Jean Leloup, Adisq
Jean Leloup, Adisq

2015 ADISQ Nominations

Montreal rockeur Jean Leloup staged a massive comeback in 2015, and that has been recognized by ADISQ (Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo) as he is one of two frontrunners with six nominations in the provincial music awards.

Announced Tuesday at Club Soda, Leloup — or Johnny the Wolf, as he’s sometimes known — garnered nominations for his critically acclaimed À Paradis City in the best rock album, critics’ choice and bestselling album categories, and he is nominated as singer-songwriter of the year and best male artist. In addition, the title track of the album is on the short list as song of the year, a public-vote category and one of the most prestigious Félix trophies.

À Paradis City, which was released in February, was recently certified platinum, meaning it has sold more than 80,000 copies. It was Leloup’s first album in six years. Over 25,000 tickets to his upcoming shows — including a run at Metropolis that starts on Oct. 22 —have already been sold. He’s mounting two versions of the shows — one with a band and another in a solo format.

It should be noted that for the first time, album of the year is divided into sub-genres: rock, adult contemporary, folk, and alternative pop.

The other leading nominee, also with six noms, is singer-songwriter Louis-Jean Cormier, of Karkwa fame. His latest solo album, Les grandes artères, is up for best folk album and critics’ choice, and he’s also in the running for best male artist and singer-songwriter of the year. In addition, his song "Si tu reviens" is on the short list for song of the year, and that same song is nominated for video of the year.

Singer-songwriter Ariane Moffatt earns five nominations. Her album 22h22 is nominated for pop album, "Debout" is in the hunt for song of the year, and she is in the running for best female artist.

The Barr Brothers are the anglo artists who fared best in the ADISQ nominations, earning three artistic nods and two nominations in behind-the-scenes categories. Their second studio album, Sleeping Operator, is up for anglophone album of the year, competing against Bobby Bazini’s Where I Belong, Leonard Cohen’s Popular Problems, Patrick Watson’s Love Songs for Robots and La Voix alumnus Yoan’s self-titled album.

The Barr Brothers are also nominated as the artist with the most success outside of Quebec, alongside Coeur de pirate, Pierre Lapointe, Les soeurs Boulay, Klô Pelgag and the Seasons. Plus, the Barr Brothers are nominated for anglophone show of the year, competing against Betty Bonifassi, Florence K, Jordan Officer, and Bruno Pelletier and Guy St-Onge’s show Musique & cinéma.

The ADISQ nominations were drawn from 209 albums, 54 shows and 52 videos that premièred from June 1st, 2014 to May 31st of this year. The main gala will be preceded by L’Autre Gala, where many of the awards will be handed out on Oct. 27th at Metropolis, and an industry gala Oct. 27th at Club Soda.

The ADISQ gala will be hosted once again by standup comic Louis-José Houde. It’s set to take place Nov. 8 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of Place des Arts, and will be broadcast live on Radio-Canada Télé.

Album of the Year - Adult Contemporary
• If the dawn, Marie-Pierre Arthur
• On land, Pierre Flynn
• Hervieux Marc Hervieux
• After the curtain fell, Patrick Norman
• A man who looks like you, Mario Pelchat

Album of the Year - Folk
• Fair and order, Philippe Brach
• The large arteries, Louis-Jean Cormier
• Facing west, Kevin Parent
• Later you think, Fred Pellerin
• Panorama Tire, coyote

Album of the Year - Pop
• Jérôme Couture, Couture Jerome
• There in my head, Marc Dupré
• Second Act, Sally Folk
• M, Marie-Mai
• 10:22 p.m., Ariane Moffatt

Newcomer of the Year
• Bernhari
• Philippe Brach
• Jérôme Couture
• Valérie Lahaie
• David Portelance

Show of the Year - songwriter-performer
• Agreements, Sylvain Cossette
• Winter Journey, Keith Kouna
• The fire every day, Patrice Michaud
• 10:22 p.m., Ariane Moffatt
• Himalayan my love, Alex Nevsky

Show of the Year - Performer
• Legends of a people - the collective, Various Artists
• Without regret, Brigitte Boisjoli
• Thanks Serge Reggiani, Isabelle Boulay
• Years happiness, Michel Louvain, Renée Martel, Chantal Pary
• Crossroads of silences, Chloé Sainte-Marie

