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Marie Denise Pelletier

Marie Denise Pelletier Musician

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Quick Facts
Intro Musician
Is Singer Songwriter
From Canada
Type Music
Gender female
Birth 3 April 1960, Montreal, Urban agglomeration of Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec
Age: 60 years
Star sign AriesAries
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Marie Denise Pelletier (born 3 April 1960 Rosemont) is a francophone Canadian singer. She has served as President of Artisti, a copyright collective for music artists operated by Quebec's l'Union des artistes (UDA).


While studying literature and cinema at the CÉGEP de Rosemont, Pelletier developed her song technique under veteran Quebec singer Lucille Dumont.

In 1982, she won honours at the Granby Festival of song and also first place in a CKMF-FM contest for song talent. In 1985, she recorded a 45 RPM vinyl single entitled "Échec et Mat" (Checkmate) before beginning studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Upon returning to Quebec, she was offered the role of Stella Spotlight in the second Quebec production of the rock opera Starmania. In 1986 Pelletier composed and recorded her first album Premier Contact which received a nomination as "Discovery of the Year" at the Félix Awards.

In 1987, she recorded an album based on Starmania then proceeded to record her second album, À l'état pur (Pure State), that October, with the singles "Pour une histoire d'un soir" and "Tous les cris, les S.O.S.", composed by Balavoine. This was followed by 150 performances and some music videos, establishing Pelletier's career as a Quebec artist.

Her album Entre la tête et le cœur (Between the Head and the Heart) was awarded the best popular album of the year at the Gala de l'ADISQ in 1994.

Her 2011 album Marie Denise Pelletier reached 19 on the Top Canadian Albums chart.



  • 1986: Premier contact
  • 1987: À l'état pur
  • 1989: Survivre
  • 1991: Le rendez-vous
  • 1993: Entre la tête et le cœur (mixed by Andy Scott)
  • 1996: Le sixième jour
  • 1997: Ses plus grandes ballades (compilation)
  • 2000: Plaisir d'amour
  • 2003: Les mots de Marnay
  • 2004: Ses plus belles chansons (compilation)
  • 2005: Noël, parle-moi
  • 2011: Marie Denise Pelletier


  • 1985: "Échec et mat"
  • 1986: "Parti via Vancouvert"
  • 1986: "T'es pas Brando"
  • 1987: "En courant"
  • 1988: "Pour une histoire d'un soir"
  • 1988: "Pourquoi (C'est si difficile d'aimer)"
  • 1989: "Surprise"
  • 1989: "Tous les cris, les S.O.S."
  • 1990: "À dix-sept ans"
  • 1990: "L'âme soeur"
  • 1990: "L'amie de coeur"
  • 1990: "Survivre ensemble"
  • 1991: "J'ai douze ans"
  • 1994: "Inventer la terre"
  • 1994: "Manquer d'amour"
  • 1994: "On ne sait pas c'que c'est"
  • 1995: "Entre la tête et le coeur"
  • 1995: "Entre moi et lui"
  • 1995: "J'me meurs de toi"
  • 1997: "Si c'était vrai"
  • 1997: "Partie de loin"
  • 1998: "Mon enfance m'attend"
  • 1998: "Corsica"
  • 2004: "Dis-moi ce qui ne va pas"
  • 2005: "Noël parle-moi" (duo with Sylvie Tremblay)
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