Justin Blais

Justin Blais

 Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
BandPopR&B

Energetic pop music with profound lyrics represent love, youth, uniqueness, confidence... The style is on the considered to be pop but sometimes seems a little more RnB. Great music to dance to and have on your Ipod.

Biography

The 2009 Bounce Showdown winner Justin Blais is back to sweep the nation with his second single "You & Me". After great success with his first single "Some Kind of Beautiful" this young new artist is ready to continue to sweep the country with his newest single. Justin has been working with the Hipjoint Productions songwriting and music production collective. Together they created his two first English-language singles "Some Kind Of Beautiful" and "One Night" that were written and produced by Mike James and Troy Samson.

Blais was named the "CHUM Emerging Artist" for October 2009 and "Some Kind Of Beautiful" received airplay on the company's stations, as well as some of its competitors, across Canada. The R&B-based pop song with electronic instrumentation is being followed by another up-tempo, danceable pop number titled "One Night." Justin was sent back to the Hipjoint studios in November to record two new singles "You & Me and "7 Days". All of his singles are now available on Itunes.

"I'd love to record an album, but we're going to wait and see if there's more interest from record companies first," explains Blais, whose voice has been compared to Timberlake, Maroon 5's Adam Levine and Jamiroquai. "I'm signed with Hipjoint Music and Universal Music for digital distribution right now".

Alberta has about 30,000 francophones, so Blais also wants to tap into the much larger French music business in Quebec and is working with people in Montreal to help achieve that goal.

While Blais may be a relative newcomer to the music industry, he's already come a lot farther than he ever expected, and prospects look good that he'll continue to move forward with a big "bounce" in his step. In the last few months his first single "Some Kind of Beautiful" was picked up by "Abercrombie & Fitch" and has been added to the playlist that plays in their 1200 stores around the world. Justin’s second single single "You & Me" was featured in a new Disney Tv-movie called "Harriet the Spy".

"I never ever thought that I'd be singing because in high school I was a drummer and too shy to sing," concludes Blais. "And now to think that this could be a career is crazy but also incredibly exciting."

Lyrics

Some Kind of Beautiful

Written By: Mike James & Troy Samson

Some Kind of Beautiful
(Verse 1)
There’s a smile you keep inside that could launch a
thousand ships to fight for you
But the starlight in your eyes is your luminary soul
that’s shining through
(Bsection)
Tonight tonight
I wanna celebrate what you mean to me
Tonight tonight
I wanna make you see all that I can see
(Chorus)
Baby you are to me like a shining star
You’re some kind of beautiful
Don’t be afraid to be all the things you are
You’re some kind of beautiful
(Verse 2)
This world tries to work your mind color what you are
and who you should embrace – my love
Don’t you listen to that jive look inside and see that you
can’t be replaced – oh no
(Bsection)
(Chorus)
(Bridge)
Don’t let no one put you down
You can turn your life around
Only you can see
What your life can truly be
Clear the picture in your mind
Be the light and let it shine
You are everything
Free your voice and let it sing
Na na na na na
Baby you’re so beautiful
(Chorus)
Na na na na na
Baby you’re so beautiful

Discography

SINGLES:

Some kind of Beautiful

One Night

7 Days

You & Me

Say it ain't so - JFlow feat. Justin Blais

***All available on Itunes.

Set List

My four singles:
Some kind of beautiful
7 Days
You & Me
One night

A few covers (in french):

T'es ma liberté (Robert walsh)
Je n'peux pas te plaire (Jonatha Brooke)