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Lynda Lemay

Lynda Lemay, singer-songwriter (born 25 July 1966 in Portneuf-Station, Québec). A Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the recipient of numerous Félix Awards as well as one Victoire de la musique award, Québec artist Lynda Lemay showcases French-language music across the French-speaking world.

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Marie-Mai

Marie-Mai Bouchard, singer-songwriter, performer (born 7 July 1984 in Varennes, QC). With a musical mix of rock, electro and pop, coupled with a richly authentic voice and a versatile stage presence radiating energy and passion, Marie-Mai has captured a large audience. Winner of numerous Félix Awards, including several for Female Performer and Album of the Year, she has had three gold albums and two platinum albums in Canada, and has performed on some of the most important stages in the francophone world. She has also been recognized at the national level, winning SOCAN Awards for Most Performed Francophone Song in Québec and Songwriter of the Year.

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Mario Pelchat

Pelchat was exposed to music early on through his parents, and sang in his local parish church choir as a boy along with his sister and father. He left his native Northern Québec region of Lac St Jean in 1981 at the age of 17 to pursue a musical career.

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Marjo

Marjo, née Marjoléne Morin, singer, songwriter (b at Montréal, 2 Aug 1953). Best described as "une rockeuse," smokey-voiced Marjo is the most powerful woman in Québec rock. After brief stints as a secretary, model and actress, Marjo landed a small role in a musical revue and realized her calling.

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Marjo

Marjo (b Marjolène Morin). Singer, songwriter, b Montreal 2 Aug 1953. She was a model, fashion editor for the magazine Madame, and manager of L'Air du temps, a Montreal jazz bar, then a chorister in François Guy's musical comedies Tout chaud, tout show (1975), and L'Île en ville (1978).

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Martine Saint-Clair

Martine Saint-Clair. Singer, lyricist, b Montreal 22 Jul 1964. She gave her first shows while in school, at 15, singing songs by Gino Vanelli and Jean-Pierre Ferland, her sister providing the piano accompaniment.

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Michel Pagliaro

Michel Pagliaro. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, b Montreal 9 Nov 1948. Michel Pagliaro sang and played guitar in a succession of Montreal "yé-yé" bands before meeting with success with Les Chanceliers, whose recording of "Le P'tit Poppy" was very popular in 1966.

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Michel Pagliaro

Michel Pagliaro, singer, songwriter (b at Montréal, 9 Nov 1948). Simply known as "Pag," Pagliaro was Québec's undisputed king of rock. Throughout the 1970s, he reigned supreme with a string of French and English hits and became the first Canadian artist to earn gold records in both languages.

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Michel Rivard

Michel Rivard. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, monologist, b Pointe-St-Charles (Montreal), 27 Sep 1951. The son of the actor Robert Rivard, he began his own career as a child actor in TV series and commercials.

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Michèle Richard

Michèle (Michelle) Richard. Singer, entertainer, actress, b Sherbrooke 17 Apr 1946. She first sang professionally at 10 on her father, Ti-Blanc's, CHLT-TV program and two years later made the single 'Main dans la main.

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Mitsou

Mitsou (b Mitsou-Miel-Rioux Gélinas). Singer, songwriter, actress, b Loretteville, Que, 1 Sep 1970. Grand-daughter of the noted actor-playwright Gratien Gélinas, she acted in TV soap operas as a child.

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Mitsou

Mitsou, born Mitsou-Miel-Rioux Gélinas, singer, actress (b at Loretteville, Qué 1 Sept 1970). The granddaughter of famed producer and actor Gratien GÉLINAS and daughter of actor Alain Gélinas, Mitsou was introduced to show business at an early age and was a child actress on Québec TV soaps.

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Nathalie Simard

Nathalie Simard. Singer, b Île d'Orléans, near Quebec City, 7 Jul 1969. Sister of René Simard, Nathalie Simard was initially associated with the latter's career, and was noticed by the same producer, Guy Cloutier.

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Neil Young

Neil (Percival) Young. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, harmonica player, b Toronto 12 Nov 1945; honorary D MUS (Lakehead) 1992.

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Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado. Singer, songwriter, b Victoria, BC, 2 Dec 1978. Furtado grew up in a working-class Portuguese household, and the sounds of her ethnic heritage had a strong influence on her even when she was listening to hip-hop, pop, dance, R&B, rock, Brazilian and Indian music.

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Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado, singer, songwriter (b at Victoria 2 Dec 1978). Nelly Furtado grew up in a Portuguese household and the music of her ethnic heritage had a strong influence on her even when she was listening to hip-hop, pop and other types of music.

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Paul Demers

Paul Demers, singer, songwriter, composer and teacher (born 9 March 1956 in Gatineau, Québec; died 29 October 2016 in Orléans, Ontario). Recipient of two SOCAN awards, Demers was one of the founding members of the Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM) and wrote the song “Notre place” (Our Place), the official anthem of the Franco-Ontarian community. His body of work and artistic contribution shaped the next generation of francophone artists in the music industry.

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Paul Piché

Paul Piché. Singer, songwriter, b Montreal 15 Sep 1953. He studied archeology at the University of Montreal, and in the early 1970s sang in Quebec colleges.

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Pauline Julien

Pauline Julien, CQ, singer, actress, songwriter (born 23 May 1928 in Trois-Rivières, QC; died 1 October 1998 in Montréal, QC).