Sunday Night ADISQ Gala Winners
Eclectic pop singer Hubert Lenoir took top honours at the 40th annual ADISQ Awards, taking home three awards acknowledging his newfound success with his debut album Darlène. In a public vote, “Fille de personne II” won in the best song category.
By FYI Staff
Eclectic pop singer Hubert Lenoir (real name Hubert Chiasson) took top honours at the 40th annual ADISQ Awards held last night in Place des Arts, taking home three awards acknowledging his newfound success with his debut album Darlène and, in a public vote, “Fille de personne II” won in the best song category.
Montreal Gazette writer Brendan Kelly penned: “Lenoir turned heads at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Place des Arts with his provocative look, sporting a long flowing white robe/dress with the word ANTHRAX featured prominently on it. Many on social media were saying his style reminded them of 1980s British new-wave star Adam Ant but backstage, unsurprisingly, Lenoir said he’d never heard of Ant, the frontman of Adam and the Ants."
He also caused much commotion on social media with his speeches after accepting the first two awards, as discovery and pop album.
“For those who feel that I’m different, that I’m weird, it’s always a question of perception,” said Lenoir. “And for the youth of today in Quebec, I just want to say: ‘You’re wack’.”
It is worth noting that almost half of his debut album is instrumental and over 11 tracks he covers a breezy span of genres with a running time of just 37 minutes.
Other winners in the night included Loud, in the hip-hop album category for Une année record, and Philippe Brach won for best show by a singer-songwriter and as singer-songwriter of the year with co-writer La Controverse. Klô Pelgag cemented her success in the public-vote prize as female artist of the year.
Last nights winners:
AC Album of the Year
La science du cœur (Pierre Lapointe)
Rap Album of the Year
Une année record - Loud
Album of the Year – Pop
Darlène - Hubert Lenoir
Author-Composer of the Year
Song of the Year
Fille de personne II-Hubert Lenoir
Group or Duo of the Year
Female Artist of the Year
Male Artist of the Year
New Artist of the Year
Concert of the Year – Author-Composer-Interpretation
Le silence des troupeaux - Philippe Brach
Concert of the Year
Demain matin, Montréal m’attend - Various Artists