Garou "I always want to make people happy – to open myself up and give them everything I have inside me. Every single time." These words summarize the essence of Garou, who delivers nothing less than his soul to his audience in every one of his performances. Garou possesses a rare intensity. Profound generosity – a quality evident in his daily actions – seems to be its source. And those who gather to hear Garou sing are never disappointed, as they inevitably find themselves on the receiving end of his electric presence and generous performing commitment. "People come out to my shows and think they're there for me, but I'm there to be with them."
First Steps Garou (Pierre Garand ) was orn in Sherbrooke, Quebec on June 26, 1972, At the age of three, Garou's parents, aware of his potential, presented their son with a guitar. His father, who played the instrument as a hobby, taught his son a few chords, and Garou immediately demonstrated an innate talent. Two years later, Garou discovered both the piano and the organ. . As a child he dreamed of becoming an archaeologist and was fascinated by excavation and the discovery process associated with it. In fact, as an adult, Garou acknowledges that archaeology and music share an important trait: both are linked by a child-like joy in sharing discoveries. "As an artist, you're in constant contact with the child inside you and the child-like fascination with life that makes people want to live. It's the reason I love to sing."
Awards and Distinctions 2003 Wictory Award, Poland - International Male Artist of the Year Dragon Award, Poland - International Male Artist of the Year 2002 ADISQ Ceremony, Male Performer of the Year ADISQ Ceremony, Show of the Year - Singer for Seul... avec vous ADISQ Ceremony, Most Successful Quebec Artist Outside of Quebec Socan - The Ten Most Performed Francophone Songs in Québec (Gitan and Seul) Order of Arts and Letters distinction bestowed by France Printemps Prize of the SACEM (Songwriters, Composers and Music Publishers Society), Victor Scotto Prize for "Je n'attendais que vous" (songwriter: Jacques Veneruso) - France World Music Award, "World's Best-Selling Canadian Male Artist" Victoire de la musique, "Original Song of the Year" for "Sous le vent" with Céline Dion NRJ Music Award, " Musical Website" NRJ Music Award, Francophone Group/Duo for "Sous le éline Dion NRJ Music Award, Francophone Artist - Male 2001 ADISQ Ceremony, Album of the Year - Best Seller for 'Seul' ADISQ Ceremony, Album of the Year - Pop Rock for 'Seul' ADISQ Ceremony, Most Successful Quebec Artist Outside of Quebec for 'Seul' ADISQ Ceremony, Male Performer of the Year ADISQ Ceremony, Nomination - Popular Song of the Year for "Seul" ADISQ Ceremony, Nomination - Show of the Year - Performer for "Seul" ADISQ Ceremony, Nomination - Video of the Year for "Gitan" 1999 ADISQ Ceremony, Best New Artist ADISQ Ceremony, Album of the Year - Best Seller for Notre-Dame de Paris ADISQ Ceremony, Album of the Year - Popular for Notre- Dame de Paris ADISQ Ceremony, Most Successful Quebec Artist Outside of Quebec for Notre-Dame de Paris ADISQ Ceremony, Show of the Year - Performer for Notre-Dame de Paris