Yoan, from Ferme-Neuve, Quebec, Canada, Born May 10, 1995
Yoan embodies the renewal of country music in Quebec and in Canada. The winner of La Voix’s second season (Quebec’s version of The Voice) charmed the show’s millions of viewers with his deep, warm voice that fits so well with country, folk, and blues music.
Yoan launched his first solo album on March 23, 2015, and immediately broke records, selling 35,000 copies in its first week and staying on top of the sales charts for 3 consecutive weeks, making it one of the best starts by a Quebecois artist in the last 3 years. While he wrote the majority of the songs on the album, with 75% of the titles in English and 25% in French, there are some country classics in there, notably Baby What You Want Me to Do, the first English single, or Good Hearted Woman, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson’s classic, sung with Canadian country star Brett Kissel.
The French adaptation of 500 Miles by Hedy West, named J’entends siffler le train, a duet with Isabelle Boulay, is the first French single sent to the radio stations. The album received a gold certification in only one week and was certified platinum on the set of La Voix’s finale on April 12, 3 weeks after its release. To this day, over 100,000 copies were sold, making Yoan the best homegrown seller in Canada in 2015! The Canadian Country Music Association also honoured him for this accomplishment during its annual awards show by giving the artist a trophy in the category Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year.
Yoan is currently touring across the country.