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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Quebec singer Karim Ouellet, Juno award victor, dies at 37


Key takeaways: 

  • Ouellet, best known for his 2012 music L’Amour, was seen dead Monday in Quebec City.
  • Karim Ouellet marks his Juno Award for Francophone Album of the year for his breakout second album Fox during the Juno Gala in Winnipeg in 2014.

The singer of Quebec Karim Ouellet dies at the age of 37: 

Quebec City artist Karim Ouellet, a Juno award victor and Félix award competitor who smashed through with his heartfelt 2012 hit music L’Amour, was discovered dead in Quebec City.

Born in Dakar, Senegal, Ouellet was adopted at three months old by Quebec parents and raised moving back and along between Quebec City and France, Rwanda, Tunisia, and Senegal, ere returning to Quebec to study in his teens. 

The brother of fellow Quebec singer-songwriter Sarahmée, Ouellet, became known locally in 2007 for his alliances with CEA, Webster & Limoilou Starz.

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A singer from Quebec Karim Ouellet dies at the age of 37

Ouellet’s second album Fox embarked him to new heights, selling almost 33,000 copies and gaining him five nominations at Quebec’s ADISQ awards in 2013 and the 2014 Juno for Francophone album of the year.

He was also called best new artist by Radio-Canada in 2013.

According to his profile on Spotify, Ouellet had lately celebrated his 37th birthday and was performing on his fourth album ere his demise. 

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