19 | 2016 | FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Ariane Moffatt | | The JUNO Awards

Hometown: Lévis, Quebec

Since the release of her album Aquanaute in 2002, Ariane Moffatt’s name is forever closely associated with Montréal's francophone scene. Three years after her bilingual MA (2012), an album that blends the sensual and the organic using high quality sampling (“Mon corps,” “Hôtel amour”) and whose live tour enjoyed great success across Québec and all the way to SXSW in Austin Texas, the singer-songwriter pushes her trajectory towards 22h22, a dreamlike pop record where intimacy meets great spaces. Produced alongside long-time collaborator Jean-Phi Goncalves, 22h22 is making its way into homes and hearts since March 2015 – without a key, without breaking in.