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Andrée Watters
Birth name Andrée Watters-Michaud
Born January 25, 1983 (1983-01-25) (age 26)
Origin Charlesbourg, Quebec, Canada
Genres Pop-Rock, Rock
Years active 2003–present
Labels Vega/Universal

Andrée Watters-Michaud (born January 25, 1983 in Charlesbourg, Quebec) is a musician and a one-time Felix-award winner in 2004, from Quebec

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Background

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Early/Non career life

Watters grew up in the Quebec region and first showed her talent in a Christmas-related musical comedy when she was 15 years old. She later participated a youth singing contest in which she finished first provincially and third across Canada. After moving to Montreal two years later, she made her first live public appearance in the Radio-Canada game show La Fureur.

Watters' brother Patrick, who worked a firefighter for the Alberta provincial government, was killed in July 2007 in a helicopter crash while he and several hundred other firefighters combated a major forest fire near Fort McMurray in northern Alberta. Four others were injured in the incident. [1] [2]

Career

Album Cover of Watter's debut album AW released on May 31, 2004

In 2003, after signing with Sony-BMG, Watters released her first album AW, co-written and produced by Fred St-Gelais, which sold 75 000 copies in Quebec alone. There were attempts by the label company to release a European version of the disc in France but the project was cancelled.

In 2004, the success of the album has resulted into a Félix Award for Best rock album of the year [3] at the annual ADISQ awards, the provincial version of the Canadian Juno Awards. She was also nominated for four other Felix including best female singer of the year [3] and Breakthrough artist of the year. [3] The hits Si exceptionnel and Ne reste pas were the two songs that charted the highest in the Quebec Francophone charts including the Radio Énergie Countdown across the province.

Her second album À travers was released in 2005 with Laisse la pluie being the most notable hit across the charts in Quebec. [4]

In 2006, along with Bruno Pelletier, Sylvain Cossette, Daniel Boucher and Gabrielle Destroismaisons, Watters participated in the musical show, Dracula - Entre l'amour et la mort as the female lead, Mina. [5]

In 2007, she participated as herself in the movie À vos marques Party and released a song for the movie's soundtrack. [6]

In 2008, Watters was one of the headliners of the 2008 CFL Grey Cup Diet Pepsi Halftime Show. Along with fellow Canadian natives, Theory of a Deadman.

Minuit

Album Cover of Minuit (2008)

Her third album titled Minuit was released on April 29, 2008. The title song MINUIT was a #1 hit on the Francophone Chart in Quebec. She herself co-wrote the ten tracks and the album was produced along with singer-songwriter Sylvain Cossette who guided her as producer/co-songwirter of the album. The album consists of a mix of rock songs and ballads in which Cossette had many top-charted singles during his career. At the same time, she also signed with another label company (Vega Musique/Universal) and has a new manager (Mark Vinet).

During the summer of 2008, she toured along with Dan Bigras and his show titled "Dan et ses blondes", and she is presently opening for Cossette's 70s Tour. She is also planning a tour of her own starting 2010. [7]

2009

She has also translated Justin Bieber's hit song, One Less Lonely Girl, for him to re-record it in French.

Discography

AW (2003)

  • Label : Sony-BMG / MAF Productions

À travers (2005)

  • Label: Sony-BMG
  • 1- Laisse la pluie
  • 2- L'Ange perdu
  • 3- Ma face cachée
  • 4- Ce que je perds
  • 5- La seule
  • 6- À travers moi
  • 7- Décembre
  • 8- Tu pars
  • 9- Rien à perdre
  • 10- Enterrée
  • 11- Facile à dire
  • 12- C'est à toi

Dracula - Entre l'amour et la mort(2006)

  • 1- Cruelle et tendre Mina (with Bruno Pelletier)
  • 2- Ce que je vois (with Daniel Boucher, Pierre Flynn, Sylvain Cossette and Gabrielle des Trois-Maisons)
  • 3- Urgence

Minuit (2008)

  • 1- Minuit
  • 2- Dites-moi
  • 3- Tout de moi
  • 4- S'il te reste
  • 5- Si je pouvais savoir
  • 6- J'ai voulu
  • 7- Le Tour du Monde
  • 8- De l'Amour pour toi
  • 9- Garde tes larmes
  • 10- A distance

Filmography

  • A vos Marques Party (2007)

Footnotes/References

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