Lisa LeBlanc

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Lisa LeBlanc
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Lisa LeBlanc during the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in 2012
Background information
Born (1990-08-13) August 13, 1990 (age 27)
Rosaireville, New Brunswick, Canada
Genres Folk, rock, trash-folk
Years active 2006-present
Labels Bonsound

Lisa LeBlanc (born August 13, 1990, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and banjoist, known for her enthusiastic "Trash folk" performances.[1] As of 2016, she has released three albums of folk/rock music.

Early life[edit]

LeBlanc was born in Rosaireville, New Brunswick. She is of Acadian heritage,[2] and comes from a family of music lovers.

Musical career[edit]

LeBlanc composed her first pieces around the age of fourteen. LeBlanc was recognized as an outstanding guitarist and a promising singer-songwriter when she won the Festival international de la chanson de Granby in September 2010. This juried award brought her to the attention of the country's francophone media. She has also played at the 2011 Coup de cœur francophone, at the FrancoFolies of Montreal and at the Festival d'Été de Québec.

The majority of Lisa LeBlanc's first album was written in downtown Rosaireville, in Granby during her studies at l'École nationale de la chanson as well as in Montreal, where she was living. Released in March on Bonsound Records, the album was recorded by Louis-Jean Cormier (Karkwa) at Studio Piccolo.

Lisa's self-titled album Lisa LeBlanc was released in 2012. It has been certified platinum by Music Canada for shipping 80,000 copies.[3][4]

In 2014, she released Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted, an English EP, which debuted at number seven on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 3,400 copies.[5][6]

Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?, her third album, which includes both French and English titles, was released on the 30th of September, 2016.[7]

Discography[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
CAN FR
[8]
2013 Lisa LeBlanc 8 101
2014 Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted EP
2016 Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le Devoir - Lisa LeBlanc, les chansons à vif d'une fille en vie". 
  2. ^ "What You Need to Know About Folk-Trash Queen Lisa LeBlanc". Exclaim!, By Sarah Greene. Oct 06, 2016
  3. ^ a b "Canadian album certifications – Lisa LeBlanc – Lisa LeBlanc". Music Canada. 
  4. ^ "Lisa LeBlanc returns with her first full-length English album". Montreal Gazette, Brendan Kelly, October 3, 2016
  5. ^ http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/weekly-music-sales-report-analysis-12-november-2014/
  6. ^ "Lisa LeBlanc la culottée ****". La Presse, 12 October 2016
  7. ^ Rayner, Ben. "Breakup album, with a dose of good humour". Toronto Star, October 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "Lisa LeBlanc discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 April 2013.