Alley of Canadian Celebrities names singer-songwriter Angel Baribeau of Quebec the grand prize recipient of its RBC Emerging Musicians Program

TORONTO, 25 November 2021 / CNW / – The 9the Annual from Canada Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program today adds five new recipients to its 2021 class. A sought-after program that supports aspiring Canadian musical artists, this year’s nominations are raising the bar with an astonishing range of nominations spanning the spectrum of diversity through Canada from each province and two territories. Chosen by a selection committee of music industry experts, the recipients will share the price and benefits of the program valued at more than $ 100,000.


This year’s grand prize winner is Montrealbased singer-songwriter Angel Baribeau, whose messages and representation in their first EP, For those I love (d), continues to resonate with over 200,000 streams across various platforms.

The 9th annual from Canada Walk of Fame RBC Program for Emerging Musicians the recipients are:

Grand Prize Winner: Angel Baribeau of Mistissini, QC
Second Prize Winners: YASSIN & Sean terrio of Oakville, ON
Finalist (third prize): Boogey the beat of Winnipeg, MB
Finalist (third prize): GRAE of Toronto, Ontario
Finalist (third prize): Madison Olds from Vancouver, BC

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Editor’s note: click HERE to download images and biographies of all recipients.

Originally from the Cree community of Mistissini, Quebec, Baribeau is a queer, non-binary Indigenous singer-songwriter whose single “Love Is Up The River” from their debut EP garnered over 20,000 streams on Spotify, while “Wish We Were Older” ranked # 1 in Indigenous Music Countdown. and has been featured on CBC North and APTN National News. The official music video also won a “Best Music Video” at the Toronto Indie Shorts Film Festival 2021. More recently, Baribeau received the Young Canadian Songwriters Award 2021 presented by the SOCAN Foundation.

As the grand prize winner, Baribeau will receive a cash prize of $ 20,000, performance opportunities at from Canada Walk of Fame events and private studio recording time at famous Metalworks Studios. A cash prize of $ 6,000 go to Oakville based artists YASSIN & Sean Terrio for the second prize, and the three finalists will receive cash prizes of $ 4000 each. All winners will receive a virtual mentorship with from Canada Alley of Fame Inductee Sarah McLachlan presents opportunities at Festival du Voyageur and Canadian Music Week and more.

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