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Jonathan Personne, N Nao and More Nominated Quebec Independent Music Awards Gamiq

The Gala Alternatif de la Musique Indépendante du Québec (Gamiq) recognizes both musicians and industry players. In 2023, artists such as Vanille, N NAO, and Kanen are among the competitors.

Jonathan Personne, N Nao and More Nominated Quebec Independent Music Awards Gamiq

Jonathan Personne

Antoine Giroux

Gamiq, an annual award that showcases emerging, independent and alternative music from Quebec, has announced its 2023 nominees.

Jonathan Personne, who could win Artist of the Year, has a strong showing with three nominations for his self-titled album. Competing in the same prestigious category, Vanille (Folk Album), Les Shirley (Rock Album), and Philippe Brach (Indie Rock Album) each have double nominations.


In the New Artist of the Year category, three artists stand out with three nominations: Cure-Pipe, La Sécurité, and Narcisse. It's worth noting that other competing artists also have the potential to win multiple awards at Gamiq. For example, N NAO could be in the running for the Folk Album award for 'L'eau et les rêves' and the self-produced Music Video award for Lac Léman.

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On another note, Kanen is vying for the Indie Rock Album award with his record Mitshuap, as well as for his single "Fuck That Shit." LaF (Rap/Hip-Hop Album, professionally produced music video), Double Date With Death (Rock Album, Animated Music Video), Super Plage (Electro Album/EP, Singles), VioleTT Pi, Antoine Corriveau, and Viviane Audet (Pop Album, Singles) also have great chances of winning.

The trophies will be presented on December 3 at Théâtre Plaza in Montreal during a ceremony hosted by Émilie Rioux and featuring music by the in-house orchestra led by singer-songwriter Margaret Tracteur. About ten artists have also been invited to perform on stage during the evening, including Population II, DVTR, Belle Grand Fille, Naïma Frank, and Calamine.

Lastly, it's important to mention that Gamiq has introduced three new categories this year: Podcast Music of the Year, Soul/R'n'B Album/EP of the Year, and Artist Representation of the Year.

And the Nominees Are…

Artist of the Year

  • Elisapie
  • Jonathan Personne
  • Les Shirley
  • Philippe Brach
  • Vanille

New Artist of the Year

  • Cure-Pipe
  • La Sécurité
  • Narcisse
  • Population II
  • Yocto

Espoir 2024

  • Alix Fernz
  • Arielle Soucy
  • Élégie
  • Princesses
  • Täbï Yösha

ALBUM ROCK

  • Alias - Jozef
  • Cirrho - Cirrho
  • Double Date With Death - Portraits
  • Fuudge - ... qu'un cauchemar devienne si vrai
  • Jonathan personne - Jonathan Personne
  • Keith Kouna - Métastases
  • Les Lunatiques - Orange Flottant
  • Les Shirley - More is More
  • LUMIÈRE - GLAM
  • Perséide - Les Couleurs d'été
  • Renard Blanc - J'ai vu le soleil mourir et la lune le pleurer
  • Rick et les Bons Moments - Sainte-Rita
  • Rouge Pompier - RE neve Campbell
  • Sons of Arrakis - Volume I
  • Valery Vaugh - gris

ALBUM INDIE ROCK

  • Bibi Club - Le Soleil et la mer
  • Cure-Pipe - J'avais
  • Duu - Arboretum
  • Hippie Hourrah - Exposition Individuelle
  • Kanen - Mitshuap
  • La Sécurité - Stay Safe
  • Philippe Brach - Les gens qu'on aime
  • Thierry Larose - Sprint!
  • Vendôme - Le fable de la grenouille
  • VioleTT Pi - Baloney Suicide

EP ROCK

  • Botteneck Jay - Volcanic Highway EP
  • David Hoff - 40th Deluxe Edition
  • Grand Public - Idéal Tempo
  • Matt Thousand - Pour le meilleur et pour le pire
  • Ragers - Maison Sérieuse

EP INDIE ROCK

  • Gawbé - Ciseau ZigZag
  • Lysandre - Les heures innocentes
  • Oli Laroche - Nous sommes tous des animaux
  • Paul Jacobs - 185 On the Corner
  • Reno McCarthy - Picture in Picture

EP FOLK

  • Alex Doré - Île
  • Feathership - Peace Talks
  • Frank Custeau - Les Poissons Volants
  • Lafleur & Marcie - À l'ouest
  • Pépé et sa guitare - Ta yeule pis joue

ALBUM FOLK

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  • Anatole - Alexandre Martel
  • Catherine Durand - La maison orpheline
  • Dans l'Shed - La nouvelle saison
  • Jeanne Côté - Suite pour personne
  • Le Winston Band - Winston express
  • Margaret Tracteur - L'heure du thé avec Margaret Tracteur
  • Matt Holubowski - Like Flowers on a Molten Lawn
  • N NAO - L'eau et les rêves
  • The Franklin Electric - Oh Brother
  • Vanille - La clairière

EP POP

  • Emi Jeen - Why So Serious
  • Fovelle - Fovelle no2
  • Le husky - Un zoo la nuit
  • Luis Clavis - Échos d'une vie distante : volume 2
  • Sheenah Ko/Navet Confit - Sheenah KO X Navet Confit

ALBUM POP

  • Alphonse Bisaillon - Alphonse Bisaillon
  • Guillaume Bordel - Enfanfleur
  • IAMOPB - Golden Hour Letter
  • Narcisse - la fin n'arrive jamais
  • Sheenah Ko - Future Is Now
  • Simon Kearney - AMÉRICA
  • Sophia Bel - Anxious Avoidant Deluxe
  • Thaïs - Tout est parfait
  • Viviane Audet - Les nuits avancent comme des camions blindés sur les filles
  • Zoo Baby - Volume

ALBUM RAP/HIP HOP

  • Calamine - LESBIENNE WOKE SUR L'AUTOTUNE
  • D-Track - Territoiredelours
  • dope.gng - NRNTB_BLEU
  • Eman - Le pouvoir de l'esprit est infini
  • Greg Beaudin - Tiamat, mon amour
  • IAMOPB - Inner City Gospel (Deluxe)
  • LaF - CHROME
  • Mantisse - Colin-Maillard
  • Salmine - Dans votre équipe
  • Sloan Lucas - Oh shit sorry

ALBUM/ EP ELECTRO

  • Braids - Euphoric Recall
  • Debbie Tebbs - Origine
  • DJ UNPIER - Y comprendront plus tard
  • Georgette - Gaminette
  • Lesser Evil -
  • Subterreanean Millimetrik - Life Elevated EP1
  • Stef Aqui - GlossAIRE
  • Super Plage - Magie à minuit
  • Toast Dawg - HDMOF
  • Totalement Sublime - ALT + 15

Find the full list at ca.billboard.com/francais

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