Boom Desjardins

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Boom Desjardins
Boom Desjardins chez bistro Rossignol.jpg
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Desjardins
Born1971 (age 47–48)
Val-d'Or, Quebec
GenresRock
Years active1993–present
LabelsEntourage Musique
Associated actsLa Chicane
Websiteboomdesjardins.com

Daniel "Boom" Desjardins (born 1971) is a French Canadian singer from Val-d'Or, Quebec. He was an original member of the rock band La Chicane for eleven years, from 1993 until 2004, when he left to begin a solo career.

Desjardins was nominated for Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2006.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Desjardins has been known by the nickname of "Boom" for most of his life. As an infant, he learned to walk at an early age and was a boisterous child; his family noted the similarity to the character of Bamm-Bamm (in Quebec French, "Boum-Boum") from the popular television show The Flintstones, and began calling him "Boom" as a result. According to Desjardins, everyone called him Boom, including his family, teachers, and school principal, and he has stated that "my name is not Daniel, Daniel is someone else... my name is Boom."[2]

Discography[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
CAN
[3]
Boom Desjardins
  • Released: November 2004
3
Au nom de la musique
  • Released: November 7, 2006
  • Format: CD and DVD
On se ressemble tant
  • Released: March 25, 2008
  • Label: Entourage Musique
7
Rock le Québec
  • With Eric Maheu and Steve Hill
  • Released: October 6, 2009
  • Label: Entourage Musique
8
Avec le temps
  • Released: April 26, 2011
  • Label: Entourage Musique
12
Clandestin
  • Released: May 6, 2016
  • Label: Étiquette B
48
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artist summary: Boom Desjardins". JunoAwards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  2. ^ Gratton, Denis (March 17, 2012). "La deuxième vie de Boom Desjardins". La Presse.
  3. ^ Boom Desjardins: Chart history. Canadian Albums Chart. Billboard.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  4. ^ Gold/Platinum Database Archived January 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Music Canada. Retrieved March 15, 2013.

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