Pierre Lapointe

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Full Name Pierre Lapointe
Age 39 Years Old
Nick Name Pierre Lapointe
Gender Male
Birth Date May 23rd, 1981
Birth Place Alma, Quebec

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About Pierre Lapointe 

A Canadian singer-songwriter is named for Pierre Lapointe who has become renowned for his unique blend of pop and French chanson music. He is influenced by modern pop music. Defining himself as a "popular singer", he has built an egocentric persona of a dandy onstage but says he does this mostly to deflect attention from himself. He has earned commercial and critical success with chart-topping albums like 2006's "La Foret des Mal-aimes" and 2013's "Punkt". He has served as a coach on "La Voix", the Quebecois version of "The Voice". He was featured alongside singer Ariane Moffatt on the compilation album Un Dimanche a Kyoto. His records have found critical and commercial success in Canada. He credits Diane Dufresne, Beck, and Bjork for shaping his musical development, claiming that, like his influences, he aims to innovate and bring an intellectual approach to popular music. He has been influenced by visual artists like Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, and Montreal native David Altmejd, whom he credits as a major inspiration for Mutantes. 

Recent in the news,  Pierre Lapointe: the singer-songwriter announced Wednesday that he will release a new album, entitled "Chansons hivernales", on November 20. Lapointe duet with none other than Mika. The play is titled "Six hours by plane separate us", and the singer from Quebec and the international star is staged there as in a play, playing lovers in full rupture. The broken hearts of their characters respond to each other, their pain amplified by the distance that separates them, one in Montreal, the other in Paris. 

Pierre Lapointe is famous for being a singer and songwriter. He is best known for releasing the hit album; "La Foret des Mal-aimes" (2006) and "Punkt" (2013). He is better known for his eclectic style, drawing inspiration from genres as varied as disco, cabaret, and gospel. 

Pierre Lapointe, a famous singer

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On 23rd May 1981, Pierre Lapointe was born in Alma, Quebec, Canada. He grew up in Gatineau (hometown). He holds Canadian nationality and his ethnicity is Canadian-White. His race is White. As of 2020, he celebrated his 39th birthday. Concerning his education, he began studying arts in 1999, but changed his program and started to take theatre courses at the Cegep de Saint-Hyacinthe. He left after a few months to focus on songwriting but later returned to complete his studies in plastic arts. He then moved to Montreal and continued studying art at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM). His Zodiac sign is Gemini and his religion is Christian. His mother was an art teacher whereas the details about his parents' name and father's occupation along with siblings' details are yet to be revealed. 

Pierre Lapointe is a very handsome and cool singer with a charming smile and glowing face attracting a lot of people towards him. He stands tall at the height of 1.76 m and his balanced weight consist of 68 KG. He looks amazingly fit and handsome. He has maintained his shape over the years with regular exercise it seems. He's definitely one of the hot shots of the music industry at present. He undeniably has the quality that appeals to the opposite sex. His other body measurements such as chest size, waist size, dress size, shoe size have not been publicized yet. 

Pierre Lapointe's Singing Career

  • Pierre Lapointe's singing career began by entering a competition called "Tout nouveau, tout show" where he won the "Award for Songwriter-Performer of the Year" and the "Audience Award".
  • He came first in the songwriter category at the Festival international de la chanson de Granby in September 2001. 
  • He then held two critically acclaimed shows in Montreal in November 2002. 
  • After that, he signed on with Mr. Bean music Audiogram in the year 2003, and after a year in May 2004, he released his debut studio album, "Pierre Lapointe". 
  • He was invited to perform at the Festival Pully Lavaux in Switzerland, where he won the Jury Award in June 2004. 
  • He won the Prix Felix‑Leclerc de la chanson in July 2004 at the FrancoFolies de Montreal. 
  • He appeared as a guest speaker on "Couleurs francophones", a radio show broadcast to French-speaking Europeans on 22nd March 2005. 
  • He then released a second album, "La Foret des mal-aimes" in March 2006 which attained platinum status in July 2006.
  • He joined Brigitte Fontaine in performing her song, "La symphonie pastorale", at both the Printemps de Bourges music festival and the La Cigale concert hall in Paris.
  • Later, he was joined by the Orchestre Metropolitain, with director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, to close the 19th annual FrancoFolies de Montreal in August 2007. 
  • He reworked 'Mutantes' into a studio album, releasing it under the title "Sentiments humains". 
  • In January 2011, he released "Pierre Lapointe Seul au piano", which saw him revisit earlier songs in a stripped-down form, featuring an unaccompanied Lapointe on piano.
  • The year 2013 saw two new releases: a studio album proper, "Punkt", and "Les callas", an EP of short compositions and rough takes. 
  • In June 2013, Punkt was longlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

Pierre Lapointe Singing

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Moreover,

  • He has also appeared at the Francofolies de La Rochelle in Kenya.
  • What's more, he also hosted his own weekday radio show, "Les Petites Morts", which was broadcast nationally on France Inter.
  • He released "Paris tristesse" in France and Belgium. The album, recorded in Paris, consists of reworked songs from Punkt as well as covers of French pop classics. The album was later released in Quebec on 10th February 2015.
  • He was a coach on "La Voix" as well, the Quebec edition of the international reality show "The Voice", from its third to its fifth season, and returned the eight season.

Pierre Lapointe's Awards and Achievements

Pierre Lapointe with award

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Pierre Lapointe is an award-winning singer. In May 2005, he won the Academie Charles Cros Special Jury Award at the Alors... chante Festival in Montauban, France. He has won a total of six Felix Awards: three on his own for Pop Album of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, and Art Direction of the Year, as well as three in conjunction with his collaborators, Jean Massicotte (for Arrangement of the Year and Producer of the Year) and Louis Simon Hetu (for Sound Technician of the Year) in October 2005. In November 2005, the Academie Charles Cros awarded him the Grand Prix du Disque for French Song for his album, "Pierre Lapointe". In October 2006, he received three more Felix Awards for La Foret des mal-mimes: one for Songwriter of the Year, one for Pop Album of the Year, and another in collaboration with Philippe Brault and Jean Massicotte for Arrangement of the Year. On 28th October 2007, he won a Felix Award in the category of "Performance of the Year - Singer-Songwriter" for La Foret des mal-aimes during the 29th ADISQ Gala. He was also the recipient of the 2007 Rapsat-Lelievre Award for La Foret des mal-aimes, which the jury considered to be of "exceptional quality". 

Pierre Lapointe's Personal Life

Pierre Lapointe's marital status is unknown at present. It can be assumed that he is an unmarried man. There is not much about his personal relation and girlfriend as he always maintains a distance in his personal life and media. He has no wife. Since he is still unmarried and single there isn't any chance of him being through a divorce. More and additional information about him can be obtained from Wiki. He's in fact got a lot going on for him career-wise, so probably he does not have much time left for relationships and all. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Pierre Lapointe's Net Worth and Salary

Pierre Lapointe is a famous singer who has gained huge fame and money from his career. As of 2020, the net worth of Pierre is estimated to have $6 Million as per sources whereas the exact income and salary of Pierre is still a mystery as it has not been revealed by any sites yet neither he himself has mentioned it. His major source of income comes from a singing career and he is satisfied with his earnings. He is living a cool lifestyle as of now.