Charlotte Cardin

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Charlotte Cardin
Cardin performing in 2016
Cardin performing in 2016
Background information
Birth nameCharlotte Cardin-Goyer
Born (1994-11-09) November 9, 1994 (age 27)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Vocals
  • piano
Years active2013–present
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] and included rapper Nate Husser as a featured artist on "Like It Doesn't Hurt".[7] She was a shortlisted SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalist in the French division for her song "Les échardes",[8] and the title track "Big Boy" was playlisted on CBC Radio 2 and charted on the Radio 2 Top 20.[9] She made an appearance on the talk show Tout le monde en parle[10] to discuss her mini-album in November 2016.[11]

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.[12]

In 2017 she released her second EP, Main Girl.[13] The title track reached No. 1 on the Radio 2 Top 20.[14]

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".[15]

In 2018, she received another SOCAN Songwriting Prize nomination for "Main Girl".[16]

In 2019, Cardin and producer CRi collaborated on a cover of Daniel Bélanger's "Fous n'importe où",[17] and Cardin appeared on Loud's album Tout ça pour ça as a duet vocalist on the track "Sometimes, All the Time".[18] In 2020 she released the singles "Passive Aggressive"[19] and "Daddy"; both tracks were recorded for her full-length debut album Phoenix, which was released on April 23, 2021.[20][21] Phoenix is co-written with Cardin's longtime manager Jason Brando of Cult Nation.[22]

In September 2021 she released two non-album songs through the Spotify Singles series, a cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" and a French-language version of her own "XOXO".[23]

Phoenix won the Felix Award for Anglophone Album of the Year at the 43rd Félix Awards. Cardin also won the awards for Anglophone Concert of the Year and Most Successful Artist Outside Quebec.[24]

Cardin was the most-nominated artist at the Juno Awards of 2022, receiving nods for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for Phoenix, Pop Album of the Year for Phoenix, Single of the Year and Video of the Year for "Meaningless", and the Fan Choice Award.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Cardin grew up in the Montreal suburb of Mount Royal. She is in a relationship with actor Aliocha Schneider.[26][27]

Band members[edit]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
Phoenix 1

Extended plays[edit]

List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
Big Boy
  • Released: July 15, 2016
  • Label: Cult Nation
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download, streaming
Main Girl
  • Released: September 6, 2017
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download, streaming

Charted singles[edit]

List of charted singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Main Girl" 2017 98 19 34 Main Girl
"Passive Aggressive" 2020 47 49 29 Phoenix
"Daddy" 2021 64
"Meaningless" 30 33 39 45

Other charted songs[edit]

List of other charted songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Les Echardes" 2016 45 Big Boy
"California" 2018 46 non-album single
"Doubleshifts" 2019 46
"Fous N'Importe Ou" 38
"Phoenix" 2021 68 Phoenix
"Anyone Who Loves Me" 33
"Good Girl" 94
"Sad Girl" 60


  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" Archived October 18, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. Cosmopolitan (France), March 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Charlotte Cardin: Big Boy EP". Exclaim!, July 13, 2016.
  7. ^ Matt Joycey, "Love and Death Are Intertwined in Charlotte Cardin's Video for 'Like It Doesn't Hurt'". Noisey, July 29, 2016.
  8. ^ "These are the 10 best Canadian songs of the year according to SOCAN's Songwriting Prize"., June 9, 2016.
  9. ^ "Radio 2 Top 20, Sept. 30: Frank Ocean & Charlotte Cardin debut, Kings of Leon #1". CBC Music, October 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "ÉPISODE DU DIMANCHE 6 NOVEMBRE 2016". ICI Radio-Canada Télé, November 6, 2016.
  11. ^ "LE MONDE DE CHARLOTTE". ICI Radio-Canada Télé, November 6, 2016.
  12. ^ Alan Cross, "Music Fans: Cast Your Votes for the 2017 SOCAN Songwriting Prize". A Journal of Musical Things, June 17, 2017.
  13. ^ "Big curtain about to rise for Montreal's Charlotte Cardin". The Globe and Mail, September 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "Arcade Fire and Daniel Caesar lead 2018 Juno Award nominations". CBC Music, February 6, 2018.
  16. ^ "2018 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Nominees Revealed". Exclaim!, May 24, 2018.
  17. ^ "Charlotte Cardin et CRi reprennent Daniel Bélanger". Voir, January 16, 2019.
  18. ^ "Tout ça pour ça : Loud revient avec un deuxième album à la pop assumée". Ici Radio-Canada, May 10, 2019.
  19. ^ Calum Slingerland, "Charlotte Cardin Returns with New Song 'Passive Aggressive'". Exclaim!, September 18, 2020.
  20. ^ Calum Slingerland, "Charlotte Cardin Readies Debut Album 'Phoenix'". Exclaim!, February 12, 2021.
  21. ^ Weil-Brenner, Luc (March 1, 2021). "Charlotte Cardin reporte la sortie de son album Phoenix". (in Canadian French). Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  22. ^ Stanley, Laura (March 23, 2021). "Charlotte Cardin Rises from the Ashes and Finds Her Authentic Self". Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  23. ^ Megan LaPierre, "Charlotte Cardin Covers Amy Winehouse for Spotify Singles". Exclaim!, September 14, 2021.
  24. ^ Valérie Marcoux, "Gala de l’ADISQ: une année riche en Félix pour Klô Pelgag". Le Soleil, November 7, 2021.
  25. ^ Jackson Weaver, "Charlotte Cardin, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber lead 2022 Juno Award nominees". CBC News, March 1, 2022.
  26. ^ Marissa Groguhé, "Naked d’Aliocha: aller ailleurs". La Presse, March 21, 2020.
  27. ^ "Charlotte Cardin présente officiellement son amoureux". Monde de Stars. April 14, 2021. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
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  29. ^ "Sur mesure: Dans l'intimité musicale de Charlotte Cardin". Radio-Canada (in French). September 23, 2021.
  30. ^ "From Austin to Montreal: Les Deuxluxes and Charlotte Cardin perform at SXSW". The Concordian, March 24, 2017.
  31. ^ "CHARLOTTE CARDIN CAPTIVATES WITH "DADDY"; NEW TRACK & MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW!". Sony Music. Retrieved November 28, 2021.
  32. ^ "SOCAN presents five No. 1 Song Awards at 2021 Osheaga Festival". SOCAN. Retrieved November 28, 2021.
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