Mario Pelchat

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Mario Pelchat
Born (1964-02-01) 1 February 1964 (age 50)
Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec Canada
Genres French pop
Occupation(s) Singer–songwriter
Years active 1981–present
Labels Sony Musique, Musicor
Associated acts Celine Dion, Maurane, Notre-Dame de Paris
Website mariopelchat.com

Mario Pelchat (born 1 February 1964) is a francophone singer from Quebec. He received the Felix Award in 1990 and 1992.

Biography[edit]

Pelchat was born in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec and has performed since 1973. His first 45 RPM single was released in September 1981. His early albums include 1982's Je suis un chanteur (I Am a Singer) and Tu m’as fait mal (You hurt me) the following year. His 1988 self-titled album and 1990's Couleur Passion (The Color of Passion) attained gold record sales status. His 1992 double-platinum album Pelchat on the Sony label included a duet with Céline Dion. He also recorded with Belgian singer Maurane on his Pelchat 2002 album.

Pelchat has performed in various theatrical productions. He played the title role in a 1998 musical on the artist Picasso during a European tour. He portrayed Quasimodo in a production of Notre Dame de Paris, Moses in a production of The Ten Commandments and Don Carlos in Don Juan.

He earned ADISQ's Félix Awards for Male Singer of The Year in 1990 and Album of the Year for 1992's Pelchat. He also earned a Jazz album Félix for the 2009 collaborative album Mario Pelchat-Michel Legrand. Besides touring in Canada, Pelchat has performed in Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album CAN CRIA
1982 Je suis un chanteur - Platinum
1983 Tu m'as fait mal -
1988 Mario Pelchat - Gold
1990 Couleur passion - Gold
1993 Pelchat - 2xPlatinum
1995 C'est la vie - Gold
1999 VII - Gold
2002 Pelchat 2002 -
2004 Noël avec Jireh Gospel Choir -
2006 Le monde où je vais - Gold
2009 Mario Pelchat chante Michel Legrand -
2010 Toujours de nous 3[1] Gold[2]

Live albums[edit]

Year Album CA Sales
2003 Live -

Compilations[edit]

Year Album CA Sales
1998 Mes premières chansons -
1998 Les incontournables -
2011 Je suis un chanteur 84

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, John (27 October 2010). "Kings of Leon rise to No. 1". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gold Platinum Database". Music Canada. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 

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