If Hubert Lenoir bit the dust at the Juno Awards Gala on Saturday in London, Ontario, other Quebec artists were rewarded.
The “revelation of the year” at the last Félix Gala was nominated in two categories: pop album and francophone album. In the first category, Shawn Mendes was preferred to the Quebec-born singer. In the second category, the award was presented to the group Loud for his album A Record Year .
Pirate Heart, Tire Coyote and Philippe Brach were also nominated in this category.
Darlène by Hubert Lenoir is also nominated for the album of the year. He will face stiff competition as he finds himself in the company of Jann Arden, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd and Three Days Grace. The winner’s name will be unveiled during the main gala presented Sunday night on CBC.
Veteran band Voivod received the Juno for the metal / hard rock album of the year for the album The Wake . The Juno of the electronic music album was awarded to the Montreal duo Milk & Bone for Deception Bay . The Montreal-born composer Ana Sokolovic, who is in charge of the instrumental composition program at the Université de Montréal, won in the “classical composition” category.
All the other Quebecers nominated Saturday night came back empty-handed. Among them were Marc-André Hamelin, Louis Lortie, the Montreal Symphony Chorus, Jacques Greene and the Ayrad Group.