
Also of note, the Félix for the Album of the Year – Other Languages went to Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu for Renegade Breakdown; the one for the Electronic Album went to CRi for Juvenile; the World Music honour went to Ramon Chicharron for Pescador de Sueños; for Folk, to Vincent Vallières for Toute beauté n’est pas perdue; for Jazz, to Jordan Officer for Jazz Vol. 1; for Traditional Music, to Bon Débarras for Repères; and for Rock to Les Cowboys Fringants for Les nuits de Repentigny.
Finally, a new category was inaugurated, Artist With the Most Success on the Web, and it comes as no surprise that SOCAN member Damien Robitaille triumphed, thanks to his omnipresence throughout the pandemic, with his daily song covers – which brought him unexpected worldwide fame.
A special place was also given to the new generation of artists throughout the gala, hosted by Pierre Lapointe for a third year. Among them were Antoine Corriveau, Ariane Roy, Comment Debord, Gab Bouchard, Laurence-Anne, Lumière, Ramon Chicharron, Robert Robert, Thierry Larose, as well as the all-female rap collective #Rapelles – with the moral and musical support of veterans Ariane Moffatt and Louis-Jean Cormier.
For a complete list of winners, visit the ADISQ website.