The ADISQ Gala Awards Nominees Are Out!


Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque (ADISQ), du spectacle et de la video translates to “Québec Association for the Recording, Concert and Video Industries.” Created in 1978, ADISQ is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the music industry in Québec. Their premier music awards, the ADISQ Gala, will take place on October 24 and televised on October 28. Congrats to our label partners Audiogram, Groupe Analekta, Bonsound, and Cult Nation who garnered a total of 40 nominations!

Audiogram is home to many local French artists, as well as multicultural and multilingual releases. The labels’ French Canadian singer Isabelle Boulay was nominated for Female Singer of the Year. A coach on La Voix season two and season three, Isabelle is in the running for six other awards as well. Over the course of her career, she’s released 13 albums, selling more than 4.5 million copies. It makes sense she’s up for Best Live Show – Singer as she’s been applauded for her stunning performances at the Place-des-Arts in Montreal and prestigious Olympia de Paris, to name a few.

Nominated for Album of the Year-World Music, Congolese-Canadian musician Pierre Kwenders of Bonsound, unites musicians from Kinshasa, Montreal, and Seattle. Pitchfork deemed his 2017 release Makanda  “a wildly inventive, globe-spanning triumph.” Singing of love, Pierre’s musical intent is to bring people together and transcend boundaries.

Soulful pop-infused vocalist Charlotte Cardin of Cult Nation who “exudes a French girl cool factor” according to Harper’s Bazaar,  effortlessly blends folk, jazz, electronica, and R&B. A contestant on La Voix in 2013, Charlotte is hoping to grab Song of the Year for her 2017 single “Faufile.”

Check out the full list of our partners’ incredible nominations below and follow ADISQ to get updates on who takes home each prize.

Album Of The Year – Adult Contemporary
Isabelle Boulay – En vérité (Audiogram)
Pierre Lapointe – La science du coeur (Audiogram)

Best Live Show – Singer/Songwriter
Pierre Lapointe – La science du coeur (Audiogram)

Best Live Show – Singer
Isabelle Boulay (Audiogram)

Songwriter/Lyricist Of The Year
Pierre Lapointe (Audiogram)

Female Singer Of The Year
Isabelle Boulay (Audiogram)

Song Of The Year
Charlotte Cardin – “Faufile” (Cult Nation)

Record of the Year – Alternative
Mara Tremblay – Cassiopée (Audiogram)

Record of the Year – Anglophone
Aliocha – Eleven Songs (Audiogram)
Milk & Bone – Deception Bay (Bonsound)

Album of the Year – Critics Choice
Pierre Lapointe – La science du coeur (Audiogram)

Album of the Year – Instrumental
Julie Thériault – Subduction (Audiogram)

Album of the Year – World Music
Pierre Kwenders – Makanda… (Bonsound)

Album of the Year – Classic / Orchestra and Large Ensemble
Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà – Portrait: Max Richter (Groupe Analekta)
Alain Lefèvre, JoAnn Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra – Mathieu:Concerto No. 3 / Gershwin: An American in Paris (Groupe Analekta)

Album of the Year – Classic / Soloist and Small Ensemble
Valérie Milot, Stéphane Tétreault, Antoine Bareil – Trios for Violin, Cello and Harp (Groupe Analekta)
OSM Chamber Soloists – Beethoven, Strauss (Groupe Analekta)

Best Québec Artist Outside of Québec
Aliocha (Audiogram)
Isabelle Boulay (Audiogram)

Live Concert of The Year – Anglophone
Geoffroy – Coastline (Bonsound)
Beyries – Landing (Bonsound)

Live Concert of The Year – Performer
Angèle Dubeau / La Pietà – Pour une dernière fois (Groupe Analekta)

Video Of The Year
Isabelle Boulay – Le garçon triste (Audiogram)
Pierre Lapointe – Sais tu vraiment qui tu es? (Audiogram)

Best Lighting – Live Show
Pierre Lapointe/Alexandre Péloquin/Alexis Laurence – La science du coeur – Pierre Lapointe (Audiogram)
Jean-François Couture – En vérité – Isabelle Boulay (Audiogram)

Best Staging/Scenography – Live Show
Pierre Lapointe – La science du coeur (Audiogram)

Album Packaging of the Year
Pascal Blanchet – La science du coeur – Pierre Lapointe (Audiogram)
Valery Lemay – Loveshit II/Blondie & The Backstabberz – Jason Bajada (Audiogram)

Sound Recording and Mixing – Live Show
Pierre Lapointe – La science du coeur (Audiogram)

Scriptwriter of the Year – Live Show
Pierre Lapointe – La science du coeur (Audiogram)

Soundman of the Year
Marc-André Duncan – La science du coeur (Audiogram)

Web Promotion Team of the Year
Bonsound

PR Team of the Year
Bonsound

Sound Recording and Mixing
Ghyslain Luc Lavigne/Pascal Shefteshy – La science du coeur – Pierre Lapointe (Audiogram)

Live Concert Producer
Bonsound

Label of the Year
Audiogram
Bonsound

Artist Management
Bonsound

Album of the Year – Reinterprétation
Lhasa – Live in Reykjavik (Audiogram)

Image Courtesy of ADISQ

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