Hubert Lenoir wins 2018 Prix Félix-Leclerc

Hubert Lenoir, winner of the 2018 Prix Félix-Leclerc 2018 (Photos: Victor Diaz-Lamich/Francos)
June 18, 2018

The Hubert Lenoir tsunami leaves no stone unturned; the latest finds him winning the 2018 Prix Félix-Leclerc. Hubert Lenoir has become the latest in a long line of young singer-songwriters that benefitted from the prize, awarded simultaneously to a Québécois and a French-from-France artist – this year, Foué is Lenoir’s the trans-Atlantic counterpart.

Once again, SOCAN has contributed a $2,500 cash prize to the winner, which Lenoir received this year from SOCAN Montréal A&R Representative Widney Bonfils. The singer-songwriter also received a $2,500 cash prize from Groupe Editorial Musinfo, a practicum at the Chantier des Francos before his performance at La Rochelle, and a further $5,000 cash and $5,000 in tour support from Rythme FM.

Lenoir was chosen by a jury, assembled by the FrancoFolies de Montréal, of journalists and industry representatives – that included Eric Parazelli, SOCAN Paroles & Musique Editor and Francophone Communications Specialist.

Lenoir has made countless heads turn since launching his album Darlène in early 2018. He was nominated alongside SOCAN members AMÉ, Andréanne A. Malette, Claude Bégin, Corridor, FouKi, Pierre-Hervé Goulet, Roxane Bruneau and Sara Dufour.

For further information on the award, visit the prix Félix-Leclerc website.