Audrey De Montigny

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Audrey De Montigny
Born (1985-06-26) 26 June 1985 (age 29)
Sainte-Julienne, Quebec, Canada
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2003 – 2013
Labels 19 Entertainment/BMG (2003-04)
DEM Musique (2004-2010)

Audrey De Montigny is a Canadian singer. She was born in Sainte-Julienne, Quebec on July 26, 1985. She placed fourth on the debut season of Canadian Idol.[1][2] De Montigny was nominated for a 2005 Juno Award for her eponymous debut album.

Career[edit]

Her career began in 2003, when she auditioned for the 2003 debut season of Canadian Idol. As a Québécoise, she could speak little English, but was praised for her renditions of English songs as she learned quickly during the competition.[3] Her singing and her personality helped her to win a substantial fan base during the competition, and she made it to the top four.[3]

After her stint on Canadian Idol, De Montigny was signed by 19 Entertainment and BMG Music Canada.[3] Her father was her manager, and he sold his home to help his daughter with her career. She released her debut single Même Les Anges on November 4, 2003. The single debuted at #2 on the Canadian singles chart and stayed on the chart for 28 weeks. In Quebec, the single was #1 for 11 consecutive weeks.

In April 2004 her debut album Audrey which contained a mix of French and English songs (mostly French) was released. She sold 35,000 albums. Her second single Dis-Moi Pourquoi was a top 10 hit in Quebec. The album was nominated for a 2005 Juno Award in the category Francophone Album of the Year.[4]

De Montigny separated from BMG and 19E in order to have more artistic control over her second album. Her family started their own label called DEM Musique.

In June 2006 her debut single from her second album Si l'Amour Existe (out September 26, 2006) is being released to radio. It is called Prends-Moi Comme Je Suis

In 2008, De Montigny had laser vision correction with LASIK MD.[5]

Audrey de Montigny had her first international success "Here We Are" (2006) in collaboration with musician Steve Barakatt. The single reached number one on the Top Downloads chart in South Korea.[6] The association with Steve Barakatt allowed Audrey de Montigny to release John Lennon's song "Love" for the Amnesty International "Make Some Noise" project.

As of 2010 she has retired and is no longer pursuing her career as a singer.

In 2012 De Montigny returned to music releasing a single "Aujourd'hui Tout Va Changer" which went to number six on the charts followed[7] by the release of a new album Un Seul Instant that fall. The second single from the album "De Toi Je Rêve" peaked at number two on the Francophone charts.

Performances on Canadian Idol[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Audrey (April 2004)
  • Si L'Amour Existe (September 2006)
  • Take Me As I Am (December 2006) (Asian Release) (May 2007 - Canadian Release)
  • Un Seul Instant (October 2012)

Singles[edit]

  1. "Même Les Anges" (2003)
  2. "Dis-Moi Pourquoi" (2004)
  3. "Don't You Say Goodbye" (2004)
  4. "Prends-Moi Comme Je Suis" (2006)
  5. "Jardin Oublié" (2006)
  6. "Here We Are" (2007 Korean Release)
  7. "Take Me As I Am" (2007 Korean Release)
  8. "Dans Ma Camaro" (2009)
  9. "Aujuord'hui Tout Va Changer" (2012)
  10. "Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes" (Christmas 2012)
  11. "De Toi Je Rêve" (2013)
  12. "Le Mal" (2013)

Other[edit]

  • Canadian Idol: Greatest Moments (2003)
  • Girls Night Out: 3 (2004)
  • Instant Karma: The Complete Recordings (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jagodzinski, Jan (28 July 2005). Music in youth culture: a Lacanian approach. Macmillan. p. 166. ISBN 978-1-4039-6530-1. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Nowell, Iris (28 June 2004). Generation deluxe: consumerism and philanthropy of the new super-rich. Dundurn Press Ltd. pp. 71–72. ISBN 978-1-55002-503-3. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c The Canadian Press (10 October 2003). "Failed Idol plans bilingual album". Toronto Star. p. F13. 
  4. ^ "Juno Awards Database". junoawards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Home » What to Expect » Results » Testimonials". lasikmd.com. LASIK MD. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Gaudet, Agnès (21 January 2007). "Audrey de Montigny et Steve Barakatt: Un duo vedette en Corée du Sud". Le Journal de Montréal. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.quebecspot.com/2012/09/audrey-de-montigny-aujourdhui-tout-va-changer-09222012/