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French pop singer Garou vaulted to fame as Quasimodo within the 1998 stage musical Notre-Dame de Paris. Delivered Pierre Garand in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on June 26, 1972, he was a kid prodigy who learned piano and electric guitar while still in major school. As a teenager, he became a member of his classmates’ rock-band Doors and windows, and later performed trumpet within a Canadian armed forces marching music group. While morning jobs including style shop clerk and generate picker, Garou continuing moonlighting in Montreal-area night clubs and busking on road corners. Through the middle-’90s, he was a every week fixture on the Sherbrooke nightspot the Liquor Shop of Magog, and in addition fronted his very own music group, the Untouchables. In 1997 Garou fulfilled theatrical manufacturer Luc Plamondon, who ensemble him within the starring function of Quasimodo in Notre-Dame de Paris, a musical version from the Hunchback of Notre Dame. The creation proved a container workplace smash, and following a operate at Paris’ Palais des Congres, Garou ongoing his performance through the show’s French tour. On New Year’s Eve 1999, Garou also became a member of Canadian pop icon Celine Dion on-stage throughout a Montreal concert, and by using Dion’s supervisor/hubby, René Angélil, he shortly signed a saving agreement, issuing his single debut, Seul, in past due 2000. “Sous le Vent,” Garou’s duet with Dion, demonstrated an international strike and the vocalist continued to earn four Adisq Gala Honours, including Greatest Male Vocalist and Greatest Pop-Rock Recording. Reviens adopted in 2004, and in middle-2006 Garou released his self-titled third LP. He continuing to record, both live and studio room albums, switching from French to British singing. 2012 noticed the discharge of his seventh studio room documenting, Rhythm’n’Blues. ~ Jason Ankeny

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Full Name Garou
Date Of Birth June 26, 1972
Profession Singer, Actor, Composer, Songwriter
Nationality Canadian
Partner Stephanie Fournier, Stephanie Fournier
Awards NRJ Music Award for Francophone Male Artist of the Year, NRJ Music Award for Francophone Duo/Group of the Year, NRJ Music Award for Music Website of the Year, World Music Award for World's Best Selling French Artist
Music Groups Les Enfoirés
Music Songs Belle, Seul, Gitan, L'adieu, Je n'attendais que vous, Demande au soleil, Que l'amour est violent, Danse mon Esmeralda, Je suis le même, Du vent des mots, Quand je manque de toi, Lis dans mes yeux, Avancer, Petit garçon, Reviens, L'Aveu, Viens me chercher, L'Injustice, Le Sucre et le sel, Les Cloches, Le monde est stone, Du Vent Des Mots / Tyle Slów Na Wiatr, Que le temps, Sous le vent, Au plaisir de ton corps, Dieu que le monde est injuste, Jusqu'à me perdre, My Way, Dis que tu me retiendras, Passe ta Route, Les oiseaux qu'on met en cage, I Put a Spell On You
Albums Seul, Seul... avec vous, Reviens, Piece of My Soul, Gentleman cambrioleur, Version intégrale, Rhythm and Blues, Au milieu de ma vie, Garou, Le Meilleur, It's Magic
Movies Garou: Live à Bercy, Garou: Routes

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1 Played the part of Quasimodo, the lead male role in Luc Plamondon's musical comedy Notre-Dame de Paris in both the French and English versions
2 Garou and his companion, Ulrika, a former model, welcomed their first child, a daughter named Emelie [July 2001]
3 Released his first album 'Seul' in 2000
4 Released a duet with Céline Dion ('Sous le vent'.) [January 2002]



Il était une fois les boys 2013 performer: "Tous ensemble"
Samedi soir on chante Goldman 2013 TV Movie performer: "Au bout de mes rêves"
La chanson de l'année 2006-2012 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows 2008 TV Movie performer: "Everybody Knows"
Les grands du rire 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Starmania: 25 ans déj 2005 TV Special performer: "Ce soir on danse
Notre-Dame de Paris 1999 TV Movie performer: "Belle", "Clôches", "Dieu Que la Monde Est Injuste", "Danse Mon Esméralda"



L'amour aller-retour 2009 TV Movie François
Notre-Dame de Paris 1999 TV Movie Quasimodo



Téléthon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself (parrain Téléthon 2014)
C 2009-2016 TV Series Himself
Le grand show 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The Voice 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Coach
Les enfants de la télé 2015 TV Series Himself
Du côté de chez Dave 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Les années bonheur 2008-2015 TV Series Himself
Thé ou café 2012-2015 TV Series Himself
Vivement dimanche 2000-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Main guest / Himself - Main Guest
Gad Elmaleh: Le big show 2015 TV Movie Himself
L'anniversaire de Jacques Dutronc en Corse 2015 TV Movie Himself
Salut les Terriens 2014 TV Series Himself
Les Enfoirés 1999-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Singer
La fête de la chanson française 2005-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Co-Host
Vivement dimanche prochain 2002-2014 TV Series Himself - Main Guest
L'incroyable anniversaire de Line 2013 TV Movie Himself
Élection de Miss France 1999-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Jury Member (President)
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2005-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Chabada 2009-2013 TV Series Himself
Samedi soir on chante Goldman 2013 TV Movie Himself
La chanson de l'année 2005-2012 TV Series Himself
Champs-Elysées 2012 TV Series Himself
Le grand 8 2012 TV Series Himself
On n'est pas couché 2009-2012 TV Series Himself
300 choeurs pour + de vie 2012 TV Series Himself
Hier encore 2012 TV Series Himself
Ça va s'Cauet 2010 TV Series Himself
2 heures de rire avec Kad Merad 2009 TV Movie Himself
Cirque du Soleil's Poetic Social Mission 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Vive les comédies musicales! 2009 TV Movie Himself
Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows 2008 TV Movie Himself
Star Academy 2008 TV Series Himself
Paris-Québec sous les étoiles 2008 TV Movie Himself - Co-host
La méthode Cauet 2008 TV Series Himself
Taxi 0-22 2007 TV Series Himself
Symphonic Show 2003-2007 TV Series Himself
Ding Dong 2006 TV Series Himself
Juste pour rire 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
On ne peut pas plaire 2004-2006 TV Series Himself
Podium 2006 TV Series Himself
Samedi soir avec... 2006 TV Series Himself
Phénomania 2005 TV Series documentary
Spécial 'Fête de la musique' 2005 TV Special Himself
Les années Zénith 2005 TV Special Himself
Questions pour un champion 2005 TV Series Himself - Singer
Starmania: 25 ans déj 2005 TV Special Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2005 TV Series Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2000-2004 TV Series Himself
20h10 pétantes 2004 TV Series Himself
Music-hall et compagnie 2004 TV Series Himself
Dans la lumière 2003 TV Series Himself
Victoires de la musique 1999-2002 TV Series Himself
Tapis rouge 1998-2001 TV Series Himself
Tous avec Line 2001 TV Movie Himself
Vendredi, c'est Julie 2000 TV Series Himself
La petite vie 1999 TV Series Himself

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Les grands du rire 2007 TV Series Himself

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