Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Garou is rocked by music from an early age. Indeed, within the family nucleus, all occasions are pretexts for the meeting and the song. Garou develops a musical ear and an unusual sense of rhythm.

In the summer of 1995 he founded the group The Untouchables, composed among others of a trumpet player, a saxophonist and a trombonist.

In 1997, Garou played for 3 years the character of Quasimodo in the musical Notre-Dame de Paris. role that will propel his career.

In 2000 he began a solo career with the album Seul. In November 2003, he released his second album called Reviens, then in June 2006 his third album simply called Garou. On May 6, 2008, he launches his fourth career album and first English album entitled Piece of My Soul.

December 4, 2009 Garou releases a cover album, Gentleman cambrioleur. Several DVDs of his tours are also available. In 2010 he presents his 6th studio album entitled Full Version.

In 2011, he was given the lead role of Cirque du Soleil’s musical show, Zarkana, presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

February 2012, Garou is one of the four coaches of the TV show The Voice on TF1 in France. In parallel, he is working on a new project within the record company Universal music.

Garou’s seventh studio album, Rhythm & blues, was released on September 24, 2012. It was recorded in London, with the musicians of Plan B. The album Rhythm and Blues is quickly a hit and becomes a golden record a week only after its release, then platinum disc.

November 2012, Garou is chosen by jeweller Mauboussin in France to embody his latest collection of men’s jewelry. It is the first time that the house of high jewelry enlists a man like ambassador.

In 2013, Garou is once again one of the four coaches of the show The Voice in France, which again beats audience records. That year, he also launches the original album In the middle of my life, which brings together songs written by Jean-Jacques Goldman, Francis Cabrel, Luc Plamondon, Ricardo Cocciante and others.

While he is for the third consecutive year coach at The Voice in France, it is in 2014 that Garou realizes a distant dream and presents in December of the same year, a Christmas album (It’s Magic in France, Xmas Blues in Canada). Very audacious for France, this album with Rhythm and Blues flavour is certified Platinum in less than three weeks after its release. Taking advantage of a break from his red chair, it is in autumn 2015 that he will participate with Roch Voisine and Corneille at the show Forever Gentlemen. Show that revisits the classic crooner. Taking advantage of a huge success, the tour will end in February 2017 in Montreal before resuming, by popular demand in 2019.


After a year of absence, he sees himself again entrust for the 4th time, the role of coach on the show The Voice on TF1 in France. That same year, 2016, the competing television channel, France 2, offered him the animation of the show La Fête de la Musique broadcast live on June 21st.

On the strength of the success met, the direction of the channel France 2 offers again the animation of the music festival 2017, 2018 and 2019.

2018 was also marked by his great return to Quebec, he was coach on the show La Voix 6 broadcast on the TVA network.

Throughout his career, Garou has sold more than 5 million albums and has received numerous awards in several countries around the world including 11 Felix (Adisq – Quebec), 3 Victoires de la musique (France), 1 World Music Award (Monaco), 1 Victory Award (Poland), 1 Dragon Award (Poland) etc. In 2002 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France.

Thanks to numerous concert tours, he has proudly represented Québec and the Francophonie in several countries such as France, Russia, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland, Lebanon, Tunisia, Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Armenia etc.

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