A*STAR

A*STAR

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
DuoPopElectro

Juno award winner from Montreal, Antoine Gratton, sings in both English and French with equal talent. Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist as well as an esteemed producer — notably producing the most recent albums of Brigitte Boisjoli, Amylie and Chloé Lacasse — he is also known as an incredible showman who always delivers a memorable performance.

Biography

A citizen of the world, this artist who defies categorization is interested in all forms of music and draws on the best of each one to create eclectic, distinctive pop limited only by his imagination. For instance, it was he who created the arrangements for the very first rock concert presented by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

In 2011, A*STAR brought down the house with an incredible performance in Hollywood, California, during the MUSEXPO international conference. Decision makers from the entertainment industry, the hardest people to impress, are still talking about it.

It was after this performance that the artistic collaboration between A*STAR and the renowned songwriter, producer and DJ Lone Lebone (Coolio, SoShy) was born. Writing sessions took place in the music capitals of Miami, Los Angeles and Paris, and resulted in the songs of A*STAR IS MY NAME, his first English album. Mixed in Los Angeles by Andros Rodriguez (Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Shakira) and mastered in New York by Chris Gehringer (Madonna, Rihanna, Kelly Clackson, Jason Mraz), the album was released in September 2013.

Discography

A*Star - A*STAR Is My Name (Deluxe Version)

A*Star - Dodging Teardrops (Single and remixes)