Turn up the volume this Fete Nationale du Québec with these rising Quebec artists on YouTube
There’s no better time to celebrate the magic of la francophonie than during the Fête Nationale. For many Quebecers, this holiday is the perfect time to blast the epic artists from la Belle province. We know that most francophone playlists carry the homegrown favourites like Les Cowboys Fringants and Jean Leloup. But this year, we invite you to mix up your playlist with rising stars from Québec who have found success on YouTube.
On their way to becoming international sensations, these artists’ videos have amassed millions of views in Canada and around the world, helping to shine Québécois culture beyond our borders.
Here are 5 artists on the rise on YouTube to shuffle into your playlist this weekend:
Alexandra Streliski: People around the world discovered this pianist when her music was featured in the late Jean-Marc Vallée’s show, Sharp Objects. Alexandra now has over 6 billion views on her channel, with access to some of her full live concerts.
Jérôme 50: Jérôme 50 went viral in 2021 with his song TOKÉBAKICITTE, now at 1.3M views. This song is the perfect soundtrack to celebrate this weekend, with Saint-Jean rhythm & vibes to kick off your parties.
Souldia: This rapper has been a charismatic force on the Quebec music scene for twenty years. He is also a judge on the series La fin des weakens at Télé-Québec, which has helped emerging artists like KJT and J.A.M. be discovered. Souldia continues to share her voice and art on YouTube with over 30 million views to-date.
For those of you looking to be the first to discover the next diamond in the rough, take a look at Phil Thibault a.k.a. Quanart from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Author, composer and performer, Phil is now pursuing his passion for music full-time and poised to become a big star. Quanart is bringing French electro-acoustic melodies with grunge inspirations. He could be the next Charlotte Cardin, so subscribe to his channel now, so you can say you discovered him first.
Bonne Fête Nationale from all of us at YouTube Canada!