Sylvain Cossette

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Sylvain Cossette (born May 8, 1963) is a French-Canadian singer-songwriter from Grand-Mère, Quebec (located in the Mauricie region). Sylvain was a founding member of the Quebec-based English language band Paradox in 1984, before becoming a French language solo artist by 1994.


During his career he has sold over one million albums (12 Gold and Platinum), recorded thirty-two No. 1 hit songs and eight Number 1 albums, earned six Silver, Gold and Platinum Tickets, won 10 Quebec Felix Music Awards, six Socan awards and four Juno nominations, and performed in Canada and Europe in the hit stage musicals Notre Dame De Paris and Dracula. Cossette's 2001 album Rendez-vous was certified Platinum by the CRIA in November 2002.[1] His 2007 album 70s (#1 Quebec, No. 2 Canada) is his first all English release and produced four Number 1 hit singles and two Number 1 hit videos. The album went Gold (50,000 CDs sold) in 27 days and Platinum (100,000 CDs sold) in 15 weeks. The 70s concert tour went Silver Ticket (25,000 tickets sold) in three months and Gold Ticket (50,000 tickets sold) within a year. On October 21, 2008, he released the album 70s Volume 2 and produced three Number 1 hit singles and one Number 1 hit video. The album went Gold (50,000 CDs sold) in 19 days and Platinum (100,000 CDs sold) in 11 weeks. On October 25, 2010, the album 70s Volume 3 was released and quickly went Gold. The 70s project has so far sold almost 400,000 albums, 150,000 concert tickets and been seen by over a 650,000 people at outdoor festivals. In September 2011 he launched his new one-year tour "The Best of the 70s". In October 2011, two compilation albums were released of his greatest French language hits. On October 1, 2012, he release his first original French language album in 12 years called Le jour d'après (4 number one hit songs) which he wrote, co-arranged and co-produced. His next album RETROSPECTIVE spawned a tour throughout French Canada in 2013–2014. In April 2014 he released an album Les numérous 1 of his career No. 1 hit songs that he composed. A new trilogy project (album/photobiography book/tour) called ACCORDS was released in October 2014 and spawned three Number 1 hit singles followed by a tour throughout French Canada in 2015. In 2014–16 he was the creative force behind two children projects (albums and live shows): Lily et le Lutin & Pyjama Party. In 2017 he released his first instrumental album Café et Guitares in over 200 countries. Sylvain Cossette is managed by Mark Vinet, a Montreal-based entertainment lawyer and businessman.


  • Paradox (1989)
  • Obvious Puzzle (Paradox) (1991)
  • Comme l'océan (1994)
  • Blanc (1996)
  • Humain (1999)
  • Rendez-vous (2001)
  • Compilation 1994–2004 (2004)
  • Les 7 (2006 family musical theatre)
  • 70s (2007)
  • 70s Volume 2 (2008)
  • 70s Volume 3 (2010)
  • Mes Succès Francophones Volumes 1&2 (2011)
  • Le jour d'après (October 2012)
  • Retrospective (September 2013)
  • Les numéros 1 (April 2014)
  • Accords (October 2014)
  • Lily et le Lutin (November 2014 children's musical theatre)
  • Lily et le Lutin chantent noel (November 2015 children's musical theatre)
  • Pyjama Party (November 2016 children's musical theatre)
  • Café et Guitares (March 2017 instrumental)

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  1. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification – November 2002". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on October 19, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2010.

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