Author or composer of the year
• Guillaume Beauregard D'stars, rain and ash
• Fanny Bloom, Étienne Dupuis-Cloutier Pan
• Louis-Jean Cormier, Daniel Beaumont, Martin Léon for Major arteries
• Pierre Flynn On land
• Jean Leloup for In Paradise City

Group or Duo of the Year
• Alfa Rococo
• Galaxy
• Kaïn
• Marie-Eve Janvier and Jean-Francois Breau
• Radio Radio

Female Vocalist of the Year
• Marie-Pierre Arthur
• Brigitte Boisjoli
• Isabelle Boulay
• Marie-Mai
• Ariane Moffatt

Male Artist of the Year
• Louis-Jean Cormier
• Marc Dupré
• Jean Leloup
• Alex Nevsky
• Vincent Vallières

Song of the Year - People's Choice
• Nothing to do, Marie-Pierre Arthur
• Before disappearing, Claude Bégin
• Forget me (Carry on), Pirate Heart
• If you come back, Louis-Jean Cormier
• Russian Spy, Joseph Edgar
• The world is virtual, Serge Fiori
• Paradise City, Jean Leloup
• General Mechanical, Patrice Michaud
• Standing, Ariane Moffatt
• The colored, Alex Nevsky

Other ADISQ Gala Nominees

Album of the Year - Alternative
• Bernhari, Bernhari
Tsk Tsk • Chocolate
• Zulu, Galaxy
• 27 times the dawn, Salomé Leclerc
• In the manner of angels, Mara Tremblay

Album of the Year - Anglophone
• Where I Belong, Bobby Bazini
• Popular Problems, Leonard Cohen
• Sleeping Operator, The Barr Brothers
• Love songs for robots, Patrick Watson
• Yoan Yoan

Album of the Year - Critics Choice
• The large arteries, Louis-Jean Cormier
• Zulu, Galaxy
• 27 times the dawn, Salomé Leclerc
• At Paradise City, Jean Leloup
• Panorama Tire, coyote

Album of the Year - Classical / Orchestra and large ensemble
• Ludovico Einaudi: Portrait, Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà
• French Concertos for trumpet, Paul Merkelo, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Kent Nagano
• Bruckner 3, Orchestre Métropolitain, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
• Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 2 & 4, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Kent Nagano
• The grasshopper and violins, Catherine Perrin, Les Violons du Roy, Mathieu Lussier

Album of the Year - Classical / Soloist and small ensemble
• Metamorfosi: Baroque Impressions, Constantinople, Suzie LeBlanc
• Chopin: Complete Mazurkas, Fialkowska
• Chopin: 24 Preludes, Alain Lefèvre
• Amazing Grace, Marie-Josée Lord
• Love's Minstrels, Philippe Sly, Michael McMahon

Album of the Year - Country
• Daughter of the wind, Cindy Bedard
• Flight. 2, Éric Goulet
• 3rd Street South, Maxime Landry
• 20, Laurie LeBlanc
• Mario Peluso & The Howlers Hobos Mario Peluso

Album of the Year - Hip-Hop
• Global Refusal, Cheak
• Radiotherapy, Dramatik
• XXL, Eman X Vlooper
• Children of the Earth, Samian
• The Quebecer, Sir Path

Album of the Year - Jazz
• Quantum, Emie R Roussel Trio
• Raising the base, ODD LOT
• Tribute / Tribute to Dave Brubeck, Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble
• In Three Colors, Marie-Josée Simard, François Bourassa, Yves Léveillé
• Life begins here Marianne Trudel

Album of the Year - Best seller
• Thanks Serge Reggiani, Isabelle Boulay
• There in my head, Marc Dupré
• At Paradise City, Jean Leloup
• M, Marie-Mai
• Later you think, Fred Pellerin

Album of the Year - World Music
• Ayrad, Ayrad
• Navegar, Bïa
• The Last Emperor Bantu Pierre Kwenders
• Pampa Blues, Tango Boréal
• ImmiGrand, Wesli

Album of the Year - Reinterpretation
• Deschampsons tribute to the songs of Yvon Deschamps, Various Artists
• Legends of a people - the collective, Various Artists
• Betty Bonifassi, Betty Bonifassi
• Thanks Serge Reggiani, Isabelle Boulay
• Paris sadness, Pierre Lapointe


Sources: Brendan Kelly at the Montreal Gazette, La Presse and ADISQ. To view and listen to some of this year's nominees, link here.


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