2023 ALBUM FRANCOPHONE DE L’ANNÉE | Lisa LeBlanc | | The JUNO Awards

Not long after earning major praise at the Festival international de la chanson de Granby, Lisa LeBlanc unveiled her greatly acclaimed self-titled debut album 10 years ago. The tremendous amount of positive feedback she received proved that there was an undeniable thirst for the Acadian artist’s raw, stripped down songs and her unique mix of roots, rock and country. She then released her English debut, Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted in 2014, followed two years later by the Polaris shortlisted Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? Those three albums sold over 140,000 copies.

A few years later, Lisa returned in March 2022 with Chiac Disco, a bright, funny and sparkling record filled with musical glitter and colorful lyrics sung loud and proud. The album marks her return to French, creating a unique mix of disco and chiac. Chiac Disco received praise from critics on both sides of the Atlantic and attracted a lot of attention in the Canadian music industry, culminating with a spot on the Polaris Short List for a second time in her career.