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.
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.
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 Solo Artist
Geneviève et Alain
Best New Artist
Mehdi Cayenne for “Radio Batata”
Best Acadian Music Album
Les Hay Babies for “Boîte aux lettres”
De Flore for “Figure Déserte”
“Red Flag,” by Marie-Clo
Congratulations to all the winners!
For more information on winners and nominees, visit www.trilleor.ca.