Charlotte Cardin

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Charlotte Cardin
Cardin performing a medley of her EP, Big Boy at La Voix Junior in 2016.
Cardin performing a medley of her EP, Big Boy at La Voix Junior in 2016.
Background information
Birth nameCharlotte Cardin-Goyer
Born (1994-11-09) November 9, 1994 (age 25)
Montreal, Quebec
GenresPop, electro, jazz
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active2013–present
LabelsCult Nation
Associated actsNate Husser
WebsiteOfficial website

Charlotte Cardin (born November 9, 1994) is a Canadian pop, electro and jazz singer and songwriter from Montreal, Quebec.[1] Cardin began her career as a model at the age of 15, where she appeared in numerous advertising campaigns such as Barilà.[2]


A Top 4 finalist in the first season of the TVA singing competition La Voix in 2013,[3] later the same year she was featured on Garou's album Au milieu de ma vie as a duet vocalist on the single "Du vent, des mots".[4] On March 1, 2014, she appeared on the sister series The Voice: la plus belle voix in France to perform the song with Garou, a judge on that edition.[5]

She released her solo debut EP, Big Boy, in 2016 on Cult Nation Records.[6] The EP featured songs in both English and French.[1] She was a shortlisted SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalist in the French division for her song "Les échardes",[7] and the title track "Big Boy" was playlisted on CBC Radio 2 and charted on the Radio 2 Top 20.[8] She made an appearance on the talk show Tout le monde en parle[9] to discuss her mini-album in November 2016.[10]

For the 2017 SOCAN Songwriting Prize, she was a nominee in the English category for "Big Boy" and in the French category for "Faufile", becoming the first artist in the history of the award to be nominated in both categories in the same year.[11]

In 2017 she released her second EP, Main Girl.[12] The title track reached No. 1 on the Radio 2 Top 20.[13]

She received two Juno Award nominations at the Juno Awards of 2018, for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for "Main Girl", "Paradise Motion" and "The Kids".[14]

In 2018, she received another SOCAN Songwriting Prize nomination for "Main Girl".[15]

In 2019, Cardin and producer CRi collaborated on a cover of Daniel Bélanger's "Fous n'importe où",[16] and Cardin appeared on Loud's album Tout ça pour ça as a duet vocalist on the track "Sometimes, All the Time".[17] In 2020 she released the single "Passive Aggressive".[18]

Personal life[edit]

Cardin grew up in the Montreal suburb of Mount Royal.

She is currently in a relationship with actor Aliocha Schneider.[19]


  1. ^ a b "La passion de Charlotte Cardin". Le Journal de Québec, July 16, 2016.
  2. ^ "CANDIDATE À LA VOIX – Charlotte : mannequin". Le Journal de Montréal, March 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Charlotte Cardin Talks Life After Reality TV and Trusting Her Instincts on New 'Big Boy EP'". Exclaim!, July 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "Garou recrute Charlotte pour son nouvel album". Le Journal de Montréal, October 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "The Voice 3 : Revivez le duo de Garou et Charlotte Cardin, finaliste de The Voice Canada lors des Battles VIDEO". Cosmopolitan (France), March 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Charlotte Cardin: Big Boy EP". Exclaim!, July 13, 2016.
  7. ^ "These are the 10 best Canadian songs of the year according to SOCAN’s Songwriting Prize"., June 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "Radio 2 Top 20, Sept. 30: Frank Ocean & Charlotte Cardin debut, Kings of Leon #1". CBC Music, October 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "ÉPISODE DU DIMANCHE 6 NOVEMBRE 2016". ICI Radio-Canada Télé, November 6, 2016.
  10. ^ "LE MONDE DE CHARLOTTE". ICI Radio-Canada Télé, November 6, 2016.
  11. ^ Alan Cross, "Music Fans: Cast Your Votes for the 2017 SOCAN Songwriting Prize". A Journal of Musical Things, June 17, 2017.
  12. ^ "Big curtain about to rise for Montreal’s Charlotte Cardin". The Globe and Mail, September 21, 2017.
  13. ^ "Radio 2 Top 20, Sept. 28: Fast Romantics, Elliott Brood debut and Charlotte Cardin is your new #1". Radio 2 Top 20, September 28, 2017.
  14. ^ "Arcade Fire and Daniel Caesar lead 2018 Juno Award nominations". CBC Music, February 6, 2018.
  15. ^ "2018 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Nominees Revealed". Exclaim!, May 24, 2018.
  16. ^ "Charlotte Cardin et CRi reprennent Daniel Bélanger". Voir, January 16, 2019.
  17. ^ "Tout ça pour ça : Loud revient avec un deuxième album à la pop assumée". Ici Radio-Canada, May 10, 2019.
  18. ^ Calum Slingerland, "Charlotte Cardin Returns with New Song 'Passive Aggressive'". Exclaim!, September 18, 2020.
  19. ^ Marissa Groguhé, "Naked d’Aliocha: aller ailleurs". La Presse, March 21, 2020.