Pierre Lapointe

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Pierre Lapointe
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Lapointe performing in a cafe in Jonquière, Quebec; March 24, 2011
Background information
Born (1981-05-23) 23 May 1981 (age 33)
Alma, Quebec
Canada
Genres Classical
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, keyboardist
Labels Audiogram
Website www.pierrelapointe.com
Pierre Lapointe performing during Les FrancoFolies de Montréal (18 June 2014)

Pierre Lapointe (born May 23, 1981 in Alma, Quebec) is a Québécois singer and keyboardist. With his debut self-titled album Pierre Lapointe and particularly his follow-up and hugely successful album La Forêt des Mal-Aimés, that included his definitive hit single "Deux par deux rassemblés", he has gone to win six Félix Awards during 2005-2006 period. In 2009, he released the album Sentiments Humains followed by Seul au piano, a compilation of his hits in an acoustic solo piano setting. In June 2013, his studio album Punkt was longlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

Style[edit]

He is well known for his voice and his obscure, esoteric lyrics, which tend to be melancholic. Another distinctive characteristic of his lyrics is their literary style.[1] Lapointe has created the persona of an egotistical dandy on stage, but he does this mostly to deflect attention from himself.[2][3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
Quebec /
Canada
France
[4]
2002 Pierre Lapointe
(Promotional CD - limited release)
 –  –
2004 Pierre Lapointe  –  –
2004 La Forêt des Mal-Aimés 1 112
2009 Sentiments Humains 2 72
2011 Seul au Piano
(also known as Pierre Lapointe Seul au Piano)
2 184
2011 Punkt 1  –

Remix albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Notes
Quebec /
Canada
France
[4]
2007 2 X2  –  – 24-minute small album with remixes of the album La Forêt des Mal-Aimés plus one previously unreleased track "le Maquis")
25-1-14-14  –  – Vynil record. Limited re-release of 1000 copies of album 2 X2, less the track "Le Maquis"

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
Quebec /
Canada
France
[4]
2007 En concert dans la forêt des mal-aimés
(full title Pierre Lapointe en concert dans la forêt des mal-aimés avec l'Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal dirigé par Yannick Nézet-Séguin)
22  –

Songs / Videos[edit]

  • 2004: "Le Columbarium"
  • 2005: "Tel un seul homme"
  • 2006: "Deux par deux rassemblés"
  • 2007: "Qu'en est-il de la chance?"
  • 2009: "Je reviendrai"
  • 2009: "Au bar des suicidés"
  • 2013: "La Sexualité" (with Random Recipe)
  • 2013: "Nos Joies Répétitives"

Collaborations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Interview by RFI Musique
  2. ^ [2] The Globe and Mail Article: "Pierre the Who?"
  3. ^ [3] Montreal Mirror Article: "Pierre pressure"
  4. ^ a b c "Pierre Lapointe discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 

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