Félix Award

The Félix Award (French: Trophée Félix or Prix Félix) is an award, given by the Association du disque, de l'industrie du spectacle québécois (ADISQ) on an annual basis to artists working in the music and humor industry in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Felix Award
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Awarded forachievements in Quebec's music recording and humour industry
Presented byAssociation du disque, de l'industrie du spectacle québécois (ADISQ)
First awardedSeptember 23, 1979

The awardEdit

The first Félix awards were presented on September 23, 1979. The idea belonged to the first president of ADISQ, Gilles Talbot. The award trophy was created by Marc-André Parisé.

The awards are named in honour of Quebec songwriter Félix Leclerc.[1]

In contrast to the Juno Awards, whose nominations are based partially on record sales, nominations and winners of the Félix are decided by ADISQ members. The awards are given during an annual ceremony "Gala de l'ADISQ". Among the categories are Best-selling album, Best album (in various music genres), Songwriter of the year, Composer of the year, Song of the year, Male/Female singer of the year, Discovery of the year, Show of the year, etc.[2]

The awards have sometimes been controversial. In 1983, songwriter Luc Plamondon attracted controversy by using his acceptance speech to denounce copyright law. In 1991, Céline Dion publicly refused the Félix for anglophone artist of the year for her English-language album Unison, not considering herself an anglophone artist. Instead she suggested to ADISQ to create a new award category for an artist who achieved the most success internationally. The next year such category was indeed created : Most successful artist performing in a language other than French (French: Artiste s’étant le plus illustré dans une autre langue que le français)[3]


Ceremony Date Hosts
1st Felix Awards September 23, 1979 Dominique Michel, Denise Filiatrault
2nd Felix Awards October 5, 1980 Yvon Deschamps
3rd Felix Awards October 4, 1981 Yvon Deschamps
4th Felix Awards October 3, 1982 Yvon Deschamps
5th Felix Awards October 30, 1983 Yvon Deschamps
6th Felix Awards October 28, 1984 Jean-Pierre Ferland
7th Felix Awards October 27, 1985 Jean-Guy Moreau
8th Felix Awards October 26, 1986 Serge Thériault, Claude Meunier
9th Felix Awards October 25, 1987 André-Philippe Gagnon
10th Felix Awards October 23, 1988 Denise Filiatrault, Dominique Michel, Yvon Deschamps, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Jean-Guy Moreau, Serge Thériault, Claude Meunier, André-Philippe Gagnon
11th Felix Awards October 15, 1989 Michel Rivard
12th Felix Awards October 21, 1990 Michel Rivard
13th Felix Awards October 14, 1991 René Simard
14th Felix Awards October 18, 1992 René Simard
15th Felix Awards October 17, 1993 Yvon Deschamps
16th Felix Awards October 16, 1994 Yvon Deschamps
17th Felix Awards November 5, 1995 Patrick Huard
18th Felix Awards November 3, 1996 Yvon Deschamps
19th Felix Awards October 26, 1997 Yvon Deschamps
20th Felix Awards November 1, 1998 Céline Dion, René Simard, Jean-Pierre Ferland, André-Philippe Gagnon
21st Felix Awards October 31, 1999 Véronique Cloutier
22nd Felix Awards November 4, 2000 Guy A. Lepage
23rd Felix Awards October 28, 2001 Guy A. Lepage
24th Felix Awards October 27, 2002 Guy A. Lepage
25th Felix Awards October 26, 2003 Guy A. Lepage
26th Felix Awards October 31, 2004 Guy A. Lepage
27th Felix Awards October 30, 2005 Michel Rivard
28th Felix Awards October 29, 2006 Louis-José Houde
29th Felix Awards October 28, 2007 Louis-José Houde
30th Felix Awards November 2, 2008 Louis-José Houde
31st Felix Awards November 1, 2009 Louis-José Houde
32nd Felix Awards November 7, 2010 Louis-José Houde
33rd Felix Awards October 30, 2011 Louis-José Houde
34th Felix Awards October 28, 2012 Louis-José Houde
35th Felix Awards October 27, 2013 Louis-José Houde
36th Felix Awards October 26, 2014 Louis-José Houde
37th Felix Awards November 8, 2015 Louis-José Houde
38th Felix Awards October 30, 2016 Louis-José Houde
39th Felix Awards October 29, 2017 Louis-José Houde
40th Felix Awards October 28, 2018 Louis-José Houde
41st Felix Awards October 27, 2019 Louis-José Houde
42nd Félix Awards November 1, 2020 Louis-José Houde
43rd Félix Awards November 7, 2021 Louis-José Houde
44th Félix Awards November 6, 2022 Louis-José Houde

Partial list of recipientsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Trophée Félix | l'Encyclopédie Canadienne". thecanadianencyclopedia.ca.
  2. ^ "Gala". ADISQ.
  3. ^ "ADISQ: les grands moments".

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