Mélanie Renaud is a singer-songwriter of Haitian origin who was adopted at a young age by a Quebecois family. Her immense talent came to light with her debut album, “Ma liberté,” which featured her song “J’m’en veux,” earning her a prestigious award: a Félix in the category of “Revelation of the Year” (2002). This album also includes personal lyrics and several collaborations with renowned artists in the industry such as Jim Corcoran, Sylvain Cossette, and Éric Lapointe. Her partnership with Éric Lapointe led to another collaboration on the hit song “Mon ange,” where she lent her voice as a backing vocalist.
She was a guest on numerous television shows and widely watched programs such as “La Fureur,” “Star Académie,” and the National Day celebration. Her success extended to the theater in the musical “Les Dix Commandements,” and her role in “Notre-Dame de Paris” earned praise from Luc Plamondon, who stated that she was “the best Esmeralda to date.” She became the first Black woman to portray this role and toured between Quebec and France from 2005 to 2006. She continued her career with two albums: “Mélanie Renaud” and “Feux d’artifice.” Her interpretation of Marvin Gaye’s classic album “What’s Going On” was also well received by audiences and critics.
As a survivor of ovarian cancer, her album “Fil de fer” emerged from this challenging experience. Following several other personal trials, she wisely chose to take a professional break. After several years of absence, Mélanie made a strong comeback and is prepared to present her new songs to us. She picked up her pen once more, focusing this time solely on her own lyrics. Her new musical chapter is more mature and personal than ever before.