Émilie Landry sows words like flowers that adorn the flowerbeds of life. This young Acadian woman shares her point of view and her life stories with an open heart to country-pop-folk tunes. Émilie likes to tell her adventures with a smile on her face, because she figures it's better to laugh about it than to cry! The artist carries a fiery passion that allows us all to dare to dream.

Already as a child, she proclaimed that the stage was where she felt at home. This love affair continued into her teenage years with dance, theater and especially music. By the time she sang her first notes and strummed her first chords, Émilie was already writing songs. Her participation in the Accros de la chanson contest in 2010 was a landmark moment that encouraged her to continue writing in her native language and later, to share her knowledge with young people.

Between 2011 and 2019, she taught voice lessons to students from kindergarten to grade 12 as well as to adults. These 8 years of experience have allowed her to regularly lead various writing and singing workshops: writing workshops for Jamais trop tôt at the Festival International de la chanson de Granby, the CCNB in Edmundston, singing workshops and judging for Accros de la chanson, etc.

Originally from Campbellton, in northern New Brunswick, Émilie took her first professional steps in the world of music in 2009 in events such as the Accros de la chanson contest, the Gala de la chanson de Caraquet, the Festival International de la chanson de Granby and Ma Première place des arts. In 2016, she graduated from the Notre-Dame de Foy campus in Quebec City with a degree in pop and jazz singing and met the people who would form the group "Émilie & Les City Folks". Together they launched an album entitled "Tomber Dedans" on June 16, 2016. In 2017, while she continues to train in songwriting and self-management, she signs with the Acadian label and booking agency: Le Grenier musique. That same year, it was none other than French artist Daran who produced her first solo EP entitled "Être social" released on October 20, 2017. Her songs "Tomber dedans" (Émilie and Les City Folks) and "Embrasse un miroir" (Être social) ranked 5th and 6th in the Acadian top 40 most played songs on Atlantic radio in 2017 (ARCANB).

After more than a hundred shows with her EP Être social as well as a tour as an opening act for Marie-Élaine Thibert, Émilie nourished her creativity by participating in creative residencies in Gaspésie and in France. She then embarked on an intensive period of creation supported by her mentor Éric Dion who produced her latest album "Arroser les fleurs" released on May 8, 2020 that is already recognized in several radio charts. The album's lead single "Dans ma peau" was the number one song on the ARCANB country chart for the entire year 2020! In addition, the album earned two nominations at the 2021 East Coast Music Awards in the categories of "Francophone Album of the Year" and "Contemporary Folk Album of the Year" and its song "Bouillir d'la misère" won "Best Lockdown Video" at the Canadian Independent Music Video Awards. Her songs "Bouillir d'la misère" and "Plus grande qu'hier" also did very well on the ARCANB pop rock and country charts for several weeks. In early 2021, the artist realized a dream when she was invited to the TV show "Tout simplement country" hosted by Guylaine Tanguay. After a long and challenging year in 2020, Émilie celebrated the anniversary of her album with a high quality virtual show. This event allowed her to present her new trio formula and to unveil the staging of her show that she worked on with Olivier Laroche (Pimp ton show). Recognized for her talent, Émilie was one of 78 artists selected from around the world to participate in the 12-week Global Music Match adventure. She is also nominated in various music industry galas such as the Canadian Folk Music Awards (only Acadian nominated out of 105) and the Music NB Awards.

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Awards & Important Facts

  • 2021
    • Festival international de la chanson de Granby prize, showcase in 2022 (presented during la Francofête en Acadie) 
    • Nomination at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in the category Francophone Songwriter of the Year
    • Three nominations at the MNB Awards in the categories: Recording of the Year (Arroser les fleurs), Song of the Year (Bouillir d'la misère) and Video of the Year (Bouillir d'la misère) 
    • Participant in Global Music Match
    • Participant in a master class with Luc De Larochellière (Maison Plamondon) 
    • Participant in the Canadian Song Challenge (MNB)
    • Winner in the "Best Lockdown Video" category at the Canadian Independent Music Video Awards with the video "Bouillir d'la misère
    • Two nominations at the East Coast Music Awards in the categories Francophone Album of the Year and Contemporary Folk Album of the Year for the album Arroser les fleurs
    • Nomination for the video "Bouillir d'la misère" at the Canadian Independent Music Video Awards, Country category
    • Official showcase at the ECMA's (Sydney, NS) at Contact Ontarois (Ottawa, ON) and at la francofête en Acadie (Dieppe, NB) 
    • Participant at Du Haut des Airs Canada 2.0 (SACEF)
  • 2020
    • #1 in the ARCANB Country charts for the year 2020 with the song ''Dans ma peau''
    • Collaboration on the mini album "Noël #1" by Matt Boudreau 
    • Release of the album "Arroser les fleurs" (May 8), directed by Eric Dion
    • Launch of the clips "Y'ont essayé" and "Bouillir d'la misère
    • Guest on "Version Originale" and "Tout Simplement Country" shows
  • 2019
    • Lead role in the musical ''Flamme'' based on the works of Ginette Reno
    • Creation residency in France as part of the "printemps francophone en pays Solesmois".
    • Creation residency in Petite-Vallée in the project " Les chants du voyages ".
    • Opening act for Roch Voisine.
    • Finalist at the Trille Or Awards - Découverte de l'Acadie, Ottawa, ON
    • Scholarship from the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec
  • 2018
    • Chansonneurs at the second edition of Destination Chanson Fleuve.
    • ROSEQ tour as opening act for Marie-Élaine Thibert.
  • 2017
    • Launch of her first EP entitled Être social, produced by Daran.
    • Semi-finalist at Ma première Place des Arts, Montreal, QC.
    • Winner of the best stage and television performance award at Ma première Place des Arts, Montreal, QC.
  • 2016
    • Semi-finalist at the Festival International de la chanson de Granby, QC. 
    • Release of the album ''Tombé dedans'' with the band Émilie & les City Folks
  • 2015
    • Winner of 3 awards at the Gala de la chanson de Caraquet, NB: Performer, Stage Performance and Coup de coeur at the Festival international de la chanson de Granby, QC.
    • Named in the list of "30 young people under 30 years old to watch" according to the newspaper l'Acadie Nouvelle (December 30, 2015, Pascal Raiche-Nogue)
  • 2014
    • Team award at the Gala de la Chanson in Caraquet, NB.
  • 2013
    • Winner of the Arts New Brunswick Bursary.
    • Winner in the group category with Quatélixir at the Accros de la chanson contest organized by the Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick (FJFNB).