On Dec. 13, 2018, the SOCAN Montréal office enjoyed the pleasure of hosting Marie-Mai, who received two SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards, for her hits “Empire” and “Je décolle,” which both were No. 1 on the BDS and ADISQ Correspondants charts over the past few months.
“I’ll never get used to this recognition from the industry,” says Marie-Mai. “I feel privileged that my songs “Empire” and “Je décolle” have found their way into people’s hearts so strongly.”
SOCAN congratulates Marie-Mai and her collaborators Thomas “Tawgs” Salter (“Empire”) and Olivier Epsom (“Je décolle”) ,as well as the songs’ publishers, MAIB Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada, and BMG Rights Management Canada.
Marie-Mai’s current album, Elle et moi, is still faring very well on sales charts and digital platforms. Her tour of the same name has already reached new heights since the tickets have gone on sale; to date, she’s sold more than 35,000, even before rehearsals have begun.
Marie-Mai was invited to the prestigious Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards on Dec. 1, in Toronto (aired on Dec. 9), and shared the spotlight with renowned Canadian stars such as Sarah McLachlan and actress Catherine O’Hara. While onstage, Marie-Mai paid homage to the late, great Leonard Cohen by singing his song “Famous Blue Raincoat.” You can watch Marie-Mai’s performance here.
“Growing up in Montréal, Leonard Cohen is everywhere, in arts, music and culture,” she3 says. “His body of work and his words are anchored in our collective memory, and carried on generation after generation. It truly is a great honour to have been able to pay homage to him.”
Also of note, starting on January 30, 2019, Marie-Mai will share the spotlight with Scott Borchetta as an official judge for the popular Canadian TV program The Launch, which will air on CTV and VRAK (with French subtitles).