The 11th Trille Or Awards, produced by APCM (Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique), took place on June 19, 2021, in the Babs Asper Theatre of Ottawa’s National Arts Centre, and were broadcast on Unis TV and TV Rogers Ottawa. Some 20 artists were featured, onstage and online.

Trille Or, Medhi Cayenne, 2021

Medhi Cayenne

The final 10 Trille Or trophies were presented as part of a Zoom show hosted by actor Vincent Poirier, and staged under the artistic direction of SOCAN member Isabelle Longnus. The evening’s top winner, musician Mehdi Cayenne, took home three awards, including one for Best Songwriter, during the Industry Gala on May 28, 2021.

A mixture of live and recorded performances, the show included numerous performances by artists from all parts the country, celebrating the artistic  excellence of French Canadian music. They included Mélissa Ouimet, De Flore, Mimi O’Bonsawin, Chloé Breault, Rayannah, Les Soliloques, Reney Ray, Cristian De La Luna, Loig Morin, Louis Venne, and éemi.

Trille Or, Cano, Nicolas Fedor, 2021, CSHF, PACC

L-R/G-D: Nick Fedor, Cano

The Trille Or Awards also provided the setting for the online induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) of two songs by the Franco-Ontarian group Cano, “Dimanche après-midi” (written by (André Paiement), and “Baie Sainte-Marie” (co-written Marcel Aymar, David Burt, John Doerr, and Wasyl Kohut), among a host of other great Canadian songs. CSHF Director Nicholas Fedor was on hand to do the honours.

Last but not least, musical artist Anique Granger brought the show to an end, along with several of the guest artists, by celebrating the career Prix Hommage recipient Daniel Lavoie.

The winners of the 2021 Trille Or Awards are:

Best Songwriter
Mehdi Cayenne

Best Solo Artist
Mehdi Cayenne

Best Group
Geneviève et Alain

Best New Artist
De Flore

Best Album
Mehdi Cayenne for “Radio Batata

Best Acadian Music Album  
Les Hay Babies for “Boîte aux lettres

Best EP
De Flore for “Figure Déserte

Best Song
“Red Flag, by Marie-Clo

Best Show
Anique Granger

Prix Hommage
Daniel Lavoie

Congratulations to all the winners!

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