SOCAN was pleased and proud to present two No. 1 Song Awards to seasoned, professional Québecois lyricist and songwriter Nelson Minville, for his songs “Pour commencer,” performed by Alex Nevsky, and  “Pourquoi t’es restée,” performed by Marc Dupré.

Minville co-wrote “Pour commencer” with Fred St-Gelais, and the song is co-published by Éditions Musicor and Blu Dog Media. It scaled the peak of the Palmarès BDS on May 7, 2019.

“Pourquoi t’es restée”, co-written by Minville, Marc Dupré, and John Nathaniel, and co-published by Éditions Chansons du Suisse, Éditions Dama, and John Nathaniel Productions, reached the top of the Palmarès Correspondants on May 21, 2019.

SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Chief Visual Arts & Québec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, and Chief Membership and Business Development Officer Michael McCarty presented the honours to Minville on Nov. 12, 2019, at the SOCAN offices in Toronto.