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RENÉE MARTEL WINS THE 2012 PRIX MIROIR TRIBUTE AWARD
Quebec City, July 12, 2012 – Today, the Festival d’été de Québec chose Renée Martel, an artist who is
respected and deeply loved by her public and whose career spans six decades, for the 2012 Prix Miroir
Early in her career, Renée Martel reached out to a public of all ages with her heartfelt music and her
expressive voice. Her first hits, Liverpool and Je vais à Londres gave her instant stardom with teen fans.
Renée Martel made her name with her renditions of pop English songs in French, such as Un amour qui
ne veut pas mourir.
Topping the charts for many years, Renée Martel has earned numerous awards: Discovery of the Year in
1968 at the Gala des Artistes; five Félix Awards, including Best Show of the Year, Best Singer of the Year
for L'héritage and Best Country Album of the Year in 2009; not to mention her many Gold albums with
sales of 50,000 copies.
Prends ma main, written with Gene MacLellan, was named a classic by the Society of Authors,
Composers and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) in 2008. In 2010, she received the Prix LucilleDumont from the Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ) in
recognition of her entire career.
This evening, Québec's icon of country and popular music will be celebrating her 60 years of career in the
company of Mara Tremblay, Paul Daraîche, Pierre Flynn and Annie Blanchard on the Loto-Québec Stage
in the Parc de la Francophonie. Preceded by performances by Laurence Hélie and Diane Tell, this
promises to be an anniversary to remember!
Created in 2009, Prix Miroir Tribute is awarded by the Festival d’été de Québec to mark the outstanding
career of artist on the Festival program. The decision to award this prize is left entirely to the discretion of
The Prix Miroir Awards are sponsored by SODEC.
The Festival d’été de Québec is presented by Bell in collaboration with Molson Dry.
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