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.

Sunday Night ADISQ Gala Winners

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.

– Brendan Kelly’s Montreal Gazette observations can be found here, Vicky Fragasso-Marquis reports for the Canadian Press here, and winners announced at an earlier gala on Wednesday of last week here.


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

Philippe Brach

Song of the Year

Fille de personne II-Hubert Lenoir

Group or Duo of the Year


Female Artist of the Year

Klô Pelgag

Male Artist of the Year

Patrice Michaud

New Artist of the Year

Hubert Lenoir

Concert of the Year – Author-Composer-Interpretation

Le silence des troupeaux - Philippe Brach

Concert of the Year

Demain matin, Montréal m’attend - Various Artists

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