Eric Lapointe

Born on September 28, 1969 in Pointe-aux-Trembles (Canada), Éric Lapointe is a Quebec rock singer and brother of Hugo Lapointe. He wrote his first song, " N'importe quoi ", at the age of 20. In 1994, he released his first album, Obsession , which went double platinum, selling over 200,000 copies. His second single, " Terre promise ", led him to play on Quebec radio stations. In 1995, he opened for the Rolling Stones in Paris, on the Voodoo Lounge Tour with Bon Jovi, and for Florent Pagny at the Francofolies de La Rochelle. The same year, he wins the Félix for Discovery of the Year and Rock Album of the Year at the ADISQ gala. Éric Lapointe released his second album in 1996, Invitez les Vautours, on which eight songs charted on Quebec radio. The album went platinum the following year. In 1997, he released the song " Les Boys ", written for the film of the same name. In 1999, he released the opus À l'Ombre de l'Ange, another sales success for the singer, with over 200,000 copies sold in stores. He places nine songs from the album on Quebec radio, including " Mon Ange ", which stays at number one for 7 weeks. He plays the role of Bruno in the 2001 film Les Boys 3 , and writes seven songs for it. The play " Le Boys blues band ", based on this comedy, reaches number one in Quebec. The following year saw the release of his first live album, Adrénaline, featuring 25 songs, including a cover of Johnny Hallyday's " Ma Gueule ". In 2004, Éric Lapointe released his fifth album, Coupable. It, too, goes platinum, and seven songs play on Quebec radio, including " La Bartendresse " and " Reste là ", which reach number one. In 2006, he presents a compilation of his greatest hits, accompanied by a DVD featuring 22 music videos. In 2007, he reprised the role of Bruno in the TV series Les Boys , a role he played for five years. In 2008, he released the album Ma Peau , including the song " 500 miles ", which spent 10 weeks at the top of Quebec radio charts. On November 30, 2010, he released Le Ciel de Mes Combats, his sixth studio album. The following year, he collaborated with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal to produce Lapointe Symphonique . From 2014 to 2019, Éric Lapointe is one of the four coaches on the reality show La Voix, broadcast on TVA in Quebec. In 2020, he launches the song " À l'abri du monde entier ", in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. In June 2021, he releases the opus Entracte, featuring acoustic versions of his greatest hits.

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